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From about 1848 Doornkloof became the “Kerkplaas” for the district;that is the place where the itinerant Dominee from time to time performed baptisms, marriages and so on and conducted nagtmaal. The original farmstead was close to where the Full Gospel Church now stands; unfortunately nothing remains of the house. Doornkloof was the Kerkplaas for several years and was the centre of the Boer community until Elandspoort superceded it in 1854 and became Pretoria in 1855. Rev Andrew Murray visited the farm Doornkloof and christened 129 babies, heard the profession of faith of 29 new members of the Reformed Church and the next day, 29 December 1849, celebrated communion

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