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Publish Date: 13 February 2020

Notice from the House of Bishops:Cancellation of worship services in response to COVID-19

In response to the continual spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Health of the Hong Kong SAR Government reminds citizens to stay at home as much as possible and minimize social contacts and gatherings. Following the Government’s advice, the House of Bishop announces the following arrangements:

1. All group activities and public worship services (including weekday, Saturday, and Sunday services) in the Dioceses of Hong Kong Island, Eastern Kowloon, and Western Kowloon will be suspended from Saturday 15 February to Saturday 29 February.

2. Arrangements for services of holy matrimony and funerals will be made between the church and the parties concerned.

3. Churches may be open during set hours for private prayers and silent meditation.

4. Churches may make live broadcast of their services through the internet. Details will be announced on the websites and/or social media pages of the Province and of the parishes and mission churches involved.


The Revd Canon Peter Douglas Koon

Secretary, House of Bishops

13 February 2020


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