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Empangweni Mission 1863 – Moorleigh

I have a strange fascination for the declining fortunes of the structures of the past – a fascination a little akin to that of a moths attraction to light. Empangweni Mission is a case in point. The Mission Press (1909), St Johanneskirche (1908), and Gnadenkirche (1913), were built by German Lutheran Missionaries, long after the original founding in 1863.

Today the ravages of neglect, are evident, as depicted here, except for St Johanneskirche, which retains some semblance of upkeep, as opposed to its neighboring manse.

More images are found in the Moorleigh – Empangweni album under Gallery – Churches – Moorleigh

Moorleigh - Lutheran Church Empangweni- St Johanneskirche 1908. (8)

Empangweni – St Johanneskirche

Moorleigh Lutheran Church Gnadenkirche 1913and School (20).

The derelict Empangweni Gnadenkirche

Moorleigh Lutheran Church Gnadenkirche 1913and School (23).

Entrance to the derelict Gnadenkirche – Empangweni

Moorleigh Lutheran Church Gnadenkirche 1913and School (26).

Interior of the derelict Gnadenkirche – Empangweni Mission

Moorleigh Lutheran Church Manse for Johanneskirche (5)

Manse for the Empangweni Mission Churches – in ruins

 

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