“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.
At Good Shepherd-Protea we serve adults and children in vibrant Sunday services.
This church extends hands of support towards children, local communities and congregations in other nations.
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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The library at the back of the church is open at the end of each service. Among the books available for borrowing are several on the Bible itself. They include The Bible: A Biography by Karen Armstrong; The Book of Books by Melvyn Bragg, on the 400th anniversary of the King James Authorized Version; The…