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Archdeaconry Confirmation Service

Kutlwano Kepadisa with Bishop Ebenezer

At a splendid music-filled service of Confirmation on Sunday 10 September, Ebenezer Ntlali Bishop of Grahamstown confirmed candidates from a number of parishes in the Archdeaconries of Grahamstown and Albany. He is seen above with several of the Cathedral candidates, together with the Revd Dr Claire Nye Hunter and Dean Andrew Hunter, who prepared them for confirmation.

The vibrant and inspiring music for the service was sung in at least four South African languages, and came from many traditions, from the ancient plainsong ‘Come Holy Ghost’ to ‘Tshollela moya oa hao’ and ‘Bawo Wam’. Some items were unaccompanied, some with piano, organ or marimbas. The youthful and enthusiastic conductor of the choir, Kutlwano Kepadisa, was one of those confirmed.


New Choristers, Head Chorister inducted

Anelisa Kelemi with the new choristers: Siyolisa Sandi, Khazimla Gedze, Sixolile Mafani, Alizwa Tom, Ambesa Cagwe and Kutlwano Kepadisa.

Five new choristers were robed and formally inducted into the Choir of the Cathedral on Sunday 3 September. Ambesa Cagwe in Grade 6  at Graeme College, Sixolile Mafani and Alizwa Tom who are both in Grade 10 at Victoria Girls, and Khazimla Gedze and Siyolisa Sandi (Grade 5 at Victoria Primary) have all served as Probationers in the choir during the earlier part of this year. At the end of this period they were re-auditioned, and accepted as full members of the choir. They were inducted by the Dean of Grahamstown, Andrew Hunter during a Sung Eucharist service.

At the same service Avile Sonyamba was inducted as Head Chorister of the Choir. Now in Grade 11 at Victoria Girls, Avile has been a member of the Choir since she was in Grade 7, and was elected to this position of responsibility by her fellow Junior Choristers.


Letter from Bishop Ebenezer Ntlali

Read Bishop Ebenezer’s latest letter to the clergy and people, July-September 2017.


Umbuliso for June-July 2017

Umbuliso, the newsletter of the Diocese of Grahamstown for June-July 2017, can be downloaded as a pdf





Cathedral Vision

We believe we are called to be a vibrant, attractive, diverse, welcoming, all age community of people who seek to follow Christ.
The Cathedral’s ministry seeks at all times to be obedient to the call of God through Jesus Christ.

Key Performance Areas

  • Worship
  • Pastoral care and building community
  • Families, children and young people
  • Teaching, discipleship and evangelism
  • Mission, ministry and outreach
  • Administration, communication and oversight
  • Cathedral plant and physical environment
  • Dedication and stewardship