Since the beginning of the coronavirus lock-down at the end of March. the cathedral building has been closed. The announcement by President Ramaphosa that churches would be permitted to open their buildings for worship from 1 June was accompanied by many necessary conditions, which will not be easy or quick to fulfil.  Dean Andrew Hunter wrote on 4 June:

It is therefore with some sadness that I am expressing caution. I think that it is too soon to reopen the Cathedral for gathered worship. I was concerned to hear the President’s announcement that we are allowed to do so, this early in the pandemic. Significantly, no diocese within ACSA has as yet decided to go ahead with reopening for gathered worship. All are either still discussing it, or have concluded that it is too early – in terms of the rate of infection and the containment of the virus; and too dangerous – in terms of the possibility of infections when people gather together in a confined space for an extended period of time.

So I am appealing for us to tread carefully with this one. Read more…


In the meantime, you are warmly invited to join in the following services, live-streamed on the Cathedral Facebook page. 

Sunday Services

  • 09:30 Service of Word and Sacrament
  • 17:00 Evening Prayer

Weekday Services


  • 09:00 Morning Prayer
  • 17:00 Evening Prayer

For the liturgical readings for next week, see the latest Pew Leaflet.


How to find us
The Cathedral is at the intersection of High Street and Hill Street, Grahamstown.
Cathedral office, 108 High Street, Grahamstown, tel 046 622 2445,
The Deanery, tel 046 622 3976,