Places of worship #3

Places of worship #3

Kerry-Anne and I were driving around late this evening looking for something new to show you. Within seconds of each other we both thought of the old Dutch Reformed church in Durbanville, so here it is.

According to the Afrikaans wikipedia page (take a look here) people in the surrounding area lodged a request with the governor, Lord Charles Somerset, that a local church be established. The request was granted and the cornerstone was laid in 1825, where after the first pastor was appointed in 1826.

I visited the church a year or two ago when a friend's baby boy was christened. It was an interesting experience being in a traditional Afrikaans church. As an English-speaking person I felt a little out of place, yet strangely not.

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