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.
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Romance in the Choir
More new, young Lay Ministers
Thanks received from D F Malan High School Wind Band
After the splendid performances by the D F Malan High School Wind Band at our 9:30 Eucharist on Easter Day, and their concert in the Cathedral the same afternoon, their conductor Faan Malan wrote an email thanking for our hospitality. Many thanks to them for inspiring us with their playing! Read the email here.
Cathedral Students Graduate at Rhodes
Congratulations to Dr Rose Kadye, Lesley Bloy, Teyla de Ricquebourg, Rosa Msweli, Tendai Tendy Goto, Noxolo kheswa, Ayanda Mpofu, Katryn Nieuwoudt, and Lydia Kudye who graduated over the weekend after Easter. For more pictures, see our Gallery.
Vestry Meeting Resolution concerning the situation in Makana Municipality
A delegation from the Cathedral met with the acting Municipal Manager, Mr Ted Pillay, on 28 March, to present him with the Cathedral Vestry resolution on Makana matters: water, roads, sewerage; financial sustainability of the municipality; good governance; and to state our support for all who are seeking to improve things. The Dean reported that it was a helpful, positive meeting.
Admission of Church Officers
On 18 March the Dean admitted our new Parish Councillors on behalf of the Bishop. Congratulations to the newly elected Churchwardens, Ronaldo Burger and Paul Walters. The Parish Councillors are: Jane Bradshaw, Rodney Bridger, Theo Duxbury, Siphiwe Ncaca and Lungile Pinxa, and Sister Carol CR who continues to represent the Sisters.
New Lay Ministers
The Cathedral is going Green!
Cathedral Student Ministry Camp
The Cathedral Students had a great time at their annual camp at Assegaai Trails, with Revd Claire and Mama Jane Bradshaw. For more pictures, see our Gallery.
Makana Choir School Funding Drive
The Cathedral Choir consists of some dozen adults and the young choristers of the Makana Choir School. Throughout the year the Choir sings at morning Eucharist services twice a month, and at Evensong twice a month. The Vision of the Choir School is to develop the musicianship of young choristers and thereby to develop them as well-rounded leaders in their community. In return for the choristers’ commitment to the Choir they may be eligible to receive a Scholarship towards their school fees.
The Makana Choir School would like to ask for your support towards this worthwhile project. A number of individual donors make regular monthly payments to the Choir School, which although not large in themselves, together make a valuable contribution towards the Choir School’s budget. Please consider joining them. Read more about the Choir School, their vision and objectives, budget and achievements, here…
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
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba’s Easter Sermon
The Sermon preached by our Archbishop, Thabo Makgoba in St George’s Cathedral Cape Town on Easter Day, 1 April 2018.
Annual Vestry 2018
Agenda, Minutes and Reports for the Vestry Meeting on Sunday 11 March 2018 (Book A).
Daily prayers of intercessions and thanksgiving for the Diocese of Grahamstown for April 2018.
Reflection by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba:
‘Destiny is not a matter of Chance … But a decision of choice’
Archbishop Thabo’s reflection on the 28th anniversary of the day Nelson Mandela woke up a free man at Bishopscourt, on February 12, 1990.
Letter from Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
To read the Epiphany 2018 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, November-December 2017.
Umbuliso for Lent 2018
Umbuliso, the newsletter of the Diocese of Grahamstown for Lent 2018, can be downloaded as a pdf