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

Bishop's Ad Clerum Lent 2018

Bishop Martin has published his latest Ad Clerum. Please click on "An Unusual Ad Clerum" to see it.

You can also click on Ad Clerum Notices to see them.

One of the important items attached is a Clergy Self-Assessment, which we are starting to use in the Diocese.


Prayer for South Africa

Lord, grant us a vision for our land;

a land of justice, where none shall prey on others;

a land of plenty, where poverty shall cease to fester;

a land of work, where all can be employed;

a land of openness, where all are accepted as equal;

a land of healing, where hatred and racial prejudice exist no more;

a land of peace which is free of violence;

and grant us grace to work with you to bring this vision to fruition;

and bring this vision to fruition, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

Together with many others, we in the church pray daily for South Africa and our leaders (political, spiritual, in business and every sphere of life). We are in a time of serious leadership crisis! Here are two statements from the South African Council of Churches. 

Bishop Martin's "Ad Clerum" - Letter to the Diocese - for Easter 2017 has been published

You can find it and download it and the items referred to in it by going to Ad Clerum 2017

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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