Visit of HKSKH Religious Education Resource Centre Colleagues to the Bishop’s House Archives
HKSKH Religious Education Resource Centre
held its annual retreat on 23rd June 2017. One of the sessions of
the retreat was to visit the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Bishop’s House Archives.
When tracing back the history, from the
1960s, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (the Hong Kong Anglican Church) has been
involved in the development of religious education. The Religious
Education Resource Centre (RERC) was established on 29th January, 1978 to
serve the goal of Christian nurturing by providing training courses, publishing
educational material and supplying audio-visual resources. The Revd Chan
Hin-cheung was appointed the 1st Director of the Centre. At their
early establishment, the Religious Education Resource Centre held its office in
the Diocesan Bishop’s Office (which situated in the same place of the present
Bishop’s House Archives).
A group of 38 staff and colleagues from the
Religious Education Resource Centre, led by its present Director, The Revd
Canon Thomas Pang, visited the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives on 23rd June
2017 at 11:30 am. Our Provincial Archivist, Revd Dr. Philip L. Wickeri
welcomed the group and briefly introduced them to the history of the Bishop’s
House and our archives. Among the exhibited items, were early
publications, periodicals from the Centre or their related materials. The
guests expressed that the visit was very meaningful and of great interest to
them. They not only learned a great deal about the History of Hong Kong
Sheng Kung Hui, but also had an invaluable chance to visit the origin of the
Religious Education Resource Centre office.
Archives hope that there would be more opportunities in collaboration and
exchanges with the Religious Education Resource Centre in future. We also
thanked the Centre for their continuous support to our Archives work,
especially in setting up book booth during our past Open Days and in area of
books printing and publication.