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Monday, January 12, 2015

Christ Church Yokohama


Christ Church (Yamate Seikokai) in the Yamate district of Yokohama is an historic Anglican church dating originally from 1901.

Christ Church Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

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.

Christ Church 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.

Christ Church Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Yokohama Christ Church
235 Yamate-cho
Yokohama, 231-0862

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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