Many non-Asian expats and visitors in Dalian of Liaoning Province who don't have a real connection to any community find the churches are good venues to build expat community ties and learn how to adjust themselves to the life in Dalian. Being religious or not, the idea of going to church can bring them the familiar taste of home and a feeling of belonging.
Yuguang Street Church
Dalian Yuguang Street Church is a Protestant church. It is the former Dalian Anglican Church (Chinese: Dalian Shenggonghui Jiaotang 大连圣公会教堂) built by the Church of England and the Anglican-Episcopal Church of Japan in 1928. The church building is a historical protected building in Dalian today.
Chinese name: Yuguangjie Libaitang (玉光街礼拜堂)
Location: 2, Yuguang Street, Zhongshan district, Dalian
Transportation: take bus No.532 or 533 and get off at Yuguangjie (Yuguang Street).
Dalian Catholic Church
Built in 1926, Dalian Catholic Church, also named Xi'an Street Catholic Church, is the only Catholic Church in Dalian. The church was first designed in Gothic style. It is mainly composed of the saint hall, and the west and east buildings. Today it is a historical building protected by Dalian government.
Chinese name: Dalian Tianzhu Jiaotang (大连天主教堂)
Location: 31, Xi'an Street, Xigang district, Dalian
Xinggong Street Church
Xinggong Street Church is a Christian Church for the Korean community residing in Dalian. The history of the church can be traced back to the colonial period. The new construction was finished in 2004. Besides, it is also the only surviving church in the original Manchurian residential region of Dalian.
Chinese name: Xinggongjie Jiaotang (兴工街教堂)
Location: Xinggong Street, Shahekou district, Dalian
Transportation: take bus No.6, 8, 10, 35, 201, 405, 503, 505, 514, 528, 532 or 705 and get off at Xinggongjie (Xinggong Street).
Beijing Street Church
Built in 1913, also known as Cheng'en Church, Beijing Street Church is a former Lutheran Church supported by Danish Christians. It survived years of social turbulence. Services are open to anyone but the sermons are in Mandarin only.
Chinese name: Beijingjie Libaitang (北京街礼拜堂)
Location: 605, Changjiang Road, Xigang district, Dalian
Transportation: take bus No.201, 528 or 541 and get off at Beijingjie (Beijing Street).
Fengshou Road Church
Built in April 2003, Fengshou Road Church is a Christian Church of the populace. Though not located conveniently, the church attracts lots of committed followers on Sundays.
Chinese name: Fengshoulu Libaitang (丰收路礼拜堂)
Location: Fengshou Road, Ganjingzi district, Dalian