About Ming Hua
MING HUA is the theological college of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Province of Hong Kong in the Anglican Communion.
The College has been serving the Church for more than sixty-five years, beginning life as an institution dedicated to supporting the education of poor and under-privileged members of Hong Kong’s lay Chinese communities.
Today we honour this tradition, renewing our commitment to work for the training and education of all members of God’s Church in Hong Kong and Macau, thereby articulating the vision of our Archbishop and bishops as well as the values and beliefs of the entire Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Ming Hua College was established in 1947 by Bishop R.O. Hall in what was then the Church of England’s Diocese of Victoria. It was at first dedicated to the education of Chinese lay Christians, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In 1996, the College was renamed Sheng Kung Hui (“Holy Catholic Church”) Ming Hua Theological College and given the responsibility of training priests for full-time ministry in the Church. This work continues today as part of the Anglican Province of Hong Kong, with Ming Hua being the Provincial training centre for clergy and laity.
The College’s broader identity, now as in 1947, is to encourage active participation in the thoughtful life of the Church. By providing high quality theological programmes, the College has always encouraged members of the Anglican Church to explore deeper understandings of their faith.
Additionally, the strong fellowships founded in mutual respect, support, assistance, understanding and tolerance between all members, helps the study of theology at Ming Hua to move beyond the College and into the wider reaches of our communities.
Much like the local societies of Hong Kong, Kowloon, and Macau, Ming Hua embraces local, national, and international perspectives. Visiting professors and overseas scholars are frequent guests at the College, exchanging and sharing with local members of the Church. The College is also closely involved with its ecumenical partners in the city, and the Three Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China.
Ming Hua’s future will mirror its past: a vibrant, fascinating, and diverse College, dedicated to everyone in our Church, committed to exploring the faith and traditions given to us by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
What They Say
To be appointed as the chaplain of Ming Hua is the grace of God and for my own ministry experience. When I was studying at Ming Hua, chaplains were helpful at my studies and my spirituality. I hope to accompany the students during their journey at the college.
The Reverend Leung Ka Jor
Ming Hua Theological College provides a rich academic atmosphere for students, while students can engage in a wide variety of religion and life interaction with others. For me in particular, courses provide me a solid theological foundation which enhances my growth in the faith of our Lord; meanwhile, I have had many opportunities to interact with classmates from different Christian traditions, and also from different professions, such as physician, lawyer, police officer, and commercial pilot. It is indeed an exciting experience studying at Ming Hua.
At MHTC, I encountered numerous challenges and was encouraged to study hard, pray hard and play hard. Although it was a very hard time for me, the outcome has proven that I can passionately engage in any challenges in Christian ministry.
In a vibrant place where there is a way of peace. A place that could widen our horizon albeit its modest size; a place with biblical authority yet allows people to explore the way of truth in Christ; a place filled with the love of Christ that enriches our fellowship and strengthen our union with Christ.
The Reverend Morris Chen