Historical buildings: The Wesley Methodist Church

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SECOND in The Rep’s series on historical buildings from Komani and surrounding areas is the Wesley Methodist Church, which has pride of place in a busy Ebden Street.

The Wesley Methodist Church in Ebden Street, Komani Picture: SONJA RAASCH

The Wesleyan Missionary put up the town’s first church building in Cathcart Road in 1853. A new church building was then built in 1861 with the Ebden Street church erected in 1882.

The cost of the new church, together with a schoolroom and a new manse, was about 10 000 pounds, according to Alan Greaves’ book, Tell Me of Komani.

Upon completion of the Ebden Street church, the Cathcart Road church was sold to the Morum Brothers who developed a commercial complex on the site.

*Send in your photos of historical sites and/or buildings and a brief description to sonjar@tisoblackstar.co.za or post it on The Rep’s facebook group.

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