The old Moravian church

Somewhere in nowhere in a remote area far out of the village there is this church.

Christened by a bishop in 1971, and by the looks of it, not much has happened since then.

It’s a pity that buildings like this are seemingly forgotten. There are those local heritage committees ‘nitpicking’ about not much by all or not allowing somebody to build a house in ‘local style’ ….

This church is situated in the Houtkoof area 20 km out of Napier. It dates back to 1830 and in the sixties the tatched roof was replaced with a corrugated steel one. In 1970/71 a school was added plus a hostel. It used to be a dependance of the Moravian church in Elim. Since the eighties the local Moravian community has scattered away to other places.

Author: Herman van Bon Photography

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