Dutch Reformed Church Carolina
The Stained-glass window in the Paul Kruger Hall at the Dutch Reformed Church of Carolina
This window is one of a kind and, as far as we know, the largest stained-glass window in the Southern hemisphere. It was donated to the community by Annie van der Merwe on 13 April 1928.
The image is based on 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NIV): “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not by Human hands.”
The church and community are in desperate need of funds for repairs to this unique artwork of stained glass, located in the church hall that depicts the women in the concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War.
Repairs are required to remedy the deteriorating lead, damage from settling of the building and other environmental factors.
This is just some of the damage that the stained glass window had sustained and, that has to be repaired.
We must repair the window before the damage is too great. A quotation for repairing of the window amounts to R130 000.00, which is a lot for a small community to take upon themselves.
We take this opportunity to ask you or your company for a donation to help our community to save this historical treasure.
If you have any questions please contact: Rev. Thinus Prinsloo +27 82 920 6852
We would like to thank you in advance for your generous donations and would like to invite you to come and see the window once it is repaired.