Loskop (Estcourt area) – Moorleigh Churches

Whilst the ‘mother’ Lutheran Church (Kerk) at Moorleigh is still in good condition, the nearby Gnadenkirche is in ruins. It makes for great photography but is a reminder of bygone days when the thriving local community, although much smaller, seemingly able to maintain its properties. The local graveyard indicates a large German based community. Upon inquiry, it seems the adjacent school is now a Government run school and the decline in the German Community was matched with a decline in the church.

Lutheran Kerk – The ‘mother’ church

Interior of 1913 Gnadenkirche built in 1913.

Gnadenkirche 1913

Interior of Gnadenkirche

Derelict Manse for the Church

Interior of Manse

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KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record