New Bishop!

Bishop_William_MostertIt is with great pleasure that we announce that the Revd Canon William Mostert has been elected as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Christ the King.  See the official letter here.

  


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We are happy to announce that the official photos for Anglicans Ablaze 2016 are now available online at http://www.anglicansablaze.org . You can search for the photos by day, and they are free to download. 

 If you attended the conference, we know that you will enjoy looking at the photos. If you were not able to come, perhaps seeing the conference through pictures will wet your appetite to attend future Anglicans Ablaze conferences. Furthermore, you do not want to miss seeing Fr Trevor Pearce’s talk at the closing Eucharist on “the Unstoppable Church.” Since this talk took place on the last day of the conference, the video was not included in the conference DVD set. You can watch the talk at https://youtu.be/RYF_TW4CkTA.  And please do not forget that the 12-set conference DVD’s are available for purchase for R450. Be sure to place an order. The DVD’s are great for small group studies. If you missed the conference, the adult and youth plenary talks and the workshops are included in the DVD set, so why not enjoy the conference through the videos? GWP26856 0In the near future, we will be sharing some more videos with you. In the meantime, happy photo viewing and sharing via your social networks.

Many blessings,

The Anglicans Ablaze Team

#FeesMustFall - a call for critical engagement

Below you will find a link to a theological document, endorsed by, among others, our very own Archbishop Thabo Makgoba.

The document, ‘A call for critical engagement – study document’, should not be seen as conclusive but as an invitation to an ongoing conversation.

Since Monday some of the endorsers made critical and important contributions. In addition to what the Call currently articulates, we acknowledge that further attention should be given to the facts that:

  • the church is present on all campuses in the widest sense of the word – management, lecturers, workers, students and security staff – and we acknowledge our pastoral responsibility to care for everyone equally in a time of conflict, tension, polarization and uncertainty;
  • the Call in its current format does not speak adequately and directly enough to government – calling it to provide leadership at a time such as this and to cease from fuelling further polarization.

We also realize that much of what is contained in this Call needs deeper collective reflection and the diverse insights of both those who have endorsed it and many others who did not yet have a chance. Therefore this is an invitation to go on deep journeys together in times to come.

Here's the link: A Call for Critical Engagement - Study Document

UNITED IN PRAYER SERVICE AND LOVE:

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The Anglican Women's Fellowship in the Diocese celebrates 50 years of existence

CELEBRATION OF 50TH ANNIVESARY OF A.W.F.

This was held at the Church of Transfiguration Anglican Church in Eldorado Park, 20th of August 2016.
Event graced by the Vicar general and Clergy of the Diocese. Started with banner parade of all parishes present. The procession started from the corner of Parkdale School to the church singing ‘ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS” Coming inside the church AWF Hymn was sung. The mood was lively with all present singing, going around with excitement. There was Eucharist which was celebrated by the Vicar General Maureen Simons and the Chaplain Sharon Rousseau.

The preacher was Rev Robert Hendricks based on the gospel reading from St Matthew Ch 23 vs 1-12. The main message was that there should be self introspection with regard to growth spiritually, that we should always do God’s will, give to God what is due to him accordingly.
Fr Horace Mc Bride,the 1st Chaplain of A.W.F of Christ the King when the diocese multiplied over from Johannesburg had been invited and was present. He is on retirement at present at Stillfontein in the diocese of Matlosana. It was an honour to be in his presence as we had some history to share with him. He left us with a message the years love, serving and serving without ceasing.

The souls of the departed AWF members were remembered by lighting of a big special candle for by Mrs Charlotte Du Preez .

After Eucharist tea was served at the parish hall.

Celebration took place afterwards. AWF has talented women. The draping of the Hall with jubilee colours of white and gold was stunning. A huge cake with AWF logo at the center was marvelous. There was also a good support from the Mother’s Union, Parish choir and the Parish congregation.

Mrs Lucille Henniker the coordinator of the Diocese and Provincial Vice President attended and enlightened the members and the audience about History and Aims of the A.W.F. It was lovely to have her as a fellow sister in a jovial mood as we do not have that opportunity in Provincial conferences where programs are tight. She presented the Diocesan AWF with a cross made from a precious stone. We will always cherish it and have it next to our candle during Diocesan events.

Mrs Pamela Mntonintshi, a Provincial Executive member, gave the Keynote address. Her message to the ladies was about a meaningful role of a Christian woman at home, in the community and in church. Women should not give lip service and yet their lives do not attest to what they say. A woman like that is like a crab that looks at one direction and crawls to a different one.
Awards were given to veterans who had served the organization for more than 40 years as well as Past Presidents.

Entertainment was given by various spiritual church groups like children and women. Traditional dance (umkhibo) was performed.
The benediction was said by Rev Sharon Rousseau, the Diocesan AWF chaplain.
The benediction was said by Rev Sharon Rousseau, the Diocesan AWF chaplain.

• Disc Available on request


Compiled by: Mandisa Mdlulwa
Vice President