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New Bishop of Table Bay elected

The Ven Joshua Louw, Archdeacon of the Waterfront in Cape Town, has been elected the new Bishop-elect of Table Bay.

Bishop-elect Louw was chosen on the third ballot in an Electoral College for the Diocese of Cape Town, held at the Synod of Bishops in Gauteng.

The Bishops considered seven candidates for election, four of them women.

Provincial Executive Office

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The Rt Revd Mlibo Ngewu, RIP

It is with a heavy heart, and following consultation with Mrs Mpumi Ngewu, that I announce the death of Bishop Mlibo Ngewu, formerly of Mzimvubu. 

On behalf of the Synod of Bishops — now in session — my wife Lungi, my family and the whole of ACSA, we send our heartfelt condolences to the family. 

Mlibo will buried on Friday, the 21st February 2020 from Qumbu parish. The requiem will start at 11 am. 

Please continue to pray for Mpumi and the children and whole family as they mourn the loss of Bishop Mlibo .

The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba

Archbishop and Metropolitan

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Staff vacancy at TEE College

TEE College is looking to appoint an academic programme coordinator with responsibility for the Diploma in Theology programme. The person in this role is responsible for the preparation, delivery, and review of this programme in the distance-mode.

Advantages will be:

  •  Membership of one of the College’s partner churches and experience with both theological education and church-based training for ministry.
  • A qualification and/or experience in higher education.
  • Experience in distance education.
  • Experience in using technology for education.

The position is based in Johannesburg. Job description and application form are available on the College website – www.tee.co.za/vacancies.html

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Scam alert from the Bishop of George

Urgent note: Kindly note that there is a hoax message circulating from an unknown email address under the name of Brian Marajh requesting that I need financial assistance.

Please ignore. It does not come from me.

+ Brian George

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Publishing Committee news

The Publishing Committee office will be closing from 20 December 2019 to 6 January 2020.   We thank all who supported the office during 2019 and wish you a blessed Christmas and peaceful New Year.

Stock is still available for the following:

Almanac 2020 @  R10

Lectionary 2019-2020  – available in English and isiXhosa  @  R 25

Anglican Diaries 2020  @  R 125

Word and Worship 2020  @ R250

Please send an email to orders@anglicanchurchsa.org.za for a quote. Orders will be dispatched in the New Year.

Canon Cynthia Botha

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Acts & Resolutions of Provincial Synod now published

The Acts and Resolutions of Provincial Synod 2019 are now available here:

ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS [download PDF]

Should any spelling errors, omissions or other mistakes be found, please contact the office of the Provincial Executive Officer so that corrections can be made:

PEO: harenz@anglicanchurchsa.org.za
PEO Admin: matlotly@anglicanchurchsa.org.za

OFFICE OF THE PEO

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New Bishop of Mzimvubu elected

The Bishops of the Province at the Electoral College of Mzimvubu held 22 September 2019 elected the Rt Revd Tsietsi Seleoane, after the 6th ballot, as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Mzimvubu.

Please pray for Bishop Tsietsi and the Diocese as they prepare to receive their new bishop.

Ven Horace Arenz

Provincial Executive Officer

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Synod of Bishops to elect new Bishop of Table Bay

The Diocese of Cape Town at its Elective Assembly on 25 July 2019 failed to Elect a Bishop of Table Bay (Suffragan of Cape Town) and delegated the responsibility to the Synod of Bishops.

The Ven Horace Arenz

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New Bishop of St Mark the Evangelist elected

Bishop-Elect Luke, third from left, with Elective Assembly officials, Archbishop Thabo and Provincial Executive Officer, the Ven Horace Arenz.

The Archbishop and the PEO, who are in the Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist for the Elective Assembly, have asked me to inform you that Dean Luke Abe Pretorius has been elected as new Bishop of St Mark the Evangelist.

You are requested to pray for Bishop-Elect Pretorius and his family.

Mrs Matlotlisang Mototjane
Provincial Executive Administrator

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Candidates for election as Bishop of Table Bay

An Elective Assembly of the Diocese of Cape Town will choose a successor to the retiring Bishop of Table Bay, the Right Revd Garth Counsell, from the 25th to the 27th of July.

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

The Ven Terrence Lester – Christ Church, Constantia
The Rev Canon Mark Long – St Andrew’s, Newlands
The Ven Joshua Louw – St Paul’s, Bree Street
The Rev Ashley Petersen – St James the Great, Sea Point
The Rev Allan Smith – St Martin’s, Bergvliet
The Very Rev Michael Weeder – St George’s Cathedral

Mrs Matlotlisang Mototjane
Provincial Executive Administrator

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 30 May to 9 June

The Church Unity Commission has published a resource document — including prayers in 10 languages, readings and a proposal for pulpit exchanges — for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which lasts from Ascension to Pentecost.

Click on the link which follows to download the resource:

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 Ascension to Pentecost30 May – 9 June 2019

To learn more, see the CUC website >>

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Candidates for election as Bishop of St Mark the Evangelist

An Elective Assembly of the Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist will choose a successor to the retiring bishop, the Right Revd Martin Breytenbach, from the 9th to 11th July.

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

The Revd Aaron CHITUTA
The Rev Canon Dr Vicentia KGABE
The Revd David MANAMELA
The Revd Samuel Mpole MASEMOLA
The Revd Lazarus Majahe MOKOBAKE
The Revd Canon Shearsby MUPFUDZAPAKE
The Very Revd Luke PRETORIUS
The Revd Dr Ananias Palolo RADEBE

Ven Horace Arenz
Provincial Executive Officer

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Invitation to Anglican Board of Education AGM & Public Meeting – June 6

This meeting of Anglican schools and clergy will take place at “Bishops” Diocesan College, Camp Ground Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town at 17h30 on Thursday 6th June and the meeting will be held in the Raymond Ackerman Centre, first right turn after entering the College.

The programme will be as follows:

17h30 Drinks and Snacks
18h00 Opening Prayer and Welcome: Bishop Peter Lee
(Chairman of ABE)
CEO Report: Revd Roger Cameron
Audited Financial Report tabled
Questions and Answers
18h30 Address: The Revd Jaques Pretorius
“The DNA of Anglican Schools- the challenge of oversight”
Questions and Discussion


The Revd Jaques Pretorius has served as a priest in the Diocese of Natal, a consultant in business strategy and organization, a chaplain to St John’s College, Johannesburg and has also served on the boards of St Mary’s School, Waverley and Michaelhouse. He is presently completing his M.Ed at UCT, where his focus of research has been on the governance of Anglican schools.


19h30 Closing Blessing: Revd Reverend Delani Mthembu (Deputy Chairman of ABE)

We look forward to welcoming you to a thought provoking evening.

PRINT the programme for the meeting (download PDF) >>

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Apply now for education grants for clergy children

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

The deadline for this year’s applications is August 31, 2019.

Under the rules of the trust, grants are limited to the children of stipendiary clergy only. Applications should be submitted to Bishopscourt, endorsed by the Bishop of the Diocese in which the cleric applying for a grant is licensed.

The grants do not cover the costs of clergy studies or 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:

Applications for financial assistance to the Robert Selby Taylor Will Trust [PDF] >>

Supplementary form: CHILDREN FOR WHOM YOU ARE APPLYING [PDF] >>


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Provincial Synod 2019 – Synod Theme & Collect

The Provincial Synod Advisory Committee has approved the theme, and a special Collect, for the meeting of Provincial Synod which is taking place in September this year.

The Archbishop commends the theme and Collect to you for your prayers:

Provincial Synod 2019

Review, Renew and Restore: Reconnecting faith to daily life

Synod Collect:

O God, you call us in all our diversity,

to acknowledge your Son as sovereign:

direct us in our generation

to restore that which has been broken,

to build that which is needed,

and to empower all who seek to serve you

in your mission in the world;

for you live and reign in the unity of the Trinity,

one God, now and for ever.

Amen