Dutch Reformed Church Franschhoek


The Dutch Reformed Church is a Dutch Reformed church in Franschhoek, South Africa. The church was built in 1847 and is situated on the main road running through the town. This valley, tightly hemmed in by mountains, is named after the French Huguenots who fled to the Cape after religious persecution in 1688. They brought with them knowledge of viniculture and settled to make wine.

There is only one teacher in the municipality after Prof Pieter Coertzen retired on 20 April 2008 as second teacher. Prof Coertzen was a lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch’s Faculty of Theology, but linked to the Dutch Reformed Church Franschhoek. In addition, the municipality has a writer, a coster, a cleaner and two site workers. The congregation’s pianist is Mrs Felicity Grové. The town has two cemeteries: one is the historic cemetery near the church building and the other one is near the Huguenot Monument. It is also often called the “Huguenot Cemetery” because of the large number of Huguenots buried there.

The church building, located on a large estate (2.5 hectares) in the main street (Huguenot road) of Franschhoek dates back to 1847 and was fully restored in 1968. The church building has a traditional cross-shaped floor plan with a canopy but no church tower. The church building has an impressive inside and a good organ. The church building has a sound system and a closed circuit TV that serves the mother’s room and Fleur de Lis (the ACVV elderly home). A data projector and remote-controlled screen allows the preachers to display footage without deception of the church’s distinctive interior with “modern technology”.

Booking Information
Telephone: +27 (0)21 876 2431
Mobile: 082 662 0717
Email: skriba@ngkfranschhoek.co.za
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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
66B Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 14h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 66 224 6360