Visit Wuhu Street in Hung Hom, looking up you’ll see a modern building located on Dyer Avenue, which is the Holy Carpenter Church operated by Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. Locals in Hung Hom are well aware that the rise of the Church didn’t come easy.
In 1950s, many refugees were based in urban squatter area in Hung Hom. A group of pastors recruited the church members to first terrace the slope of Tai Wan Shan and started the development of a church. At the moment, they all lived in the old curtains that were given by the British Army’s military for one year. With their bare hands and tremendous efforts, the houses finished being built with wood first, then with red bricks on the terrace.
Later on, it was redeveloped into an 8-storey tall building in 1975. The current building complex was completed in 1990. The external walls of the building were refurbished in 2004.
The Church offers education services, community and elderly services nowadays.