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. Bible Study. Contact: The Revd Eric Kelly (046 622 4552)
  • Tuesdays, 11:00— 12:15. Guided Meditation. At present due to the Covid-19 situation the members are meditating at home, with discussion via Skype at 12:00. Contact: Julia Skeen (079 270 1450)
  • Tuesdays, 19:30—21:00. Bible Study via Zoom. Contact: The Revd Geoff Antrobus (083 409 5567)
  • Thursdays, 15:00.  Bible Study, Somerset Place. Contact: Roswitha Hobson (046 622 8936)
  • Thursdays 19:30—21:00. Bible Study, Somerset Place. Contact: Paul Walters (046 622 6053/ 083 758 5552)

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: The Revd Luthando Madiba (072 5143592)
  • Artists in Residence: 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).
  • Cathedral Student Ministry (CSM): Sundays, 18:30 Student Service (during university term-time). Chaplain:  The Revd Canon Melany Adonis
  • C@R Christians at Rhodes: (Staff and Students). Contact: Ian Sieborger 084 209 2079.
  • Choir Practice: Wednesdays 17.00 in the Chapter House. Contact: Kutlwano Kepadisa (078 869 0880).
  • Confirmation Classes: Contact: The clergy team.
  • 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: the Revd Lunga Dongwana (046 622 5801), Siyabulela Fobosi (078 789 9080)
  • ‘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: The Director of Music, Kutlwano Kepadisa (078 869 0880).
  • 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.
  • Mothers’ Union: Prayers in the Cathedral Lady Chapel, Thursdays 16:00. Holy Communion on the 1st Thursday of the month. Contact: Nomakwezi Gabavana (078 102 6094)
  • Parish Website,: Contact: Maggy Clarke (046 622 7803).
  • Pastoral Care: Contact:  The clergy.
  • Pledged Giving:  Contact: Parish Administrator (046 622 2445).
  • Quiet Afternoons at Hillandale: These have resumed, on certain Saturdays at 14:00 (to be announced). Meet in front of the Cathedral at 13.30 for a lift.
  • Readers: Volunteers to read at Sunday Morning and Evening services are invited to contact Janine Jegels 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: In abeyance during lockdown
  • Tower Bell Ringers: Not ringing at present. Contact: Catherine Letcher (073 613 9114).
  • Youth (Diocesan Youth Guild): Contact: Tandiwe Gabavana  (065 902 2236), the Revd Lunga Dongwana (078 741 9164)