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    The foundation stone of a new Anglican African church was laid at Kwazakele, on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, May 1, by Mrs.

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    The foundation stone of a new Anglican African church was laid at Kwazakele, on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, May 1, by Mrs. F.H. Holland, a city councillor.

    Described by the priest-in-charge, Reverend H.F.C. Thorpe, as "an act of faith in the future of South Africa", the church will measure 200 by 100 feet, and include a community centre. Total cost will be GBP17,000 and completion and dedication are expected by November. Holy Spirit Mission will then be one of the largest churches built in an African township in the Union. At present, Reverend Thorpe holds services in a shanty.

    The Bishop of Grahamstown blessed the stone, church, and community centre, Reverend Douglas Mbopa - an African - preached the sermon, and visiting overseas dignitaries included the Bishop of Glasgow, Scotland, and the former Provost of Coventry, England. A multi-racial gathering of 1,500 people saw the stone-laying ceremony.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACP0AEI37SW7Z0LY96J3E8IRRA
    Media URN:
    VLVACP0AEI37SW7Z0LY96J3E8IRRA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
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    N/A

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