Bishop Martin Breytenbach

Stompie travels around the Diocese with †Martin, sharing his preaching and teaching ministry.

The Diocesan Office at 29 Devenish Street

The Diocesan Centre at 29 Devenish Street, Polokwane

Diocesan Diary for 2017

Please click on the appropriate words to download the information:

The Diocesan Diary for 2017 and Diary Notes have been published.

You can also go to the Google Calendar on this web site to see what is happening in the Diocese and further afield.

Diocesan Budget for 2017

Making Disciples in Challenging Times

†Martin and Diocesan Administrator Freda Chigumadzi presented the draft Diocesan Budget for 2017 to Diocesan Standing Committee on Saturday 20th August 2016.

They explained that there are some changes in line with the Diocesan priorities for the coming year - with special emphasis on the training of future Rectors and making disciples of children and young people.  In line with these priorities there will also be changes in the Diocesan Staff. For the first time in many years we will have full time Youth and Children's Development Coordinator.

Over the next few months parishes will use this information to prepare their chapelry and parish budgets for 2016. They will then indicate to the Diocesan Office what amount they commit themselves to as a monthly pledge to the Diocese.

If you would like more information about the proposed Diocesan Budget for 2017, please click on Diocesan Budget 2017 and follow the links... This includes †Martin's Budget Presentation, giving the principles of the Budget and timetable for its acceptance; the Budget Summary; and the summary of pledges requested from our parishes.

Bishop Martin's "Ad Clerum" for Advent (November) 2016 has been published

In it he reflects on how we can stand with women and children in an abusive society - and how this is affecting members of the Diocese personally. This is very significant as we enter the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children.

Click on Ad Clerum to see all of these documents for 2016. You will find the Advent documents near the bottom of the page.


The Diocese is organised into 5 departments, and the Parishes are grouped into 7 Archdeaconries

The Parishes tab at the top of this page will lead you to the Archdeaconries and the parishes that make up each Archdeaconry. Most of our parishes are made up of many chapelries and congregations, each of which has the same "status" - we do not have "mother churches" or "outstations".


The Departments are:

  1. The Bishop's Ministry

  2. Governance

  3. Growing the Church

  4. Development

  5. Organisations


The Parishes are organised into 7 Archdeaconries:

  1. Kopanong

  2. Lepelle

  3. Mopani

  4. Vhembe

  5. Waterberg

  6. West

  7. South West

Click on the tabs and the top of the page to learn more


Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist
(Anglican Church of Southern Africa)

Street address:
29 Devenish Street
Limpopo Province
Republic of South Africa

Postal address:
P.O Box 643

Telephone: +27 15 297 3297
Fax: +27 15 297 0408

Our Vision

To make disciples in vibrant, self-sufficient congregations established and linked to each other by sharing in:
   * Resources
   * Ministry and service
   * Outreach and evangelism

Our Goals

Every parish aims to have:
  1. A stipendiary rector to give leadership
  2. A team of self-supporting (“community”) clergy
  3. Many lay leaders – licensed, elected and appointed
  4. A church supported youth pastor
  5. All members discovering their gifts and using them in ministry & mission
  6. Community development and work-creating projects wherever we have property.

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