Rhenish Mission Church - Stellenbosch, South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
S 33° 56.278 E 018° 51.552
34H E 302140 N 6242657
Quick Description: The Rhenish Mission Church was built in 1823 by the Missionary Society of Stellenbosch as a missionary school for slaves, and the coloured and black population.
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 2/22/2014 1:19:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMK732
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
The lovely old Rhenish Mission Church with its fine gables, built in the form of an incomplete T, faces the southern side of the Braak. This is one of the oldest mission churches in South Africa. The delicate architectural treatment which betrays strong Renaissance influence, is typical of early 19th-century architecture. The gable, which bears the date of its erection, 1823, is one of the finest of its kind. In 1840 the northern wing was built. The bell tower, built c1920, was designed by the Town Clerk W Blerch.

The Rhenish Church is not only known for its history and its architectural qualities, but also for the fine pulpit inside it. The pulpit and lectern were made by Simon Pieter Christoffel Londt in 1853.

The Rhenish Mission Church is a National Monument since 1963 and the pulpit since 1948.

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Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1823

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Semi Presbyterian

Street address of Church:
Blom Road - Central Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch , South Africa

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

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