St Davids is named after the patron Saint of Wales who was famously known for service to his community. Legend has it that on one occasion while preaching a dove descended on his shoulder so that his message could be heard. Over 50 churches in South Wales were dedicated to him.
The community embraced the Congregational model and St Davids Congregational Church was launched in 1964. Various Congregational Ministers presided over the fledgling church where lay preachers officiated at regular services. Rev Ron Aston became the first Layman of St Davids to be ordained into the Christian Ministry. A church decision led to St Davids leaving the Union Congregational Church & aligning itself to the Evangelical fellowship of Congregational Churches of South Africa.
Years later St Davids members voted to retain autonomy but sever ties with the E.F.C.C. Following Rev Aston’s passing Rev Thomas Scarborough was called to serve the Congregation. After more than 10 years of pastoring the Church Rev Thomas was called to succeed his father Dr Charles Scarborough at Sea Point Congregational Church in Cape Town.
Rev Harry Collier was appointed Minister of St Davids but resigned after only serving one year. Rev Bruce Woolard was requested to preside over St Davids as the interim Minister for 12 months after which he was appointed the official Minister assisted by the Pastoral team of St Marks. For almost 20 years Dr Woolard has been at the helm serving both St Davids & St Marks and currently is assisted by Pastor Andrew Lamont-Turner, Rev Warren Watermeyer and Rev Kenneth Claassen.