This is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Pretoria, situated in the City of Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
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
27 Oct 2017 – Mothers’ Union Gala Dinner
30 Oct 2017 – Parish Council Meeting
01 Nov 2017 – All Saints Day
02 Nov 2017 – The Commemoration of the Faithful Department
04 Nov 2017 – Church Wardens’ & Rectors’ Budget Conference
08 Nov 2017 – Executive Committee Meeting
11 Nov 2017 – Implementation of the vision and mission workshop
19 Nov 2017 – Special Vestry
23 Nov 2017 – Clergy day
24 Nov 2017 – Bishop’s fundraising Gala dinner
26 Nov 2017 – Thanksgiving service
27 Nov 2017 – Parish Council Meeting
The Stewardship pack is available for parishioners to take home with them. We kindly request that you take time to read the contents of the pack and prayerfully reflect on it. Kindly complete the forms in the pack and return them as this will be used for the budgeting process for 2018.
SUBMISSION OF BUDGETS AND PLANS
Guilds, organisations and ministries who have not yet submitted their plans and budget are urged to do so urgently. The deadline for submission was 15 October 2017 and not all guilds and ministries have submitted.
GALA DINNER & DANCE EVENT
There will be a Gala Dinner and Dance Event (Organised by MU) from 18:00-23:00 at St Albans Cathedral on 27 October 2017. Tickets are available as from today @ R150-00 per person. Contact persons for tickets (Team TBNPS): Tokie, Babalwa, Nombasa, Pumela and Sphiwe.
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.
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.
A meeting of Special Vestry shall take place on Sunday 19 November 2017 during the 09H30 service, for the following purpose:
- To elect Churchwardens, an alternate Churchwarden, and members of the parish council for the year 2018
- To present draft budget estimates for the year 2018.
Confirmed adult members of the parish are encouraged to be present and to participate in the proceedings. Nomination lists are on the notice board at the west door. Parishioners are requested to consult the nominees before writing their names on the list and to make sure that the nominees sign on the list to accept the nomination. Please pray for this Vestry meeting.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VISION AND MISSION OF THE PARISH
The implementation of vision and mission workshop was initially scheduled for 14 October 2017. Unfortunately it had to be cancelled due to the funeral service of Mrs Lubisi which took place on that day. Another date was identified for 11 November 2017 at 10am. Kindly diarise this date as we hope and pray that there will not be any hindrances this time around.
The Parish Council had also agreed that The Day of Prayer will be done on the same day in conjunction with the workshop.
DEANERY TASK TEAM
Following the discussion and recommendations of the Vestry meeting of 27 August 2017 on the issue of the Deanery, the Parish Council is inviting parishioners with expertise and experience in property development and building project management to join the Deanery Task Team. Should you be interested and require more details, please contact Mr Kagisho Mashiane on 076 653 1421.
FLOWERS IN CHURCH
At the last meeting of the Parish Church Council meeting it was suggested that members of the Cathedral be 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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL T-SHIRTS
The Sunday School would like to request the parents to please return the Registration forms even if it does not have a photo on it. Parents who would like to order T-shirts must please contact Nina Kistan to place their orders, they must however note that orders will only be placed once we have about 10-15 orders. Those parents who have already placed their orders and paid for the shirts must see Ms Nina Kistan after the 9h30 service to collect the T-shirts.
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
Diaries - R120.00
Lectionaries - R20.00
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.