This list provides names of churches that belong to the South African Council of Churches, as well as those that do not. They have been arranged in alphabetical order.
Below are some of the Top Churches.
1. Zion Christian Church
The Zion Christian Church is the biggest church in South Africa. It was founded in 1910 by Engenas Lekganyane and has since grown to over 4 million members. The church is known for its unique blend of African culture and Christianity, and its focus on social justice.
The church has a vision to reach out to all people in Southern Africa, who are still without knowledge or understanding of God’s love for them. The vision of Zion Christian Church is to be a growing church that will become a channel through which God can flow His power so that people may be healed physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
2. CRC Christian Church
CRC Christian Church is one of the biggest churches in South Africa. It is a multi-campus church with over 30,000 members. The church has a vision to see people transformed by the power of God.
The church has a passion for reaching out to the lost and making disciples. The church has a heart for the poor and needy. The church is also involved in social action and community development.
3. Christ the King Catholic Church
Christ the King Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic church in Johannesburg, South Africa. The church is the largest in Africa and was built to accommodate the increasing number of worshippers. It has a capacity of over 10,000 people.
The church was designed by South African architect B. Gregory & J.P Monahan and completed in 1958. The building took five years to complete at an estimated cost of R600,000 (about US$36,600). The cathedral was consecrated and opened in 1960.
4. St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral
St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral is one of the biggest churches in South Africa. It was built in 1956 and has been declared a National Monument by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA).
The cathedral stands on a hill that overlooks Cape Town. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city and can be seen in many places around it. The cathedral has two spires, one at each end of the building, which reach a height of 100 meters (328 feet).
5. St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s Church is one of the biggest churches in South Africa and one of the largest in the world. The church was built in 1873 and can accommodate up to 8,000 worshippers.
6. Holy Trinity Church
The Holy Trinity Church located in Durban is one of the biggest churches in South Africa. It is also one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and it has been nominated for the World Heritage List by Unesco. The church was built by Sir Henry Fynn and his wife Lady Helen Fynn in 1902.
The church has a capacity of more than 5,000 people and can accommodate up to 8,000 people if they stand on their feet. The Holy Trinity Anglican Church is one of the largest Anglican churches in South Africa.
7. St. Mary’s Cathedral
St. Mary’s Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg, in South Africa. It is located in the central business district of Johannesburg, at the corner of Commissioner and Main Streets. It is one of the biggest churches in South Africa and has a seating capacity of 9,000 persons.
8. St. George’s Cathedral
St. George’s Cathedral is the 6th largest church in South Africa. It can seat up to 2,000 people at a time and is used by Anglicans and Catholics alike.
The cathedral is located on St George’s Street in Cape Town, South Africa. The building was completed in 1910 but was badly damaged during an earthquake in 1960. It was rebuilt in 1965 and then again in 2000.
9. St. Augustine’s Cathedral
The St. Augustine’s Cathedral is the oldest church in South Africa and has been voted as one of the top tourist attractions in Pretoria. It was first built in 1853 by the Church of England and was consecrated by Bishop Robert Gray on May 4th 1856. This was done after they had acquired a piece of land from Lord Charles Somerset who was the governor of the Cape Colony at the time.
How many Christians are in South Africa?
Of the total national population of 44.8 million, 35.8 million or 79.8% identified as members of a Christian denomination.
What is the first church in South Africa?
South Africa’s first church was built in 1665 when the Dutch Reformed Groote Kerk was built in Cape Town. Today there are thousands serving congregations from all the major denominations. Notable among them are those that contributed significantly to the freedom struggle.