The family of Dutch Reformed churches consists of the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (see NGK sense 1) and its associated churches, the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk (Dutch Reformed Mission Church, see Sendingkerk), the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika (Dutch Reformed Church in Africa, see NGK sense 2), and the Reformed Church of Africa (formerly the Indian Reformed Church), as well as the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk in Afrika (see Hervormde) and the Gereformeerde Kerk in Suid-Afrika (see Gereformeerde). The term ‘Dutch Reformed Church’ is most often used to refer to the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk. During 1994 the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Sendingkerk and the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika amalgamated to form the United Reform Church of Southern Africa. See also DRC.
1827G. ThompsonTrav. 75Mr. Murray..is of the Church of Scotland, which in doctrine and discipline corresponds almost entirely with the Dutch Reformed communion.
1847‘A Bengali’Notes on Cape of G.H.p.viiThe entrance to the Paarl valley is pretty. There are two churches, the London Mission, and the Dutch Reformed or Calvinistic.
1856R.E.E. WilmotDiary (1984) 126Which of all the sects then will the Kaffirs choose? I imagine this Dutch Reformed, which never allows a member out of sight or ken.
1899B. MitfordWeird of Deadly Hollow 222The doctor returned thanks and toasted the Dutch Reformed minister, whose flock being of Barabastadt was, he was sure, the most upright and liberal in the whole colony.
1926P.W. LaidlerTavern of Ocean 25No adherent of any religion other than the Dutch Reformed was to be admitted on any account, and any suspect was to be reported to the Fiscal immediately.
1964J. MeintjesManor House 44‘For all the preaching you do at me,’ Rina sniffed, ‘you’ll make an excellent Dutch Reformed minister.’
1973J. CowdenFor Love 28Potgieter, unable to persuade Dutch Reformed churchmen to accompany him over ‘the formidable barrier’, asked the Rev. Archbell to be his official chaplain.
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