CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY PRETORIAOur church stands on Stanza Bopape Street, in the governmental quarter of the capital city. Our new Church accommodates the full range of Dianetics and Scientology services for parishioners as well as humanitarian programmes to serve this city and its greater diplomatic community.
RECEPTIONOur Reception extends a welcome to anyone wishing to obtain an introduction to Dianetics and Scientology. We are open morning to night, seven days a week.
SCIENTOLOGY PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE Our Public Information Centre provides a complete introduction to every aspect of Dianetics and Scientology—including the beliefs and practices of the religion as well as a biographical presentation on the life and legacy of Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Our Information Centre further presents exhibits on the many humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programmes our Church sponsors. Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the Centre’s displays at their leisure and to return as often as they like.
INTRODUCTORY SERVICES Our Church provides for the delivery of all Introductory Services. These include courses for the study of Mr. Hubbard’s books and lectures and an entire array of Scientology Life Improvement Courses to help improve any aspect of one’s life.
Among the many further services available are evening and weekend Dianetics and Scientology seminars, imparting an overview of fundamental principles and their application in life.
DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY BOOKSTORE Our bookstore makes available Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s scripture on Dianetics and Scientology. In all, Mr. Hubbard’s legacy comprises tens of millions of published words in dozens of books and thousands of recorded lectures. These materials are available in 50 languages.
THE PURIFICATION CENTRE L. Ron Hubbard developed the Purification Programme to free individuals from the mental and spiritual damage caused by drugs and toxins, through a regimen of exercise, sauna and nutrition—all of which are provided for in our Purification Centre.
THE PURIFICATION CENTRE mural pays homage to Gauteng’s Witpoortjie Falls.
HUBBARD GUIDANCE CENTRE The Hubbard Guidance Centre is where Scientologists participate in auditing (spiritual counselling). Beyond this waiting area are dozens of auditing rooms to meet the needs of our Church’s growing congregation.
SCIENTOLOGY AUDITING (spiritual counselling) is delivered in dozens of auditing rooms, each of which provides a quiet, distraction-free environment necessary to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
THE ACADEMY The Academy is where Scientologists train to become auditors (spiritual counsellors), capable of applying the technology of auditing to help others attain spiritual freedom. Our Pretoria Academy comprises multiple course rooms, each devoted to a different aspect of training.
THE CAFÉ Our Café welcomes visitors touring the Church and provides a gathering place for those attending our many scheduled events. It is further provided for the convenience of parishioners during breaks in their Scientology services.
THE CHAPEL Our Chapel is the site of all Scientology congregational services, including Weddings, Naming Ceremonies and Sunday Services open to members of every denomination.
In addition to providing for Scientology gatherings, the Chapel serves as an ideal venue for workshops, banquets and events in the name of community collaboration for the betterment of Pretoria.
THE OFFICE OF L. RON HUBBARD As is traditional in all Churches of Scientology, the Office of L. Ron Hubbard stands in honour of our Founder and symbolises that this Church is true to his writings and ideals.
ONE OF THE FIVE heritage homes the Church restored, with its verandah and Tuscan columns, is a prime example of a Pretoria residence from the Edwardian era.
AMONG THE FEATURES the Church restored and returned to their original condition is the bay window on this heritage home, typical of the Edwardian Arts and Crafts style.
THE CHURCH FAITHFULLY restored the work of the skilled craftsmen who left their indelible mark on the turn-of-the-20th century residences, including the Arts and Crafts styled portal windows of textured art glass.
A CENTURY OF PAINT was removed from the wood sashes and mullions preserving the heritage home’s original ten-paned Arts and Crafts windows.
AMONG THE HISTORICAL FEATURES the Church restored in the heritage homes is this cast-iron fireplace with its carved hardwood mantel and ceramic tiles of South Africa’s abundant proteas and hibiscus.
THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY’S NEW HOME comprises five heritage houses on Stanza Bopape Street, neighbouring Union Buildings Gardens. The homes were fittingly employed as residences for architects, artisans and labourers during the construction of the Union Buildings between 1910 and 1913. A century later, the Church meticulously restored the complex of heritage homes to serve Pretoria for generations to come.