Monday, January 12, 2015
Christ Church is located on The Bluff and overlooks what was formerly the Kannai Foreign Settlement in Yokohama.
The first Christ Church, built in Glasgow red brick by British architect Josiah Conder in 1901, was itself a replacement for the Garrison Church built in the 1860's to serve the Anglican community in Yokohama.
Conder's building was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. The church we see today was built in 1931 but was damaged by US bombing in World War II and again by a fire in 2005.
Every Sunday there is a Holy Eucharist celebrated in English from 9.30am and on the first Sunday of the month the service is in English and Japanese.
Yokohama Christ Church
Christ Church is a short walk from Motomachi-chukagai Station (Exit 6) on the Minato-mirai Line and is close to a number of other historic buildings on The Bluff including the nearby Bluff No. 234 Building. From Sakuragicho Station take bus #11 and get off at the Motomachi-koen-mae stop.
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