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2020-08-28  |  

Zhushikou Church is located close to the northeast exit of Zhushikou Station of Beijing Subway Line 7. Built in 1904, Zhushikou Church is the first of the eight churches established by the United Methodist Church after 1900. In 1921, the church was expanded, basically forming the current three-story architectural pattern. Different from other churches, Zhushikou Church has been presided over by Chinese pastors since its establishment. After three times of large-scale reinforcement and maintenance, Zhushikou Church became the only Christian church featuring the Gothic style in Beijing. Gothic architecture represents the highest achievements in European medieval culture. It is characterized by slender pillars in place of thick walls, with a focus on height and light. Stained glass window paints decorate the interior of the church, while pointed arches featuring clean lines and small pinnacles with beautiful shapes create a fascinating mysterious illusion. The Beijing municipal and district governments attach great importance to religious work. A key anecdote would be the special detour the government made when expanding the surrounding roads to preserve the church. A closed-circuit TV system is installed inside the church, so that parishioners can simultaneously watch the worship activities hosted in the main hall on the second floor.