Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives' exhibition 2024 : Anglican Beginnings in Hong Kong, 1842 - 1912

Date: Monday 15 Apr 2024

The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives' exhibition held at SKH All Saints’ Cathedral from 6 to 13 April has come to a very successful completion. The theme of the exhibition was " Anglican Beginnings in Hong Kong, 1842 - 1912", showcasing historical documents and artifacts from the early days of the Diocese of Victoria to the founding of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui. The eight-day exhibition attracted over 1,000 visitors.

We were delighted with the successful opening on 6 April and were honored by the presence of a number of priests, parishioners and the public on that day. We are very grateful to Archbishop Andrew Chan, Archbishop and Primate of HKSKH, for being the Guest of Honour at the Opening Ceremony and for hosting the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which made the ceremony even more meaningful.

In addition to displaying valuable exhibits, the Archives organized 17 guided tours during the exhibition period, which attracted a wide range of participants, including the public, church members, students of All Saints’ Middle School and clergy from the Diocese of West Kowloon. Meanwhile, two talks were organized. Dr. Ruiwen Chen gave a talk on "Christian Musicians of Gulang Island" for the clergy of the Diocese of Western Kowloon, while The Revd Prof. Philip L. Wickeri's public talk introduced "Bishop Joseph Schereschewsky and his impact on Hong Kong".

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to The Archbishop Andrew Chan for his continuous support; the Very Revd Samson Fan, Dean of All Saints' Cathedral, for providing us with the exhibition venue;  the staff of All Saints' Cathedral for their help; the principals, teachers and students of All Saints’ Middle School for their support; St. Peter's Church in Castle Peak, St. Stephen's Girls' College, and Dr. Otto Lam for kindly lending us materials to make the exhibition a rich and interesting one. We would also like to thank all the volunteers, interns and guests for their support and participation in making this exhibition a success.