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.


132 Birthday

On September 21-2016, Good Shepherd School celebrated 132 years Birthday
The Service was at the Grahamstown Cathedral, and the Officiant was Dr Claire Nye Hunter. Wwe were welcomed by Mbalentle Jebese and Trinity Prinsloo.
 ·Rev. Claire passed a wonderful message from the Book of James 3:2-12. Sandisiwe Dail and Athule Zabo made words of support as the former students. The Bishop of Grahamstown closed with prayers and made a final Blessing.

175th anniversary

On Sunday the 18th September 2016 St Peter's Parish Sidbury joyously celebrated their 175th anniversary.
The Service started by Blessing of Graves by Bishop Ebenezer Ntlali,The Bishop of Grahamstown, and the Eucharistic services followed.
Vox Quartet entertained the service by marvelous Music.

After the service, Congregation proceeded to Sidbury Sports Club for tea and for the Address by the Guest speaker, Dr William Fowlds. The Bishop closed with Prayer, and the lunch was served.

Vox Quartet







The Anglican Women’s Fellowship (AWF) of the Diocese of Grahamstown started a youth development initiative to support needy school going children in 2008 through initiating a fund known as “Thabo Makgoba Bursary Fund”. The support is in the form of provision of school uniform, spiritual support and prayers to needy children in 2 schools in Nxarhuni -  Ntsonkotha High School, Zikwaba Public School and Sinomonde Primary School in Orange Groove informal settlement. It is through this initiative that the AWF has started to sponsor school uniform to Sinomonde Primary learners, boarding fees and other school needs (uniform & stationery) to one child from Nxarhuni who lost her mother who was an AWF member. The AWF (at parish level) is also seen supporting various needy schools that are in close proximity with their parishes.  The   AWF has recently taken a decision to collaborate and co-operate   with institutions that are already working in the youth development space in order to intensify its efforts in addressing the major challenges affecting the youth beyond the classroom and increase the number of needy youth benefitting on this initiative.

 It is under this backdrop that the AWF will be hosting the Thabo Makgoba Bursary Fund Anniversary on 26-27 November 2016. Under the theme “Journeying with Youth towards Economic Transformation”, the event seeks amongst other things to intensify support on youth development through facilitating cross sectoral collaboration between the church, private, public and social sectors. This event will start with an information session targeting the youth where various stakeholders will share information on available youth development (training, education and business) opportunities and also motivational speakers focussing on positive and risky behaviours. This will culminate to a gala dinner in the evening and a Eucharist service on the following day. With a minimum donation of R200, the gala dinner is aimed at raising the profile and heightening awareness of this fund whilst simultaneously soliciting support and commitment from other relevant   stakeholders.

The event will be hosted from the 26 -27 November 2016. The Youth Information Session will start from 09h00-15h00 on 26 November 2016. All members of the Diocese of the Grahamstown are humbly requested to support this inaugural event which promotes the advancement of youth development as embraced in the Synod resolutions.

 For more information, please contact:

Weziwe Busakwe on   0824170169 wzwbusakwe

 Thobeka Jack on 071 854 3706



Archbishop Writes: Please click  here to read


 The Family


Weekend Poster. Feel free to download and post it in your Parishes




















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.