Reverend Yu Qing told the China Christian Daily that the building’s design refers to the importance of practice – as both a musician and a Christian. The church was officially dedicated in Foshan, Guangdong Province.
While officials in Zhejiang province are busy demolishing church buildings they deem to have been illegally built and removing crosses from the tops of churches, in Guangdong province a congregation has built itself a new church building in the shape of a violin!
Here’s what China Christian Daily had to say about the church:
Yanbu Church, located in the East Huanzhen Road of Foshan, is called “Violin Church” because of its appearance. There is a cross at the top of the “Violin” which means high lifting the cross and “letting praise arise.” Violin is a musical instrument so the design of the church contains the meaning of praise.
Keep in mind that China does have a reputation for, shall we say, interesting architecture, so we shouldn’t be too surprised at this.