CELEBRATION OF THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN PRIESTS FEAST OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS – 29 SEPTEMBER 2022
Today, 30 years ago, Bishop Margaret and Reverend Wilma Jakobsen were ordained as priests by the Late Archbishop Desmond Tutu at a packed St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, and were amongst the first women priests in ACSA.
We congratulate Bishop Margaret and Revd Wilma on their 30th Anniversary to the Priesthood and wish them God’s richest blessings on their ministry. We also extend our congratulations to all other clergy celebrating ordination anniversary at this time.
Bishop Margaret preached a powerful homily at the Eucharist of the Provincial Standing Committee (PSC) meeting this morning. Revd Wilma joined the virtual service at the Diocesan Hub, Somerset West.
Bishop Margaret presided over the Inauguration of the New Cathedral of False Bay Diocese, All Saints Somerset West and the installation of the first Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Revd Dr Ronald Phillips. Bishop Raphael Hess was invited to preach at this glorious service, whilst Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu co-presided over the Eucharist together with Bishop Margaret and Dean Ronald
New Members of Diocesan Chapter Licensed by at the Chrism Mass held in Elgin on Maundy Thursday, 2022
Prayers for the peace of the world
God our Father, you are the source of all truth and peace:
Look with mercy on your children
Purify our hearts from all hatred falsehood and prejudice
And so guide us by your loving wisdom
That peace and righteousness may be established among all people; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(from An Anglican Prayer Book, 1989, page 86)
A Prayer for Africa
God bless Africa
Guard her children
Guide her leaders
And give her peace
For Jesus Christ’s sake.
(from An Anglican Prayer Book, 1989, page 91)
Opening of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Library in the Swellendam Municipality
CLERGY SCHOOL 2022
The Bishop gathered the Clergy of the Diocese for a Clergy Forum at All Saints Church, Belhar, on Thursday, 12 May 2022. The programme included presentations by the:
– Independent Counselling Advisory Services (ICAS) on support services offered to Clergy and their families.
– Department of Home Affairs of the challenges experienced by clergy when solemnizing marriages and the administration involved in the process.
– Link Diocese of York by Canon McLean who is visiting the Diocese this week.
The Clergy also received presentations on Child Protection, Health Care and the financial position of the Diocese.
The day was filled with an excitement as colleagues interacted and engaged with each other and the various presenters.
Ordinands plunge 2022 with Bishop in the Parish of Bredasdorp
Bishop’s Message to Educators of False Bay Diocese
Tips post Matric 2022
Written by Bernie September, Psychologist, AWF member and Parishioner at St George the Martyr, Kuilsriver
Back To School Liturgy 2022
Information & cancellations
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Marks of Mission
Admission Of Diocesan Organisation Chaplains
The August-September edition of the False Bay Anchor is available