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
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