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The State of Christmas Church Services in Shanghai This Year

Spoilers: most of it's online or not in English. But the churches still look pretty!
By Dec 23, 2020 Community
Hey there Shanghai churchgoers, things are going to look a bit different this Christmas, but, here's an up-to-date list of how and when services will be taking place. Most offline services will happen in Chinese, while English services will take place online.

In 2020, Christmas Eve (December 24) falls on a Thursday.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS CORRECT AS OF DECEMBER 21, 2020


St. Peter's Church


270 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Hefei Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
On Thursday, December 24, there will be masses in Chinese at 3pm and 6.30pm. Then on Friday, December 25 it will hold Christmas Day services at 8am and 10am, also in Chinese. St. Peter's Church is Catholic.

Abundant Grace International Fellowship (AGIF)


455 Hongfeng Lu, near Mingyue Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
AGIF still hasn't received the go-ahead to reopen to the public so its Christmas Eve service on Thursday, December 24 will be running online from 7pm which can be watched via its website. Abundant Grace is non-denominational.

Regular Services:
Sundays, 3pm/5pm in English

Hengshan Community Church


53 Hengshan Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

The Hengshan Community Church is currently being renovated so all their services are happening online only, every Sunday at 11am via their website. Hengshan Community Church is non-denominational.

Christmas Services
HCC will not be running Christmas services this year.

International Church of Shanghai


Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao, 2270 Hongqiao Lu, nea... View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
The International Church of Shanghai (ICS) will have an online Christmas service (held in English) on Thursday, December 24 at 6pm and will be available to foreign passport holders only. Visit its website or follow its WeChat: ICShongqiao for more information.

All Saints' Church


425 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Danshui Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
On Thursday, December 24 at 7pm a Christmas service will be held in Chinese and is fully booked. All Saints' Church is Protestant.

Regular Services:
Sundays, 7.30am/9.30am/7pm in Chinese

Sheshan Marian Basilica


Near Sheshan Observatory View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
They only do Chinese Mass here, every Sunday at 7.30am and 9.30am. On Thursday, December 24 they will have a 7.30pm Christmas Eve service in Chinese. On Friday, December 25 there will be an 8am service in Chinese. Sheshan Marian Basilica is Catholic.

This place easily takes "Shanghai's Most Majestic Hilltop Basilica of the Year" prize.

Sacred Heart Church


151 Hongfeng Lu, near Biyun Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

On Thursday, December 24 there's a 2.30pm Christmas Eve service in Chinese and Christmas service, Friday, December 25 at 8am. Sacred Heart is Catholic.

St. Joseph's Church


36 Sichuan Nan Lu, near Jinling Dong Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
St. Joseph's services are still unconfirmed. St. Joseph's is Catholic.

Regular Services:
Sundays, 7am in Latin and 9am in Chinese. Every last Sunday of the month services are held at 9am in Latin. Follow their WeChat: 洋泾浜圣若瑟堂 for more info.

Shanghai Grace Church


375 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
There are three services in 2020: Wednesday, December 23 at 2pm, Thursday, December 24 at 7pm, and Friday, December 25 also at 7pm. All services are held in Chinese. Shanghai Grace is Baptist.

Regular Services:
Saturday, 7.30am & 10am in Chinese
Sundays, 7.30am, 10am, and 7pm in Chinese

St. Ignatius Cathedral


158 Puxi Lu, near Nandan Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
On Thursday, December 24, there are Chinese services at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm — reservations need to be made by a member of the Church, those without will be denied entry. However, on Friday, December 25 the Christmas Day service is running at 6am, 7.30am, 10am, and 6pm and is open to everyone. St. Ignatius Cathedral is Catholic.

Regular Services:
Monday to Friday, 6.15am and 7am in Chinese
Saturdays 4.30pm (kids), 6pm & 7pm in Chinese
Sundays, 6am, 7.30am, 10am, 6pm in Chinese

Mu'en Church


316 Xizang Zhong Lu, near Hankou Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

Christmas Services
Mu'En Church/Moore Memorial Church, built by architectural mac daddy Laszlo Hudec, is holding a service on Thursday, December 24 at 7pm but only in Chinese. Mu'en Church is Methodist.

Regular Services:
Sundays, 7.30am, 10am, 2pm, 7pm in Chinese

St. Francis Xavier's Church


185 Dongjiadu Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu View ListingTaxi Printout



Information correct as of Dec 21, 2020

St. Francis Xavier Church/Dongjiadu Lu Catholic Church is still, STILL closed, surrounded by heavy building work and construction sites, as it has been for years. It's supposed to reopen in 2021. So there won't be any Christmas services there this year unless you sneak in and stage your own Mass. We definitely don't encourage this.

TELL EVERYONE


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  • 1 year ago EML Unverified User

    Do you have an updated list for 2019? Thx in advance!

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