Lutheran Church-Hong Kong Synod

The Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod (Chinese: 香港路德會) is a confessional Lutheran (信義宗) church body in Hong Kong. The LCHKS has nearly 40 congregations. The LCHKS grew from the China mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), which was established in the early 1900s. Many of the LCHKS parishes and schools are listed below.


In 1915, missionaries were sent to China by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The missionaries preached the Gospel along the Yangtze River (Changjiang) in Hupeh and Szechwan.

After 1949, during the Chinese Civil War when the Communist Party of China expelled Christian missionaries after gaining control of Mainland China, the LCMS missionaries planned to return to the United States. However, they decided to stay and start evangelical work in Hong Kong when they saw so many Chinese Civil War refugees in Hong Kong. Later, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Hong Kong Mission was established.

The Hong Kong Mission developed into an independent local church and registered as The Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod (LCHKS). Currently, the LCHKS has about 9.000 baptized members.

Currently, the LCHKS is operating schools at kindergarten, primary, secondary levels serving nearly 20,000 students throughout Hong Kong.

Partial List of Congregations

Hong Kong Island


New Territories

Partial List of Schools

Secondary Schools

Primary Schools



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