Place Category: City Walk: Interfaith Route
First public building to be lit by gas and the first church in Cape Town to open its membership to blacks. Designed in Grecian Doric style, and built at a cost of £4 000.
1827 foundation stone laid. Every soldier in the Scottish regiment gave one day’s pay towards it.
24 May, 1829 first service held.
1838 St Andrews Scottish Church Mission set up to work with the emancipated slaves.
1842 mission day school established.
Today often the venue for chamber music and other concerts.
Objects of interest: pews of straight back manufacture, gallery over main entrance.
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Oldest church building in South Africa. 1774 Martin Melck bequeathed a “wine store and warehouse” for a Lutheran congregation. 1776 first unofficial services held in the “barn”. 23 October, 1779 religious freedom granted them on condition the parson came from Hollan. Andries Lutgerus Kolver appointed. 1791 new façade designed by Anton Anreith. Above the entrance is a swan – the symbol of the Lutheran religion. Octagonal pulpit and reading desk carved by Anton Anreith – the original specifications and agreement with him preserved in the vestry. He also designed the organ loft. 1800 interior rebuilt and redecorated in Cape Gothic style through generosity of Martin Melck. 1814 organ shipped from London 1820 tower clock added Objects of interest: Old Dutch brass alms dishes and Dutch silverware for communal services Building on the left was the sexton’s house, that on the right was the parsonage. Clock and belfry with view over town accessible by circular staircase in one of the buttresses
Oldest church building in South Africa. 1774 Martin Melck bequeathed a “wine store and warehouse” for a Lutheran congregation. 1776 first Read more [...]
South African Slave Church Museum
First slave church in Cape Town established by first missionary society in the Cape and now a museum displaying the story of missionary work in the Cape. 1799 mission work begun here. 1804 mission church built in Baroque style. Slaves taught literacy and Christian instruction. Objects of interest: Walls two feet thick, unusual roof, impressive timber pulpit and imported benches. Free entrance.
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