Cathedral of the Holy Nativity, Pietermaritzburg

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Cathedral of the Holy Nativity
Coordinates: 29°36′17″S 30°22′34″E / 29.60472°S 30.37611°E / -29.60472; 30.37611
Location Pietermaritzburg, kwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Denomination Anglican
Consecrated 22 November 1981
Architect(s) Kammeӱer, Rozendal and Carter-Brown
Style Modern
Materials Red brick and concrete
Diocese Diocese of Natal
Province Southern Africa
Bishop(s) The Rt Revd Rubin Phillip
Dean The Very Reverend Ndabezinhle Sibisi

The Cathedral of the Holy Nativity is the home of the Anglican Diocese of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in the kwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the episcopal seat of the Bishop of Natal. The cathedral is located in Langalibalele Street.

The building of the cathedral followed the uniting of two city parishes while Philip Russell was bishop, that is between 1974 and 1981. After being translated to Cape Town as archbishop, Russell returned to dedicate the cathedral on 22 November 1981.

The building is modern in design and is not universally loved.[1]


  1. ^ Hans Fransen (14 Jan 2010). "Architecture: The new amidst the old". Pietermaritzburg Local History. The Witness. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 

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