China’s last Anglican bishop dead at 98: Anglican Ink, November 23, 2012 November 24, 2012Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, China.
Tags: Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui, K.H. Ting, Three Self Patriotic Movement, Ting Kuang-hsun
The Amity Foundation Press reports the last Anglican bishop in China, the Rt. Rev. K.H. Ting, died on 22 Nov 2012 in Nanjing. Bishop Ting Kuang-hsun was 98.
For 57 years Bishop Ting served as president of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, stepping down in 2010, to become the honorary president of the China’s national Protestant seminary.
Educated at Shanghai’s Saint John’s University, Bishop Ting was ordained in 1942 in Shanghai and served with the YMCA in China. In 1946 he moved to Canada to serve as missions secretary of the Canadian Student Christian Movement. In 1948 he moved to Geneva to serve with the World Student Christian Federation, returning to China in 1951.
From1951-1953 he served as General Manager of the Shanghai-based Chinese Christian Literature Society, and in 1953 became president of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary. In 1955 was consecrated as Bishop of Zhejiang of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui, the Anglican Church in China.
The last meeting of the Chinese House of Bishops and General Synod was held in Shanghai in 1956, and shortly thereafter the church was merged by the Communist government with China’s other protestant denominations to form the China Christian Council. Bishop Ting remained an Anglican bishop, but his church had been effectively dissolved.
Read it all at Anglican Ink.