Today, 227 years ago, The Groote Kerk pulpit was inaugurated in Cape Town


The Groote Kerk pulpit, sculpted by Anton Anreith, was inaugurated in Cape Town on 29 November 1789.

The Groote Kerk is the oldest Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. It is located at Church Square in Adderly Street in Cape Town.

Its architecture boasts a peculiar combination of Greek and Gothic styles. Beside the church’s great architecture, the other attraction that it possesses is its pulpit.

Sculptor Anton Areith made the extraordinary pulpit, which rests on a pedestal of lions and adds to the great architectural features of the building.

Source: South African History Online

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