Salem Methodist Church, near Grahamstown
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
Coordinates: 33°28'17.50"S and 26°29'04.88"E, elevation 236m
Copyright © 2010, Rodney Jones,
Randburg, South Africa
(Last updated on 27 December 2010)