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
Bishop Ebenezer Ntlali's letter to Clergy (Ad Clerum) for June-July
The Bishop's latest Ad Clerum is available here.
Requests for prayer
1. Mrs Mary Goliath, aged 88, mother of Canon Stephanie Lee died on 11 July.
2. Please pray for the Revd Aida Esprey, who was admitted to Frere Hospital in East London with a stroke or heart attack.
Archbishop of Cape Town visits Grahamstown
The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, preached at the Festival Eucharist in our Cathedral on Sunday 6 July, and on the Monday gave a lecture on Spiritfest: Housing and Family Life in South Africa. To read it click here.
Finance Manager post advertised
The Anglican Diocese of Grahamstown seeks to appoint a dynamic and results–oriented Finance Manager with experience in church governance and finance management. See further details...
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...
Death of Sipo Biko, husband of the Revd Nomakorinte Biko
Sipo Biko, the husband of the Revd Nomakorinte Biko, Priest-in-Charge of St Bartholomew Alice, died early on the morning of 24 June. The Funeral took place on Friday, 4 July.
Please pray for the Revd Nomakorinte and the family. Give thanks for the life of Sipo Biko. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.
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.
Umbuliso for June-July 2014
The latest issue of Umbuliso/ the Greeting, newsletter of the Diocese, is now available. This issue has a special focus on Youth. Topics include: Restoration of St Matthew's Mission School - St Saviour's Youth re-enact the Lord's passion - Graeme Deas' 50 anniversary of Ordination - Mothers' Day at St John Fort Beaufort - Choral Evensong at St John East London - Diocesan Youth Guild Leadership Workshop - Spiritfest programme released - Action and outreach at St Philip Grahamstown - Obituaries: Barbara McGahey, Joseph Maselwa, Sister Monica Njokweni CSJB. To download this issue in colour (pdf), click here.
New 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.
Archbishop's latest letter to the People of God
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba's letter to the People of God for April 2014 is now available. Click here.
Vacancy for Rector: St Michael's Nahoon
The Bishop of Grahamstown is seeking to appoint an Incumbent for the parish of St. Michael and All Angels. See more...
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)
Statement from the Synod of Bishops, February 2014
The Synod of Bishops met met at Linga Longa, in the Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist, from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th February 2014. For the statement issued after the meeting, click here.
Ordination of six Priests
On 14 December 2013 Bishop Ebenezer ordained six priests in the Cathedral.
Bishop Ebenezer after the service with new priests: Sinje Dlokweni of St Paul Port Alfred, Daniel Ludik OHC, Prior of Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery, Chumani Mona of St Philip Gompo and Vuyiswa Jela of St Francis Mdantsane. Pictured separately are: Milton Quntu, St Augustine Grahamstown and Pen Schultz, St Paul Port Alfred.
For more photos, a comprehensive gallery of pictures taken at the Ordination by the Official Photographer Brother Roger OHC, click here.