St James Anglican Church, Southwell
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Southwell is a settlement within the former farming district of the same name, about 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Port Alfred and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Grahamstown.
Port Alfred is a small town with a population of just under 26,000 in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated on the eastern seaboard of the country at the mouth of the Kowie River, almost exactly halfway between the larger cities of Port Elizabeth and East London and 30 kilometres (19 mi) West of Cannon Rocks.
Makhanda is a town of about 70,000 people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated about 110 kilometres (70 mi) northeast of Port Elizabeth and 130 kilometres (80 mi) southwest of East London. Makhanda is the largest town in the Makana Local Municipality, and the seat of the municipal council. It also hosts Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court, The South African Library for the Blind (SALB) and a diocese of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and 6 South African Infantry Battalion. The name change to Makhanda was officially gazetted on 29 June 2018.
Established in 1849 as a mission station, it was located at Lombard's Post,a fortified farmhouse originally granted to Pieter Lombard in 1790 as a leningsplaas (loan farm). Canon Henry Waters was the first resident minister.
In the mid-19th century it hosted a Xhosa school, which was closed down during Mlanjeni's War.
The local St James Anglican Church was built in 1870.The foundation stone was laid by Nathaniel Merriman, Archdeacon of Grahamstown.
Nathaniel James Merriman was the third Bishop of Grahamstown from 1871 until his death.
The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands or bantustans of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. It is the landing place and home of the 1820 Settlers. The central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people.
Sarah Baartman District Municipality is situated in the western part of the Eastern Cape province, covering an area of 58 242 square kilometres. The area of the district municipality includes nine local municipalities. The seat of Sarah Baartman is the city of Port Elizabeth, although Port Elizabeth is not itself in the district. The largest languages among the 388,201 people are Xhosa and Afrikaans.. The district code is DC10.
Bathurst is about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) inland from Port Alfred, on the R67 road, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, and is named after Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst, Secretary of State for the Colonies by Sir Rufane Donkin. Its chief claim to fame is that it was the early administrative centre established by the British Government for the 1820 British Settlers who were sent to the district as a buffer between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa pastoralists who were migrating southwards and westwards along the coast. Bathurst is now part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape.
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Robert Gray was the first Anglican Bishop of Cape Town.
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Kenneth Cyril Oram AKC was an Anglican clergyman who served as Dean of Kimberley and of Grahamstown before his elevation to the episcopacy as Bishop of Grahamstown, 1974 to 1987.
David Patrick Hamilton Russell was a South African Anglican bishop.
Komga is a town in Amatole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
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James Mata Dwane, priest and founder of the Order of Ethiopia.
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