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Christ Church
Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape

Date:1865 : 1905
Type:Anglican Church
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
30°59'32.24" S 26°19'56.55" E Alt: 1401m

Transcript of the English wording on the information board next to the bell:

CHRIST CHURCH

In 1858 a committee was elected to see to the building of an Anglican Church. In 1861 the Dutch Reformed Church donated two erven to this Committee to build a church and this church was consecrated in 1865. It was known as "Christ Church". In 1905 the church was enlarged when a chancel was added. The small "pedal" organ purchased in 1890 is still being used in the church. In 1902 beautiful stained-glass window[s] were put in, in honour of Mr. James Shorten, a councillor from 1892-1902. Although this church was declared a National Monument in 1980 it is still used by both the local Methodist and Anglican congregations.

The church is now a Provincial Heritage Site.