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Groote Kerk, Cape Town

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The Groote Kerk (Afrikaans for "Great Church") is a Dutch Reformed church in Cape Town, South Africa. The church is South Africa's oldest place of worship, built by Herman Schuette in 1841. The first church on this land was built in 1678. Willem Adriaan van der Stel laid the cornerstone for the church. It was replaced by the present building in 1841, but the original tower was retained. The pulpit is the work of Anton Anreith and the carpenter Jacob Graaff, and was inaugurated on 29 November 1789. The Groote Kerk lays claim to housing South Africa's largest organ, which was installed in 1954 and has 5917 pipes.
List of ministers
Joan van Arckel, 1665 - 1666 Petrus Wachtendorp, 1666 - 1667 Adriaan de Vooght, 1667 - 1674 Rudolpus Meerlandt, 1674 - 1675 Petrus Hulsenaar, 1675 - 1677 Johannes Overney, 1678 - 1687 Johannes van Andel, 1687 - 1689 Leonardus Terwoldt, 1689 - 1695 Hercules van Loon, 1695 - 1697 Petrus Kalden, 1697 - 1708 Engelbertus Franciscus le Boucq, 1707 - 1708 Johannes Godefridus D'Ailly, 1708 - 1726 Lambertus Slicher, 1723 - 1725 Hendrik Beck, 1726 - 1731 Franciscus le Seuer, 1729 - 1746 Henricus Cock, 1732 - 1743 Ruardus van Cloppenburgh, 1746 - 1748 Petrus van der Spuy, 1746 - 1752 Henricus Kronenburg, 1752 - 1779 Gerhardus Croeser, 1754 - 1755 Christiaan Benjamin Voltelen, 1755 - 1758 Johannes Frederik Bode, 1758 - 1760 Johannes Petrus Serrurier, 1760 - 1802 Christiaan Fleck, 1781 - 1822 Meent Borcherds, 1785 - 1786 Helperus Ritzema van Lier, 1786 - 1793 Abraham Kuys, 1794 - 1799 Johan Heinrich von Manger, 1802 - 1839 Johannes Christoffel Berrange, 1817 - 1827 Dr. Abraham Faure, 1822 - 1867 Johannes Spijker, 1834 - 1864 Stephanus Petrus Heyns, 1839 - 1873 Dr. Andrew Murray, 1864 - 1871 Georg Stegmann jr., 1867 - 1880 Dr. William Robertson, 1872 - 1874 Gilles van de Wall, 1874 - 1875 Anton Daniël Lückhoff, 1875 - 1886 Dr. Johannes Jacobus Kotzé, 1880 - 1899 Abraham Isaac Steytler, 1881 - 1915 Christoffel Frederic Jacobus Muller, 1887 - 1890 Adriaan Moorrees, 1892 - 1895 Charles Morgan, 1893 - 1896 Francis Xavier Roome, 1895 - 1937 Zacharia Johannes de Beer, 1895 - 1923 Louis Hugo, 1897 - 1907 Dr. Johannes Petrus van Heerden, 1899 - 1935 Dr. Johannes du Plessis, 1899 - 1903 Dr. Barend Johannes Haarhoff, 1905 - 1912 Gerrit Johannes du Plessis, 1906 tot 1912 Johannes Stephanus Hauman, 1908 - 1918 Daniel Gerhardus Malan, 1918 - 1921 Pieter Basson Ackermann, 1918 - 1922 Daniel Stephanus Burger Joubert, 1921 - 1925 Willem Ferdinand Louw, 1922 - 1929 Dr. Abraham van der Merwe, 1926 - 1966 Jacobus Delarey Conradie, 1936 - 1967 Pieter du Toit, 1938 - 1943 Johannes Gerhardus Janse van Vuuren, 1945 - 1954, 1963 - 1986 Willem Adolf Landman, 1958 - 1979 Petrus Andries van Zyl, 1958 - 1960 Johannes Mattheus Delport, 1960 - 1963 Jacobus van der Westhuizen, 1968 - 1997 Erasmus Adriaan van Niekerk, 1972 - 1975 Abraham Johannes Prins, 1975 - 1981 Petrus Johannes Botes, 1981 - 2009 Gideon de Wit, 2003 - current Johan Taute van Rooyen, 2011 - current...   ... (English)
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