Heilongjiang Starts New Chapel Construction

By Josiah Li, June 16, 2017 04:06 AM

Rev. Qin Shuping dug the foundation with the congregation (Wechat account: Church in Jiasha New District )

The congregation picked up bricks in late March 2017

Construction of the side chapel started on a new church in Jinsha New District of Qitaihe, Heilongjiang on June 10, 2017. Rev. Qin Shuping, the senior pastor, laid the foundation with the congregation.

Before construction the church made preparations including settling formalities and fundraising. To be economical, Rev. Qin and believers launched a special campaign to collect used bricks for the construction in late March.  The congregation picked up more than 200,000 bricks, saving more than 50,000 yuan.

The pastor told China Christian Daily that the side chapel will cover an area of around 700 mor 0.173 acres. It will be able to hold gatherings during the construction of the main hall and serve as a kitchen after the completion of the hall.  The new church will have a total area of 6588 m2 or 1.628 acres, consisting of a chapel, an annex (the side chapel), and a courtyard, estimated to cost 7 million yuan.   

Translated by Karen Luo

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Chilean Priest Expelled by the Pope After Involvement in Child Sex Abuse Case

Another Chilean priest is removed from the church while under the investigation for his alleged involvement in a child sexual abuse case.

Pope Francis to Sicilian Mafia: 'Repent'

Pope Francis calls upon to the mafia on his address during a visit in Palermo this weekend.

Sexual Abuse Victims Slammed Pope Francis

Pope Francis is facing more criticism over the sexual abuse crisis in the church.

Pope Francis to Bishops Being Attacked: Fight Satan With Prayer

Here's what the pope has to say about bishops being attacked.

Wenzhou Church Holds Autumn Retreat

A special retreat was held early this month in Zhejiang.

Malaysian Church Visits Amity Bible Printing Factory

On September 7, 2018, a 40-strong team from a church in Sabah, Malaysia, visited the Nanjing-based Amity Printing Company, the world's largest Bible factory.

Churches Launch Fundraising Projects on Internet Charity Day

Check out the events that happened during China's Internet Charity Day.

Memorial Service of Elder Fu Xianwei, Chairman of China’s Registered Church Body, Held in Shanghai

On September 6, 2018, the memorial service of Elder Fu Xianwei, chairman of TSPM, was held in Shanghai Moore Memorial Church.

In Memory of and Thanksgiving to the Late Elder Fu Xianwei

We are deeply grieved by the departure of Elder Fu Xianwei, Chairman of the TSPM National Committee of the Protestant Churches in China and a close friend and ministry partner of the United Bible Societies. Elder Fu went home to be with the Lord in the early morning of 20 August 2018. He was 74.

New Cases Added to Chilean Investigation on Church Abuse Scandal

More cases are now appearing regarding the church abuse scandals rocking Chile.