Churches in Shanghai


Christianity arrived in China after Buddhism, with the first documented case from the 7th century.  Currently, according to the CIA World Factbook (source), China’s Christian population is around 3-4%. A 2008 article on the Economist estimates that China has about 130 million Christians but the official government figures are much lower at 21 million (source). The vast differences in these figures could be because 20-50 million officially belong to a church, with the majority members of Protestant churches and the rest attending “house churches” which are private gatherings in homes. (source).

Interestingly the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) oversees Catholics in China, although it is not recognised by the Vatican as the CCPA does not acknowledge the Pope and appoints its own Bishops.

With over 50 million copies of the Bible printed in China it has earnt a global status as the largest gospel spreading nation.

If you want to learn more about the fascinating history of Christianity in China you will find more here:

And here is a list of Christian terms in Chinese that you might find useful:


Christmas Service in Shanghai

I guess we all know the reason for Christmas is to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. For those wanting to attend one of the Christmas Services or Masses in English, French, German or Korean at one of the Churches in Shanghai, you will find all the details below. You can also find contact info of more churches and places of worship listed on our Shanghai Life page.


Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Address: 151 Hong Feng Road, Pudong

Tel: 1381750 3946 (Rev Francis Fang), or 139-1724-9948 (Rev Anthony Li)


Transportation: Directions Here

Taxi Card: “张家楼耶稣圣心天主教

浦东新区, 红枫路151号, 近碧云路新金桥路”

Mass on Saturday: 5:00 pm

Mass on Sunday: 10:30 pm

Christmas 2012
Christmas Eve: 8:30pm
Christmas Day: 10:30am

St Ignatius Cathedral, Xujiahui

Address: 158 Puxi Road, Xuhui

Tel: 6438 2595

Transportation: Xujiahui Station Line 1 and 9

Taxi Card: “徐家汇天主教堂,

徐汇区, 浦西路158号, 近漕溪北路”

Mass on Sundays: 12 noon


Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve: 10pm

Christmas Day: 12 noon

St. Francis Xavier Church

Address: 185, Dongjiadu Rd, close to Wanyu Street, Huangpu

Tel: 6378 7214.

Transportation: Line 9 Xiao Nan Men & Line 4 Nanpu Bridge

Taxi Card: “圣方济各沙勿略天主堂,

黄浦区, 董家渡路185号, 近万裕街”

Mass on Saturday: 5:00 pm

Mass on Sunday: 10:30am, 12:30pm


Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve: 8.30pm

Christmas Day: 10.30am, 12.30pm

St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Address: 270 Chongqing Nan Lu, 3rd floor, Luwan

Tel: 6474 4974

Transportation: Line 10 Xintiandi Line 9 Madang Rd

Taxi Card: ”上海天主教知识分子联谊会,

卢湾区, 重庆南路270号3楼, 近合肥路”



Mass on Saturday: 5pm

Mass on Sunday: 11am


Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve: 9:00pm (English), 3:00pm (German) 10:30pm (Korean)

Christmas Day:  7.30pm (English), 6:00pm (Korean)

Saint Michael’s Church

Address: 1066 Wanhangdu Lu, near ChangShou Lu, Jing An

Tel: 15921775503



Transport: Line 11Long De Lu

Taxi Card: 长宁区, 万航渡路1066号, 近长寿路

Mass on Saturday: 5:30pm

Mass on Sunday: 10:30 am

Mass on Tuesday: 7:30pm


Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve: 9.30pm French mass

Christmas Day: 11am

Note: Mulled wine will be served at the end of both services.


Hengshan Community Church

Address: 53 Hengshan Road, near Wulumuqi Rd, Xuhui
Tel: 6437 6576

Transportation: Line 1 Hengshan Rd

Taxi Card:  ”徐汇区, 衡山路53号, 近乌鲁木齐路”



Transportation: Hengshan Rd Station Line 1

Services on Sunday: 2:00-3:30pm and 4:00-5:30pm

Transportation: Line 1 Hengshan Rd


Christmas 2012

Christmas Day: 11am, 12.30pm

Hong En Protestant Church
Address: 455 Hongfeng Lu, near Mingyue Lu, Jinqiao, Pudong

Tel: 5030 7556

Transportation: Line 6 Jinqiao Rd

Taxi Card: “鸿恩堂, 浦东新区,

红枫路455号, 近明月路”


Services on Saturday: 6:45pm

Services on Sunday: 12 noon, 3:00pm

Christmas 2012

December 23: 3pm and 4.30pm ‘Carol’s by candlelight’

Trinity Congregation, Abundant Grace (Hong En Tang)

Address: 455 Hong Feng Lu, (cnr Ming Yue Lu) Jin Qiao, Pudong

Service on Sunday: 12 noon



Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service        

Christmas Eve: 8:00 pm

Address: Ramada Plaza Hotel, 18 Xin Jinqiao Road, Jin Qiao, Pudong


Grace Church (Huai En Tang)

Address: 375 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Jing An near Beijing Xi Lu, Jing An
6253 9394

Transportation: Near West Nanjing Station Line 2

Taxi Card:  ”陕西北路375号, 近北京西路”


Moore Memorial Church (Mu En Tang)
(originally Methodist, now non-denominational)

Address: 316 Xizangzhong Rd, close to Hankou Rd, Huangpu

Tel: 6322 5069

Transportation: People’s Square Station

Taxi Card: “黄浦区, 西藏中路316号, 近汉口路”

Hours: Sundays 07:30, 09:00, 14:00, and 19:00

Pure Heart Church (Qing Xin Tang)

Address: 30, Dachang Street, close to Lujiabang Rd, Huangpu

Tel: 6377 0874.

Transportation: 15 min walk from Nanpu Bridge Station Line 4

Taxi Card: “基督教清心堂,

黄浦区, 大昌路30号, 近陆家浜路”


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