Provincial Notices

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




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)




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

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



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.

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

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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