This is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Pretoria, situated in the City of Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
Please click on the link Kingdom Newsletter - 3rd Quarter to read the official Newsletter of the Diocese of Pretoria.
2017 CHARGE TO SYNOD
Please click on the link Charge to Synod-2017 to read 85th Session of Synod Charge by the Rt. Revd. Allan Kannemeyer, Bishop of Pretoria.
LECTURE IN HONOUR OF THE LATE DEAN LL NGEWU
Please click on the link lecture in honour of the late Dean LL Ngewu to read a copy of lecture by Revd Canon Proff. B. Pityana.
AN ANGLICAN TRIBUTE TO MAMA EMMA MASHININI
Please click on the link an-anglican-tribute-to-mama-emma-mashinini to read a tribute from the Archbishop's office and Requiem Mass Sermon by Rev. Canon B. Pityana
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
10 Dec 2017 – Christmas Carol Service 18h00
16 Dec 2017 – Ordination Service
22 Dec 2017 – Homeless Ministry Christmas Party
24 Dec 2017 – Midnight Mass (22h00 for 22h30)
GOD’S PANTRY REQUEST
We are running a food drive every Sunday of non-perishable foods for God's Pantry for those in need and less fortunate than us. Food donations can be dropped at the back of the church or contact Lebo Nyakale on 081 039 2349 for more information.
The Cathedral plans to run an Alpha course for parishioners in 2018. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith. This course is for everyone who is curious to explore the big questions of life, faith and meaning. The sessions are designed to encourage conversation and exploration of Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. More details will be provided in the next coming weeks.
Lectionaries are available at R25.00 a copy. Please get a copy from the Churchwardens.
ALL DAY CHOIR PRACTICE
The all-day choir practice will be on Saturday 09 December 2017.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS SERVICE – SUNDAY 10 December 2017
You are invited to attend our Christmas Carols service on Sunday 10 December 2017 at 18h00.
HOMELESS MINISTRY CHRISTMAS PARTY - 22 DECEMBER 2017
The St Alban's Homeless Ministry would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your love and charitable hearts towards the Homeless Ministry. You are truly the wheels that carry this Ministry along. As the year is coming to an end, the ministry, as we always do, is planning to have a Christmas party. For this Christmas party to be successful we humbly need your support. We are planning to host 350 homeless people on 22 December 2017. Items needed for our Christmas party are, Rice 15kg, Chicken 35kg, Fresh juice, 200ml x 350, Wors 25 kg, Cooking oil, 5lt, Ice cream 5lt bucket x 3, 20kg of Potatoes, Macaroni 10kg, etc. Please contact Mr Albert Wright on 084 7824117 or Mrs Sheila Mtshali on 083 6568460 for further information or to donate.
PICTURES OF THE NGEWU MEMORIAL LECTURE
The picture that were taken at the Ngewu Memorial lecture and during the unveiling of the plagues at the Garden of Remembrance are available on the Cathedral’s facebook page. The facebook page is St Alban's the Martyr Cathedral -Pretoria
Mr Hendrick Masanabo, who has been the Verger at the Cathedral, will be leaving at the end of January 2018. Mr Masanabo has been the Verger for the past year and has done an outstanding job for the Cathedral. He has been accepted to further his priesthood studies at the Theological College next year. Let us remember him in our prayers.
Applications are invited from those interested to apply for the position of a Verger, St Alban’s Cathedral. The Verger will be accountable to the Dean and the Parish Executive Council.
Duties include: arrangements for and preparation of facilities for all services and events; supervision of grounds, parking, and staff; care for buildings and contents of the Cathedral Precinct; attending to visitors to the Cathedral Precinct including parking arrangement; general duties as assigned to by the supervisor.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Organizational skills; excellent judgment; professionalism; interpersonal skills; effective communication skills; computer skills; knowledge and understanding of the Anglican Community will be an added advantage.
In addition, the candidate should have a proven track record and high levels of commitment, maturity and integrity; and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Matric or NQF level 4 equivalent.
Interested persons are invited to send a written application, including a comprehensive CV with 3 contactable references (provide their e-mail address and phone numbers) to email@example.com. Alternatively applications can be delivered to the Parish office during office hours.
The closing date for submissions is 15 December 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.
GOD’S MAGNIFICENT SMILE: INSPIRATION FOR THE JOURNEY
At the Ngewu Memorial Lecture held at the Cathedral on 30 September 2017, a publication entitled “God’s Magnificent Smile: Inspiration for the journey” was launched. This booklet contains a chapter from a collection of writings by the late Dean Livingstone Lubabalo Ngewu. It will certainly put a smile on your face. The booklet costs R50.00.
CONFIRMATION SERVICE 2018
Our next confirmation service is scheduled to be held on Sunday 28 January 2018.
FLOWERS IN CHURCH
Members of the Cathedral are given the opportunity to consider the sponsoring of the floral arrangements when they want to do a thanksgiving or a memorial. Should you be interested please fill in your details on the roster at the back of the Cathedral, or call the parish office for more information. The intention is to carry a brief note of acknowledgement (“flowers in lieu of”) in the pew leaflet on occasions when flowers are sponsored.
A reminder to the congregation that the Compassionate Committee is keen to come alongside members who are living through challenging times. If you are in bereavement, or affected by serious illness, or in need of prayer support for whatever reason, the Compassionate Committee members would love to embrace you with their presence and support. Call the parish office or Ms Sangoni (see back of Pew leaflet for phone numbers) for more information.
If you wish to listen to the audio recording of the sermons in the Cathedral, please visit the Sermon section under Gallery to listen. Click here to be automatically directed.
BOOKS FOR SALE
Anglican Prayer Book – R180.00
Hymn Ancient and Modern Revised – R320.00
Where do we look for Jesus: LL Ngewu – R100.00
Lectionaries - R25.00
The Cathedral is now in possession of a Speedpoint machine which enable members of the congregation to make donations, pay pledges, or contribute to the collections by using debit or credit cards. Members who want to make use of this facility should approach the churchwarden on duty before or after worship.