Dedication Service for Bishop Hall Jubilee School’s Alopen Chapel Back

The Dedication Service for Bishop Hall Jubilee School’s Alopen Chapel was held on 2nd June 2018.

Fifty-five years ago, Bishop Hall Jubilee School celebrated the founding of this small chapel. Throughout the years, many Jubileans were blessed with unforgettable memories through numerous sermons on the Lord’s word, fellowship meetings, group prayers and positive encouragement from one another.

With the passing of time, signs of wear and tear had become increasingly evident within the Alopen Chapel and renovations were needed. Over the year, we were very fortunate to receive valuable support and feedback from pastors in SKH, IMC members and fellow teachers and students. We are especially grateful for the funding from our 1967 alumni members, as without their support, the Alopen Chapel would never have been completely renovated. The new chapel now boasts a bright, clean and simple appearance while preserving its unique heritage, including the crucifix, altar, wooden pews and iron windows. The convergence of old and new makes the renovated chapel immediately recognisable to all Jubileans!

On the day of the Service, we were blessed and grateful to have The Right Reverend Dr Timothy Chi-Pei Kwok leading the entire dedication and thanksgiving worship. We are also thankful to Reverend Ross Royden, The Ven. Mark Tang Hing Lin, Reverend Chan Kwok-Keung and Reverend Lee Kwok-Kuen for their support. Furthermore, with the Lord as witness, the presence of School Supervisor Dr. Wong Kwok Chun, many IMC members, former principals of our school and principals from our allied schools, along with alumni members, parents, teachers and students ensured that no vacant spaces were spared for this memorable event.

During the sermon, Reverend Kwok highlighted the value of the Alopen Chapel as a quiet sanctuary and a source of comfort and succour for both students and teachers to pray and provide support for each other. Afterwards, School Supervisor Dr. Wong Kwok Chun provided a detailed recount of the renovation process to offer a valuable insight into the history of the Alopen Chapel and its distinct Chinese heritage. Our Principal, Ms. Wong Lee Lee, also shared with everyone the wonders of The Lord’s blessings and provisions which have guided the renovation process to its fruition.

Fifty-five years ago, Canon-Theologian Lee Shiu Keung once said at the Alopen Chapel, “From this Nestorian Cross, we can see the founding of Christianity on Chinese soil over 1300 years ago. All believers who worship in this small chapel today will share this heritage and its bountiful blessings.” On the day of the thanksgiving ceremony fifty-five years later, The Right Reverend Dr Timothy Chi-Pei Kwok said, “May everyone who visits this small chapel take with them a sense of peace…” We sincerely hope that the Alopen Chapel becomes the path to the Lord’s truth for our students and to be a sanctuary of blessings and peace, as well as a nursery of sweet memories for all Jubileans.

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Dedication Service for Bishop Hall Jubilee School’s Alopen Chapel Back

The Dedication Service for Bishop Hall Jubilee School’s Alopen Chapel was held on 2nd June 2018.

Fifty-five years ago, Bishop Hall Jubilee School celebrated the founding of this small chapel. Throughout the years, many Jubileans were blessed with unforgettable memories through numerous sermons on the Lord’s word, fellowship meetings, group prayers and positive encouragement from one another.

With the passing of time, signs of wear and tear had become increasingly evident within the Alopen Chapel and renovations were needed. Over the year, we were very fortunate to receive valuable support and feedback from pastors in SKH, IMC members and fellow teachers and students. We are especially grateful for the funding from our 1967 alumni members, as without their support, the Alopen Chapel would never have been completely renovated. The new chapel now boasts a bright, clean and simple appearance while preserving its unique heritage, including the crucifix, altar, wooden pews and iron windows. The convergence of old and new makes the renovated chapel immediately recognisable to all Jubileans!

On the day of the Service, we were blessed and grateful to have The Right Reverend Dr Timothy Chi-Pei Kwok leading the entire dedication and thanksgiving worship. We are also thankful to Reverend Ross Royden, The Ven. Mark Tang Hing Lin, Reverend Chan Kwok-Keung and Reverend Lee Kwok-Kuen for their support. Furthermore, with the Lord as witness, the presence of School Supervisor Dr. Wong Kwok Chun, many IMC members, former principals of our school and principals from our allied schools, along with alumni members, parents, teachers and students ensured that no vacant spaces were spared for this memorable event.

During the sermon, Reverend Kwok highlighted the value of the Alopen Chapel as a quiet sanctuary and a source of comfort and succour for both students and teachers to pray and provide support for each other. Afterwards, School Supervisor Dr. Wong Kwok Chun provided a detailed recount of the renovation process to offer a valuable insight into the history of the Alopen Chapel and its distinct Chinese heritage. Our Principal, Ms. Wong Lee Lee, also shared with everyone the wonders of The Lord’s blessings and provisions which have guided the renovation process to its fruition.

Fifty-five years ago, Canon-Theologian Lee Shiu Keung once said at the Alopen Chapel, “From this Nestorian Cross, we can see the founding of Christianity on Chinese soil over 1300 years ago. All believers who worship in this small chapel today will share this heritage and its bountiful blessings.” On the day of the thanksgiving ceremony fifty-five years later, The Right Reverend Dr Timothy Chi-Pei Kwok said, “May everyone who visits this small chapel take with them a sense of peace…” We sincerely hope that the Alopen Chapel becomes the path to the Lord’s truth for our students and to be a sanctuary of blessings and peace, as well as a nursery of sweet memories for all Jubileans.

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