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Ntsikana Memorial Church, Pirie Mission Station
King William's Town district, Eastern Cape

Date:1911
Type:Church
Status:Extant


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32°47'40.77" S 27°14'59.28" E Alt: 615m
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The Ntsikana Memorial Church is an early example of an African Independent Church (alternatively African Indigenous Church).

Transcription of the foundation stone:

NTSIKANA MEMORIAL CHURCH
FOUNDED IN JULY 1911
BY HIS GREAT GRANDSON
THE REV. BURNET GABA
PIRIE

The (then) Ciskei Historical Monuments Commission funded the restoration of the church in the early 1990's.

Ref: Correspondence with Denver Webb: Historian

Unfortunately a fast growing indigenous fig tree (almost certainly the common wild fig Ficus burkei) has established itself (2014) in the wall of the northwest corner of the building and if left unchecked will cause significant damage to the building fabric.

Ref: Correspondence with Carl Vernon: Botanist

(William MARTINSON 2014)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Vazi, Clifford Mlandeli. 1988. The History of Pirie Mission and the amaHleke Chiefdom. Grahamstown: MA thesis, Rhodes University. pg