1.St. John’s Christian Church [约翰堂] [Chinese Wiki] A special section at the top balcony on the right hand side is provided for foreigners. Headsets are available to foreigners to listen to translation of the service. Very cool! After service, lunch is available at a small fee. Sunday School for children, Adult Bible Study, English Bible Study, Choir, Youth Fellowship, etc. are available for the local Suzhou Christians here at St. John’s Christian Church. This church is one block from Soochow University in Suzhou City.

Bookstore Hours: Sunday 8-11 a.m. 65223346, No. 18 Shi Zi Jie 十梓街18号

2.Apostles Christian Church [使徒堂] While this local church does not have English translation for foreigners, don’t let that deter you from visiting. This is not a big church. However, every inch of available space, such as rooms, hallways, courtyard, are used for overflows of attendees. In the overflow areas, they all worship watching a big LCD screen. Their attentiveness will certainly impress any visitors. Sunday School is also available for children.

Bookstore Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 8-2 p.m. 61092522, 65227701, No. 130 Yang Yu Xiang 养育巷130号

3.Shi Shan Christian Church [狮山堂] Shi Shan Christian Church is a must for all visitors to Suzhou. It’s a few year old. Each service accommodates over 1000 worshipers. The church is built in a Gothic style. It’s beautiful inside and out. There is a large building next to the church sanctuary where church ministries are held. A chapel for about 200 serves the youth ministry where young local Suzhou Christians gather to study God’s Word, music and fellowship.

Bookstore: Sunday 8-3 p.m.; 68787298; No. 105 Yu Shan Lu, Suzhou New District 玉山路105号

4.Gong Xiang Tong (Church) [宫巷堂]

Bookstore: Wednesday 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Friday 9:30-11 a.m.; Saturday 7-8 p.m.; Sunday 8-12:30 p.m.; 65224152; No. 20 Gong Xiang 宫巷20号