Many people in the Eastern Cape have connections to St John’s, Bathurst through family members being buried there or they were baptized, confirmed or married at St John’s, the only unaltered Anglican Church in the Southern Hemisphere. We would encourage people who have these connections to return during this year of celebration of 180 years of being a sacred space where worship continues and has never stopped over these 180 years. Your presence at some of the activities during 2018 and possibly in financially giving will allow this small but very active congregation to keep the buildings and surrounds functioning to the glory of God.
The first event of several will take place at St John’s on the 7th March, 17h30 – 18h30 where the renowned artist Julia Skeen (artist in residence at the Cathedral of St Michael and St George) will give a presentation of her four paintings entitled “THE SEASONS OF JESUS as in ‘I am the Vine’” Julia and her husband Chris Mann are well-known for their creativity and presentations and shows at the Grahamstown Festival year after year and this is an exciting and well worth while event during the season of Lent in preparation for the great Festival of Easter. A retiring offering/collection will be taken to help Julia with travel and add to the building fund for the upkeep of this magnificent church.
Look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 7th March at 17h30 for this amazing presentation to the glory of God
St Bernard Mizeki is a Christ-centered Men’s Guild within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, which aims to promote and encourage the participation and nurturing of men’s leadership in the life of the church. We ensure that men stay pure and obey the word of God, carrying out Christ’s work of peace and reconciliation in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa Province, Diocese of Grahamstown, and the world. We teach our members to represent Christ and his church at all times.
It is a men’s Guild that is nonprofit guided by its constitution, policies, procedures and guidelines shall be consistent with the Constitution, Canons, Acts and Policies of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Membership of the Guild is open to all men who are in good standing in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
This serves to show our gratitude to the Anglican Communion for the gallant support they have given the guild during our Opening Service on the 28th January 2018 at St. Andrews Parish Mdantsane. The “word” revived the Christian value that we stand for in the church and wish that the spirit of the Lord will burn within us forever.
We appreciate the support we got for the Diocesan community, the clergy, all the guilds (Mother’s Union; Anglican Women’s Fellowship; Mary Magdelene; Anglican Youth Guild; St. Agnes and all those who supported the Guild, wishing that those who had not yet aligned themselves with Anglican guild will do so in the near future. We also give a special THANK YOU to those who assisted in feeding us physical well being (cookers)
Please note: This is the only official website of the Diocese. The old address "diocesegrahamstown.co.za" was discontinued at the end of 2013. Unfortunately someone unconnected with the Diocese (based in Russia!) has taken over the old address, and a very out-of-date version of our content. Please ignore that phoney website