Dedication of garden at St Cyprian’s Highlands, 14 May

Dean Andrew Hunter preached at the dedication of the “Rose Garden” on Sunday, 14 May. Below: the late Dr Celia Jameson Rose, in whose memory the garden was dedicated; her husband Peter speaking at the Dedication. The ground was levelled and retaining walls built by local stonemasons (pictured). Members of the Cathedral Choir came to lead the singing as Dr Celia had been a devoted member of the Choir. There were no roses in the Garden, until Heather and Andrew Tracey donated one, and planted it.


Baptism of Lulibo, daughter of the Revd Luthando Madiba and Lusanda, 13 May

Silver Wedding Anniversary party for Dean Andrew and Claire, 7 May


Farewell events for Dr Andrew-John Bethke, March-April

The full Cathedral Choir singing at Choral Evensong for the last time conducted by “Dr A-J”, 26 March.

A Concert arranged by Andrew Tracey in honour of A-J Bethke took place on 27 March 2017, with the Cathedral Choir, Rhodes Chamber Choir, Pro Carmine Singers, University Madrigal Singers, and St Michael’s Marimbas among others. At a bring-and-share luncheon on 2 April, members of the parish spoke and sang tributes to A-J Bethke, and he was presented with an album of letters and photographs compiled as a memento of his five years in Grahamstown.











Shrove Tuesday Pancakes, 28 February