Andrew Chan elected new archbishop
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Andrew Chan Au-ming has been elected the Archbishop for Anglican Church of Hong Kong, succeeding Paul Kwong who will be retiring by the end of this year.
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui held a special meeting for the election of the archbishop today at SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School in Hong Kong and at St Paul’s Church in Macau simultaneously through video conferencing.
The three candidates are Bishop Andrew Chan of the Diocese of Western Kowloon, Bishop Coadjutor Matthias Der of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island, and Bishop Timothy Kwok Chi-pei of the Diocese of Eastern Kowloon.
Aged 58, Chan was awarded Bachelor of Philosophy (Education) from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 1987; Certificate in Theology from Salisbury and Wells Theological College in 1991; and Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology from Heythrop College, University of London in 2004.
He was ordained to the deaconate in 1991 and to priesthood the following year. He was appointed Dean of St John’s Cathedral in May 2005 and was made Canon in November 2006.
He was elected the second Bishop of the Diocese of Western Kowloon in June 2011 and enthroned in March 2012.
Chan is married with one son.