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NGK Churches in the Cape

This information was extracted from Handbook for Genealogical Research in South Africa, by R J T Lombard, Pretoria HSRC 1985. Copyright now with GISA (used with permission) http://www.gisa.org.za/

Town Year Seceded from Alternative name
Cape Town Kaapstad 1665 First congregation in South Africa.
Stellenbosch 1686 Cape Town
Drakenstein 1691 see Paarl
Paarl 1691 Stellenbosch
Roodezand 1743 see Tulbagh
Tulbagh 1743 Cape Town/Stellenbosch
Malmesbury 1745 see Swartland
Swartland 1745 Cape Town/(Malmesbury)
Graaff-Reinet 1792 Tulbagh
Swellendam 1798 Stellenbosch
Caledon 1811 Swellendam
George 1813 Swellendam
Uitenhage 1817 Graaff-Reinet
Cradock 1818 Graaff-Reinet
Beaufort West 1819 Tulbagh/Graaff-Reinet
Hottentots-Holland 1819 see Somerset-West
Somerset West 1819 Stellenbosch
Worcester 1821 Tulbagh
Somerset East 1825 Graaff-Reinet/Uitenhage
Clanwilliam 1826 Tulbagh/Swartland
Colesberg 1826 Graaff-Reinet
Durbanville 1826 Cape Town/Paarl/Swartland
Tijgerberg 1826 see Durbanville
Toverberg/Torenberg 1826 see Colesberg
Bedford 1829 see GlenLynden
Glen Lynden (Bedford) 1829 Somerset East (?)
Wynberg 1829 Cape Town
Albanie (Albany) 1831 Uitenhage
Piquetberg (Piketberg) 1833 Clanwilliam/Swartland/Tulbagh
Voortrekkerregister 1836 from 1836 onwards
Bredasdorp 1839 Swellendam/Caledon
Riversdale 1839 Swellendam
Wagenmakersvallei 1840 see Wellington
Wellington 1840 Paarl
Prince Albert 1842 Beaufort West
Kruisvallei 1843 Tulbagh (as result of a schism)
Richmond 1843 Graaff-Reinet/Beaufort West
Victoria West 1844 Beaufort West
French Hoek 1845 Paarl
Mossel Bay 1845 George
Burgersdorp 1846 Colesberg/Cradock
Calvinia 1847 Clanwilliam
Hantam 1847 see Calvinia
Humansdorp 1848 Uitenhage
Napier 1848 Bredasdorp/Caledon
Namaqualand (Springbok) 1850 Clanwilliam
Springbok 1850 see Namaqualand
Fraserburg 1851 Beaufort West
Knysna 1851 George
Ladismith 1851 Swellendam/Riversdale
St. Stephens (Cape Town) 1851 Originated independently (Coloureds)
Aliwal North 1852 Burgersdorp
Hopefield 1852 Swartland
Middelburg 1852 Colesberg/Richmond/Graaf-Reinet/Cradock
Darling 1853 Swartland
Oudtshoorn 1853 George/Mossel Bay
Robertson 1853 Swellendam
Alexandria 1854 Uitenhage
Hopetown 1854 Colesberg
Montagu 1854 Swellendam
Queenstown 1854 Cradock
Kalk Bay) 1855 Wynberg
Aberdeen 1855 Graaff-Reinet
Ceres 1855 Tulbagh
Fish Hoek (Simonstown - Kalk Bay) 1855 Wynberg
Heidelberg 1855 Swellendam/Riversdale
Jansenville 1855 Uitenhage
Simonstown (Kalk Bay) on establishment name was Simonstown only 1855 Wynberg see Fish Hoek
Sutherland 1855 Worcester
Vishoek 1855 see Fish Hoek
Dordrecht 1856 Aliwal North/Burgersdorp
Hanover 1856 Colesberg/Richmond
Murraysburg 1856 Graaff-Reinet
Riebeek West 1858 Swartland
Villiersdorp 1858 Caledon
Komga 1859 People in Kaffraria were visted by ministers from Glen Lynden, Albany and Stockenstrom
Maclean (Macleantown) 1859 see Komg(h)a
Pearston 1859 Graaff-Reinet/Somerset East
Lady Grey 1861 Aliwal North
Balfour 1862 see Greykerk
Greykerk 1862
Alice (Victoria East) 1863 Albanie (Albany)
Koeberg 1863 see Philadelphia
Philadelphia 1863 Durbanville
Riebeek-Kasteel 1863 Swartland
Tarkastad 1863 Cradock/Queenstown
Victoria East 1863 see Alice
Willowmore 1864
Uniondale 1866 George
Beaconsfield 1872 see Dutoitspan
Dutoitspan (Beacons field) 1872 Before establishment of the congregation, people on the mines were ministered to by ministers of the Cape Colony and the OFS
Kimberley 1872 Before the establishment of the congregation, miners were ministered to by ministers of the Cape Colony and the OFS
Barkly East 1873 Lady Grey/Dordrecht
Calitzdorp 1873 Oudtshoorn
Philipstown 1873 Colesberg
Noorder-Paarl 1875 Paarl
Hofmeyr 1876 see Maraisburg--Hofmeyr
Maraisburg-Hofmeyr 1876 Burgersdorp/Cradock
Steynsburg 1876 Burgersdorp
Steytlerville 1876 Uitenhage
Britstown 1877 Richmond/Victoria West/Hopetown
Troe-Troe 1877 see Vanrhynsdorp
Vanrhynsdorp (Troe Troe) 1877 Clanwilliam/Calvinia/Namaqualand
Amandelboom 1878 see Williston
New Bethesda (Nieu--Bethesda) 1878 Graaff-Reinet
Prieska 1878 Victoria West/Carnarvon
Williston 1878 Carnarvon. Whites first ministered to by missionaries
Drieankerbaai 1879 see Three Anchor Bay
Goudini (Rawsonville) 1879 Worcester
Green Point(Groenpunt) 1879 see Three Anchor Bay
Moorreesburg 1879 Swartland
Porterville 1879 Piquetberg
Rawsonville 1879 see Goudini
Three Anchor Bay 1879 Cape Town
Griquatown 1880 Fell outside the boundaries of existing congregations
Barrydale 1881 Montagu/Swellendam
Molteno 1881 Dordrecht(?)
Petrusville 1882 Phillipstown
Venterstad 1882 Colesberg/Burgersdorp
Warrenton 1882 Dutoitspan
Cathcart West 1883 see Reivilo
Klein Boetsap 1883 see Reivilo
Laingsburg 1883 Worcester/Sutherland/Prince Albert
Reivilo 1883 Dutoitspan (?)
Stellaland (Vryburg) 1883 Originated independently
Vryburg (Stellaland) 1883 Originated independently see Stellaland
Kenhardt 1889 Carnarvon
Adelaide 1890 Glen Lynden
Elliot 1890 Dordrecht/Barkly East
Jamestown 1891 Aliwal North/Dordrecht
Nieuwe Kerk, Cape Town 1891 see Tamboers-kloof
Rondebosch 1891 Wynberg
Sterkstroom 1891 Molteno
Tamboerskloof 1891 Cape Town (De Nieuwe Kerk)
Umtata 1891 Dordrecht
Mafeking 1892 Vryburg
Rhodes 1893 see Rossville
Rossville (Rhodes) 1893 Barkly East (Rossville is now part of Barkly East once more)
Strydenburg 1893 Hopetown/Philipstown/Prieska/Britstown
Upington 1893 Fell outside the boundaries of existing congregations
Vosburg 1895 Carnarvon/Britstown/victoria West/Britstown
Brandvlei 1897 Calvinia/Kenhardt/Williston
Douglas 1897 Griekwastad/Dutoits-pan/Kimberley/Hopetown
Nieuwoudtville 1897 Calvinia
De Rust 1899 Outshoorn
Loxton 1899 Beaufort West / Carnarvon / Victoria West
Kalk Bay 1905 Simonstown/Kalk Bay (reunited with Simonstown in 1941)
Kruisvallei reunited with Tulbagh 1935 see Tulbagh (1743)
Carnarvon 1880 Victoria West, Whites first ministered to by Rhenish missionaries (1850's_
Schietfontein see Carnarvon
Transgariep Congregations in OFS and Natal
Town Year Seceded from Alternative name

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