ICC NOTE: The largest ever church in Guangzhou will finally open after ten years of construction. the presence of the building will be one of many different functions, but its main purpose will be to teach and nurture the Christian community. At a time where church crosses are being forcibly demolished in Zhejiang province hearing the news of the grand opening to the Tianhe church brings about some happy news. While its completion is by no means an assurance of better relations between Beijing and the Christian community, it does provide some semblance of a brighter future.
3/15/2016 Guangzhou, China (China Christian Daily) – Tianhe Church, the largest-ever church in Guangzhou, will open soon. Combined with traditional Chinese culture and modern feature, it’s going to be a landmark of Christianity in Guangzhou.
The said church is said to be put into use in the first half year of 2016 after acceptance test.
The said church has been the first church being established since 1949 ( founding of New China). Located in a cultural-district-to-be in Tianhe District, the church has gone through 10 years’ construction, planned to be a comprehensive church used for worship, training, foreign reception and joint activities.
It consists of a hall, chapel, bell tower, training building and management set building with an construction area of 9431 square meters and a underground parking space covering an area of 2493 square meters.
Pastor of Tianhe Church, Yang Yongchun, tells CCD that the founding has great religious and social significance. It is beneficial to preaching the Gospel, training and nurturing members and enhancing their integral quality. From the view of social culture, it can be a standard of religious buildings to promote the harmonious social development.