Provincial Notices

2019 Diary now available

The 2019 Diary is  available.

Available in a hard cover only –  in red, blue and black

@  R125 each.   Size  A5

The Diary  covers the period from Advent 2018 to December 2019 – includes daily Lectionary reading, information on the Dioceses in the Province, special dates etc.

The Bible and Homosexuality by Bishop David Russell

The Bible and Homosexuality  by Bishop David Russell

What is the Spirit saying to the Churches?

Reprinted with permission.

Cost 25.00

Though the issues discussed affect all Christians, Bishop Russell addresses fellow Anglicans.

“It is important for our growth in the faith and truth of our Lord Jesus Christ that we do in fact become aware and think through issues being debated in our day”.  (from the back cover)

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Prayers for Episcopal Consecration and Elections

Your prayers are asked for the following:

  • Bishop Elect Dale Arthur Bowers as he prepares to be Consecrated and Enthroned as the Bishop of St Helena on Sunday 11 November 2018.
  • For the Revd Zwelidumile Tom; the Revd David Stansbury; the Revd Lulamile Ngesi; the Revd Dr Edward Daniels; the Very Revd Sharon Nell; the Ven Fumanekile Kula; the Very Revd Andrew Hunter and the Very Revd Mark Derry, who will be considered for election as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth at their Elective Assembly, to be held from 5 to 7 December 2018.
  • For the Revd Mzukisi Nomatshila; the Revd Canon Mpilisi Capa and the Rt Revd Tsietsi Seleoane, who will be considered for election as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Mzimvubu at their Elective Assembly, to held  from 10 to 12 December 2018.

The Ven Horace Arenz

Provincial Executive Officer


Synod of Bishops Elects New Bishop of St Helena

Bishop-Elect Bowers

The Synod of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, meeting in Benoni, Gauteng, from September 24 to 26, has elected the Ven Dale Bowers MBE, Archdeacon of St Helena, as Bishop-Elect of the Diocese.


Archdeacon Bowers will succeed the Right Revd Richard Fenwick, who recently retired. Dates for his consecration and enthronement have still to be announced.


(Photo: Dieter Deswarte/St Helena Online)

This post has been corrected, to say the date of enthronement has not yet been announced. We apologise to the Diocese of St Helena for mistakenly posting “retirement”.

Prayers Requested for Three Elections of Bishops

Please pray for:

  • The Electoral College of the Diocese of St Helena, to be held on 23rd September 2018.
  • The Diocese of Port Elizabeth as they prepare for their Elective Assembly, to be held from 5th to 7th December 2018.
  • The Diocese of Umzimvubu as they prepare for their Elective Assembly, to be held from 10th to 12th December 2018.

The Ven Horace Arenz
Provincial Executive Officer

A Special Prayer for PSC 2018

Please include this Collect for Provincial Standing Committee, which meets at the end of September, in your prayers:

Lord God

You have entrusted to your Church

a share in the mission of your Son in the world:

help each and every member of this Church

to discern their calling to a particular ministry,

to seek the training that they require, and

to accept the vocation to which you direct them;

through Jesus Christ our Lord

and in the power of the Holy Spirit.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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



Or Emailed to:

Or Hand delivered to:

Mrs Adele Green

2nd Floor

Cathedral Centre

169 Langalibalele Street


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.

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