Makhanda

Parish Groups

The list contains most, but not all, of what happens in addition to worship services. Please feel encouraged to participate as a good way to build friendships.

Prayer and Bible Study Groups

  • Mondays: 15:00—16:30. Contact: The Revd Eric Kelly (046 622 4552)
  • Tuesdays: 19:30—21:00. Contact: Geoff Antrobus (046 622 9426)
  • Tuesdays: 19:30—21:00. Contact: Paul Walters (046 622 6053)
  • Tuesdays: 11:15  Meditation Group. Contact: The Revd  Canon Dr Claire Nye Hunter (046 622 3976), Julia Skeen (079 270 1450)
  • Thursdays: 15:00. Contact: Roswitha Hobson (046 622 8936)
  • Thursdays: 17:45—18:45  Young Adults Bible Study. Contact: The Revd  Canon Dr Claire Nye Hunter (046 622 3976)

Cathedral Parish Groups and Activities

  • Altar Servers (8 years old +).  Sundays and special occasions.  Contact: Sally Terry (046 622 4470)
  • ANSOC: Anglican Students Society, Rhodes Campus. Contact:
  • Artists in Residence: Chris Mann, Julia Skeen Mann (046 622 8577).
  • Book sales: Donations sought. Contact: Heather Haggard (046 636 1929).
  • Brookshaw Home: Fridays 09:20.    Contact:  Margie Antrobus (083 951 1391), Di Harvey (072 397 4476).
  • Cathedral Guides. Contact: Clive Whitford (046 622 4630).
  • Cathedral Student Ministry (CSM): Sundays, 18:30 Student Service (during university term-time). Chaplain:  The Revd Canon Dr Claire Nye Hunter (046 622 3976). Student Chairperson:  Ayanda Dabengwa (083 528 9970).
  • C@R Christians at Rhodes: (Staff and Students). Contact: Ian Sieborger 084 209 2079.
  • Children’s Church: Meets during 09:30 Sunday Eucharist, In the Chapter House. Contact: Ayanda Dabengwa (083 528 9970), Ikhona Mvaphantsi, (083 451 1687), the Revd Canon Dr Claire Nye Hunter, Co-ordinator, (046 622 3976).
  • Choir Practice: Wednesdays 17.00 in the Chapter House. Contact: Kutlwano Kepadisa (078 869 0880).
  • Confirmation Classes: Adults: Dean Andrew Hunter (046 622 3976). Teens: The Revd Canon Dr Claire Nye Hunter (046 622 3976).
  • Emergency Prayer Chain: Contact: Ros Embling (046 622 7574).
  • Eluxolweni Youth & Child Care Centre:  Contact: Jane Bradshaw (046 622 4379).
  • Flowers: Contact: Elizabeth Breetzke (046 622 6356).
  • Fort England ministry: Saturday mornings: Contact: Lynette Marais (046 622 6339), the Revd Lunga Dongwana (046 622 5801)
  • ‘Hungry Basket’:  Donations of money or groceries to feed needy people. Contact: Parish Administrator (046 622 2445).
  • Lay Ministers: Contact: The Dean (046 622 3976, 082 308 8654).
  • Makana Choir School: Contact: David Gain (046 622 6135).
  • Marimbas: Practices:  Fri 15:00. Play: Sun 09:30 Eucharist at certain seasons of the year.   Contact: Asakhe Cuntsulana (078 749 7757).
  • Maintenance:  Contact: Parish Administrator (046 622 2445)
  • Marriage Preparation: Contact: The clergy.
  • Men’s Group: Contact Chris Mann (046 622 8577).
  • Mothers’ Union: Contact:
  • Parish Website, Posters: Contact: Maggy Clarke (046 622 7803).
  • Pastoral Care: Contact:  The clergy.
  • Pledged Giving:  Contact: Parish Administrator (046 622 2445).
  • Quiet Afternoons at Hillandale: monthly 14:00 2nd Saturday, except Dec, Jan and July.  Meet in front of the Cathedral at 13.30 for a lift. Contact: June Walters (046 622 6053).
  • Raphael Centre – AIDS ministry: Contact:
  • Readers: Volunteers to read at Sunday Morning and Evening services are invited to contact the Revd Canon Dr Claire Nye Hunter (046 622 3976) or Lou-Anne Liebenberg at the Parish Office (046 622 2445).
  • Sacristans: (Student and older). Prepare the sanctuary for services. Contact: June Venn (073 217 8262).
  • Sides-people: Welcome worshippers to the Cathedral, assist with distributing Sunday leaflets, seating, taking collection, etc. Contact: Rodney Bridger (046 622 3814 or 081 518 7792).
  • Somerset Place Retirement Village: Service first Thursday of the month 09:00. Contact: Clergy Team.
  • Sound: Control microphones at services. Contact: Rodney Bridger (081 518 7792).
  • Spiritfest: The Grahamstown Churches’ initiative in the National Arts Festival. Contact: Maggy Clarke (046 622 7803).
  • St George’s Fair: Held annually, usually late October. A fun time to work together and to raise funds.  Contact: Rodney Bridger (081 518 7792).
  • St Luke’s (CR Sisters): Service 3rd Thursday of the month 09:30. Contact: Clergy Team.
  • Sunday Teas: 07:30 Contact: Lynette Marais (046 622 6339). 09:30 Contact: Sally Terry (046 622 4470).
  • Tower Bell Ringers: Service Ringing on Sundays at 18:00. Contact: Catherine Letcher (073 613 9114).
  • Youth (Diocesan Youth Guild): Contact: Tandiwe Gabavana  (065 902 2236).