Grahamstown

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 the Deanery. Contact: The Revd  Canon Dr Claire Nye Hunter (046 622 3976/ 071 417 0145), Julia Skeen (079 270 1450)
  • Tuesdays, 19:30—21:00. Bible Study at the CR Sisters. Contact: Geoff Antrobus (046 622 9426)
  • Thursdays, 15:00.  Bible Study, Somerset Place. Contact: Roswitha Hobson (046 622 8936):
  • Thursdays: 17:45—19:00.  Young Adults Bible Study, Cory Room. Contact: The Revd  Canon Dr Claire Nye Hunter (046 622 3976)
  • 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: 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 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), 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: 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.
  • 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, 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).
  • 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 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: 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): Cathedral (variable). Fridays, 17:00. Contact: Tandiwe Gabavana  (065 902 2236), the Revd Lunga Dongwana (078 741 9164)