Dutch Reformed Church Swellendam
On Sunday morning we returned to attend the church service at 9:30. After an interesting sermon we asked if we could look around and take a few photos of the inside*. The inside is quite plain with wooden pews with a beautiful pulpit. The church has a beautiful organ and pretty ceilings.
The congregation was established in 1798 and the first church building was completed in 1802. After lots of changes to the church the congregation decided to replace it with a new church. The current church was designed by FW & F Hesse from Cape Town using different building styles (Baroque gables, Gothic windows and Eastern cupola). It was inaugurated on 10 June 1911.
The steeple is the replica of a famous steeple of a Belgium church (This information was in a pamphlet about the church but I am still trying to find which church). It was built using the yellow-wood beams from the old church.