As an organization, the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) consists of ten (10) synods, of which nine are in South Africa. The tenth one is in the neighbouring country of Namibia. The borders of the synods closely resemble those of the various provinces of South Africa and Namibia.
Every synod has its own regional structure, with a head office situated in the main town/city of that province. Every synod also has full jurisdiction over its own affairs. In total there are 1158 congregations, geographically organized in 144 presbyteries (circuits). Total membership is 1,074,765. At local level (congregation) the church council, with the local pastors (there are 1,602 ordained ministers in the DRC), are responsible for pastoral care and ministry.
Every four years the various synods come together as the General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church, which was established in 1962. The office of the General Synod is in Pretoria (Gauteng Province), while more administrative components (mainly communication, media and archives) are situated in Bellville, Wellington and Stellenbosch (Western Cape Province).
Tel: 021-913 1413/ 021 913 2320 Sel:082 8212730 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the General Synod C/o Jan Shoba- (Duncan) and Pretorius Streets
Entrance in Jan Shoba Street
Postal Address: P O Box 13528 Hatfield 0028 Pretoria
Telephone: 012 342 0092 Fax: 012 342 0370