The Story of our Church is one of our experiential learning events which engage the participants in the process of transformative learning through experience and reflection. You can read more about our different experiential learning options here.

The Story of the Church is a pilgrimage through the Cape Town CBD, visiting historic sites of injustice and liberation, which allow for reflection on our heritage and our legacy as the church in South Africa. Both as an instrument of injustice and as a liberating force for justice in our City.

Special attention is paid to the role of the church in our history. The event itself is a mixture of commentary, reflection, Scripture reading, prayer and lament.

Event Details:

The event begins at 09:00 outside the Castle of Good Hope and ends at 13:00 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Upon registration each participant will be sent an email with exact meeting spot and a route itinerary.

Cost: R120 per person

Book your place by following this link.


Here is what some previous participants have said:

“I cannot recommend this experience enough. It was a hugely informative, emotional, and spiritual experience to go to these historic sites, reflect on the history of the struggle for racial and economic justice in our country, and hear about the role of the church (both positively and negatively) in that history.”

Stephen Murray

“We really valued the journey Isiphambano led us on, and are so grateful for the learning and reflection opportunity it gave us. I think we all discovered a few places we never even knew were in our city, and we were really helped to open our eyes to some of the history and injustices that have occurred right on the streets some of us pass regularly. I must be honest that I didn’t expect as much grappling and deep reflection to happen before we began the journey, but I am glad that the journey resulted in this. I found the reflection notes given us to be really helpful, and something that we can refer to now even after the journey. There was also the feeling among our group that the journey wouldn’t be the same without us walking in the physical space of the city with all of it’s current day complexities and contrasts.”

Deirdre Oosthuizen

“Thanks again for the amazing walking tour you did with us it is one of those experiences that will echo in me for life, and I’m sure for the others too.”

Cara Hartley

Book your place by following this link.

For more information contact John Scheepers via email (