Open/Close Menu Anglican church of Good Shepherd-Protea, Kirstenbosch, Newlands and Bishopscourt, Cape Town, a chapelry of St Saviours, Claremont, at the centre of reconciliation and restitution in the post-apartheid era in South Africa

A warm welcome to our Church Community

~ The Church of the Good Shepherd - Protea welcomes you to a community where you will find loving relationships and warm pastoral care.

We meet in this tranquil,
historic chapel,
built in 1864.

~ The Good-Shepherd-Protea church is the focal point
of our Christian life and outreach ministry.

The church building serves as an ideal venue
for weddings, funerals and even film shoots.


"Wherever two or more
are gathered, there I
shall be"

~ We believe that we strengthen our relationship with God every time we meet together to share friendship, encouragement and the word of God.


Enjoy our family-friendly services and children's church.

~ The Church of the Good Shepherd community has members from newborn babies to octogenarians.


"Love is patient, love is kind..."

~ Our pastoral care team is dedicated to offering love and prayer support to those in our community who are sick, grieving or feeling lonely.

Meet our Priest

Meet the Rev Jo Tyers


“I am the good shepherd;
I know my sheep and my sheep know me” – John 10:14

Good Shepherd-Protea is an Anglican Church within the parish of St Saviour’s, Claremont in Cape Town. We meet in a 130-year-old stone church on the edge of Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town. Every Sunday you will find a vibrant community of about 90 worshippers ranging in age from just a few months to over eighty. Good Shepherd-Protea is made up of former residents of Protea Village (moved as a result of the Apartheid Group Areas Act) as well as those living in the surrounding areas of Kirstenbosch, Fernwood and Bishopscourt. Our musical worship is renowned and our tea and coffee gatherings under the oak trees after services are an important part of our Christian outreach to newcomers.


We’re small so you can enjoy a wealth of deep relationships and warm pastoral care within this church family.


This community gives you opportunity to exercise your God-given gifts within church ministries and the community.

All Ages

At Good Shepherd-Protea we serve adults and children in vibrant Sunday services.

Community Service

This church extends hands of support towards children, local communities and congregations in other nations.


Service times

Sunday services are at 9am. A short Eucharist service is held the first and third Friday of each month at 9am, with morning prayers on the remaining Fridays, also at 9am.

Sunday mornings are an important meeting time for the Church of the Good Shepherd Community. Every Sunday we are led in worship, hear a sermon and then meet for tea under the oak tree outside. Children’s Church (pre-school to Grade 7) meets between 9am and 11am.

“Do not give up meeting together…
but encourage one another.”

— Hebrews 10:25

The Stone Church is open to all

Good Shepherd-Protea is a special venue for weddings, funerals and even film shoots, popular with members and non-members of the regular congregation but subject to arrangement with the priest and wardens.



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Vicentia is the rector of the College of the Transfiguration in Grahamstown, who came to Cape Town also to address the women clergy of the Dioceses of Cape Town, False Bay and Saldahna Bay. Born in Soweto, she attended schools in Soweto and then started her theological training at the College of the Transfiguration. She…

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