Primates of the Anglican Communion — Archbishop of Hong Kong

The Most Rev. Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong and Bishop of Hong Kong Island.

Born in 1952 in Hong Kong, Archbishop Paul Kwong comes from a Christian family. His great grandfather in the Nineteenth century was one of the first Chinese Anglican priests. Educated in Hong Kong, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Lingnan College, and trained for the ministry at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Cal., earning a Master of Divinity degree in 1982. Archbishop Kwong was awarded a doctorate in theology from the University of Birmingham. He was ordained deacon in 1982 and priest in 1983 for the diocese of Hong Kong. He served as curate of Holy Trinity Church in Kowloon City from 1982 to 1986, and started two missions St. Philip’s in Western Kowloon and the Church of the Ascension on Hong Kong island and also served as vicar of St Matthias’ Church in Western Kowloon for ten years. Elected Bishop-coadjutor of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island in 2006, he was consecrated on 25 March 2006 and enthroned as Diocesan Bishop on 15 January 2007. On 13 Feb 2007 he was elected primate and archbishop of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui in succession to Archbishop Peter Kwong. He is an appointed member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the People’s Republic of China. The archbishop has never married.

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