Gaborone - Post Report Question and Answers

What English-language religious services are available locally?

English is an official language, so services are available in English at almost all houses of worship. I have not seen a local synagogue here. I think that is due to the small size of the Jewish community rather than due to anti-semitism. - Dec 2023

There were some but I did not attend there. Some of my friends that attended said they were frequently asked to lend money to other parishioners. - Jul 2019

I only attended some local Christian churches (Baptist or non denominational). I know that Latter Day Saints is also very active, and Seventh Day Adventist. If you are Jewish you are out of luck. I don't think there are any synagogues in Botswana, although have run into a handful of Israelis so maybe there are some Jewish services that I am not aware of. - Apr 2017

Botswana is a very Christian country. Lots of English speaking churches of every denomination. There is also a sizable Muslim community. Others I'm not too sure about. - Jul 2016

I know for a fact that there is a Catholic English service. - Nov 2013

Yes, there are Christian churches, including Catholic and Mormon. There is no Jewish synagogue. There are several Muslim mosques and Hindu temples. - Jul 2013

All denominations. Many will be in Setswana, but there are lots of English-language services as well. - Apr 2013

Yes, all major Christian denominations are represented here. You can also find mosques in the major cities. - Jun 2010

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