THMC is based in Sophiatown and works as a catalyst for young people to learn, take action and achieve their goals for life, while linking to and serving, the wider community. Our mission is inspired by the work of Father Trevor Huddleston who stood against discrimination, and provided educational opportunities for thousands of South Africans, throughout his life.

Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre, Corner of Good & Herman Streets, Sophiatown, Johannesburg . Post: PO Box 468, Westhoven 2142.  

Email: thmcentre@mweb.co.za   Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 1271   Fax: +27 (0) 11 252 7976

Registered section 21 not-for-profit association no 2000/006377/08

The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre. NPO no 020 393

             Patrons: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Ambassador Abdul Minty, Rev Mpho Tutu

Hon Sophie du Bruyn MP, Emeritus Archbishop Khotso Makhulu



Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre

This beautiful historic 1930s house was the former home of
Dr A B Xuma.  Now a museum, the house is also available for private hire for functions such as book launches,  film location, corporate receptions and promotions.   
Call: 011 673 1271 for info.  www.sophiatown.net

Thanks to the National Department of Arts & Culture, the National Lotteries Board (NLDTB), and the City of Joburg, the new building will house the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre programmes in a a state of the art environmentally ‘green’ structure, promoting green businesses, training and work experience for young people.

By night the building will become a cultural space for all hosting film, theatre, dance and all manner of social events aimed at reviving the spirit of old Sophiatown.  See www.Sophiatown.net for more info.

On Friday 25 July THMC hosted guests from all over the province to ensure the ground breaking for the new sophiatown enterprise and cultural centre was celebrated in style.  Over 200 people joined musicians, poets, religious leaders and activists to give the project the best start - songstress Dorothy Masuku led the singing. Here is a selection of photographs from the day.


Hugh Masekela pays tribute to Fr Huddleston in London, 60 years after receiving his first trumpet.

Hugh Masekela opens the Bishop Trevor Huddleston Centenary evening in London on June 17 2014, hosted by the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre and St James's church Piccadilly.

The evening marked the end of the centenary celebration  for Father Huddleston's birth, and launched the Father Trevor Huddleston Arts Bursary for 2014-2015.

An invited audience enjoyed Hugh's reflections on his career, the role of Father Huddleston in supporting the young musicians at St Peter's School, and where South Africa is headed now, as a still young democracy.

Click here to see a short UK television interview with Bra Hugh where he pays tribute to Fr Huddleston.

The Future Is All Green Business In Sophiatown

The Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre in partnership with St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church and the Sisters of Notre Dame, invite you to a multimedia exhibition honouring the history of the community of St. Francis Xavier Church and Notre Dame Primary School, two of the few buildings to survive the forced removals in Sophiatown-Martindale.

This Is St. Francis Xavier

A Photographic Exhibition and “Voices of St. Francis Xavier” – a Film by Jasmine Reid

Exhibition dates: 19 July to 30 September 2014

(usual opening hours at SHCC)

Entrance Free

Venue: Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre, Corner of Toby St & Edward Rd, Sophiatown.

This exhibition opened on Saturday 19th of July 2014 ‘THIS IS SFX’ curated by Jasmine Reid Exploring Martindale – the hidden suburb in the Western Areas

For more information, please contact Rinkie At 011-673-1271/083 550 7130 or email thmcentre@mweb.co.za

Children of the Light

The first documentary film about the life of Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu,  a THMC patron, will screen in Cape Town next week.

  Here is a trailer

We hope to have news of a Jozi screening soon