Nakamachi Church

中町教会

Nakamachi Church Dedicated to the 16 Martyrs of Nagasaki, this church is located close to JR Nagasaki Station.

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Dedicated to the 16 Martyrs of Nagasaki, this church is located close to JR Nagasaki Station, and the 26 Martyrs site on Nishizaki Hill.

  The first Nakamachi Church was built in 1896 using funds donated by an anonymous French person, to commemorate the 330th anniversary of the deaths of the 26 Martyrs and as dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

   The church was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945, but was rebuilt by parishioners in 1951.

  In 1988, a monuments to the16 Martyrs was constructed in a garden at this church. Cardinal Jaime Sin of Manila attended the unveiling ceremony for the monument, in recognition of Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint.

  In 2015, the little Japanese garden and the monuments to the 16 saints were refurbished to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the “Discovery of the Christians”.

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Nagasaki City
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