The Anglican Cathedral, Seoul


This morning I visited the Anglican Cathedral here in Seoul.

It was a little difficult to pull up information since the website is in Korean, so I thought I'd list info here to help anyone else looking for it.

English services are held every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.  in the Crypt Chapel located under the main church.

The Rt. Reverend Mark Trollope is buried in the Crypt Chapel and his remains lie under a copperplate engraving of him by Francis Cooper which can be seen in the top photo above and the one below.

 Between 50 and 60 worshipers were present.  The vicar is a likable Irish gentleman with gray hair and a beard who has obviously enjoyed quite a few church potluck dinners, exactly what you would expect from an Anglican vicar.  The liturgy used was Rite I from the BCP and was fairly straightforward.  There was brief "children's lesson" added in immediately before the reading of the Gospel.

The Cathedral is located across the street from City Hall.  To get there, simply take subway line 1 to the City Hall station.  Exit via exit 3 and walk straight forward.  The church is only 50 meters or so from the subway stop and set about 50 meters back from the main road.  You'll see signs pointing the way.


Anonymous,  December 4, 2010 at 9:07 PM  

Thanks so much, Rick! If we meet our friends from back home in church tomorrow morning, it will be entirely due to your excellent instructions. It turns out we live within walking distance and may well have been near it without even knowing. And we've been here all of two days. Not bad.

Anonymous,  July 10, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

Rick, I appreciate your posting as I just now walked around the cathedral building and there was not a single bit of signage that would let anyone know, Korean or otherwise, when there are services of Eucharist, Morning or Evening Prayer, etc. I was in hope that there would be a service of Evening Prayer, even in Korean, but I guess there is not. Hmmm...maybe the Anglican Church in Korea is not interested in visitors. Pray for a more open heart and practice. Dan

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