- Grahamstown Cathedral Publications
- Publications of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
- Other Publications of interest
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.
Annual Vestry Booklet 2018
The Annual Vestry Meeting of the Cathedral Parish took place on Sunday 11 March 2018 in St George’s Hall, after the morning Eucharist.
The pew bulletin published for the weekly Sunday services is available for download, usually on Fridays
A facsimile reprint of Grahamstown Cathedral: A Guide and Short History by Charles Gould (1924) with updated information and a new introduction by Jeanette Eve.
Rudiments of Grace
‘Rudiments of Grace’ is an imprint of the Cathedral of St Michael and St George and is an anthology of poems by Professor Chris Mann; it “is the story of a secret love affair.”
The Annual Vestry Meeting of the Cathedral Parish took place on Sunday 12 March 2017 in St George’s Hall, after the morning Eucharist.
Southern African Multilingual Hymn Collection
The Southern African Multilingual Hymn Collection was compiled by Dr Andrew-John Bethke, who did much of the preliminary work while he was Director of Music at our Cathedral. The new hymnbook includes music, and English translations. To order copies (R100 each), please contact Revd Cynthia Botha of the Provincial Publishing Department on firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACSA Pastoral Standards and Safe Church Guide
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has now made available the Pastoral Rules and Standards online, as well as in print. You can also read the ACSA Safe Church Guide on their website. For further details click here.
This book by Dr Andrew-John Bethke, a former Director of Music at Grahamstown Cathedral, offers “a well researched and clearly presented journey through our liturgical year and observation of seasons and major feasts and symbols” (the Revd Canon Dr Vicentia Kgabe, Rector of the College of the Transfiguration).
In this book the Archbishop explores his unique relationship with former
President Nelson Mandela.
“For the last eleven weeks of his life, Madiba and his family were soaked in prayer by people at home and abroad. My text messages reflected a deepening pastoral
relationship with those around him who watched and waited. In the last days of his life, I received one which shook me to my core. I no longer have the text, but at
best as I can remember it read: ‘Archbishop, hold my hand. I am weak’.
I read it several times and went downstairs to my chapel at Bishopscourt. I lay prostrate on the floor, feeling hot and cold. I cried, I mourned, and I wrestled with God. Lungi (wife) has an amazing ability to know when I am struggling with something, and followed me down. ‘Are you ok?’ she asked. ‘Yes, I’m okay; I’m just having a God moment.”
-Excerpt from Archbishop Thabo Makgoba’s ‘Faith and Courage’
Cluster Publications, 2008.
Anglicans against Apartheid records the witness against apartheid of Anglican Church leaders, and assesses the importance of their contribution to the liberation of South Africa.
It gives an overview of the recurring themes of the church-state conflict during the tenure of eight Archbishops of Cape Town, starting with Francis Phelps in 1936 and ending with Desmond Tutu, whose term as Archbishop of Cape Town concluded in 1996. The focus is mainly on the Archbishops of Cape Town, and some other notable Anglicans.