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Anglican Religious Communities


Korean Franciscan Brotherhood

Founded 1994

The Korean Franciscan Brotherhood is a community in formation in the Anglican Church of Korea. We are supported by the Society of St Francis through the loan of one of their brothers as a mentor and through other contact, although KFB is not a part of SSF. The two communities formalised their relationship by a Covenant agreed between them in 2001. We have also been supported by the sisters of the Society of the Holy Cross in Seoul. Our aims are to contribute to the building up of God's kingdom by a life of witness through prayer, hospitality and service. In 2001, the friary moved from Incheon to a rural location in Gangwondo (90km east of Seoul) where we are at present working with Seoul Diocese in designing a retreat centre to be built nearby. When construction is completed, we will be managing this centre as a resource for the Diocese. We also offer hospitality to guests at the friary and lead youth and spirituality programmes, work with some local social welfare organisations and participate with Roman Catholic Franciscans in justice, peace and integrity of creation concerns. Through sharing in the Daily Office with our guests, we try to promote liturgical awareness.

Contact Details

Name: Brother Christopher John SSF  (Mentor brother, assumed office 1994, )
Address: 156 Balsan-ri, Nam-Myeon, Chuncheon, 200-922, South Korea
Tel: +82 (33) 263 4662
Fax: +82 (33) 263 4048
Email: Email



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