Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Sinode van Midde-Afrika
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Dutch Reformed Church - Synod of Central Africa
P.O. Box 967, 35 Samora, Machel Ave.
Zimbabwe (Africa)
Telephone: +236 4 774-748
Fax: +263 4 774-739
Email: mas@zol.co.zw
Address-No.: 112168 / 1268

This church is a result of evangelistic efforts of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa (cf. South Africa no. 1). In 1895 the first three congregations north of the Limpopo River in what was then Rhodesia were established (Bulawayo, Enkeldoorn, and Melsetter). The congregations whose number was soon increasing were at varying times part of NGK Synods of the Cape, of the Free State, and of Transvaal. In 1957 all congregations north of the Limpopo River became the Synod of Central Africa. In 1962 the various synods of the NGK in Southern and Central Africa united a general Synod, which meets every four years and decides on matters of policy, confession, Bible translation, training of ministers, church order, international ecumenical ties, and other matters of common concern. Subject to its participation in and loyalty to the General Synod, the Synod of Central Africa is autonomous and self-supporting.


Statistic data of church

total: 2585
(conventionally): 16
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 41
Ordained clergy
total: 12
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 4
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Congregation, Presbytery, Synod, General Synod
Official languages
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Canon of Dort (1618/19)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)


last update: 25.07.2003
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