Provincial Notices


The price of An Anglican Prayer Book 1989  will be going up from the 1st June 2018

Three titles have been reprinted and are once more on our list – The Sacristan’s Handbook,

the Bible and Homosexuality and Anglican Liturgical Notes.

Click here for further information

Thank you

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Invitation to apply for grants for educating clergy children

The Robert Selby Taylor Will Trust has been established to provide financial resources for educational assistance, among other purposes.

At this time, the Trust is inviting applications for educational grants for the children of clergy.

To apply for assistance, please download the two forms below, fill them in and submit them to the address provided.

The main purpose of the grants is to finance tertiary education. Grants for primary education are limited.

The deadline for applications is August 31.

Robert Selby Taylor was the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1964 to 1974.

Robert_Selby_Trust_Application [Download form]

RST_Trust_education_form [Download additional form to name children]


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College of Transfiguration Anniversary upcoming events

College of Transfiguration announces the following upcoming events to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the College:

Transfiguration Week – and Leavers Dinner

Clergy School – Refreshment in Ministry

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Vacancy – Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Zululand

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of

Diocesan Secretary

in the Diocese of Zululand to assume on the 1st of January 2019

Description and Purpose of the Post:

The Diocesan Secretary is the senior executive responsible for the management and control of finance and administration in the Diocese of Zululand, her/his immediate superior being the Bishop of Zululand.

Primary responsibilities include –

 ensuring that the Diocese maintains an effective, efficient and transparent financial management and control system;

 effective management of human resources;

 enabling appropriate governance procedures to be in place to ensure accountability and transparency, in compliance with the Acts of the Diocese, the Canons of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the laws of the RSA;

 ensuring that property, heritage and archive resources for both the Diocese and the parishes are effectively managed and controlled, while enabling effective support to the various parishes and organisations;

 to act as Secretary to Diocesan Council, Diocesan Trust Board and other such bodies and to be responsible for the agendas, reports and minutes;

 to be an ex officio member of all committees appointed to arrange Diocesan Synod, Elective Assemblies and consecrations and to assist with all the planning and administration of these events;

 to be responsible for the training of church officers in parish administration


The applicant should have a relevant Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification in Business Management and Accounting and must be computer literate.


The applicant should have –

 had experience (5 years or more) in the management of an organisation requiring the ability to communicate, work with and understand the needs of the various levels within the organisation.

Personal traits:

the ability to make decisions while retaining empathy in dealing with people;

 honesty and trustworthiness;

 the ability to work under pressure and to work overtime whenever necessary;

 the confidence to monitor and to discipline administrative staff where necessary;

 it is desirable that he/she be a confirmed communicant of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa; and

 excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; however, the ability to communicate in isiZulu would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will have to understudy the current Diocesan Secretary

for three months (October to December 2018).

Remuneration: A remuneration package, commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for Applications: 30th June 2018

Written applications together with the relevant documents must be posted to the Bishop of Zululand:

P O Box 147



or emailed to:

or hand delivered to:

Mrs June Smith

92 Main Street





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Publications available

Please click here for Publications still available

  • The Diary 2018
  • Almanac  2018
  • Lent Resource – The Light of Christ  – A handbook for use with the services of Ash Wednesday To Easter.  
  • Resources for the Lectionary Year B – The Gospel of Mark

Orders can be sent to:

Thank you

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Collects for Year B – 2018

Click here for the list of Collects for Year B:   Advent 2017 – to – Advent 2018.

Please send comments on the Collects to:

The Revd. Canon Cynthia Botha at

Thank you

Canon Cynthia

Convenor, Liturgical Committee




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The Gospel of Mark – Year B

Two resources available from the Publishing Committee:

send orders to


St Mark the Evangelist: the gospel for today   by John Suggit

This booklet was written to celebrate the centenary of St Mark’s parish in Athlone ( 1901-2001).  Copies are still available at R70 each + R48.75 postage.

Some Comments on the book:

the book offers something to theologians, pastors and bible study groups.  Particularly outstanding is its relevance to the South African context….

John Suggit shows how openness tot he claims of Jesus in Mark leads to new and unexpected possibilities for those who have the courage to follow as his disciples, even when they fail.


Thoughts for the Week  Year B

A series of meditations based on Bible passages from the Lectionary for Year B

Advent to Christ the King  prepared by the Revd. David Gooday

Copies available at R25 + R48.75 postage (tracking number) or R10  (ordinary post)




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New Bishop of Khahlamba Elected

From the Provincial Executive Officer:

The names of three candidates namely, the Revd S. Bam, the Ven Moses Madywabe and Bishop S Seleoane, were considered for the election of a Bishop for the vacant See of the Diocese of Khahlamba today.

After the first ballot, the Ven Moses Madywabe was elected as the second Bishop of Khahlamba.

Please keep the Bishop Elect, Moses, his wife Thembisa and children in your prayers.

The Ven Horace Arenz

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Lectionary 2018 available

       Publications available

The Lectionary from Advent 2017 – Advent 2018 is now available @ R22 each excluding postage

Please send your orders to

A quote of the costs will be sent to you.  Orders are sent on receipt of payment.

Thank you

Canon Cynthia Botha

ACSA Publishing  011 375 2709



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Diocese of Khahlamba to elect new Bishop

An Elective Assembly will be held to elect a new Bishop for the Diocese of Khahlamba, beginning on Wednesday December 6th.

The assembly will choose a successor to Bishop Mazwi Tisani, who has retired. Please pray for the preparations, for the Assembly and for the Diocese.

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Bishop Ndwandwe to be enthroned on December 9

Bishop Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, at present Suffragan Bishop of Natal, will be enthroned as Bishop of Mthatha on Saturday 9 December 2017. Please pray for him, his family and his new Diocese.

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Programme – Celebrating 25 years of Ordination of Women

Click here to download the PDF


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Mthatha Refers Election of New Bishop to Synod of Bishops

Kindly be advised that after the 5th ballot, the clergy and representatives of the laity of the Diocese of Mthatha decided today to delegate to the Bishops of the Church of this Province the power of choosing their next Bishop.

Please do continue to pray for the Diocese of Mthatha. – The Venerable Horace Arenz, Provincial Executive Officer

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Candidates for election as Bishop of Mthatha

An Elective Assembly will choose a successor to the retiring Bishop of Mthatha, the Right Revd Sithembele Mzamane, this week.

Please pray for the Elective Assembly and for the candidates nominated for election:

  • The Revd Canon Bonginkosi Justice Mditshane – Rector of St Alphage, Gxulu;
  • The Revd Jemuel Tembinkosi Ngombane – Rector of St Andrew’s, Ngangelizwe;
  • The Very Revd Mcibesi Pinayana – Dean of the Diocese of Mthatha and Vicar-General.
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Death of Mrs Emma Mashinini

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs Emma Mashinini, Order of Simon of Cyrene, of the Diocese of Pretoria who passed away yesterday.

Please hold her family and close friends in prayer during their time of bereavement and beyond.

May her soul rest in eternal peace to rise in glory.