Cape Town
Close to the ground.

Evangelical Lutheran Church

98 Strand St

Evangelical Lutheran Church was converted from a barn in 1785 to establish the first Lutheran church in South Africa. For more than a century, the Dutch East India Company had banned any religious practice besides the Dutch Reformed Church. So it was only after years of petitioning that the mainly German Lutheran population in the colony were finally granted the freedom to practice their religion in 1779. Today services are still offered every Sunday from the ornately carved pulpit.

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