Hop Yat Church [1926- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Hop Yat Church [1926- ]

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Howard Wilson writes:

Hop Yat Church is one of my favourite Hong Kong buildings.  And there is a family connection - my wife's grandfather (James Choy Hing) was a leader in the congregation and a major financial donor towards building the Church in 1920s.  Of course, while on a  recent holiday from Australia in August, we paid a visit to the Church at No. 2 Bonham Road.
Construction was completed in  October 1926, and worship commenced.  In 1929, the Church published an 87 page "Story of the Hop Yat Church" booklet:  {  Zhonghua Jidu jiao hui he yi tang jian zhu zheng xin  中華基督教會合一堂建築徵信  }.   You may find some of the illustrations interesting, and helpful for solving modern-day questions.  See attached  selection of pics ...

- Image (d) seems to show the Church still under construction  (bamboo scaffolding)

Hop Yat Church under construction, 1926 (see bamboo scaffolding)

- My guess is that the "wall" (& stone stairs) was constructed as part of the Church building project.  There wasn't much else in the neighbourhood in 1926 !!!!

Hop Yat Church

- Image (h) with portraits of Church leaders, shows "grandpa": James Choy Hing - at extreme left in middle row.

Leaders in the Congregation of Hop Yat Church


Please add Beauregard to previous places.

Howard Wilson, if you have a copy of this booklet, would you be able to email it to me please? I have been told that my great-great grandfather had links to the church, but have not been able to find any information as yet.

I’m in Hong Kong now and will be visiting the  Church of Christ in China headquarters during the next week let me know I can I can ask them for you