Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross

The Bethany Congregation is affiliated to the Northeastern Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa (NELCSA).

NELCSA proclaims, witnesses and shares the Good News of God's grace in Jesus Christ.

Inside Church

About Us

Founded in 1888 by German settler community, we are a multi-lingual (English and German) and multi-cultural congregation.

We meet for regular bible studies, senior socials and of course our weekly Sunday worship services.

The organ, the brass band and worship team play an integral part in our services.

The highlights of the year, not only for our congregation but also for the surrounding community are our market days. The most well-known ones being our Bazaar with the sale of traditional German settler recipe meat products and cakes, which is held in Winter and our Christmas market, which is traditionally held on the Saturday before 1st Advent.

Venue Facilities

Lutheran Church

Sunday Services

Join us on Sundays in bilingual services.

Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue

Celebrate your special day at our beautiful venue.

Conference Room

Conference Room

Host your next business conferences with us.

Being a congregation in a popular holiday destination, we frequently welcome guests from abroad as well as from other parts of our country.

Why don't you join us the next time you are in the area?

Lutheran Church Bethany

Sunday Service

1st Sunday 9:30 Service with Holy Communion
2nd Sunday 9:30 Service
3rd Sunday 9:30 Service with Holy Communion
4th Sunday 9:30 Service
5th Sunday 9:30 Service

Our services are bi-lingual: The sermon will be in English, while the readings and song will alternate between English and German.

Jesus invites anybody who is baptised, and who believes
His words, "My body given for you!", "My blood shed for you!" to take part in Holy Communion.