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St John's Cathedral

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you can see Maxwell's refurbished grave to the right

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2010
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St. Stephen's Church (1st Generation), IL830 [1866-c.1888]

Date Place completed: 
1866-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
c.1888-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

This church stood on the corner of Po Yan Street and Hollywood Road.

The first Anglican missionary sent to Hong kong to establish a Chinese congregation was the Revd. Thomas Stringer, who arrived in 1862. Two years later, a site on Gap Street - now a part of Hollywood Road - was secured for a church. St. Stephen's was opened there in 1866. It was hoped that the new congregation would have the support of the Christian old boys from St. Paul's, but they showed little interest.

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Roman Catholic Cathedral (2nd & current location) [1888- ]

Date Place completed: 
1888-12-07

The first Roman Catholic Cathedral in Hong Kong stood on Wellington Street.

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Hop Yat Church 合一堂

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2005
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Hop Yat Church

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2005
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Hop Yat Church [1926- ]

Date Place completed: 
1926-10-01

St. Mary's Church [1937- ]

Date Place completed: 
1937-01-01

According to the church's website, the building was completed in 1937.

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St. Andrew's Church [1905- ]

Date Place completed: 
1905-01-01

Read a brief history of the church on their website.

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The Peak Church / Peak Chapel [1883-c.1958]

Date Place completed: 
1883-06-17
Date Place demolished: 
c.1958-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Wikipedia notes that 'it held its first service in June 1883'. It 'was destroyed by a shell during World War II and not rebuilt', though the land wasn't given back to the government until the lease expired in 1958. It's not clear if any part of the building was still standing during 1945-58.

Read more at the Wikipedia page, or visit this page which also has photos and an old map of the area.

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Union Church (3rd generation) [1891-c.1944]

Date Place completed: 
1891-01-11
Date Place demolished: 
c.1944-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

The church relocated here from its previous location at the junction of Elgin, Peel, and Staunton streets.

Completion date given in comments below.

Demolition date is a guess - it was demolished during the Japanese occupation, but I'm not sure exactly when.

After the war, the current Union Church building was built on this site.

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