Churches are communities of Christians that meet together and welcome and support people from all sorts of different backgrounds. Churches in the UK will vary in style, traditions and activities. Therefore, you might find that two churches look very different to each other!
Hundreds of churches have specifically prepared to welcome recent arrivals from Hong Kong. You will find a warm welcome both in Cantonese speaking churches and in English speaking churches.
The churches on the map also have many volunteers who have signed up to help people from Hong Kong (whatever their politics or beliefs) to settle into the UK.
You can expect churches in the UK to meet together on a Sunday to worship, pray and learn more about following Jesus. During the current lockdown for Covid, this takes place online.
Meet at other points in the week in smaller groups for different activities.
Every church is different but these can include:
- reading the bible and praying together
- social activities (for example: mums and toddlers groups, community cafes)
- groups where people are cared for and looked after (for example: a foodbank where people can access emergency food supplies when they are in need)
- going round to each other’s houses and eating together
You don’t have to be a follower of Jesus to join in with a church community - everyone is welcome! Find a church near you on the map above and see what activities they have on offer to help you to make friends and find family.