We are and interdenominational Church active in the Hermanus Community.
We are committed to being a caring Church and a vibrant part of the community so please do contact us or attend our services.
Our vision and purpose is:
To worship God
To follow Christ
To heal a broken world in His name
We are an Easter people, passionate about Jesus, rooted in the Scriptures, energised by God the Holy Spirit to be a worshiping community, committed to prayer and the sharing of the Father's love and our hope in Christ in the Overberg and throughout Africa. and what services you provide.
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in all things He may have the preeminence. Colossians 1:18 (NKJV)
The United Church Hermanus is an interdenominational and independent congregation. Originally started by agreement amongst the Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Congregational churches in Cape Town back in 1946, the church has developed its own ethos and is not formally affiliated to any particular denomination. The United Church places itself within the evangelical tradition. However, since our members come from a variety of church backgrounds each with their distinctive approaches; it is important that the minister of the United Church be someone with a generosity of spirit and an appreciation of other spiritual/theological perspectives besides his own. This has been a characteristic of the United Church and it is something we greatly value.
It was a brave decision back in 1951 when the members of the fledgling United Church resolved to build a new church. The congregation had been meeting in the Dutch Reformed Church Hall, but the times required they take the bull by the horns and build a new church. The Lord honoured that vision and the church was built where it presently stands, on a quiet street on the perimeter of the village. 60 years later we continue to be blessed by their boldness of spirit.
Much as we may have liked the quietness to continue, it has not happened. Hermanus has changed. The quaint fishing village has gone. The quiet street has become a busy bypass. The spacious area beneath Hoys Koppie is set to become the new hub of the town and the United Church is right in the middle of it.
The United Church has also changed. Whereas it catered for a small number of mainly English speaking residents, it has grown beyond all recognition into a large, lively and multi-lingual congregation. Space on Sunday mornings — especially during the long summer months - is at a premium. More significantly, our evening service has also seen encouraging growth in numbers. Such things are a sign of something good happening at the United Church for which we are deeply thankful.