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Cathedral of St Michael and St George

High and Hill Streets, Grahamstown, South Africa
+27 46 622 2445
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Fabulous acoustics

Went to listen to a choral recital by the Kwantu choir during the Grahamstown festival. Gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendles542
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Cape Town, South Africa
Beautiful Old Church

Among several historic buildings and many, many churches in Grahamstown, this one is the centre... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Mark R
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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This stately cathedral’s prominent tower dominates High Street.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
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High and Hill Streets, Grahamstown, South Africa
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+27 46 622 2445
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"bell ringing"
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"stained glass windows"
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"plaques"
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"stately"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to listen to a choral recital by the Kwantu choir during the Grahamstown festival. Gorgeous stained glass windows and tapestries adorn the church. Lovely sculpture of Reverend Trevor Huddleston, with accompanying info about him and his work against racial prejudice.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Among several historic buildings and many, many churches in Grahamstown, this one is the centre piece of the town. Didn't get to go inside, but it's an amazing building to see from the outside anyway.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

A stately cathedral with magnificent stain glass .. this cathedral can been seen from the surrounding hills

Thank Caro W
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

A good place to start any exploration of the city and although not as old as you might think this church offers the visitor an insight to Grahamstown which has seen a lot of history on its streets and surrounding area.

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Attended the Eucharist on Sunday 17 September. Was thrilled to see simple Communion Table at the front and not too much traditional pomp. A good worship experience (although sermon was a wee bit too long!)

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

This is a charming cathedral in the center of a busy college and market town. It makes an excellent landmark for walks around Grahamstown

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

A church with a history which is second to none. So much character and nostalgia within the building , it makes you feel like you have gone back in time. A must visit for any visitors to Grahamstown.

Thank Joharney
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

The beautiful architecture, stained-glass windows and tranquillity is beautiful. Spend a bit of quiet time inside, away from the hustle and bustle of the streets and markets outside.

Thank jhnel
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

We were very surprised to find this amazing Cathedral in Grahamstown. The stained glass windows and organ are very impressive.

Thank Antony C
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be there when a marimba band was rehearsing. The acoustics of the huge cathedral accentuated the rich sounds of the marimba. The cathedral and area have a rich history and many plaques attest to members who had died in various...More

Thank Freda E
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