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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.

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RE-IMAGINING ACSA – Agenda Book for PSC 2022

The agenda and reports for this year’s meeting of ACSA’s Provincial Standing Committee (PSC) have been sent to members of PSC by the Provincial Executive Officer, the Revd Canon Makhosi Nzimande.

PSC is the Province’s top deliberative body between meetings of Provincial Synod, and meets annually. It is comprised of one lay and one clergy representative from each Diocese, as well as the Bishops of the Province, who customarily meet separately in Synod in the days ahead of PSC.

The full text of the agenda, reports and motions to come before this year’s PSC follow at the end of this notice.

Excerpts from an explanatory note from Dr Nzimande to members of PSC:

1) The Drafting Team under the leadership of the Provincial Registrar, Mr Lloyd Fortuin, is scheduled to meet on Friday 29th July 2022 and again, the following week in need, to review resolutions coming to PSC. The Team will also carefully examine the Standing Rules for PSC which seem to be out of kilter with Canon 43. Once this work has been completed an addendum book will be issued which will contain resolutions coming to PSC and any Reports received after the cut-off date. The issuing of this book will be no later than 15 August 2022 but efforts will be made to have it out earlier.

2) Elections to the various Provincial portfolios and committees traditionally take place at Provincial Synod. At Provincial Synod 2021 the number of nominations received for the various portfolios was insufficient for the Elections to take place and accordingly a decision was taken by
Provincial Synod that the election process would be deferred to the Provincial Standing Committee in 2022.

3) Regrettably, the number of nominations received for PSC 2022 thus far is once again insufficient to allow the Elections to take place. In consultation with the Metropolitan, a decision has been taken that the current elected members of the various Portfolios and Committees would be requested to remain in office until Provincial Synod 2024. There is an anticipation that Provincial Synod 2024 will be an in-person meeting and, as is the norm, nominations will be made from the floor during Synod. In the event that there are vacancies in Portfolios between now and Provincial Synod 2024, these vacancies will be filled in consultation with the Liaison Bishops.

This situation is not ideal. However, the calling for nominations, with Proposer, Seconder and a short CV for each nomination, has seen very few nominations being made and it is felt that this is something that needs to happen at an in-person Synod.

The only election that will take place at PSC 2022 will be for the employer elected Trustee to both of the Provincial Pension funds.

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Correction to yearly Lectionary – 31st July 2022

It has been brought to our attention that the Gospel reading for Sunday, 31 July 2022 is incorrect.

Please note the correct reading is Luke 12 : 13-21

Thank you

Canon Cynthia Botha, Publishing Committee

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Peace?

The quest to find peace beyond all understanding.

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FAITHFUL DISCIPLE AND SERVANT SCHOLAR

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New Rector for COTT

In my capacities as Chairperson of the College of the Transfiguration and Acting Metropolitan during the Archbishop’s sabbatical leave, I am pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr Percy Chinganga has been appointed Rector and Principal of the College.

Dr Chinganga is at present Dean of Studies at the College. Please pray for him and his wife, Tendai, as he takes up his new appointment.

The Right Revd Stephen Diseko
Dean of the Province and
Bishop of Matlosane

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Provincial Task Team on discrimination in Anglican schools

The Provincial Task Team on Discrimination in Anglican Church Schools was called for at the Provincial Synod and instituted by the Archbishop shortly thereafter.

The Task Team has consulted widely and has presented preliminary reports on its progress on three different occasions to either Synod of Bishops or the Provincial Synod of last year.

The Task Team is now in the process of concluding its work and wishes to present its findings to the Bishops and to involve the Bishops in some important reflections which will help to finalise its recommendations.

Please note that the Task Team will conduct a webinar on June 7, 2022. Should you wish to give inputs on this matter, please forward your representations to Diocesan offices for the attention of those responsible for the education portfolio in the Diocese and the Bishop.

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Grants for education of clergy children – 2022

Applications are invited for this year’s educational grants for children of clergy from the Robert Selby Taylor Will Trust.

The deadline for this year’s applications is August 31st, 2022.

Under the rules of the trust, grants are limited to the children of stipendiary clergy only. Applications, endorsed by the Bishop of the Diocese in which the cleric applying for a grant is licensed, should be submitted to Bishopscourt at the following email address only: archreception@anglicanchurchsa.org.za

Grants do not cover the costs of clergy studies, pre-school and preparatory education. The Robert Selby Taylor Will Trust Fund should be regarded as “last resort” rather than first port of call for funding.

To download full details and an application form, click on the links below:

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George Diocese delegates election of new bishop

Kindly be informed that the Elective Assembly of the Diocese of George has delegated the election of its new Bishop to the Synod of Bishops.

Please keep the Diocese and the Synod of Bishops in your prayers.

Sincerely in Christ,

THE REVD DR MAKHOSI NZIMANDE
Provincial Executive Officer

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Namibia elects new Bishop

The Archbishop and Metropolitan has received news from the Dean of the Province, Bishop Stephen Diseko, that after the eighth ballot, the Revd Patrick Djuulume was elected as Bishop of Namibia to succeed Bishop Luke Pato.

Please pray for the Bishop-elect, his wife, Hilma Johanes Djuulume, their family and the Diocese as they prepare for his consecration.

The Revd Canon Dr Makhosi Nzimande

Provincial Executive Officer

he Dean of the Province, Bishop Stephen Diseko of Matlosane, presided at the Elective Assembly.
Bishop-elect Patrick Djuulume of Namibia
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Candidates for Diocese of George Elective Assembly

The Metropolitan has received the following four names from the Chairperson of the Elective Assembly Discernment Committee, Bishop Margaret Vertue, and the Chairperson of the Elective Assembly Advisory Committee, Mr Chris Pyler, to be presented as candidates at the Elective Assembly of the Diocese of George on 6th & 7th May.

The Very Revd Isaac Josephs

The Revd Stafford Moses

The Venerable Edwin Pockpass

The Revd Canon Jerome Prins

We ask you to please pray for them, their families and the Diocese of George.

The Revd Canon Dr Makhosi Nzimande

Provincial Executive Officer

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Candidates for Diocese of Namibia Elective Assembly

The Metropolitan has received the following four names from the Chairperson of the Elective Assembly Discernment Committee, Bishop Raphael Hess, and the Chairperson of the Elective Assembly Advisory Committee, Mr Matthew Nghihangwa, to be presented as candidates at the Elective Assembly of the Diocese of Namibia on 29th and 30th April:

The Revd Patrick Djuulume

The Venerable Canon Nangula Kathindi

The Revd Linea Peingodjabi Haufiku-Mukete

The Venerable Taarah Shalyefu

We ask you to please pray for them, their families and the Diocese of Namibia.

The Revd Canon Dr Makhosi Nzimande

Provincial Executive Officer