Anglican Diocese of Grahamstown

Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Welcome to the web site of the Anglican Diocese of Grahamstown. This Diocese was founded over 150 years ago, in 1853. Ebenezer Ntlali is the Bishop.

Vision and Mission of the Diocese

Vision: That all people in the Diocese should know God’s love in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us. 

Mission of the Diocese


Funeral of Dean Andrew Hunter's mother

The funeral of Elizabeth Hunter, mother of Andrew Hunter, Dean of Grahamstown, will take place in the Cathedral on Thursday 30 October, at 10:00. She died on the evening of Saturday 18 October, in Grahamstown. Please pray for Andrew, Claire, and all the family. Give thanks for the life of Elizabeth Hunter. May she rest in peace, and rise in glory.


Archbishop calls for prayer

Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town, has called for "all Anglicans, Christians, people of faith and of none" to pray for those bereaved by the tragedy in Lagos. Read more....


St Luke's Nxarhuni celebrates 160 years of prayerful existence

The parish of St Luke Nxarhuni will be celebrating its 160th anniversary over the weekend of 18-19 October, in the presence of the Diocesan Bishop, Ebenezer Ntlali. Various Eastern Cape dignitaries have been invited. The main events will be a Celebration Eucharist on Saturday 18 October at 3 pm, followed by Izibindi. On the following day, Sunday 19 October, the service at 9 am will focus on the prayerful existence of the parish, and will be followed by a sumptuous meal.

For details please contact the Parish Secretary, Zukisa Mabuya, at 072 1273 979, Email:


Diocese celebrates 160 Years of Faithful Witness

Cost: R250 including dinner and lecture. Lecture alone will cost R50.


Umbuliso for October-November 2014

The latest issue of the newsletter of the Diocese is now available. Topics covered include: Three Deacons ordained - Death of David Russell, former Bishop of Grahamstown (Obituary) - Diocesan MU Seminar - Honorary Canons licensed - Cathedral Choir records CD - ANSOC Fort Hare news - Diocesan Family Weekend - How to be a "Green Anglican" - Assistant Priests licensed for St Saviour's East London - New Canons on Chapter - Bernard Mizeki Guild news. To download this issue as a pdf, click here.


Archbishop's letter "To the Laos"

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba's latest letter to the People of God, for October 2014, is now available. Click here.


Ordination of Deacons in East London 

On Saturday 20 September Bishop Ebenezer ordained three Deacons at St Saviour's Church East London. 

They are (left to right): Lindelwa Kunene from St Philip's East London, and Mxoli Sizani, and Nobuntu Mageza both from St Augustine's Grahamstown. Lindelwa and Nobuntu are studying at the College of the Transfiguration and will complete their studies at the end of this year. Mxoli Sizani is the Bishop's driver.


Statement from Synod of Bishops 21-24 September 2014

The Synod of Bishops met for its bi-annual meeting at the Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni. To read the Statement issued by the Bishops after the meeting, click here.


Ad Clerum

Bishop Ebenezer's latest letter to the clergy of the Diocese is now available: Ad Clerum for August-September 2014.


Death of Nonkonkoza Notsolo

Nonkonkoza Notsolo, husband of the Revd Erica Notsolo, Permanent Deacon at St Cyprian Qumrha in the Scenery Park Archdeaconry, died on 4 September. 

Please pray for Erica and the family. The funeral took place on Friday 19 September at St Cyprian's Qumrha. 


Southern Anglican 

The Magazine of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Southern Anglican, is now an online publication only. To read the latest issue, click here.


Theological Education Sunday

 "It remains of primary import that vocations to ministry must be inclusive and representative because it is in the nature of God to call all men and women to himself". So said Professor Barney Pityana, preaching on Theological Sunday 2014 in the Chapel of the College of the Transfiguration. Read more...


New Rector announced for College of the Transfiguration 

The College of the Transfiguration has announced the appointment of a new Rector from January 2015, to succeed the Revd Canon Barney Pityana.  On Monday 30 June 2014, the Council of the College of the Transfiguration, meeting in Port Elizabeth, voted unanimously to appoint Dr Kgabe as Rector of the College with effect from 1 January 2015. Read more... 


Handbook for Churchwardens and Parish Councillors

This Handbook, published in 2001, is now available on the Diocesan website. Click on "Parish Handbook" at the left.


Video of Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery

The Episcopal Church of the USA has recently produced an excellent 10-minute video about the Monastery at Hillandale, Mariya uMama weThemba. To view it, click here.


Anglican Board of Education of Southern Africa

The newly-formed Anglican Board of Education of Southern Africa is seeking to appoint its first Chief Executive Officer. For details of the advertisement circulated by Bishop Peter Lee, click here


Grahamstown Diocese Development Trust launched

Grahamstown Diocese Development Trust was launched on 1 March 2014 at 16:00 at the Greenfields Methodist Church in East London. 

The purpose of the Trust is to enable the Diocese to fulfill its Vision and Mission... (more)  




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P O Box 181, Grahamstown 6140
Tel 046 636 1996 (office)
Fax 046 622 5231
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