This is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Pretoria, situated in the City of Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
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
Please Pastoral Letter to read the full pastoral letter.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
13 Aug 2017 – Parish Women’s Day Celebration
15 Aug 2017 – St Mary The Virgin
19 Aug 2017 – Parish Guilds and Ministries Planning Day
20 Aug 2017 – Theological Sunday
24 Aug 2017 – St Bartholomew, The Apostle
27 Aug 2017 – Tumelong Sunday
28 Aug 2017 – Parish Council Meeting
29 Aug 2017 – The Beheading of St John the Baptist
31 Aug 2017 – Diocesan Clergy Day
PARISH LEADERS WORKSHOPS – 19 AUGUST 2017
Notice is sent out to the leaders of groups and ministries for a workshop which will take place on 19th August 2017. The focus of this workshop will be on plans and projections in terms of their budget for 2018. Chairpersons, Secretaries & Treasurers of all guilds are required to attend this workshop. The workshop will be held at the hall from 10:00 – 13:00.
PROCEDURE – PEW LEAFLET NOTICES
This serves to remind leaders of ministries, guilds and organisations on the procedure to follow when placing notices in the pew leaflet. Please send the draft notice to the Parish Administrator (Ms Palesa Chadibe). She will in turn notify the Dean, who will then approve the notice for publication. If you want the notice in the following Sunday pew leaflet, please make sure that the draft notice reaches Palesa by Wednesday.
Sunday 20 August 2017 is a Theological Sunday and we will join the ACSA family in prayer for all theological institutions. It is a tradition in the Anglican Church that the collection received on that day will be donated to College of the Transfiguration in Grahamstown.
SPONSORSHIP FOR CATERING – RENAMING OF THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE EVENT
The Ngewu Memorial Sub-Committee is planning an event to rename the Cathedral Garden of Remembrance in honour of the late Dean, The Very Reverend Lubabalo Livingstone Ngewu. The event is scheduled to be held on Saturday 30 September 2017. Details regarding the event will be communicated soon. For now, the Sub-Committee would like to make an appeal for sponsorship for catering at this event. Individuals, families or groups who would like to lend a hand towards the catering should please contact Ms Ntsiki Gumbe or Mr Clement Sibiya.
BAPTISMS – 15 OCTOBER 2017
The next baptisms will be held on Sunday 15 October 2017. Parents who would like their children to be baptized, are requested to collect registration forms at the back of the Cathedral. Ms Thembela Bali would like to meet with parents after 09h30 service next Sunday 13 August 2017.
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.
Missed out on the Eco-Ministry weekend at Groenkloof Nature Reserve? See pictures and a report back on the St Alban’s website.
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.