Finding a church for the first in Korea can be quite daunting. Will they be like my church at home? It’s not one of those famous cults, right? That’s why at 10 Magazine, we’ve collected a list of churches with English-services to help you keep connecting with God while being in Korea. Don’t hesitate to leave comments on this article and reviews on our Directory to help our fellow readers pick the right church for them! Know another church with English services? Let us know in the comments!
Onnuri Church is located near Seobinggo Station (Gyeongui Jungang line) in Yonsang-gu, Seoul. There is a second church in Yangjae, Seocho-gu, Seoul. The church offers worship services on Sundays in different languages, such as English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Mongol, Russian, Nepali, Arabian, Filipino, Khmer, and Sinhala. Onnuri Church also has different services for adults, infants, children, and youth.
Seoul Sung Rak Church is a Baptist church that provides services on Sundays in Korean, English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Russian. The church also organizes international chapel and Bible study at 2 pm. The church is located in Guro-gu, near Sindorim Station (line 1 or 2, Exit 1), Guro Station (line 1, Exit 2), or Dorimcheon Station (line 2, Exit 1).
SaRang Church is a non-denominational church just near Seocho Station (line 2, exit 3). The New Harvest Ministry is the English ministry of SaRang Church. The ministry offers several services, for adults as well as youth and children, such as mass, bible reading plan, discipleship training, and more. The services are held in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.
Young Nak Presbyterian Church is located in Jung-gu, Seoul near Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 10) and Euljiro 3-ga Station (line 2, exit 12 or line 3, exit 9). Young Nak Church gives services on Sundays for adults as well as children and has traditional worship and contemporary (Nexus) Worship. The worship is given in English or Korean.
Located in Yeouido, Yoido Full Gospel Church is right next to the National Assembly and the Hangang Park. This church offers several services for English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian speakers, such as Sunday worship, prayer meetings, outreach missions, pastoral counseling and more. Special services are dedicated to children such as the Sunday School.
The Seoul Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful cathedral, like one could see in Europe. It is located next to the British Embassy, near City Hall Station (line 2 or 1, exit 3). Sunday Service with Holy Communion is held every Sunday in the Seoul Anglican Cathedral Crypt. The church can also be visited from Monday to Saturday.
Chung Dong First Methodist Church is a church situated near Deoksugung Palace and City Hall Station (line 1 or 2, exit 2). There are 3 kinds of English Sunday worship services offered on Sundays: the Contemporary Worship, the “vibrant” Traditional Worship, and the Kid’s Worship. The church also has different ministries, such as a youth ministry, a bible study, Shalom Choir & Trio, and CATS – Chungdong Academy for Theological and Spiritual Formation, and more. Visit their website for more information.
Seoul International Catholic Church, also called St. Francis Catholic International Parish is located in Hannam-dong, next to the Italian embassy and near Hangangjin Station (line 5, exit 2). The masses are officiated in several languages like English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Korean.
Myeongdong Cathedral is one of the oldest church and the birthplace for the Catholic Church community. They have an English mass on Sunday at 9:00am and an English confession before the Sunday mass begins.
Yeoksam Catholic Church is located near Yeoksam Station (line 2, exit 1) in Gangnam. Most services are offered in Korean, but they have a special mass on Sunday mornings for English speakers. The church also offers an English Bible study and confessions before and after the mass.
Seoul Union Church is located on the Yonsei University Campus, in the School of Theology (신학관) Seminary Chapel. This church holds services for English speakers such as Sunday mass, praise team, arts in worship, congregational care, Christian education and more. The church is not only open to Yonsei University’s students but to everyone, children included.