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:
To learn more, see the CUC website >>
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
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.
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:
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
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.
CHILDREN, CHURCH AND THE LAW: A Practical Guide for Churches on the Children’s Act and Other Laws Relating to Children This practical guide offers an overview of the Children’s Act and how it relates to churches and Children’s institutions and ministries. It enables leaders of churches and child-care institutions in South Africa to better understand and adhere to the Children’s Act and other relevant legislation. Its purpose is to promote the protection and wellbeing of children in all aspects of church and community life. The book outlines general principles of the Act and examines issues around the safety and well-being of children, issues such as rights and responsibilities of both children and carers, and how to confront issues such as child labour, child trafficking and other abuses. It’s a very practical book, written in simple English in a question-and-answer format. Its full colour format allows for easy reference to the different sections. The book includes a glossary of terms used, real life examples of application of the different principles, and snippets that illustrate the principle being described. Format: 200-page A4 full-colour book
Theological Education for the Anglican Communion (TEAC), an initiative set up by the Primates of the Communion, has outlined the “competencies” that it believes people engaged in various forms of ministry and discipleship should have at different stages in their formation.
During a discussion on Theological Education at the February 2019 meeting of the Synod of Bishops, it was recommended that a grid which sets out what training in the Anglican Way is appropriate and necessary for different forms of ministry should be published here.
Clicking on this link will take you to a page where you can download a PDF file of the grid entitled Webpage-1: https://anglicanchurchsa.org/competencies-for-ministry-teac/webpage-1/
For more background, click through to the TEAC webpages:
Correction to 2019 Lectionary
Readings for Sunday March 3rd Evening Prayer – have been omitted.
They are listed below and follow the Season Evening Prayer readings:
(Note these are different to the readings in the 2019 Diary – which lists the ordinary set of readings.)
TEE College is looking to appoint an academic programme coordinator with responsibility for a theology programme.
This is a senior role within the college which is responsible for the preparation, delivery, and review of an academic 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. Salary R460 000 (CTC negotiable). Job description and application form are available on the College website – www.tee.co.za/vacancies.html