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The Officialdom of China's Churches

Both the Xujiahui Church, or the Cathedral of St. Ignatius, and Shanghai Community Church belong to China’s official churches. At Shanghai Community Church, there is a Shanghai Ethnic and Religious Affairs committee plaque on its hallway. Such official churches amount to around thirty in Shanghai.

They are “official” because the government recognizes them, supports them, and […]

Shanghai Community Church

Located on the popular Heng Shan Road, Shanghai Community Church is another hard-to-miss spot. There are many restaurants and bars close by. For non-Christians, if there is one church in Shanghai they know except the landmark Xujiahui church, it would be this one.

The Protestant church was built in 1925 by Americans who lived in Shanghai. […]