This is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Pretoria, situated in the City of Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
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REVD DR KENNETH MASHISHI – NEW DEAN OF PRETORIA
The Parish Council is delighted to announce that the Bishop has appointed the Revd Dr Kenneth Mashishi as new Dean of the Diocese of Pretoria and Rector of the Cathedral Parish. He starts at the Cathedral on 1 January 2017. He is currently the Chief Chaplain of the South African Military Health Services. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
DEDICATION ENVELOPES – 2017
Parishioners are kindly reminded that those who have not yet returned their pledge forms for 2017, must do so immediately. The information is needed to complete the 2017 budget process and to update the parish register. A word of appreciation to those who have already returned their forms.
Confirmation Teachers and Candidates kindly note that there will be a meeting held on 4 December 2016 directly after the 09h30 Church service.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTICE
Sunday School Teachers will be meeting directly after the 9:30 service to elect their new leadership for 2017. The meeting will take place in the Upper Room.
HOMELESS MINISTRY XMAS PARTY
Social Development Committee is once again appealing to fellow parishioners to participate in the form of grocery donations as well as helping hands in the execution of the Xmas party for 350 inner city homeless that will be catered for on the 17th of December 2016. Last year's event was a huge success, thanks to your participation. This year we also wish to give our 350 guests a little Xmas gift of a "dignity pack " This will take the form of a shoe box containing some toiletries that includes a face cloth, tooth brush, tooth paste, a bar of soap and Vaseline. And a small packet of sweeties. We would appreciate any help towards fulfilling this wish. Please contact Mrs Sheila Mtshali on 083 656 8460 or Ms Phindile Ngcobo 072 447 1595 regarding donations and Ntokozo Hhiya as coordinator for the Xmas present 084 948 0363.
Last Sunday we had our annual Thanksgiving service with a fundraising. Praise be to God for we managed to raise over R74, 000.00 towards the purchase of new prayer books. The parish council would like to thank everyone who participated and made this day a great success. Those who still wish to give their contribution are welcome to do so.
FLOWERS IN CHURCH
At the last meeting of the Parish Church Council meeting it was suggested that members of the Cathedral be given the opportunity to consider the sponsoring of the floral arrangements when they want to do a thanksgiving or a memorial. Should you be interested please fill in your details on the roster at the back of the Cathedral, or call the parish office for more information. The intention is to carry a brief note of acknowledgement (“flowers in lieu of”) in the pew leaflet on occasions when flowers are sponsored.
A reminder to the congregation that the Compassionate Committee is keen to come alongside members who are living through challenging times. If you are in bereavement, or affected by serious illness, or in need of prayer support for whatever reason, the Compassionate Committee members would love to embrace you with their presence and support. Call the parish office of Ms Sangoni (see back of Pew leaflet for phone numbers) for more information.
If you wish to liosten to the audio recording of the sermons in the Cathedral, please visit the Sermon section under Gallery to listen. Click here to be automatically directed.
BOOKS FOR SALE
Anglican Prayer Book – R180.00
Hymn Ancient and Modern Revised – R320.00
Where do we look for Jesus: LL Ngewu – R100.00
Diaries - R120.00
Lectionaries - R20.00
The Cathedral is now in possession of a Speedpoint machine which enable members of the congregation to make donations, pay pledges, or contribute to the collections by using debit or credit cards. Members who want to make use of this facility should approach the churchwarden on duty before or after worship.