Salem Methodist Church, near Grahamstown

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The church at Salem is the oldest Methodist church in South Africa. The original church at Salem was built in December 1822, but this was demolished ten years after erection, to make way for a more solid edifice.

Just across the road from the church is the oldest cricket pitch in South Africa that is still in use.

The first wedding to take place in the Salem church (and the first Methodist wedding on South Africa) was between Benjamin Jonathan Rudman and Juliana Slater. The marriage was witnessed by James Hancock.

Coordinates: 3328'17.50"S and 2629'04.88"E, elevation 236m


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