The Chongwenmen Church (崇文门教堂) of Beijing Christian Council was first established in 1870 when it was then called Asbury Church. It was the first church constructed by the American Methodist Church in northern China. Originally designed to hold 400 to 500 people, it now can accommodate 2,000 worshippers. It was burned down and rebuilt in 1902-1904. One of the largest Christian Protestant churches in Beijing, its architectural style shows a blend of many cultures. In 1990, Beijing People's Municipal Government made it a historical relic under protection.