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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 1271 Fax: +27 (0) 11 252 7976
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The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre. NPO no 020 393
Patrons: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Ambassador Abdul Minty, Lord Attenborough, Rev Mpho Tutu
Hon Sophie du Bruyn MP, Emeritus Archbishop Khotso Makhulu
Sophiatown Life is a website dedicated to the cultural and heritage work of THMC and others working in this area, promoting social cohesion and paying tribute to those in whose footsteps we walk in a democratic South Africa. Click here to go to Sophiatown Life web site.
In celebration of the rich culture of Sophiatown, you can experience live ‘Jazz Encounters’, literary events, heritage programmes and a youth theatre company, through a monthly calendar of events at the Centre, hosted in the original 1930’s house of Dr A B Xuma – one building of four which survived Sophiatown’s destruction.
What’s happening in Sophiatown?
We also partner with the Fietas Museum, recording the history of Pageview/Vrededorp/Fietas communities – their removal, resistance and revival.
Sophiatown was a freehold suburb from its first days and emerged as a mixed residential community from around 1913. Thirty years later, when Father Trevor Huddleston arrived to lead the mission work of the British monastic order, the Community of the Resurrection, it was a bustling multi-
The loss of those times is remembered through exhibitions, events and community building work based at the Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre (SHCC).
Click here to visit: www.sophiatown.net for more information on what’s coming up this winter .
New developments in Sophiatown today
Motswako Enterprise and Cultural Hub -
We have just completed a year of celebrations to mark the Centenary of Trevor Huddleston’s birth (1913-
The Community of the Resurrection, Yorkshire.
Former Deputy President, the Hon Kgalema Motlanthe
Action for Southern Africa, especially Tony Dykes, Mark Beacon and Cristabel Gurney
BP – for sponsorship
SAA – for support
Douglas Board – for support and sponsorship
St James’s Church Piccadilly, the Rector, Churchwardens and David McCleery
The ASHA Centre, Gloucestershire
And friends and donors too numerous to mention individually – you are treasured!
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