Groote Kerk, Cape Town

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Groote Kerk
Groote Kerk, Adderley Street, Cape Town.JPG
Groote Kerk
33°55′29″S 18°25′15″E / 33.9248°S 18.4209°E / -33.9248; 18.4209Coordinates: 33°55′29″S 18°25′15″E / 33.9248°S 18.4209°E / -33.9248; 18.4209
Location Cape Town
Country South Africa
Denomination Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk
History
Founded 1841
Architecture
Functional status Church

The Groote Kerk (Afrikaans and Dutch for "Great Church") is a Dutch Reformed church in Cape Town, South Africa. The church is South Africa's oldest place of Christian worship, built by Herman Schuette in 1841. The first church on this land was built in 1678. Willem Adriaan van der Stel laid the cornerstone for the church. It was replaced by the present building in 1841, but the original tower was retained. The pulpit is the work of Anton Anreith and the carpenter Jacob Graaff, and was inaugurated on 29 November 1789. The Groote Kerk lays claim to housing South Africa's largest organ, which was installed in 1954 and has 5917 pipes.

List of ministers[edit]

The interior
The pulpit
  1. Joan van Arckel, 1665 - 1666
  2. Petrus Wachtendorp, 1666 - 1667
  3. Adriaan de Vooght, 1667 - 1674
  4. Rudolpus Meerlandt, 1674 - 1675
  5. Petrus Hulsenaar, 1675 - 1677
  6. Johannes Overney, 1678 - 1687
  7. Johannes van Andel, 1687 - 1689
  8. Leonardus Terwoldt, 1689 - 1695
  9. Hercules van Loon, 1695 - 1697
  10. Petrus Kalden, 1697 - 1708
  11. Engelbertus Franciscus le Boucq, 1707 - 1708
  12. Johannes Godefridus D'Ailly, 1708 - 1726
  13. Lambertus Slicher, 1723 - 1725
  14. Hendrik Beck, 1726 - 1731
  15. Franciscus le Seuer, 1729 - 1746
  16. Henricus Cock, 1732 - 1743
  17. Ruardus van Cloppenburgh, 1746 - 1748
  18. Petrus van der Spuy, 1746 - 1752
  19. Henricus Kronenburg, 1752 - 1779
  20. Gerhardus Croeser, 1754 - 1755
  21. Christiaan Benjamin Voltelen, 1755 - 1758
  22. Johannes Frederik Bode, 1758 - 1760
  23. Johannes Petrus Serrurier, 1760 - 1802
  24. Christiaan Fleck, 1781 - 1822
  25. Meent Borcherds, 1785 - 1786
  26. Helperus Ritzema van Lier, 1786 - 1793
  27. Abraham Kuys, 1794 - 1799
  28. Johan Heinrich von Manger, 1802 - 1839
  29. Johannes Christoffel Berrange, 1817 - 1827
  30. Dr. Abraham Faure, 1822 - 1867
  31. Johannes Spijker, 1834 - 1864
  32. Stephanus Petrus Heyns, 1839 - 1873
  33. Dr. Andrew Murray, 1864 - 1871
  34. Georg Stegmann jr., 1867 - 1880
  35. Dr. William Robertson (af), 1872 - 1874
  36. Gilles van de Wall, 1874 - 1875
  37. Anton Daniël Lückhoff, 1875 - 1886
  38. Dr. Johannes Jacobus Kotzé, 1880 - 1899
  39. Abraham Isaac Steytler, 1881 - 1915
  40. Christoffel Frederic Jacobus Muller, 1887 - 1890
  41. Adriaan Moorrees, 1892 - 1895
  42. Charles Morgan, 1893 - 1896
  43. Francis Xavier Roome, 1895 - 1937
  44. Zacharia Johannes de Beer, 1895 - 1923
  45. Louis Hugo, 1897 - 1907
  46. Dr. Johannes Petrus van Heerden, 1899 - 1935
  47. Dr. Johannes du Plessis, 1899 - 1903
  48. Dr. Barend Johannes Haarhoff, 1905 - 1912
  49. Gerrit Johannes du Plessis, 1906 - 1912
  50. Johannes Stephanus Hauman, 1908 - 1918
  51. Daniel Gerhardus Malan, 1918 - 1921
  52. Pieter Basson Ackermann, 1918 - 1922
  53. Daniel Stephanus Burger Joubert, 1921 - 1925
  54. Willem Ferdinand Louw, 1922 - 1929
  55. Dr. Abraham van der Merwe, 1926 - 1966
  56. Jacobus Delarey Conradie, 1936 - 1967
  57. Pieter du Toit, 1938 - 1943
  58. Johannes Gerhardus Janse van Vuuren, 1945 - 1954, 1963 - 1986
  59. Willem Adolf Landman, 1958 - 1979
  60. Petrus Andries van Zyl, 1958 - 1960
  61. Johannes Mattheus Delport, 1960 - 1963
  62. Jacobus van der Westhuizen, 1968 - 1997
  63. Erasmus Adriaan van Niekerk, 1972 - 1975
  64. Abraham Johannes Prins, 1975 - 1981
  65. Petrus Johannes Botes, 1981 - 2009
  66. Gideon de Wit, 2003 - current
  67. Johan Taute van Rooyen, 2011 - current

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