The focus of faith is emphasized in:
Sunday 5 July 9:30
All are warmly invited to join us for this act of worship and celebration.
The service will be conducted by the Dean, the Very Rev Andrew Hunter,
Preacher: The Rev Canon Dr Peter Mtuze - priest, professor and author.
Music: Haydn's Little Organ Mass setting, with a local choir directed by the Music Director of the Cathedral, Barbara Stout.
Liturgical Dance to songs of worship, led by Kati Ansell of the Christian Dance Academy and dancers.
Sunday 5 July at 18:00
Led by Concord Nkabinde with combined Gospel Groups
Wednesday, 8 July at 17:30-18:30
Join us for a peaceful, worshipful, reflective candlelit evening service with music from the Taizé community in France, led by an instrumental group.
Come and take time out from the rush to enjoy a 45 minute programme consisting of scripture readings, classical music, prayer, silence and a liturgical act.
Venue: NG Kerk Building (corner of Hill and Market Streets)
Time: 18:00-18:45 (the church will be open from 17:30 - 19:00)
Dates: 5, 7, 9 July
Performed by Members of the Cathedral congregation, including boys from the
Eluxolweni Shelter for Street Children.
Come and enjoy a variety of sacred and secular music from Africa and abroad.
Dates: 3, 6, 8,10 July
"Spot the Tune" - Wilf Stout, organist at the Grahamstown Cathedral, will perform a 'pot pourri' of well known tunes , with a quiz and prize for the person correctly recognizing the most pieces!
Dates: 7, 9 July
Time: 12.30- 13:20
Dates and times: 3 July at 17:30 - 18:15 5 July at 15:00 - 15:45
Tickets: First performance R20; Block booking R20; Full R25
Thursday 2 July
14:00 Registration, auditions and practice sessions for visiting groups
19:00 Gospel Africa Opening Concert - Featuring Voice of Glory and Still 4 Eva.
Friday 3 July
14:00-16:00 Gospel Music Workshop Rehearsal
19:00 Gospel Concert - Featuring Gospel Youth and Visiting Groups.
Saturday 4 July
10:00-13:00 Gospel Music Workshop - Led by Concord Nkabinde: Composing and arranging Gospel music
14:00-16:00 Gospel Music Workshop - Led by Concord Nkabinde: Practical Presentation of Worship
19:00 Gospel Concert - Featuring Concord Nkabinde with Voice of Glory and Still 4 Eva.
Sunday 5 July
18:00 Combined Churches Gospel Service (see above under 'Acts of Worship').
Date: Sat, 4 July
Venue: The Cathedral
Tickets: R20, payable at the door.
Come and feast your eyes on this amazing collection of intricate hand embroidery made by Sister Margaret Evelyn, together with some of the foundation Sisters from the Community of the Resurrection. Some of the liturgical vestments date back to over one hundred years ago.
Venue: St Peter's, 23 Donkin Street (corner of Donkin and Somerset Streets)
Dates: Daily 2-11 July
Times: 10:30-12:00 and 14:00-16:30
Do be sure to visit the Cathedral and see this incredible work of art made by
the Keiskamma Art Project in Hamburg.
This exhibition presents Julia Skeen's striking depictions of a landscape that has inspired some of the most powerful literature and spirituality in history. It comprises a combination of 20 drawings and oil paintings, inspired by the artist's travels to the Judean desert in 2006. They provide the viewer with an encounter with the desert that paradoxically leaves the psyche calmed and refreshed.
Venue: The Cory Room (next to St George's Hall and the Long Table Resturant)
Times: Daily 2-11 July, 10:00-15:00 and 18:00-21:00
Entrance Free, art will be on sale.
Time: These take place from 11:00-12:00 in the Cathedral
There will be a retiring collection after each lecture
Two hundred years of Darwin - the challenge and the Christian response
By Peter Rose, Professor Emeritus of Biotechnology at Rhodes University
Afro Gospel- Musicology of a Christian art form that dominates the music industry in Africa
By Tate Mhunduru, a Zimbabwean musician who is completing a Masters at Rhodes University
What's new in the archaeology of the Holy Land?
By Bill Domeris, Rector of the College of the Transfiguration and Canon
Chancellor of the Cathedral.
Masses of Haydn - a musical lecture celebrating the bicentennial of this highly original and prolific composer whose 'Creation' and 14 settings of the Mass are still very much part of the modern repertoire.
By Barbara Stout, Director of Music at the Cathedral in Grahamstown.
Religious Freedom in South Africa today-speaking from the perspective of Canon Law, we look at the legal status of religious freedom in the South African Constitution and how this has been applied in specific instances in recent years.
By Andrew Hunter, the Dean of Grahamstown, who is currently doing a Masters in Canon Law through Cardiff University.