Order of service – seating of women in the church

Today it is difficult to believe that society could be governed by so many rules and conventions. Someone recently brought the following note to me. It is titled: “Rangskikking van sitplase in die kerk te Stellenbosch, 5 Jan. 1748)”, and was published in the minutes of the church council, 22 Dec. 1805. The same rules would have applied to the Strooidak Church in Paarl. The note listed women’s status as follows: Continue reading

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