This building is not the original one as it was burnt down i think twice. However the bell tower is original. One of the interesting things of note is the Batavian stone floor that changes colour before a change in the weather. An interesting visit to a theological institution where many famous South Africans once prayed
It is well worth having a guide explain to you the rich history of the church. We have attended a service here. I went back this week to show a visitor the inside of the church. The woodwork on the pulpit and the enormous organ is very impressive.
For years I have been trying to enter this building but did not know it was accessed from the rear of the building. It's a true architectural gem both inside and out, however it is only open during the week. Surviving pews and crests to former patrons adorn the walls. And there was a lovely lady who showed me around... 更多
The Groove Kerk is the oldest Church in South Africa and resembles the atmosphere of the reformation where the Word of God is central in every service. Its an architectural masterpiece with lots of history. Add a service in your CT calendar when visiting!
Gothic style church with enclosed pews, which would be bought by wealthy families. Large wood pulpit carved by Anton Anreith and Jan Jacob Graaff with 2 lions at the base. Largest organ in the Southern Hemisphere. By the front entry, the floor stones are recycled headstones. Worth a quick visit.
This is a well preserved inner sanctum of a church that was beautifully built in the slavery days. Anton Anrieth carved the most beautiful pulpit and it is the home of South African/ Scottish Presbyterianism. Catch a recital on Sundays and look out in the press for services. Atheist or conformist it is a treat.
When we visited a lady came to us and offered to answer any questions we had...my husband had quite a... 更多