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A Century-Old Church in Xingtai

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In June China Christian Daily posted an article and photo gallery of 113-year-old church in Xingtai, Hebei Province. Originally built by Presbyterian missionaries from the US, it is now one of the main churches of the city.

A Century in Photos 

110-Year-Old Church in Xingtai; Built in 1903 by Western Missionary

The Huai’En Church, built in 1903 when the gospel was first preached in Xingtai has experienced quite a lot in the past 113 years.

The church, one of the largest in Xingtai has a grey tower in the middle and two red triangle spires on two sides. The size is approximately 250 square meters, and it can hold 500 people. The church also houses the office of the Xingtai CCC and TSPM.

Go here to see more photos.

Original article: 河北邢台基督教怀恩堂的百年见证
English Translation: A Century in Photos: 110YO Church in Xingtai, Built 1903 by Western Missionary 
Adapted and edited with permission

Image credit: China Christian Daily
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