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St Alban's Church
Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg, Gauteng

BAKER and FLEMING: Architect
Francis (Frank) Leonard Hodgson FLEMING: Design Architect

Date:1927
Type:Church
Status:Extant
Street:Ridout St

 


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Coordinates:
26°12'33.44" S 28°02'05.49" E Alt: 1742m

This city church possesses some beautiful queen-post roof timbers. The generous interior with its quiet atmosphere of peace is further enhanced by a unique chancel gallery. (Greig 1971: 141)

Inscription of Blue Plaque:

JOHANNESBURG CITY HERITAGE
ST. ALBAN'S MISSION
CHURCH


Founded in 1898 to serve the local Coloured Anglican
community, a magnificent church designed by F.L.H Fleming
replaced the old wood and iron building in 1928. The forced
removal of the congregation in the 1960s threatened the
survival of the church. But in 1960 the office of the diocese
were located here under Bishop Leslie Stradling, who was
then followed by Bishops Timothy Bavin, Desmond Tutu
and Duncan Buchanan. St Alban's served as the
Diocesan offices until 1987. It remains a potent
reminder of the forced removal of the Coloured
people from Ferreirasdorp and
from Marshalltown.


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 141
Keath, Michael The Baker School: A Continuing Tradition 1902-1940: in Fisher, RC, Le Roux, SW and Maré, E (Eds). 1998. Architecture of the Transvaal: pp 84