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.                                                     





                                     Vision and Mission of the Diocese




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.


 To proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to a broken world through building a diocese which is:
  • Directed by a Christ-centred vision
  • Spiritually empowered for evangelism and mission
  • Building itself up in love
  • Administratively strong and committed to leadership development
  • Working respectfully with people of other denominations and faiths
  • Reaching out into the communities it serves and beyond to bring the love of God in word and deed.




Family Day weekend Programme

Programme Director                               Mr M. Sokhanyile





Day one

Saturday  27th  August 2016


10:00 – 10:45

Welcome and opening  Devotion

Venerable  Cynthia Webbstock

10:50 – 11:50

Presentation on family life


+Ebenezer Ntlali


1200:– 12:30

Election of team leaders and codes

Mr Mbulelo Sokhanyile


Gather at Miki Yili Stadium


12:45 – 16:00

Games Commence


16:00 -16:30

Break time


16:30 – 18:00

Open Mic / talent


18:00 – 20:00

Imvuselelo/ Revival

Revd Bloko







Day two

Sunday  28th  August 2016:



Eucharist service   



+Ebenezer St Mark Ntlali



Lunch and departure






Cathedral of St Michael & St George, Grahamstown


Applications are invited for the above post at the Cathedral of St Michael and St George,
Grahamstown, with effect from 1 March 2017.
IDEALLY the candidate will possess
· A degree in music, with either organ or choral conducting as a major and will be a
competent organist
· At least five years’ leadership in Anglican church music-making
· Administrative experience
· At least THREE favourable and verifiable references from previous employers
The successful candidate for this post would need to demonstrate most of the following
· A strong commitment to equitable transformation in music, language and worship,
while remaining deeply rooted within the broader Anglican tradition
· A devotion to Christian ideals and ethics through sound leadership
· Strengths in people skills, especially in dealing with teenagers and in fostering
relationships between adults and children
· Experience in conducting choirs, developing choristers’ vocal techniques, fostering
passion for group singing and advancing excellence in performance
· Experience in playing the organ at professional standards
· Experience in cantoring and developing congregational singing
· Excellent time management skills
· The ability to create solutions to challenging musical, social, language and liturgical
problems, with a willingness to work alongside others from different traditions
· A commitment to building through music strong relationships with the wider
Grahamstown and Diocesan communities
The position of Cathedral Director of Music is a part-time post, and ideally needs to be
twinned with another part-time job, either as a school teacher, lecturer or another profession
with flexible hours. There is the possibility of a part-time post in the Department of Music,
Rhodes University (Chamber Choir conductor). The successful candidate could expect to
devote between 12- 14 hours per week to the Cathedral post.
APPLY to The Churchwardens, Cathedral of St Michael and St George
· Before Noon on Wednesday 31 August 2016
· By email to or
· OR hand deliver to the Cathedral Office 108 High Street, Grahamstown
· Contact addresses (email and telephonic) for yourself
· Your up to date CV with certified copies of degrees and certificates attached
· The names and current addresses and contact details of THREE referees
(preferably previous employers)
Please note this is a part-time position (current cost to employer R5270.88 per month).
You may be required to take part in a recital as part of the interview process.
The Cathedral of St Michael and St George reserves the right not to make an
appointment. If you have not heard from us by 12 noon on 16 September 2016, then
your application has been unsuccessful.





Please click here to find the Dean's Award 2016 Citation for Dr Sizwe Mabizela, Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University


Thelma Neville, the known Journalist made her maiden century today (100 years). Bishop Ebenezer together with the Diocesan family celebrated her birthday. Bishop prayed and anointed her



 Newly Ordained Priests for the Church of God in the Diocese of Grahamstown at St Saviour’s Anglican Church, East London

Saturday 16th July 2016


Etienne Micheal Maree –St Michael, Nahoon.
.Lungisa Gwen Mvula – St Augustine, Grahamstown.
 The Bishop of Grahamstown,
The Right Reverend Ebenezer Ntlali.
Alice Janet Namubiru Barlow-Zambodla – All Saints, Greenfields and
St Andrew, Mdantsane.
Ciko Mxoli Timothy Sizani – Bishop’s driver, Chaplain and St Augustine, Grahamstown




Bishop's Office
P O Box 181, Grahamstown 6140
Tel 046 636 1996 (office)
Fax 046 622 5231
Diocesan Office
P O Box 181, Grahamstown 6140
Tel 046 636 1995
Fax 046 622 5231
Diocesan Administrator:
Financial Manager:
Administrative bookkeeper:
Finance Officer:
Marketing and Communication/Media Officer :


Please note: This is the only official website of the Diocese. The old address "" 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.