Abstract in English

Welcome to the website of Takefu Church

Takefu Church, of the United Church of Christ in Japan, is a Protestant church located in Echizen City of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. The precise location of Takefu Church is shown on the map here. If you have questions about our church, send a message in English or Japanese to info[at]takefuchurch.com (replace [at] with @). We are waiting for you to join us!

People attending Sunday morning service on Jun. 12, 2016.


Sunday morning service:

    begins at 2:00 p.m. every Sunday

Sunday evening service:

    begins at 7:30 p.m. on fourth Sunday

    every month [closed this year]

Sunday school for children:

    begins at 1:00 p.m. every Sunday

Bible class and prayer meeting:

    begins at 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. every



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History of Takefu Church

Missionary C. P. Holmes and Japanese people who assembled at Takefu Church of the Methodist Church in Japan. Photographed on Jan. 18, 1929.


C. P. Holmes was a missionary of Methodist Church of Canada, who was sent to Fukui Prefecture as the chief missionary of Fukui parish and stayed there for 25 years from 1914 with his wife and two children until they went back home in 1937 because of the War. Holmes contributed to the establishment of Takefu Church of the Methodist Church of Japan, which succeeded Takefu congregation of Christian Church of Japan that was closed down in 1926. He also worked for the promotion of teetotalism while having close relations with the people in Takefu. Annie Holmes, his wife, worked for four kindergartens in Fukui Prefecture as the director and contributed to children’s Christian education.

    In 1941, Takefu Church became affiliated with the United Church of Christ in Japan as it was established, and the church has been called Takefu Church UCCJ since then.


Eisuke Hayasaka,

Councilor of Takefu Church