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200 year anniversary St Francis of Assisi church in Simonstown

The first Anglican parish in Southern Africa was established in Simon's Town in 1814. That building was destroyed by floods in 1824, and the current St. Francis Church was built in 1837. Last Saturday Richard Cock conducted Songs of Praise concert in the church which was full. My friend bought the last ticket for me at noon that day. The choirs were St Francis Church, Christ Church Constantia, St...

A Statement in Stone

I have so enjoyed "A Statement in Stone" by Michael Walker, a new book about Muizenberg-St. James-Kalk Bay's early buildings and their architects, including Sir Herbert Baker. Michael Walker was born in St James. He has a lifetime of experiences and relationships on the False Bay coastline. This is his 14th book about the region. His knowledge of and passion for the villages is deeply appreciated by...

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