Back in the early days of 1860, foreign missionaries came to Tai Po from Tsuen Wan. The main footpath taken went from Tsuen Wan over the mountains which led to Tai Po across Leadmine Pass, and so through Wun Yiu. There the party stopped and preached. Several of the villagers came forward to express their belief in what the missionaries were saying. More importantly, the villagers offered the missionaries a small brick-built building as a chapel and residence: this is the true date for the start of Catholic life in Tai Po.
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In 2016, the Jubilee of Mercy Year, our Church was identified as one of the Churches for Pilgrims. A special Pilgrimage route was designed in 2016 for parishioners to follow the footsteps of the early missionaries.
Starting Point: Shing Mun Reservoir. Finishing at: The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Tai Po.
Distance: 9 KM. Time required: 2.5 – 3 hours.
(1) Shing Mun Reservoir Minibus station (2) Along Pineapple Dam Nature Trail (3) left turn to Wilson Trail Section 7 TaiPo (4) Pass Lead Mine Pass (5) Continue on Wilson Trail Section 7 (6) Reach Wun Yiu and go downhill (7) Walk along Tat Wan Road (8) Passing by Wan Tau Tong Estate and turn to Nam Wan Road (9) Turn into Wan Tau Street and reach the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church