The Saemoonan Church is a church in Jongno-gu, South Korea. It was founded in September 1887 by Horace Grant Underwood. This makes the church, with a 132-year history, the oldest established church in South Korea.
|Denomination||Presbyterian Church of Korea (TongHap)|
|Founded||September 27, 1887|
|Founder(s)||Horace Grant Underwood|
|Senior pastor(s)||Lee Sang-hak|
The Saemoonan Church was founded in September 1887 when Horace Grant Underwood baptized one person and appointed two elders in an organization of fourteen Koreans. Over the years, it has gone through 6 different chapels, constructing the latest chapel from 2014 to 2019. The design of the chapel attracted attention from media due to its unconventional design like a mother's arms spread wide, and with much community space.
- 김동우 (2019-03-18). "132년 역사 서울 새문안교회, 여섯 번째 새 성전서 첫 예배 (The Saemoonan Church with a 132 year history does its first service in the 6th chapel)". Kukmin Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-08-14.
- 김현성 (2019-03-13). "[뉴스파워] 132년 역사 새문안교회, 새 예배당 완공 (The Saemoonan Church with 132 year history completes new chapel)". 뉴스파워 (News Power). Retrieved 2019-08-14.
- 크리스천투데이 (2006-10-02). ""새문안교회 사료는 한국교회 역사의 증거물" (The documents of Saemoonan Church is evidence of the history of the Korean church)". 종교신문 1위 크리스천투데이 (Christian Today). Retrieved 2019-08-14.
- "광화문 새문안교회 새 예배당 완공 (Saemoonan Church of Ganghwamun completes new chapel)". 매일경제 (Maeil Economy) (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-08-14.
- "광화문 '새문안교회'의 실험… 종교 건축의 방향을 묻다 (The experiment of Saemoonan Church - Asking about the direction of religious construction)". news.chosun.com (in Korean). 2019-04-04. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
- 뉴스, CTS. "교회 문턱 낮춰 도심의 쉼터로! - 새문안교회 새 예배당 완공". www.cts.tv (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-08-14.
- "새문안교회 "무거운 짐 진 자들의 쉼터 될 것" (Saemoonan Church will be a resting place for weary people)". Korean Christian Newspaper (기독교한국신문) (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-08-14.
- "새문안교회 청빙된 이상학 목사 "제가 떠나는 이유는…"". 미주 종교신문1위 : 기독일보 (in Korean). 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
- "[기독공보] 포항제일교회 이상학목사, 새문안교회 담임목사로 (Pastor Lee Sang-hak of Pohang Cheil Church to become senior pastor of Saemoonan Church)". 기독공보. Retrieved 2019-08-14.