28 February 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Caledon

In December we went to Cape Town for the weekend to visit my sister.  We decided to do a bit of sightseeing along the way in stead of just driving the whole 4 hours.  Our first stop was in Riviersonderend.  The next stop was in Caledon.

Walking around in Caledon we found a beautiful little church called the Holy Trinity Church.  While taking photos we noticed that the door was open and went to knock.  We were very lucky. A lady was getting flowers ready for a wedding the next day and let as have a look inside.
This Anglican church was designed by Sophy Gray, the wife of Robert Gray, the first Anglican Bishop of the Cape.  Building commenced in 1850 and the church was consecrated in 1855. It was declared a heritage site in 1978.


Holy Trinity Church, Caledon
List of the Rectors from 1849
 

Inside the Holy Trinity Church

Inside the Holy Trinity Church
 

The organ was installed in 1905
 The inside of the church is beautiful and the atmosphere was sacred. We did not even talk loudly because we were afraid it would spoil the feeling. There are lovely original stained glass windows in both of the side walls.  The windows are protected by wire on the outside of the church, but some have little damage.

In the church ground there are a few graves like this one from 1853

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