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“A holy and peaceful visit”

St Peters Anglican Church
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My husband and I had the pleasure to pay St Peters Anglican Church a visit during our recent stay in Plettenberg Bay. The church was within walking distance from The Plettenberg Hotel where we stayed.

The grounds are peaceful and serene and well maintained. The garden is home to a cemetery filled with gravestones and remembrance plaques. The church itself is an impressive stone church with beautiful stain glass windows. The caretaker opened the church especially for us to take a look inside. The church is beautiful inside with dark wooden benches and boasts a holy and very special ambience.

The bell outside is impressive and provide an excellent photo opportunity. The sundial is also worth a mention. We took a moment to reflect and spend a quiet moment on one of the benches in the garden.

St Peters Anglican Church was designed by Sophia (Sophy) Gray in 1849 and built by William Jones. Bishop William West Jones consecrated the church on 14 August 1881.

Sophy Gray was a formidable woman and designed at least 40 of the 50 churches in South Africa built by her husband Robert Gray’s bishopric. It includes the Holy Trinity Church in Belvedere, Knysna which holds a very special place in our hearts. It is well worth to read about Sophy Gray’s interesting journey as well as the history of the church.

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Lovely little church which we stopped to look at briefly. Very typically "English" in style. Church appears to be well looked after and cared about.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Visit a piece of local history, both chapel and main church are open to public, the gardens are well-kept with all varieties of proteas. There are also some old graves

Thank Catherine v
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We spent a few hours one sunny winter's afternoon visiting various historical sites in Plettenberg Bay.

The church and its grounds are peaceful and relaxed, and have a view down onto the coastline - not something many churches can boast about!

Thank DavidHFox
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We only found out about this wonderful wooden church because we were geo caching in the area. what a fabulous find in the middle of the forest. We had played golf at Plettenberg Bay Country Club and commented on the small graveyard in the middle of the back 9 holes. St. Andrews was hiding just on the hill in the thick of the woods.

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