The majority of Chinese people at St Helen’s are only in London for a few years. The 2.30pm Mandarin meeting shares the same convictions and aims as all the other St Helen’s congregations. Our main reason for running a separate Mandarin speaking meeting is to provide the most effective context in which to prepare men and women to eventually leave us as partners in the gospel.
Working in people’s mother tongue makes it easier for many to get more involved. We are also able to be more focused in applying the gospel to specific issues facing those returning to life in a different part of the world.
For those who prefer to get involved in one of the English speaking congregations, we would still warmly encourage any planning to return to a Mandarin speaking country to consider joining us for their last few months (as well as attending their usual Sunday meeting).
We meet at 2.30pm at St Peter-upon-Cornhill. Like all Sunday meetings, our time together centres around the one thing that matters – listening and responding to God’s word. As well as singing and praying, we also have a time of discussion after the sermon. There is also a crèche for children. Refreshments are served after the meeting ends at 4pm.
我们每周日常规在St Peter upon Cornhill聚会（每月第一个周日一般会在旁边的St Michael Cornhill）。我们的聚会内容一般包括祷告、诗歌、讲道、讨论等等。正式聚会在下午4：00点左右结束，但大部分人会留下来继续交流、讨论、享用茶点。
Most members of the 2.30pm belong to the International Growth Groups (IGG), where there are Mandarin speaking groups for people at different stages of life, including groups for those looking into the Christian faith.
At various points in the year we run guest events, including specific ones for City workers and students. These are designed for the whole church family to be able to invite friends to an event, where they will hear about Jesus Christ in Mandarin.