About Us

German Speaking Catholic Community


Church Address:           Nazareth House, 1 Derry Street, Vredehoek, Cape Town

                                           (Degree of Latitude: S 33 ° 56 ' 13.401 " | Degree of Longitude: O 18 ° 25 ' 30.925 ")

Community-Center:     21 Brownlow Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

                                           (Degree of Latitude: S 33 ° 55 ' 43.363 " | Degree of Longitude: O 18 ° 24 ' 15.602 ")


Tel: +27 (0) 76 800 6092



The German-speaking Catholic community in the Cape is the community for all German-speaking Catholics (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Namibia) and their families, who live in the area of ​​the Archdiocese of Cape Town. We are happy to also have many South Africans as a part of our congregation. We are a branch of the German Catholic Bishops Conference, its Foreign Secretariat.

Our faith is based on the triune God. We cater for the religious needs of our community and welcome all tourists who would like to take part in the activities we provide.

Relatively homogenous, foreign communities like ours live in a foreign multinational environment. Here in South Africa we are active participants in major social changes. It is the calling of the church to contribute towards an integrated and democratic society. As there are many mixed denominations and interreligious marriages in our parish - we as the local church will always be a place of dialogue between the denominations and religions.

Our parish council, finance committee and the pastoral worker strive to develop and plan activities to stabilize and grow the community.

The main focus of pastoral work is celebrating the Sunday Mass together and developing other forms of worship, ecumenical educational talks, preparing children and the youth for the sacraments and one-on-one counseling. We plan to develop new fields of pastoral activities with the youth and the community in the ecumenical and social field. Our outreach projects receive much support from local business and from individual people here and overseas.

The monthly newsletter, the FORUM NEWSLETTER, is distributed via email or postal service to all who are interested and to those whose address we have.

You will find there references to planned worship services, activities and news from our church.

Our congregation is financially supported by the foreign secretariat of the German bishops' conference. In future we will greatly rely on generous donations and the weekly collection held during the Sunday service. We thank all who support us with their contributions.

We are looking forward to your visit, your suggestions and participation – because together we are the church.

About us

The German-speaking Catholic community of the Cape Peninsula is the community for all German-speaking Catholics (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Namibia) and their families who live in the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Therefore, many South African citizens are also part of our community.


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