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Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Korea

Anglican Cycle of Prayer: The Anglican Church of Korea

Anglican Communion News Service

12 May 2020 4:22PM

An introduction to the Anglican Church of Korea, which features in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer this Sunday (17 May).


Anglicanism has had a presence in Korea since the arrival of missionary Bishop John Corfe in 1890. The Diocese of Seoul, as it became, was part of the Church of England and was served by English bishops until 1965. But it wasn’t until 1993 that the Church in Korea became its own province.

One of the smallest provinces in the Anglican Communion, today the Anglican Church of Korea has three dioceses – Busan, Daejeon and Seoul – four religious communities and a University.

The Church made headlines recently when it sent a Covid-19 aid package to the Diocese of New York in the US-based Episcopal Church; blessed by the Bishop of Daejeon and Primate of Korea, Archbishop Moses Nagjun Yoo.