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St John's Cathedral

Cathedral Event

St John’s Pilgrimage to Shandong, China 2019
Date   10 May, 2019
to 18 May, 2019

Date: 10th May to 18th May, 2019 (9 days)

Destination: Shandong province (Jinan, Mount Tai, Qufu, Qingdao)

Background:Shandong is one of the earliest areas in China that missionaries went to preach and establish the church. Today, it still has a large group of believers and many church buildings of various scales and history. During the pilgrimage, we will visit the several cities in the province under the arrangement of the Shandong Christian Church. In addition to understanding the development of the church in Mainland and communicating with local church leaders and believers, we will also visit the birthplace of Confucianism, Qufu, to know the culture that has influenced China for thousands of years. We will also visit the majestic mountain of Taishan. It is hoped that this journey will enable the pilgrims to understand the history of Christianity’s development in the Mainland, understand the opportunities and challenges they face today, and build fellowship with each other.

Itinerary: (subject to change)

10/5(Fri) Hong Kong flies to Qingdao, high-speed train to Jinan, staying in Jinan.

11/5(Sat) Visit to Jinan and stay in Jinan.

12/5(Sun) Leave the hotel after breakfast, go to Mount Tai, overnight at Taishan.

13/5(Mon) Watch sunrise in the morning, depart after lunch to Qufu, and overnight there.

14/5(Tue) Visit and overnight in Qufu.

15/5(Wed) Leave Qufu after breakfast, go to Weifang, visit Weifang Ledao and overnight there.

16/5(Thr) After breakfast, leave Weifang and set off for Qingdao. The journey takes about four and a half hours, and lunch is available midway. Overnight in Qingdao.

17/5(Fri) Visit Qingdao and overnight in Qingdao at night.

18/5(Sat) Activities in the morning, flies to Hong Kong from Qingdao.

We will take direct flights operated by Dragonair from HK to Qingdao on 10th May (KA950 10:25-13:35) and return from Qingdao to HK on 18th May (KA951 14:35-17:55).

Language: Bilingual (Chinese and English)

Pilgrimage Guides: The Revd Dr Philip Wickeri (Advisor to the Archbishop on Theological and Historical Studies, Professor of Church History in Ming Hua), The Revd WU Wai Ho and Adam Mok.

Cost: $8,200 pax, additional charge of $3,000for single room (cost includes round flight tickets, train tickets, taxes, accommodation – 4 star hotels, meals and transportation)

Quota: 30 (Cathedral members have the priority, the Cathedral reserves the right of final decision)

Deadline for registration: 31st January, 2019, Quota is limited and registration will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Application form is available at the cathedral office and download here.

For enquiries, please contact The Revd WU Wai Ho at 2523 4157 

 

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