St. Mary’s church in Hong Kong is built in the Chinese temple style. NOTES FROM ASIAPAC By Alice Wu, Hong Kong 6 On September 14TH (Holy Cross Day), the Compass Rose Society Hong Kong Chapter held its first event, Hong Kong Chapter Night, attended by close to 30 CRS members, most of whom joined CRS this year. At this dinner event, CRS board member David Tse welcomed all participants on behalf of CRS and shared the vision and purpose of setting up a Hong Kong Chapter. It is through recruiting more members, and participa- tion in more CRS events, that the Hong Kong Chapter aims to raise awareness amongst The Anglican Church in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui or HKSKH) members on the work of the Communion in different parts of the world; and in the active participation of Hong Kong CRS members, Hong Kong members can help the Communion better understand the needs and concerns of Anglicans in the Asia region. Also, David shared with members how CRS Hong Kong Chapter, in response to the Society’s call, raised US$29,849.39 for The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for children with disabilities. CRS President Bishop Andy Doyle had written to Archbishop Paul Kwong to express his thanks for the support of and contributions made by the Archbishop and CRS Hong Kong Chapter. David appeals to all present to join others in contributing to the al Ahli Hospital in Gaza. Next, CRS Vice-President, The Rev. Canon Samson Fan, spoke on the latest CRS updates and happenings, which includes the six-member CRS delegation from the United States and The Hong Kong chapter welcomed Society members at the celebration of the 20TH anniversary of the Hong Kong province.