Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam: an English speaking Anglican / Church of England / Episcopal Church serving West Hong Kong Island

Emmanuel Church – Pok Fu Lam is an English speaking Anglican / Church of England / Episcopal Church serving the west of Hong Kong island.  We pride ourselves on being a friendly, inclusive, English speaking community in the Anglican / Church of England / Episcopal tradition.  Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam is a daughter church of St. John’s Anglican / Episcopal Cathedral, Hong Kong.

Béthanie Chapel home to Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam, an English speaking Anglican / Episcopal Church
Main stained glass window at Béthanie: home of Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam, an English speaking Anglican / Church of England / Episcopal Church serving the west of Hong Kong island and a daughter church of St. John’s Anglican / Church of England / Episcopal Cathedral.

In December 2006 the English speaking Anglican / Episcopal community that makes up Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam moved to our new home: the George C. Tso Memorial Chapel at Béthanie.  This beautifully restored neo-gothic Chapel at Béthanie is a heritage building built by the Missions Etrangères de Paris (the French Mission) in 1875.  Click here to see pictures of Béthanie the home of Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam.

Every Sunday at Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam we celebrate a Sung Eucharist at 10:15am except on the first Sunday of the month when we have a 10:15am Family Service.

Many who worship at Emmanuel have young families and we encourage their children to join our growing Sunday School at 10:15am called Emmanuel Kids.

One of the most distinctive things about our church is our name. In the Anglican Communion, churches dedicated to Emmanuel are rare. Throughout the pages of the Bible over 150 names and titles are given for Jesus. Whether he is called Son of God, Son of Man, Son of David, the Alpha and the Omega, Wonderful Counsellor, or Lamb of God, each of these names and titles is rich with meaning and say something about who Jesus is.

However there is no name more significant than Emmanuel. This name was first given to Jesus by the prophet Isaiah 700 years before his birth (Isaiah 7:14).  And St Matthew tells us precisely what this special name means: God with us. In other words: Jesus Christ is Emmanuel – God with us.

At Emmanuel Church, Pokfulam we welcome visitors as well as permanent and temporary residents from all over the world. Whatever their background or circumstances, everyone is invited into a loving relationship with God in a fellowship of unconditional acceptance. We hope you will come and see us soon but meanwhile have fun browsing our website.

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We hope what you find on the Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam website will inspire you to come and see us soon – if you do, you can be assured of the warmest of welcomes!

The Revd Robert Martin CMP
Priest-in-Charge of Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam
A daughter Church of St. John’s Anglican / Church of England / Episcopal Cathedral, Hong Kong

Pastoral Care for Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam

Fr. Robert Martin our Priest in Charge at Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam, is available at any time in an emergency.  He is available in Pokfulam or at his St. John’s Anglican Cathedral office at: 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong.

Fr. Robert’s cell phone number is: 6893 7715.
His office number at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral is: 2523 4157.

If you cannot reach Fr. Robert directly there is always a St. John’s Anglican Cathedral priest-on-call via the office number: 2523 4157.

Fr. Robert can also be contacted via e-mail using the Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam contact us page.

Finally, Fr. Robert is also available by appointment to discuss your wedding plans, baptism, confirmation or any kind of spiritual or pastoral support you may need.

Emmanuel Church Service Times

Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam, the English speaking Anglican / Church of England / Episcopal Church in Pokfulam, Hong Kong hold their church serves in the  George C. Tso Memorial Chapel at Béthanie, 139 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Every Sunday we celebrate a Sung Eucharist at 10:15am except on the first Sunday of the month when at 10:15am we have a  Family Service.

Click here to for  directions on how to get to Béthanie .

Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam is a friendly, inclusive, English speaking church in the Anglican / Church of England / Episcopal tradition. We come from a variety of backgrounds and denominations and we welcome people of all church backgrounds or none. Many of our people are young families and we have a lively Sunday School every week.

Our Sunday Service at Emmanuel Church is a Sung Eucharist (Holy Communion). Children and adults are together for the beginning and end of the Service – in between the children have their Sunday School groups. We hold monthly Family Services.

All people are welcome to receive Communion at our Service, especially if it is their practice elsewhere. People who receive Communion have usually been baptised.

We hope our style and tradition will suit you.


Weather Rules

In the event of a black rainstorm or T8 or above at 9.00am or later on a Sunday, the service that day will be cancelled – even if the signal is lowered before 10.15am.

Getting to Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam

This is how you get to Emmanuel Church – Pok Ful Lam, the English speaking Anglican Church in Pokfulam, Hong Kong. (Please note if you use this Google Map link – Pokfulam Road is only recognised if spelt as Pok Fu Lam Road).

Béthanie is located at:
139 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.
Drivers should follow signs to the Pokfulam Skills Centre (also knows as the Pokfulam Vocational Training Centre) and the Chinese Cuisine Training Institute, which is next to Béthanie.  See map below.

Directions to Béthanie

Click here to download directions on how to get to Béthanie.

Bus route guide:
4, 7, A10, 37A, 37B, 40, 40M, 43X, 46X, M49, 71, 90B, 91, 970, 970X

Minibus route guide:
22, 22S, 23, 31, 36.

Weather Rules:
In the event of a black rainstorm or T8 or above at 9.00am or later on a Sunday, the service that day will be cancelled – even if the signal is lowered before 10.15am.