Our History

Saints (St Andrews in the South) was planted by St Andrews, Pretoria in 1964 with 32 adults and eight children meeting in a home. By 1970, the Sunday School had grown to 72 children and membership totaled 180. Rev Duncan Murray was inducted as the first Minister and Extension Charge status was granted in June 1972. A manse was purchased early in 1973. Construction began on the current church building in December 1975, a debt-free complex seating ±200 completed within 18 months at a cost of R40 000. It was “owner built” with many work parties under the supervision of Dennis Manley, a founder member.

Full congregational status was granted in 1975, when Rev Ian Bernhardi was called as the Minister, following two years as a probationer at Saints. Building extensions were undertaken in 1979 to provide Sunday School and office accommodation. Within 10 years of full congregational status, Saints began to seed other congregations:

  • Saints Park (Gateway) in 1985
  • Irene (Highveld) in 1998
  • Centurion Presbiteriaanse Kerk (CPK) in 2000

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