Last updated on
27 March 2017

St Paul's Church is in the centre of Rondebosch.

Just above the Main Road, opposite the famous Rondebosch Fountain, you will find the Anglican Parish Church of St Paul. It has served the community of Rondebosch for more than 180 years. The church receives no formal funding and depends on the generosity of its congregation and friends to maintain the fabric of the building and the graveyard, and to support its ministry in the area.

Please feel free to visit us for a service or just to walk around the church and the graveyard.

Services for Holy Week and Easter 2017 are given below.

Sunday, 9 April Palm Sunday 08:00 Eucharist
09:30 Eucharist (starts in the hall)
17:00 Eucharist (Student/Parish worship)
Tuesday, 11 April Tuesday of Holy Week 09:30 Eucharist (Lady Chapel)
19:00 Celtic Eucharist
Wednesday, 12 April Wednesday of Holy Week 13:00 Stations of the Cross (Lady Chapel)
18:30 Eucharist (Lady Chapel)
19:00 Soup and rolls in the hall
18:30 Final movie discussion
Thursday, 13 April Maundy Thursday 19:00 Eucharist
Friday, 14 April Good Friday 09:00 The Passion (for children and people of all ages)
12:00 Three-hour Devotion
Saturday, 15 April Holy Saturday 09:00 Cleaning and preparing floral arrangements for Easter
Sunday, 16 April Easter Sunday 06:00 Eucharist
08:00 Eucharist
09:30 Eucharist
17:00 Eucharist (Student/Parish worship)
Week following Easter   No weekday services
Sunday, 23 April Second Sunday of Easter 08:00 Eucharist
09:30 Eucharist
17:00 Eucharist (Student/Parish worship)

The Mission Statement of St Paul's Parish is ...

to be a united fellowship of diverse people dedicated to worshipping God and spreading the Gospel in the power and compassion of the Holy Spirit.

The Five Marks of Mission are:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

We also have a Facebook Group - do join and push up the numbers.
Facebook Group: St. Paul's Rondebosch (Anglican Church)

If you are looking for your ancestors in the Parish Registers, please contact the former rector, Fr Derek Pratt, whose hobby is genealogy and who is willing to help you.

Go to Parish history – Property for more information on the graveyard and those buried there.

Those interested in genealogy:
For information on those buried at Black River Cemetery from 1926 to 1946 please click here.


Click here for a copy of this week's pew leaflet (Adobe Reader required).


Click here for Archbishop Thabo's blog site, where you can find his latest statements.