An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui

The Holy Catholic Church in China. The Episcopal Church had been active in China since 1844, when William Jones Boone was consecrated the Missionary Bishop of China. He was the first foreign Missionary Bishop of the Episcopal Church. English and Canadian Anglicans were also active in China. On Apr. 26, 1912, the American, Canadian and English jurisdictions united to form the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui. The last Episcopal Missionary Bishop to serve in the Holy Catholic Church in China was William Payne Roberts, who retired on Apr. 12, 1950.

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