Catholic Community

Catholic Community

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 11:47



Heinrich Weidmann

Tel. +27 (0)21 423 4948

Address: 3A Devonport Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 11:46

Lutheran Churches

The St. Martini community in Cape Town was founded 155 years ago by German immigrants. Society, culture, and social fabric have changed fundamentally since then, and our community faces new challenges.

Our work in Cape Town means mission and social work among German-speaking children, young people, adults and seniors. Our church and the community center are centrally located in the city center. The community currently has 638 registered members scattered all over Cape Town.

We are particularly concerned with the more than 20,000 German-speaking people of our city who have lost contact with the Church or have never yet found it. We want to encourage them to believe in Jesus Christ and help them find a home in our church.


Das ev. Gemeindezentrum und Kirche:

240  Long Street, Kapstadt
Pastor: Claudia Nolte-Schamm


Das Gemeindebüro:

Tel. 021 423 5947

Fax. 021 423 2529
Di-Fr 09:30 - 13:00

Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:30

Bernd Rosenkranz

Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:28

Paul Zenhäuser

Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:27

Andreas Springer

Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:23

Markus Martini

Thursday, 01 June 2017 13:43

Christine Paterson

Thursday, 01 June 2017 13:43

Monika Brink

Thursday, 01 June 2017 12:42


Website under construction!!

Thursday, 01 June 2017 12:23

Taizé Prayer

The German speaking Catholic Community together with the Lutheran Community, St. Martini, wish to invite everyone who likes to pray in the ecumenical spirit of Taizé every third Wednesday of the month at 18:15 pm.

The services will alternate between the two communities:

  • every uneven month the service will be held at Martini (240 Long Str., Cape Town) and
  • every even month at the Meditteranen Villa (21 Brownlow St., Tamboerskloof).



The Taizé Community is known for its interdenominational services. Thousands of young people have flocked to to Taizé near Cluny in France. Here the ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France, has its origin. The community comprises of more than one hundred religious brothers and sisters, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, a Reformed Protestant from Switzerland.

Accepted by both the major churches, the community has become one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work. Through the community's ecumenical outlook, they are encouraged to live in the spirit of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation.


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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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