The Orthodox Community is one of the smallest and vibrant parishes in the Archdiocese of Good Hope. The Church was established in 1975 during the time of the late Archbishop Paul Varnavas. The main benefactor, a Lebanese Orthodox gentleman by the name of George Hollard bequeathed money in his will to the Hellenic Community to build a Church.
The property was purchased with an existing building, (formerly a protestant church) which was converted into an Orthodox Church. The Church, which was named after Saint George to honour the benefactor serves the Communities of East London, King Williamstown, Queenstown, Fort Beaufort, Umtata and all the towns which were part of the former Ciskei and Transkei homelands.