The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is beyond doubt an architectural masterpiece, the work of simplicity and elegance.  It bears witness to the evolving development process of the Hong Kong community.  Declared a Grade 1 Historical Building by the Antiquities Advisory Board in 1990, it was subsequently given the Honorable Mention by the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Conservation Award in 2003.

Going back to history, The Cathedral was first located at Wellington Street in Central.  Unfortunately it was destroyed by fire and burnt to the ground in 1859, at the time the extension work was almost completed.  When it was redeveloped in 1860, as the neighboring area was considered undesirable for religious gathering and in view of the increasing catholic population, Bishop Raimondi, Hong Kong’s first perfectual, then made a decision to build a new church.  The site at Caine Road was then acquired in 1881 to build the current Cathedral.  The old site at Wellington Street was then demolished by the new buyer.  The inaugural mass for the new Cathedral was held on 7.12.1888, on the eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

There is a mass centre in the Cathedral known as Catholic Centre (Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel)

Basic info
Address 16 Caine Road, Mid-Level, H.K.
Telephone 25228212
Fax 25217957
Email [email protected]
Website URL
Architectual Design Gothic
Award 2003 UNESACO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation
HK Historic Building Grading 1st grade Historic Building (1990)
Names of Chapels in Parish Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel Rev. Michael Cuddigan, SSC (Rector)
Parish Priest Rev. Dominic Chan Chi Ming
Assistant Parish Priest Rev. Tommy Murphy, SSC; Rev. Michael Noh Jin Won, KMS
Deacon Deacon Simon Tam WK, Deacon Victor Lee
Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. (Cantonese)
9:30 a.m. (English)
Anticipatory Mass 6:00 p.m. (Cantonese)
Weekday Mass 7:00 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 6:00 p.m. (Cantonese)
Special Mass:First Friday of Every Month 6:00 p.m. Holy Hour in Honour of Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Special Mass for China:Second Thursday of Every Month 6:00 p.m.
Special Vocation Mass:Third Thursday of Every Month 6:00 p.m.
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