香港中华基督教青年会必列者士街会所

香港的英国殖民地历史背景,造就了中西荟萃的文化特色,从不同风格的建筑中可窥探一二。于1918年落成启用的香港中华基督教青年会必列者士街会所,楼高六层,糅合了美国芝加哥建筑风格及中式圆瓦、红砖墙等建筑元素,是中西融合建筑的好例子。

会所由落成至 1966 年间,是香港中华基督教青年会总部,拥有不少当时最先进的设施,会所内有香港首个室内游泳池、现在硕果仅存的室内镬形木制跑道、篮球场、健身室等康体设备,集中精英运动,还有诗歌班、口琴队、职青训练班、Hostel等为青年而设的服务,可说是当年最Top的潮点之一。这里亦为名人聚集地,响当当的有孙中山曾经到访,文学家鲁迅亦于1927年在大礼堂进行两次讲学。

(以上资讯来源于网络)

Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Bridges Street Centre

YMCA is a world Christian movement, with the Paris Basis as its mission: “The Young Men’s Christian Associations seek to unite those young men who, regarding Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour, according to the Holy Scriptures, desire to be His disciples in their faith and in their life, and to associate their efforts for the extension of His Kingdom amongst young men.”

Based on the same mission, Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong was established in 1901. The objective and purpose were clearly stated in the Constitution as “the development of Christian character and the cultivation of the Christian spirit of service among young men, in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong is a Christian service organisation based in Hong Kong as part of the global YMCA movement. The Association is committed to building a civil and compassionate Hong Kong through uniting people with the same spirit to extend the Kingdom of God; fostering youth leadership to shoulder social responsibility with keen concern for the motherland and the world; and promoting multiple service programmes based on wholistic personal growth, commitment to the underprivileged and reconciliation extending from self to society.

(the above info is from the internet)