The Story of the Church Pilgrimage

Sat Dec 9, 09:30 - Sat Dec 9, 12:30

Cape Town CBD


This pilgrimage through the Cape Town CBD explores the role of the church as both an agent of oppression and injustice as well as an instrument of liberation and hope. The pilgrimage includes historical commentary, Scripture readings, and time for individual and communal reflection. A participant’s guide will be provided with bible readings and questions for reflection. 

Our pilgrimage route comprises the following stops:

  • The Castle of Good Hope: reflecting on the intertwined history of Christianity and Colonisation
  • Church Square: exploring the legacy of the church and slavery.
  • The House of Parliament: reflecting on the unholy of church and state for the creation of apartheid
  • St George’s Cathedral: investigating the role of the church in the struggle for liberation.
  • Bo-Kapp: reflecting on the growth of Islam and the injustice of the church.
  • The South African Sendingsgestig Museum (also known as the South African Slave Church Museum): reflecting on the legacy of mission and missionaries
  • St Mark’s Church District Six mourning the legacy of forced removals and segregation.
  • Debrief and Reflection at St Mark’s Church

Distance: Approximately 6.5km in total. 

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The Story of the Church Pilgrimage
Cape Town CBD
Darling St & Buitenkant St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
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