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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape

Type:Roman Catholic Church


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32°52'35.32" S 27°23'29.60" E Alt: 388m

King William's Town, which is a flourishing town of 7,000 inhabitants. Many German Catholics live here and in the neighbourhood, but people of Irish extraction are in the majority. The church here is the most beautiful in South Africa, pavement all marble ; three altars from Genoa which are beautiful works of art, and magnificent painted glass windows from Messrs. Mayer and Co., Munich. Father Fagan is the venerated and beloved parish priest.
(The Tablet : The international Catholic news weekly. Page 20, 4th June 1887)

Submitted by Dorothy Adendorff

See also the Rectory and the Convent of the Sacred Heart.

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

Dersley, GH . 1893. Views of King William's Town. King William's Town: GH Dersley. pg [Plate 16]
Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2015. Church tourism in South Africa : a travel odyssey. South Africa: Self-published by Philippe Menache and Darryl Earl David. pg 25