Our Forefathers Built this Church. Vertel! Vertel!

The Old Mission Church, Montagu (2019)

The Montagu congregation of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church was officially formed in 1891, although the cornerstone of the present church was only laid in June 1907.

In 1968 the congregation of the church was informed that they would be removed to the township designated for ‘coloureds’ and that the church would be closed in favour of a new one to be built in the township. Since there was very little to reflect this history, a series of workshops were held to gather stories from the community that had been served by the church.

The exhibition reflects the rich heritage of indigenous knowledge and the history of the church as told through the voices of the former congregation members.

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