Welcome to the Diocese of Christ the King website.
The aims of this diocese are firstly and foremost, to offer devoted and creative worship to almighty God in every congregation and in our individual lives. We long to deepen our life of prayer and worship and to make attractive public worship available to parishioners and neighbours in every place . Having begun with just 22 congregations in 1990, that now means over 40 – and this hope applies to all of them. Two retreat and conference centres provide ‘hot spots’ for the growth of prayer and spiritual depth.
Secondly we aim to develop the people of God for service. From small beginnings there are now about 400 fully trained lay ministers in the Diocese, working together with church councillors and counsellors, Sunday Schools teachers, youth leaders musicians and many others for whom the less-than-20 full-time clergy serve as role models, branch managers, co-ordinators and mentors.
Thirdly we have to interact with a society in urban and peri-urban South Africa, which is in development and transformation. From one school in 1990 we now run three, two of them in Orange Farm, with nearly 3000 children in our daily care. We work with early childhood development centres, poverty alleviation programmes, health, nutrition and wellness strategies, environmental issues, women’s development activities, care of orphans and vulnerable children, and advocacy for justice and peace.
These goals rest on practical efforts to develop an effective, efficient, sustainable and solvent diocese which can support its programmes of worship, training and outreach, and continue to grow its footprint in the communities of southern Gauteng.
These aims are set out in the Diocese’s Five Year Plan adopted in 2010 and reviewed regularly, most recently at Synod 2014.
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Background and history of the Diocese
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The Resurrection Way Community consists of St Benedict's Retreat Centre and St Peter's Conference and Retreat Centre.
St Benedict is a Retreat Centre for day visitors, or a short stopover, either for a retreat or a group meeting, as well as longer retreats. It is in essence a place of quiet and implements its vision of ‘helping people to pray’. It has a scheduled programme, welcomes groups to create their own agendas, and is open every Wednesday for QUIET WEDNESDAYs.Read more...