This is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Pretoria, situated in the City of Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

 

NOTICES

 

ORGAN REFURBISHMENT

St. Alban’s Cathedral in the Anglican Diocese of Pretoria is embarking on a project to refurbish its organ. Qualified service providers are invited to download the tender documents, complete them as per the instructions, and return the completed documents before 12H00 on 19 September 2016. No late submissions will be accepted 

The order of documentation is as follows (Please click on the name to open the document):

(1)    Invitation to Organ Builders

(2)    St Albans Organ Tender Process

(3)    Scope of Work St Albans Cahtedral

 

PASTORAL LETTER

Please Pastoral Letter to read the full pastoral letter.

DIOCESAN STEWARDSHIP MONTH

Today is the fourth Sunday of the Diocesan Stewardship Campaign. The campaign offers us an opportunity to reflect on how God has blessed us, and our responsibilities towards Him and His church. After Dedication Sunday on 2 October, the parish council will prepare a draft budget for 2017, based on our individual responses to the stewardship campaign and what we promise to dedicate to God next year. Amongst things that will influence the 2017 budget are the Assistant Priest that the Bishop has promised us, and rising maintenance and municipal bills. Until March 2015, the Diocese contributed two-thirds towards our maintenance and municipal bills, but since then, we have had to foot 100% of the bills as a parish. Please continue to pray for a healthy financial position, not only for our parish, but for the entire Diocese of Pretoria.

SUNDAY SCHOOL T-SHIRTS

The Sunday School team would like to finalize the order for the Sunday School T-Shirts. Parents who would still like to place an order please contact Mrs Nonto Sibiya - 073 248 5294 or Mrs Phuti Chipfupa - 082 558 0853 as soon as possible. The cost of the T-Shirt is R150.

FOOD GARDEN PLANTING – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

We’re planting up the summer food garden for the Homeless Ministry kitchen on Saturday 24 September from 9am to 11am. All are welcome to come and get their hands dirty. Please bring garden fork and spade, watering can, small garden fork and trowel. Good idea to wear a hat; it could be hot! We will end with bring and share refreshments; cool drink, water and whatever you would like to share as eats. We are also looking for donations: Compost (we need 10 bags), monetary donation for seedlings (R300) and fertiliser (if possible Talborne Organic Vita Veg available from Builders Warehouse). Donations can be given to the Church Wardens, Matthews, Alice or Zenobia.

MOTHER’S UNION – ADVANCE NOTICE

  1. The training of the new MU members will be starting on the 15th October 2016. Anyone who would like to join the MU must contact Mrs Nhantsi on 082 389 7782 or any member of the Executive team.

 2. The Mothers Union AGM will be held on 19 November 2016. The purpose of the AGM is the election of the MU Office Bearers. 

“RAGS TO RICHES” – CREATIVE ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP

Do you find it hard to throw away things – coffee tins, old-T-shirts, pretty wrapping paper, bottles, and so on! Here is a way to recycle them and create something beautiful for your home, for gifts or to earn some money.On Saturday morning October 22, Carmen Amurjeeth leads a hands-on workshop where you will learn the skills of mosaic making, decoupage, and jewellery using recycled items. It is an initiative of the Social Development Committee. A minimum donation of R50 per person is requested to cover the cost of materials. Pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Please register with Carmen Amurjeeth (0825975711), Sheila Mtshali (083 6568460), Alice Spenser-Higgs (0842087583), or Mmakoma Kekana (079 057 3527). Upon registration further information will be supplied re programme, materials required etc.

YOUTH GUILD FUNDRAISER

The Youth Guild wishes to invite all parishioners, young and old to the Morning Market at Christ Church Arcadia on Saturday 01 October 2016. The profits they make on the day will go towards their 2017 annual student’s conference.

FUND RAISING DINNER 29 OCTOBER 2016

A fundraising dinner has been planned for Saturday 29th October 2016.

The evening is not only to raise funds but to fellowship, celebrate the blessings and “party”

Besides indulging in some delicious dishes, you can also enjoy some “live entertainment”

Time      : 18:00 for 18:30, Venue: St Alban’s Cathedral Hall, Price: R100.00 per adult, R50 per youth/child, Dress     : Smart casual or traditional. All funds from this event will be allocated towards the Stations of the Cross project. Tickets will only be available from next Sunday. Please contact Carmen Amurjeeth 0825975711 for more information or if can offer some assistance.

PLEDGE ENVELOPES

There are still many uncollected pledge envelopes at the back of the church. Members are kindly requested to make sure that they have collected theirs and that they are using them on a monthly basis to give what they have promised. Those who have not yet pledged are humbly requested to fill in a membership form and return it to the Churchwardens as soon as possible.

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.

COMPASSIONATE COMMITTEE

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.

RECORDED SERMON

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 

SPEEDPOINT

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.

Next Service

02 OCTOBER 2016

1st Reading:      2 Chronicles 31: 2-11
2nd Reading:     1 Timothy 6:11-19
Gospel:             Luke 17:5-10
Psalm               8:1-9

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