Provincial Notices

Diocese of Natal Advertises Post of Diocesan Secretary

Anglican Diocese of Natal

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of

Diocesan Secretary

in the Anglican Diocese of Natal

Download PDF of this advertisement here – Advertisement_Natal

Location of Post: Cathedral Centre, 169 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg.

Description and Purpose of the Post:

The Diocesan Secretary is the senior executive responsible for the management of the administration in the Diocese of Natal. The incumbent reports to the Bishop of Natal.

Subject to the direction of the Diocesan Bishop and implementing resolutions from Synod, the Board of Trustees and Diocesan Council, the primary responsibilities of the post include –

  • Supporting the implementation of the mission and vision of the Diocese
  • Ensuring that the Diocese maintains an effective, efficient and transparent financial management and control system;
  • As the Diocesan Public Officer, ensuring that the Diocese adheres to all legal requirements in respect of its Public Benefit Organisation status;
  • Overseeing all tax matters as prescribed in the Tax Administration Act;
  • Supporting the stability of the Diocese as a whole while promoting Christian development;
  • Ensuring compliance with all Constitutional and Canonical, statutory and regulatory requirements and that decisions of Synod, Diocesan Council and the Board of Trustees are implemented;
  • Ensuring effective management of movable and immovable assets;
  • Enabling effective support to the various parishes, organisations and schools;
  • Ensuring that appropriate governance procedures are in place to advance accountability, transparency, compliance with relevant rules and regulations to facilitate effective operational efficiency;
  • Managing human resources and volunteers as well as the provision of support for the management of the human resources of the parishes, organisations and schools;
  • Supporting effective communication management;
  • Ensuring effective risk management system;
  • Holding regular meetings with senior staff.

Experience:

  • Extensive experience (5 years or more) in management of a large organisation requiring the ability to communicate, work with and understand the needs of the various levels within the Diocese;
  • The ability to make decisions while retaining empathy in dealing with people;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (the ability to communicate in isiZulu is an advantage).
  • To be a practising Anglican would be an advantage.

Qualifications:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree (Finance and Management).
  • Computer literacy

Remuneration: A market-related package

Closing Date for Applications: 29th June 2018

Written Applications together with an abridged CV and relevant qualifications must be received by close of business on 29th June 2018 by:

Personnel Administrator

Mrs Adele Green

Private Bag 899

Pietermaritzburg

3200

Or Emailed to: admin@dionatal.org.za

Or Hand delivered to:

Mrs Adele Green

2nd Floor

Cathedral Centre

169 Langalibalele Street

Pietermaritzburg

Successful shortlisted candidates will be notified by 31st July, 2018.

Death of the Revd Canon Rowan Q Smith

Fr Rowan Smith

We regret to announce to the Province the unexpected death yesterday of the Revd Canon Rowan Quentin Smith, a former Provincial Executive Officer and former Dean of Cape Town.

Father Rowan broke his hip in a fall at St George’s Cathedral on Good Friday, and appeared only recently to be recovering steadily.

He was educated at Kensington High School, Cape Town, King’s College, London, and St Boniface Missionary College, Warminster. He was ordained Deacon in St. Nicholas’ Church, Matroosfontein in 1967 and Priest in St.
George’s Cathedral in 1968, by Archbishop Robert Selby Taylor.

He spent the decade from 1977 as first a novitiate and later a professed member of the Community of the Resurrection, serving for a period as Chaplain to St. Martin’s School, Johannesburg.

After being released from his vows, he became in turn Chaplain to the University of Cape Town, Chaplain to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Provincial Executive Officer until Archbishop Tutu’s retirement. He then served as Dean of the Cathedral from 1996 until his retirement in 2010.

His funeral will be held in the Cathedral at 9 am on Saturday June 2.

May he Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.

APB PRICE INCREASE

The price of An Anglican Prayer Book 1989  will be going up from the 1st June 2018

Three titles have been reprinted and are once more on our list – The Sacristan’s Handbook,

the Bible and Homosexuality and Anglican Liturgical Notes.

Click here for further information

Thank you

Invitation to apply for grants for educating clergy children

The Robert Selby Taylor Will Trust has been established to provide financial resources for educational assistance, among other purposes.

At this time, the Trust is inviting applications for educational grants for the children of clergy.

To apply for assistance, please download the two forms below, fill them in and submit them to the address provided.

The main purpose of the grants is to finance tertiary education. Grants for primary education are limited.

The deadline for applications is August 31.

Robert Selby Taylor was the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1964 to 1974.

Robert_Selby_Trust_Application [Download form]

RST_Trust_education_form [Download additional form to name children]

 

Vacancy – Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Zululand

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of

Diocesan Secretary

in the Diocese of Zululand to assume on the 1st of January 2019

Description and Purpose of the Post:

The Diocesan Secretary is the senior executive responsible for the management and control of finance and administration in the Diocese of Zululand, her/his immediate superior being the Bishop of Zululand.

Primary responsibilities include –

 ensuring that the Diocese maintains an effective, efficient and transparent financial management and control system;

 effective management of human resources;

 enabling appropriate governance procedures to be in place to ensure accountability and transparency, in compliance with the Acts of the Diocese, the Canons of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the laws of the RSA;

 ensuring that property, heritage and archive resources for both the Diocese and the parishes are effectively managed and controlled, while enabling effective support to the various parishes and organisations;

 to act as Secretary to Diocesan Council, Diocesan Trust Board and other such bodies and to be responsible for the agendas, reports and minutes;

 to be an ex officio member of all committees appointed to arrange Diocesan Synod, Elective Assemblies and consecrations and to assist with all the planning and administration of these events;

 to be responsible for the training of church officers in parish administration

Qualifications:

The applicant should have a relevant Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification in Business Management and Accounting and must be computer literate.

Experience:

The applicant should have –

 had experience (5 years or more) in the management of an organisation requiring the ability to communicate, work with and understand the needs of the various levels within the organisation.

Personal traits:

the ability to make decisions while retaining empathy in dealing with people;

 honesty and trustworthiness;

 the ability to work under pressure and to work overtime whenever necessary;

 the confidence to monitor and to discipline administrative staff where necessary;

 it is desirable that he/she be a confirmed communicant of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa; and

 excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; however, the ability to communicate in isiZulu would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will have to understudy the current Diocesan Secretary

for three months (October to December 2018).

Remuneration: A remuneration package, commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for Applications: 30th June 2018

Written applications together with the relevant documents must be posted to the Bishop of Zululand:

P O Box 147

eShowe

3815

or emailed to: bishopsec@netactive.co.za

or hand delivered to:

Mrs June Smith

92 Main Street

eShowe

3815

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Publications available

Please click here for Publications still available

  • The Diary 2018
  • Almanac  2018
  • Lent Resource – The Light of Christ  – A handbook for use with the services of Ash Wednesday To Easter.  
  • Resources for the Lectionary Year B – The Gospel of Mark

Orders can be sent to:      orders@anglicanchurchsa.org.za

Thank you

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  publish@anglicanchurchsa.org.za

Thank you

Canon Cynthia

Convenor, Liturgical Committee

 

 

 

The Gospel of Mark – Year B

Two resources available from the Publishing Committee:

send orders to orders@anglicanchurchsa.org.za

 

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

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