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R.I.P. Bishop Moses Madywabe of Khahlamba

The Diocese of Khahlamba in the Eastern Cape, and the Province, were shocked to hear of the sudden death of the Right Revd Moses Madywabe, Bishop of the Diocese, this week. He was elected Bishop in 2017. The following letter was sent to Bishops and Vicars-General of the Province:

In loving memory of Bishop Moses Thozamile Madywabe

It is with great, profound and deep sadness that we convey the untimely death of dear Bishop Moses Thozamile Madywabe.

Bishop Moses was called to higher office last night, around 21h20.

Please keep his dear wife, Mrs.Thembisa Madywabe, his children, grandchildren, and his immediate family in your prayers during this most difficult and sad time.

Once funeral details have been finalized, they will be shared with the bench of Bishops and Vicars General.

Rest eternal grant unto Bishop Moses, oh Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.

In the service of Christ,

The Reverend Grant Walters
Acting Provincial Executive Officer

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Correction to Lectionary

Please note that the Psalm in the Alternate set of Readings for Sunday 25 June 2023 should be Psalm 69 (and not 67).

Thank you

Canon Cynthia Botha

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Vacancy for Lecturer – CoTT

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Grants for educating Clergy children – 2023

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, 2023.

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_dot_org_dot_za

Grants do not cover the costs of clergy studies, pre-school or 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 application forms (comprising two files), please click on the links below:

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‘Caring for the Shepherd’ – Join a Clergy Wellness Meeting on May 16 or 20

Click on the link to join either the Tuesday May 16 or the Saturday May 20 session, organised by Safe and Inclusive Church

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Issued after the Bishops’ meeting in Gauteng from 27th February – 3rd March 2023.

Note: The Addendum referred to on page 2 can be found here >>

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Statement on Human Dignity and Marriage – March 2023

The addendum to the Communiqué from the Synod of Bishops, issued after their meeting of 27th February – 3rd March 2023

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Synod of Bishops elects new Bishop of George

The Electoral College of Bishops, meeting in Gauteng, today elected the Venerable Edwin Pockpass of the Diocese of George as the new as Bishop-Elect of the Diocese.

Archdeacon Pockpass was elected on the 10th ballot, on the second day of balloting. He will succeed Bishop Brian Marajh, who has been translated to the Diocese of Kimberley & Kuruman.

An Elective Assembly of the Diocese of George delegated the election of a new Bishop to the Synod of Bishops in May 2022.

Please pray for Archdeacon Pockpass and his family as he prepares for his installation and consecration.


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Bible studies for Lent 2023 now available

This year’s Lenten Bible studies, “The Bible and the Land Called Holy”, commissioned in response to a resolution from last year’s meeting of the Provincial Standing Committee, will be launched at the February meeting of the Synod of Bishops.

The Bible studies are available online here:

The Bible and the Land Called Holy

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Listen: Online lecture on Safe Church – March 1

Canon Rosalie Manning, chairperson of the Province’s Safe and Inclusive Church Commission, will deliver an online lecture on the commission’s work on March 1.

The lecture is being hosted by the Ecclesiastical Law Society of the Church of England.

It will be held from 15:30 to 17:00 South African time on March 1.

To register for the lecture, sign up here:

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Diocese of George – Vacancy for Diocesan Administrator

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Parish Vacancies in the Diocese of George

Scroll down to see vacancies for a Rector and an Assistant Priest:

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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.

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