There are about five catholic churches in Beijing. Most hold either Latin or Chinese mass. For English mass, only the South Church – Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin (宣武门南堂) in Xuanwu district. Below is the mass schedule
1. St Michael’s Church 东交民巷天主堂
St Michael’s Church is located at the Legation Quarter. This is the church I attended as it is nearest to the hotel I lived in.
St Michael’s Church 东交民巷天主堂
13A Dongjiaominxiang, Dongcheng District
Weekday Mass: 0630 (Chinese)
Sunday Mass: 0700 (Latin); 0800, 1800 (Chinese)
By Subway: Subway Line 2 or 5 – Chongwemen station (崇文门站)
2. The South Church – Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin (宣武门南堂)
The church is also called ‘the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception due to the huge painting of the Immaculate Conception hanging on one of the wall. It is the seat of Beijing’s dioceses and Patriotic Catholic Association.
141 Qianmenxi Dajie, Xuanwu District
Weekday Mass: Monday – Friday 0600 (Latin); 0630 & 0715 (Chinese)
Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30 pm (Chinese)
Sunday Mass: 0600 (Latin) 0700 & 0830 (Chinese) 1000 & 1600 (English)
By Subway: Subway Line 2 – Xuanwumen Station (宣武门站)
By Bus: Line 102, 105, 109
3. Northern Church – Church of the Sacred Heart 西什库北堂
The Northern Church is a Catholic Church located in Xishiku. It was originally called ‘Savior Church’. The church was erected in Qing Dynasty during Emperor Kangxi’s reign by the French missionary.
33 Xishiku Dajie Xi’ anmen, Xicheng District
Mass time vary
By Subway: Subway Line 2 – Fuchengmen station (阜成门站)
4. The Eastern Church – St. Joseph’s Church 王府井教堂
The Eastern Church is the most conspicuous cathedral in Beijing which is located at Wangfujing Street. It was originally named after St Joseph. The church has many Giuseppe Castiglione paintings. It has undergone few restoration. The church is now a cultural site.
74 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District.
东城区王府井大街 74 号
Weekday Mass: Monday – Saturday 0630, 0700 (Chinese)
Sunday Mass: 0615 (Latin); 0700, 0800 (Chinese)
By Subway: Subway Line 5 Dengshikou station (灯市口站)
5. The Western Church – Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (西直门天主堂)
The Western Church is more commonly known by the local as Xizhimen Church. The church was built by the Italian Lazarist missionary during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng.
130, Xizhimenneinan Dajie, Xicheng District
Weekday Mass: 0700, 0800 (Chinese)
Sunday Mass: 0700, 0800 (Chinese); 1100 (French)
By Bus 7, 808, 27, or 105 and get off at Xikai Hutong