Diocesan Synod 2018
the 12th Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist as been called for Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th August 2018 at Christ Church, Polokwane. To find out more, and access documents and reports as they become available, please click on "Diocesan Synod 2018".
Season of Creation 2018
Please read this information from the Green Anglicans.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
We would like to invite you to celebrate the Season of Creation (1st of Sep to 4th of October)
The new Season of Creation 6 materials are available and you can download it http://www.greenanglicans.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Season-of-Creation-Six.pdf
There are also materials available in various languages on http://www.greenanglicans.org/resources/liturgical/
Do please visit www.seasonofcreation.org for more ideas and to register any events. These events will be then advertised ecumenically.
We would also like to encourage you to take part in the Global Coastal and River Clean up on the 15th of Sep
Bishop Martin's Ad Clerum (Easter 2018)
The Ad Clerum for Easter has been published. In it he writes about praying and planning for two imortant events that are coming up in the life of the Diocese:
- Diocesan Synod: 16th to 19th August this year
- The election of a new Diocesan Bishop after he retires as the end of February 2019.
This Ad Clerum is closely related to his report to Diocesan Stnding Committee (see below).
Please click on Ad Clerum 2018 and go to the Easter section for the Ad Clerum, Notices, and information about Advert for Rector (CEO) of St Mark's College; "What's Your Story?" Training for Church and Youth Leaders; COTT Leavers' Dinner and Clergy School; Archbishop's Statement on Sexual Abuse; Earth Day Liturgy; Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative; Growing the Church Newsletter (including information about Anglicans Ablaze 2018)...
Bishop's Report to Diocesan Standing Committee
"Praying and Planning"
Bishop Martin's report to Diocesan Standing Committee in April 2018 has been published. In the report he focuses on planning and praying for Synod 2018 and the election of a new Diocesan Bishop in 2019. Click on Bishop's Report April 2018 to see it.
Register for Anglicans Ablaze 2018 today!
Early Bird registrations have been extended until the end of August... so don't miss this opportunity.
This international conference, from 3rd to 6th October 2018 in Hillcrest just outside Durban, promises to be a wonderful life-giving, empowering experience for all.
Please click on Anglicans Ablaze to find out more and register. If you need help please contact Wendy or Walter in the Diocesan Office (015 297-3297).
Members of the Diocese will be travelling together in buses. Please speak to your Rector, Priest in Charge or Archdeacon to find out more,
Prayer for Provincial Standing Committee (PSC)
PSC meets from 26th to 29th September 2018 at Kopanong in Benoni this year. Please pray for Anglican Church of Southern Africa as we meet, and for Archbishop Thabo Makgoba who will preside over the meeting.
You have entrusted to your Church
a share in the mission of your Son in the world:
help each and every member of this Church
to discern their calling to a particular ministry,
to seek the training that they require, and
to accept the vocation to which you direct them;
through Jesus Christ our Lord
and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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
3) Growing the Church
The Parishes are organised into 7 Archdeaconries:
7) South West
Click on the tabs and the top of the page to learn more