Welcome to the Grahamstown Cathedral Website!
Come in, browse around, make yourself at home! From contact details of the Cathedral staff to lists of the music at the next Sunday service, interesting information about our beautiful building, and lots of news (and archived news) of People and Places connected to the Cathedral family – it’s all here. Click on ‘Videos’ on the side menu to hear some of the music of Grahamstown Cathedral.
Many thanks to Michael Künz of Growing the Church in Cape Town for setting up this site for us.
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Important upcoming events:
Sunday 22 October: End-of-Year Farewell Concert
Grahamstown Cathedral Choir conducted by Kutlwano Kepadisa, and accompanied on the organ by Jovan Heynsen, will sing a selection of their 2017 repertoire. Come and enjoy a variety of beautiful sacred music, ancient and contemporary, European and African. No charge, but there will be a retiring collection.
Saturday 28 October: St George’s Fair
Bookstall, Tombola, Tea Garden, Knife/Scissor sharpening, White Elephant, Plants, Sewing and Knitting, Indian Delights, Boerewors Rolls, Pancakes, Fruit and Veg, Pictures and Cards, Cake and yummy treats – and lots more!
Seniors’ Spring Tea, Saturday 14 October
The Cathedral Student Ministry hosted senior members of the Cathedral family in the Deanery garden. For more pictures, see our Gallery.
‘Rescue dog’ to the rescue!
In the early hours of Saturday 30 September, when Dean Andrew was away, his wife the Revd Dr Claire Nye Hunter was woken by frantic barking from Rocket, the family’s recently acquired ‘rescue dog”, and then also heard crackling sounds. She looked out of the window and saw that the Provincial Traffic Department building, next door to the Deanery, was burning fiercely. She was the first to call the fire brigade, which arrived but was unable to save the building. We thank God that the many trees in the Deanery garden did not catch light, so neither Claire nor the Sub-Dean and family had to evacuate their houses as they had feared.
Read the full story in Grocotts Mail.
Cathedral musicians showed off their talent at a successful concert on the afternoon of Saturday 30 September. Well done, and many thanks to all who worked so hard on their contributions!
Cathedral Artists in Residence
The Parish Council has honoured poet Chris Mann and his artist wife Julia Skeen, by designating them as “Honorary Artists in Residence, Cathedral of St Michael & St George, Grahamstown”. The purpose is to affirm them and thank God for their gifts and all that they offer. The honour was bestowed on them at the service of Choral Evensong on 24 September.
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
- 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
Letter from Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
To read the October 2017 letter ‘To the People of God’ from the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, click here.
Letter from Bishop Ebenezer Ntlali
Read Bishop Ebenezer’s latest letter to the clergy and people, July-September 2017.
Umbuliso for August-September 2017
Umbuliso, the newsletter of the Diocese of Grahamstown for August-September 2017, can be downloaded as a pdf