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World Alliance of Religion Peace Summit
On 17th September 2014 Mr. Fezile Potwana presented a paper on behalf of Bishop Sitembele at the World Alliance of Religion Peace Summit in South Korea. More....

2014 Choir Music FestivalThe 2014 Choir Music Festival took place on Saturday 13th September in the Christ the Redeemer Hall. More...

Preachers & Layministers ConferenceThe Preachers and Layministers held their annual conference at St. Bartholomew Corana between 5th and 7th September 2014.  More...

CSJB CentenaryDuring the last week of August 2014 the Community of St. John the Baptist celebrated the centenary of its founding in 1914 by Sister Alberta Ngudle. More....

Sunday School Conference 2014The Sunday School Conference was held at All Saints Kaplan on 15th and 16th August 2014. More....

St. Mary Magdalene ConferenceThe 2014 St. Mary Magdalene Conference was held at St. John the Baptist parish, Lower Ngqungqu, on 10-20 July. More...

Family Day 2014Family Day was held at St. Saviour's Xhugxwala on 6th July 2014. More....

Rededication of St Mark's RuzeOn 22nd June 2014 Bishop Sitembele rededicated the newly renovated church of St. Mark's Ruze, and formally licenced Revd. Mandisa Ludidi as Rector. More.....

HIV/AIDS visitOn 11th June 2014 provincial representative Mrs. Sibongile Mthembu visited the HIV/AIDS team. More....

Bishop SuffraganThe Elective Assembly held on 20th and 21st May 2014 failed to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to elect a Bishop Suffragan. The matter has now been referred to the House of Bishops.
17th Graduation CeremonyThe 17th annual graduation ceremony was held in St. Bede's Hall on Saturday 17th May 2014.More....

AWF High Tea 2014The Anglican Women's Fellowship held the annual fundraising high tea on Saturday 26th April 2014. More....

Reaffirmation of VowsOn Maundy Thursday (17th April 2014)  the traditional service was held for the clergy to reaffirm their vows and for the holy oil to be blessed.  More....

AbavakalisaThe Abavakalisa renewal conference was held at St Barnabas, Ntlaza, from 28th to 30th March 2014. More...

ConsecrationOn Friday 21st March 2014 Bishop Sitmebele consecrated the new church of St Thomas, Moyeni. More...

Holy Spirit, MabheleniOn Friday 6th December 2013 Bishop Sitembele consecrated the new parish church of the Holy Spirit, Mabheleni. More....


OrdinationsOn Monday 16th December 2013 Bishop Sitembele ordained seven deacons and one priest. More...

Christmas CarolsThe annual performance of Christmas Carols by the Diocesan Choir took place on Sunday 8th December 2013.   More....

St James, Upper BeleThe church at the new parish of St James was consecrated by Bishop Sitembele on 24th November 2013. More...

St Cecilia's DayThe archdeaconry choirs and the diocesan choir celebrated St Cecilia's Day on 23rd November 2013. More....

Orrdinations October 2013On 18th October 2013 Bishop Sitembele conducted an ordination service in the Cathedral. More...

Lay Ministers Conference 2013The annual conference of the Lay Ministers was held at St Augustine's Kwa Payne on 29th - 30th August 2013. More....

Sunday School Conference 2013The annual conference of the diocesan Sunday Schools was held at St Cuthberts Mission, Tsolo on 2nd-3rd August 2013. More....

Anglican Women's Fellowship Conference 2013The annual conference of the AWF was held in the hall of Khweza Lokusa on 19th-21st July 2013. More.....

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Mary Magdalene Guild Conference 2013The annual conference of the St Mary Magdalene Guild was held in the grounds of St Johns Collegiate Church on 19th-21st July 2013. More.....

Family Day 2013A very successful Family Day was held on 23rd June 2013 in the Epiphany parish in Port St. John's, hosted by the Archdeaconry of Mzimvubu. More...


Bishop Sitembele's visit to Huron Bishop Sitembele visited Huron, Canada, between 20th and 30th May 2013. During his visit he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Huron. He also addressed the Synod and led a bible study group. See here for his degree acceptance speech, here for his address to the Synod, and here for his bible study material. See here for images of the event and of the  welcome home party that was arranged for him in his house Bishops Mead, including the Dean, the Registrar, senior members of the clergy and the diocesan admin staff.

2013 Graduation CeremonyThe 16th graduation ceremony from Bransby Key College took place on 18th May 2013. See here for more information.

Launch of St John's Art and Culture AcademyThe lunch of the academy took place on 16th May 2013. See here for more information.

Elizabeth Paul Memorial ServiceThe annual memorial service took place on Monday 13th May 2013. See here for more information.

Annual Regional Meeting of AnsocThe annual regional meeting of Ansoc, the Anglican Students Federation, took place over the weekend of 3rd to 5th May 2013. Click here to see pictures of the opening service.

Clergy Wives RetreatThe clergy wives held a retreat on 25-26 April 2013 on the theme of The Grace of being a Clergy Wife.  See here for a full report of the event

Phyllis Nolutshungu Fundraising High TeaThe Anglican Women's Fellowship held this event on 13 April 2013 on the theme of Women & their Legal Responsibilities.  See here for a full report of the event





Blessing of St Paul's Mfabane Rectory
On 31st October 2014 Bishop Sitembele blessed the new rectory at St. Paul's Mfabane. More...

Renewal of Vows
On 25th October 2014 Bishop Sitembele officiated when Ven. Mqunyana and his wife Tembela renewed their marriage vows.More...

Happy Homes Anniversary
On 24th October 2014 Bishop sitembele blessed the new accommodation block at Happy Homes centre for disabled children, on the occasion of their fifiteenth anniversary. More...

Rooted in Jesus Workshop
From 16th to 18th October 2014 a workshop was run for Sunday School teachers. More....

Youth Conference 2014
The combined Youth Conference took place on 11th October 2014. More...
Walk for Peace

Bishop Sitembele led the Walk for Peace on 22nd November 2014. More....

St. Cecelia's Day 2014

The choirs of the diocese celebrated St. Cecelia's Day on 22nd November 2014. More...
New Appointments

Revd. S.O. Mqunyana has been appointed Provost at St. John's Collegiate church, and Revd. Dr. M. Pinyana has been appointed Sub-Dean of the cathedral. Revd. Pinyana will take over as Dean when the Very Revd. M.S. Kuse retires at the end of 2015.