Catholic Mass Times Beijing

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Want to attend a catholic church service in Beijing? There four major catholic churches in Beijing, namely Nantang Cathedral (South Cathedral), Beitang Cathedral (North Cathedral), Dongtang Cathedral (East Cathedral) and Xitang Cathedral (West Cathedral). Each catholic church has its own unique Mass Times.

We highly recommend you go to Dongtang Cathedral (East Cathedral), which is also known as St. Joseph’s Church or Wangfujing Church. It is located on the most commercial street in Beijing – Wangfujing Street ( No.74 Wangfujing Street).

The St. Joseph Church was constructed in a Romanesque Revival style, well known for its fusion of European and Chinese styles in its design, featuring pilasters and three bell towers.

A large square outside the church is a public city park with 1.2 hectares, a good spot for wedding photos and Roller board skating. The square’s north end is adjacent to Wangfujing Street.

After attending church service, have a stroll along Wangfujing Street, rubbing with the locals and delved into the shopping and dining world.  The part of the wangfujing Street (810m) has been transformed into a pedestrian street since 1999.

St. Joseph’s Church
Address: 74 Wangfujing St, Dongcheng, Beijing
Phone: +86 10 65240634 (English), or 65212162 (English)

Mass on Christmas Day (To be reconfirmed)
11:30 am ( English Mass )
04:00 pm ( English Mass )

Mass on Easter Day-the 27th March, 2016
04:00 pm ( English Mass )

Below is the routine Mass Schedule at St. Joseph’s Parish:

English Mass Time
4:00pm on each Sunday afternoon

Chinese Mass Times: 
Weekday Mass
6:30am
7:00am
Saturday Mass
6:30am
7:00am
Sunday Mass
6:15am
7:00am
8:00am

Opening Hours
8:30am – 10:30 pm
Monday – Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm

So, 4:00pm on Sunday is the only time for English catholic church Mass service at St. Joseph’s Church. It is mainly set for expatriates and, of course, all are welcome.

For the mass times are just for your reference. The mass schedule is subject to change without notice. Contact the church to confirm the Mass Times.

Any questions, just drop a line.

St. Joseph’s Church with its fusion of European and Chinese styles in its design, featuring pilasters and three bell towers.

The north exterior of St. Joseph's Church

The north exterior of St. Joseph’s Church

The west side wall of St. Joseph’s Church

The west side wall of St. Joseph's Church

The west side wall of St. Joseph’s Church

The corridor in the north of the church with three entrance gates

The corridor in the north of the church with three entrance

The corridor in the north of the church with three entrance

The ornately decorated hall of St. Joseph’s Church

The ornately decorated hall of St. Joseph's Church

The ornately decorated hall of St. Joseph’s Church

A large square outside the church is a public city park with 1.2 hectare

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27 Responses to “Catholic Mass Times Beijing”

  1. Chris fox says:

    What times are Christmas masses?

    Thanks

    Chris

  2. Daniel says:

    Hello Chris fox,

    As far as I know, people start to enter the church at 10:00pm and the mass starts at 11:15pm. There will be a huge crowd of people!

  3. NELSON G JOSE says:

    I’m a Catholic on work assignment in Baiyin City, Lanzhou, China. Would you know if there is a Catholic Church in or near Baiyin City? What would be the address and the mass schedule?

    Sincerely,
    Nelson

  4. Daniel says:

    Hello NELSON G JOSE,

    There is a beautiful church in Baiyin City.

    Baiyin Christian Gospel Church ( 白银市白银区基督教福音堂)
    Add: Nonggong Road No. 9, Baiyin District, Baiyin City, Gansu Province. 甘肃省白银市白银区工农路9号(白银区五小旁)

    Sorry, I don’t know the mass schedule.

  5. ROBERT SILUVAIMUTHU says:

    I am a Tamil Catholic from India. I am looking out for a christian who is engaged or working in the field of Law, Police, Logistics and Shipping. I am cheated by a Chinese company so request some counsel. Please help with some basic guidance

  6. Daniel says:

    Hello ROBERT SILUVAIMUTHU,

    We are not specialised in the field of Law. You may check the following law firms’ websites for more information:

    http://www.bjac.org.cn/en/index.asp (Beijing Arbitration Commission )
    http://www.hg.org/lawfirms/china/city-beijing.html ( law firms in Beijing )
    http://www.lehmanlaw.com/ (LEHMAN, LEE & XU is the third largest corporate commercial law firm in China)

  7. Maria says:

    Hello! I will be in Beijing from 27th to 30th november 2016 to attend a Congress at Yanqi Hotel International Conference Center, No. 16, Yanqi Lake West Road, Huairou District, Beijing.

    Could you please confirm me the mass timetible in that time?

    Would you mind to tlle me the best route by public transportation from my hotel to the Church?

    Is there another catholic church nearer from my hotel?

    I Know the hotel is at least 40 minutes to the center of Beijing.
    Thankyou so much in advance!

  8. Daniel says:

    Hi Maria,

    Your Yanqi Hotel is far from the The Catholic Church in Wangfujing. Normally it will take about 2 hours to get to the church by public transport ( You have to take bus from Huairou to Dongzhimen Transport Hub where you change for subway line or bus, then walk to the church.

    As far as I know there is a Christian church ( not Catholic ) in Huairou known as Beijing Huairou Christian Church. The church is about 4km south of the Huairou district center. You may take the bus 916 from Mingzhu Square (明珠广场)and get off at the 5th stop of Miaocheng Dong ( 庙城东站), walk about 370 meters to get to Xin Xin Little Town ( 新新小镇).

    Beijing Huairou Christian Church
    Add:Xin Xin Little Town, Miaocheng Town, Huairou District, Beijing 怀柔区庙城镇新新小镇小区内,小区主路向内直行四百米左侧
    Tel: 010-69612585
    Mass Time: 2:00 pm

    Beijing Huairou Christian Church

  9. Edel says:

    Hi, I’m going to be in Beijing for Christmas weekend 25th-28th and staying in the Dongcheng district. I was wondering if christmas mass times were known as of yet? Many thanks

  10. Daniel says:

    Hi Edel,

    St. Joseph’s Church
    Address: 74 Wangfujing St, Dongcheng, Beijing
    Phone: +86 10 6524 0634
    Mass Schedule at St. Joseph’s Parish
    English Mass Time
    4:00pm on each Sunday afternoon

    Usually on the eve of Christmas there will be a huge crowd of fun-seekers gathering around the church. We suggest you should not go there on the eve.

  11. Anne says:

    Hi, will there be a Christmas eve Mass on Dec 24th? How about the schedule of Holy Masses on Christmas Day? Thank you.

  12. Sharon says:

    Hi,

    I will be in Beijing for Christmas and Would like to know the time for Christmas Eve midnight mass. I was told I needed tickets to get in. How do I get them. I will be staying around Wangfujing area. Any Catholic Churches nearby. And can you suggest a time best for us to b there.

    Thanks

  13. Daniel says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Sorry, I don’t know the exact time for Christmas Eve midnight mass at St. Joseph’s Church ( Wangfujing Church). A few years ago I once walked by the church on Christmas Eve, I saw People Mountain People Sea (huge crowds of people) in front of the church and a lot of policemen were on the spot to safeguard the local security.Personally, I don’t think it is a good idea to go there on that particular night for the safety reason.

  14. Christopher Teoh says:

    Hi Daniel,

    Greetings!
    I attended the 4pm English mass on 20th September. Would you be able to provide the contact or email address of the pianist that played for the mass? He played the piano and has a wonderful/powerful voice. I have been searching for the song “what can I offer you O Lord” which was the offertory hymn sung on that day. I have searched on the internet and unable to find any source that link to it. I am looking forward to his help in providing the lyrics, chords and melody. Can you please assist?

    Thank you and have a Blessed Advent!

    Best Regards,
    Christopher Eu Jin
    Assumption Church PJ, Malaysia.

  15. Daniel says:

    Hi Christopher Teoh,

    We have contacted the church. They say they have no public contacting email, but you may call them and they can speak English. Phone number: 0086 10 65240634, 65212162

    Kind regards,
    Daniel Li

  16. Christopher Teoh says:

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the information.

    Best Regards,
    Christopher Eu Jin

  17. John Kusske says:

    Dear Christopher,
    The music minister at the Wangfujing church English mass is named Malcolm Nerva. He has been leading the music at that mass for several years very competently and has a deep sense of devotion. I can put you in touch as I sometimes sing at that mass–feel free to find my WeChat at singer_john or email at jkusske (at) hotmail (dot) com.

  18. Kathy says:

    What time is Mass on Christmas Day-the 25th, 2015? Thank you, Kathy

  19. Daniel says:

    Hi Kathy,

    Mass on Christmas Day-the 25th, 2015
    11:30 am ( English Mass )
    04:00 pm ( English Mass )

  20. Daniel says:

    John Kusske says:

    December 17, 2015 at 2:03 am (Edit)

    Dear Christopher,
    The music minister at the Wangfujing church English mass is named Malcolm Nerva. He has been leading the music at that mass for several years very competently and has a deep sense of devotion. I can put you in touch as I sometimes sing at that mass–feel free to find my WeChat at singer_john or email at jkusske (at) hotmail (dot) com.

  21. Mary Ann says:

    Hi,

    Will be in Xian during the Good Friday week. Wondering if anyone knows the mass timing for Maundy Thu and Good Fri mass for city church.

    Thank you.

    MA

  22. Rachel says:

    Hi, I would like to confirm the English mass hours on Sundays, 4 p.m. right?
    Is there anything I would need to prepare? passport..etc.
    Thanks

  23. Beijing Tour says:

    Hi Rachel,

    You don’t need anything to prepare for the 4 pm English Mass. But you are advised to get there at 3:30pm.

    Have a a good time!

  24. Chommanart says:

    Hi,

    What time is Mass on Easter Day-the 27th March, 2016?

    Thank you,

    Chommanart

  25. Beijing Tour says:

    Hi Chommanart,

    The Mass is at 4:00pm, 27th March, 2016.

  26. Alessandra says:

    Hi! I’d like to know If on tuesday 11/1 there will be a mass for the day of The Saints. There is no problem If The mass will be in Chinese. Thank you!

  27. Daniel says:

    Hi Alessandra,

    Yes, as far as I know, Chinese Mass Time is held on daily basis:
    Weekday Mass
    6:30am
    7:00am

    Have a good time in Beijing!

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