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St John's Anglican Church
Mashishing (Lydenburg), Mpumalanga

Date:1877
Type:Anglican Church
Status:Extant
Street:cor Church and Burger Streets


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25°05'32.45" S 30°27'14.55" E
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The cornerstone of the St John's church was laid on 28th August 1877. It is the fourth or fifth oldest Anglican Church in the Transvaal. The bell was made in England in 1884 and was transported from Durban to Lydenburg by ox-wagon. It arrived here in 1887 and has the words "When I do call, come surf (serve) God all", engraved on it. Its heyday was around the 1900’s when it served as a garrison church for the large body of troops quartered in and around the town. In the church the mural tablets commemorate the men of the Manchester Regiment whom fell in the war, and one to honor the Lydenburg Volunteers who died during the Sekhukhune Wars of 1876.

[Information supplied by the Lydenburg Museum]


Writings about this entry

Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2015. Church tourism in South Africa : a travel odyssey. South Africa: Self-published by Philippe Menache and Darryl Earl David. pg 91