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Evangelical Presbyterian Church in South Africa
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EPCSA
PO Box 31961
Braamfontein 2017
South Africa (Africa)
Telephone: +27 11 339 1044/50
Fax: +27 11 403 4144
Email: mobbie@epcsa.co.za
Address-No.: 13279 / 1200

This church grew out of the work of Swiss missionaries who began their activities in 1875 among the Tsonga people. It was formerly called the Tsonga Presbyterian Church. A network of mission stations was established in the northern and eastern parts of Transvaal. The rapid growth of mining industry drew many people into the towns. Congregations were also established in Pretoria, Reef, and later Welkom areas (Orange Free State), and also in Zululand. The church has a strong ethnic character. Tsonga is the official language, both in worship and the courts of the church. Since 1962 the church has been independent but not yet self-sufficient. Gradually, a new sense of autonomy is pervading the church. It finds expression in the revival of liturgy and African music, as well as in the acceptance of greater social and political involvement in the life of the country.
 

Note: We did not manage to contact this church. Therefore, we cannot exclude that its address has changed or that the church does not exist any more.
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Statistic data of church

Members
total: 30000
Parishes
(conventionally): 32
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 7
Ordained clergy
total: 26
 
women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  no information about deacons
Missionaries
total: 0
 
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
no information about baptism
Godparents
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

 
Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
1962
Organizational structures
not communicated
Official languages
  • Tsonga
Association

International assiciations

 

last update: 01.03.2006
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