Provincial Notices

Grants for education of clergy’s children – 2021

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 31, 2021.

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:

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:

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RIP Bishop Derek Damant

The Right Revd Brian Marajh, the Bishop of George, has announced the death of Bishop Derek Damant, who was Bishop of the Diocese from 1984 to 1999.

Bishop Damant was also formerly Dean of Pretoria.  He was ordained in 1958 and served as chaplain at St. Andrew’s School, Bloemfontein and principal of St. Stephen’s Diocesan High School in Mohale’s Hoek.

Please pray for Dr Marylynn Damant, his widow, and their family.


Dear Brothers and Sisters.

We woke up this morning with the news that Bishop Derek passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning.

We thank God for his life and witness. May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory. Please keep Marilynn and the family in your prayers.

Yours in the service of Christ,

+ Brian George

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Tribunal of the Diocese of Cape Town [update 11/8]

[Update for 12/8] The Tribunal has completed its hearings, and the links to hearing recordings have now been archived, hence no longer appear on this page.

[Update for 11/8] The Tribunal hearing will resume at 9 am on Wednesday at the following link:

[Update 10/8] The Tribunal hearing resumes at 08h45 today. The webcast of the hearing can be viewed here:

[Update 5/8] Tribunal proceedings resume today and continue tomorrow and next week. Proceedings today and tomorrow can be viewed on the following links:

[Update 29/7] The parties have agreed that the Tribunal will reconvene on Thursday 5th August 2021 at 0930 and thereafter on 6th, 10th, and 11th August as required.

[Update July 23] The hearing reconvened on 21 July as agreed but was further postponed owing to the indisposition of the Rev June Major. The Tribunal will convene again on 5 August 2021 or, failing that, 18 August 2021. The link will be published as usual for those who wish to follow the proceedings.

Tribunal of the Diocese of Cape Town, July 23, 2021

[June 28] The Tribunal opened today and has been adjourned until 21 July 2021 at 0930 because of the ill health of one of the participants.

All parties have been instructed to desist from derogatory communication or any attempt to influence tribunal members by any means,  during the adjournment period.

The reconvened hearing will continue to be available virtually.

Tribunal of the Diocese of Cape Town

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Tribunal of the Revd Melvin Booysen [updated]

A tribunal of the Diocese of Cape Town set up to hear charges against the Revd Melvin Booysen is scheduled to begin hearings on Monday June 28 at 9.30 am.

The tribunal arises out of allegations made by the Revd June Major.

The Canons mandate that the proceedings of tribunals take place in public. However, since under Covid-19 regulations there can be no physical access to the venue by the public, the proceedings can be followed on YouTube at the following address:

[This post was updated by the replacement of the link to the YouTube feed at 11:15 am on Monday June 28. Thanks to the Diocese of Cape Town for the new link.] [The tribunal has adjourned until July 21 on account of one of the lawyers involved testing positive for Covid-19]

Diocese of Cape Town

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Diocese of Cape Town: Diocesan Tribunal

The President of the forthcoming Diocesan Tribunal in Cape Town, Bishop Peter Lee, has announced that the parties have agreed that the hearing will begin on Monday 28 June 2021.

In present circumstances there can be no public access to the hearing venue. The requirement of Canon 37:13 of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa that ‘the proceedings shall be open’ will be met virtually. Details to follow.

The prayers of the Church are asked for all involved.

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Diocese of Zululand elects new Bishop

Dr Mnculwane, centre, with Bishop Raphael Hess, left, and Bishop Ebenezer Ntlali.

At the Elective Assembly of the Diocese of Zululand, the Revd Dr Vikinduku Victor Mnculwane has been chosen as the new Bishop-elect of the Diocese.

Dr Mnculwane was elected on the first ballot in today’s session of the Assembly. Two candidates had been nominated.

Please pray for Dr Mnculwane, his family and the Diocese as they prepare for his Consecration and Installation.

Sincerely in Christ,

Provincial Executive Officer

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Synod of Bishops to elect Bishop of Natal

Kindly be informed that the Elective Assembly of the Diocese of Natal has not elected a Bishop at its sitting in Pietermaritzburg. As a result, the election has been delegated to the Synod of Bishops.

Sincerely in Christ,

Provincial Executive Officer

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College seeks full-time Lecturer

The College of Transfiguration is advertising an academic vacancy for a FULL-TIME LECTURER.

Reporting to the Rector of the College, the successful candidate will be required to:

  1. Demonstrate a specialist interest and ability to teach in the field of Ethics and the New
    Testament among other theological fields.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to teach and be willing to adapt their teaching to enhance student
    engagement and success, including during times of disruption.
  3. Teach and contribute across a range of disciplines beyond their area of speciality.
  4. Engage with the life of the College in alignment with the College’s Vision and Mission.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th June 2021.

READ FULL DETAILS – including details of where to send applications – BELOW:

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Appeal for proposals for Provincial Synod Resolutions

Dioceses and Synod representatives who wish to submit motions to be debated at Provincial Synod in September are notified to submit them by Tuesday July 13.

Provincial Synod will be held online from September 21-24 this year. Under the rules of Synod, notices of motion have to be submitted 10 weeks before Synod begins.

After that deadline, only motions arising from the Archbishop’s Charge, or concerning urgent matters which have arisen after July 13, may be considered.

Speaking at the most recent meeting of the Provincial Synod Advisory Committee, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba urged those wishing to submit matters for debate at Synod to do so timeously.

The deadline for submitting notice of Measures (legislation) has already passed.


Provincial Executive Officer

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Lesotho delegates election of new Bishop

Kindly be informed that the Elective Assembly of the Diocese of Lesotho did not elect a Bishop at its sitting on Friday 23rd April, 2021.

The Assembly is delegating their Election of a Bishop to the Synod of Bishops.

Sincerely in Christ,


Provincial Executive Officer

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Synod of Bishops to elect Bishop of K& K

Kindly be informed that the Elective Assembly of the Diocese of Kimberley & Kuruman could not elect a Bishop at their Elective Assembly of 19 & 20 April, 2021.

The Assembly has delegated their Election of a Bishop to the Synod of Bishops.

Sincerely in Christ,

Provincial Executive Officer

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Collect for Provincial Synod 2021

Please pray for the proceedings of Provincial Synod, to be held from September 21-24 this year:

Merciful God,

You call us to be your disciples,

Fill us and the Members of Provincial Synod with your love,

So that our faith may transform 

the world’s grief and pain into hope

For you live and reign 

in the unity of the blessed Trinity,

One God, now and forever.


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Feedback on the Lent course

To all our dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ

Provincial Lent Course 2021

We hope the Lent course,  Living Holy and Healthy Relationships,  provided you and your parishioners with food for thought.  Not an easy topic but one that is essential to preach the Gospel into such situations and continue to have the conversations.  In the spirit of ongoing conversation and ministry, we would appreciate feedback from the course.

All feedback would be relevant whether it is around content or layout, time management or insight.   Perhaps you even have ideas how to take this forward?

Please send comments to Canon Cynthia Botha as Secretary to the Liturgical Committee  at

God’s grace and presence be with you and all you serve as you journey to Easter

The Revd Paul Germond, Canon Cynthia Botha, Revd Diana Lawrenson  and Fabian Oliver

St Francis Church, Parkview, Diocese of Johannesburg  

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Theme for Provincial Synod

The theme adopted for Provincial Synod 2021, to be held in September:

ACSA Discipling Communities for a Changed World

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New dates for Elective Assemblies set

New dates for previously postponed Elective Assemblies have been confirmed for the following four Dioceses:

Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman – Elective Assembly, 19th & 20th April, 2021;
Diocese of Lesotho – Elective Assembly, 23rd & 24th April, 2021;
Diocese of Natal – Elective Assembly, 17th & 18th May, 2021; and
Diocese of Zululand – Elective Assembly, 20th & 21st May, 2021.

The Revd Dr Makhosi Nzimande
Provincial Executive Officer

For the sake of convenience, the list of candidates previously published is repeated below:


The Revd Canon Jerome Francis
The Very Revd Reginald Leeuw
The Ven Dr Lepai Meschack Trevor Mariri
The Ven Mosimanegape Aaron Morake
The Revd Gift Van Staden


The Revd Edwin Molemo Baatjies
The Revd Matsitso Josephine Duma
The Revd Canon Benjamin Nkopa Mafereka
The Revd Dr Isaiah Makhetha
The Very Revd Tanki Job Mofana
The Very Revd Mosokotso Lazarus Mohapi
The Revd Kenny Ntoane
The Revd Abiel Lethale Pheko


The Very Reverend Xolani Dlwati
The Revd Mlungisi Hadebe 
The Revd Canon Bellina Mangena
The Revd Barnabas S Nqindi
The Revd Sithembiso Ntshangase


The Revd Lewis Eisenhower Stevenson Gumede
The Revd Vikinduku Victor Mnculwane