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- December 18, 2017 -

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Fellowship Tours Wenzhou Christian Landmarks

By Zhuen Church
on June 15, 2017 05:06 AM

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Huayuanxiang Church : (credit: Zhuen Church)
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Group photo: more than 40 members joined in the trip to search the root of local Christianity : (credit: Zhuen Church)
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Chengxi Church : (credit: Zhuen Church)
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A local cemetery where foreign missionaries were buried : (credit: Zhuen Church)

Christianity was introduced to Wenzhou, known as "China's Jerusalem", in 1867. The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary.

A fellowship of Zhu-en Church of Longgang Town, Cangnan County, Zhejiang, started a tour to search out the roots of Christianity in Wenzhou on June 9, 2017.

More than 40 fellowship members visited Chengxi Church, which was founded by a missionary from the English Methodist Free Church Mission in 1878, Wenzhou Central Hospital initiated by William Edward Soothill, the Former Residence of Dr. T. A.Stedeford, a clergy house where pastors from the Methodist Church and rectors lived, and Moxi Primary School (formerly a hospital set up by William Soothill). They also went to Huayuanxiang Church built in 1877 and three cemeteries where missionaries from the China Inland Mission, nuns and a chief nurse of Blyth Hospital were buried. 

Translated by Karen Luo

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