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.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.