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Kimberley & Kuruman Diocesan Vacancies

The Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman invites applications for the two vacancies of Diocesan Administrator and Bookkeeper.

An application form and full descriptions of the two positions can be found below.

The closing date for applications is SUNDAY 18th DECEMBER.

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Beloved of God course material- still available

The 25th November marks the start of the 16 days of activism against violence against women and children.

The Publishing Committee still has material for parish use available.

Beloved of God – Two books are provided for the course:

Leaders Guide @ R50  each

Workbook  @ R40 each.

(contains all the handouts)

This six week course was written in response to a motion of Provincial Synod 1999 concerning violence against women. The material was prepare by Canon Erica Murray.

It has been reprinted as material to deal with this topic on a parish level is very urgently needed in our society today.  This need for material was emphasized again at Provincial Synod 2019 and material updated.

The  6  week Course covers:

Susanna – Beloved of God – reflection on Daniel 13.  All are beloved of God

Abused Women – considers at the abuse of power

Battered women –  looks at the cycle of violence

Raped women – Bible Study on Tamar /effects of rape on women

Afraid women – to help men and women come to know God is a loving God

ALL OF US – Beloved of God – breaking forms of oppression.

order from:

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Minutes of 2022 Provincial Standing Committee

CLICK HERE to read and download a copy of the Minutes of the 2022 meeting of the Provincial Standing Committee [LARGE FILE]

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Pastoral Letter on Palestine for all parishes

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has issued the following Pastoral Letter to be read in parishes ahead of the UN’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People:

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Guidelines for Using Social Media in the Church

The ACSA Provincial Media Committee has updated its guidelines for the use of social media in the church. Read and download the guidelines below.

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Religious Life Council elects new Executive

The Religious Life Council elected a new Executive during a meeting at Mariannhill in KwaZulu-Natal in the last week of October.

The new members are listed below the photo.

Seated, from left: Sr Jabu Kheswa CHN(Z), Chair; Bishop Tsietsi Seleoane, the liaison bishop; Sr Yekiswe CJC.
Standing: Cynthia O’Ehley tssf, Secretary; Br Max SSM, Treasurer; Sr Neheng CR; Mo. Thulisiwe CSJB, Deputy Chair.
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Anglican Women’s Fellowship elects new Provincial Executive Committee

The 27th Provincial Council Meeting of the Anglican Women’s Fellowship has elected a new AWF Provincial Executive Committee for the period 2022–2024.

The elections took place at the Council’s meeting, held from 26 to 30 October 2022 in Bloemfontein, in the Diocese of the Free State. The Provincial Deputy Registrar, Ms Rosalie Manning, acted as the electoral officer.


Pamela Mntonintshi: Provincial President (Diocese of the Highveld)

Jacoba Kleinsmith: Provincial Vice President (Diocese of Saldanha Bay)

Nomalungelo Ntlokwana: Provincial Alternate Vice President (Diocese of Port Elizabeth)

Thokozile Mkhatshwa: Provincial Secretary – Appointed by the Provincial President (Diocese of Mpumalanga)

Desree Legwale: Provincial Treasurer – Appointed by the Provincial President (Diocese of Johannesburg)


Bonita Flink: Diocese of False Bay

Desree Legwale: Diocese of Johannesburg

Mamello Qhobela: Diocese of Lesotho

Marianne Lawrence: Diocese of Namibia

Ntsatsi Letebela: Diocese of Kimberley & Kuruman

Peggy Kambule: Diocese of Pretoria

The new AWF Provincial Executive Committee, with Bishop Daniel Kgomosotho, their liaison bishop.


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Lambeth Conference Highlights

Video and photo highlights selected by the organisers:

Watch highlights from the conference >>

View the official photo selection >>

Read news from conference [scroll down] >>

View the thank-you brochure issued to participants:

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Building peace in South Africa [book launch]

The Revd Dr Liz Carmichael, formerly of the Diocese of Johannesburg and Chaplain to St John’s College, Oxford, will launch the book Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in South Africa: The National Peace Accord, 1991-1994 in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October.

Advance information about the book, followed by details of the launch in Cape Town on October 14 and Stellenbosch on October 13 appear below.

Details of the launch in Johannesburg on October 20 will be added when available.

A synopsis:

“This first full account of the South African National Peace Accord (NPA) fills a significant gap in knowledge of this key transitional phase in the country’s history. Signed by the ANC Alliance, Government, Inkatha Freedom Party and other political and labour organizations on 14 September 1991, the parties agreed in the NPA on the common goal of a united, non-racial democratic South Africa and provided practical means for moving towards this end.

“This book describes the formulation of the NPA and its implementation: the establishment of codes of conduct for political organizations and for the police, the creation of national, regional and local peace structures for conflict resolution and the investigation and prevention of violence, and peace monitoring, as well as the critical socio-economic reconstruction and peacebuilding that aimed to bring lasting change.

“The NPA was recognized internationally as South Africa’s sole consensus document, bringing observers from the UN, EU, Commonwealth and OAU. The author also assesses their role and that of the Goldstone Commission, which existed under the NPA and prefigured the TRC.”

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Communique from the Synod of Bishops

Issued by the Synod of Bishops after its September 2022 meeting:

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Correction to Yearly Lectionary

Please note that the Gospel reading for the Feast of Christ the King on 20 November 2022 is

LUKE 23:33-43

Our apologies

Thank you

Canon Cynthia Botha

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How best can ACSA address discrimination issues at Diocesan schools?

The full text of the report of a task team, headed by Professor Mary Metcalfe and including bishops, priests and educational experts. It was appointed by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba at the request of Provincial Standing Committee to come alongside our schools and help them respond to complaints of racism voiced in recent years.

The Archbishop has underlined the importance of Dioceses responding to the task team’s finding that “what schools are asking for is the committed and sustained attention of the church to relationships of support.”

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Condolences to Canon Cynthia Botha and Canon Rosalie Manning

On behalf of the Province, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has conveyed our heartfelt condolences to two office-bearers who have lost their mothers recently, the Revd Canon Cynthia Botha of the Publishing Office, and Canon Rosalie Manning, the Deputy Provincial Registrar.

Mrs Eunice Botha died on August 20 at the age of 87. Her funeral was held earlier today, August 31, at St Francis of Assisi Church in Parkview, Johannesburg.

Mrs Joyce Thelma Manning died on Tuesday August 30 at the age of 93. Her funeral is scheduled for Saturday September 3 at St Gabriel’s, Florida.

May they both rest in peace in rise in glory.

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Safe & Inclusive Church simplifes compliance for clergy, office-holders

ACSA’s Safe and Inclusive Church Commission (SIC) has simplified the procedure by which office-holders and clergy can sign a Safe and Inclusive Church Declaration.

The Declaration can now be filled in electronically online, and it will automatically be sent to SIC on completion. The new procedure gives the SIC the ability to extract information in various forms and also to assist Dioceses with their oversight of the process.

A link to fill in the Declaration online follows below. Click here for a full explanation of Safe and Inclusive Church, including an explanation of the Declaration and another link to the online form.

Fill in the Safe and Inclusive Church Declaration here >>

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Addendum to PSC 2022 Agenda Book Now Published

As announced when the main Agenda Book for this year’s Provincial Standing Committee was published, an Addendum comprising additional resolutions and reports has now been published.

Read or download the Addendum below. Click here for the main Agenda Book – RE-IMAGINING ACSA.