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About the Diocese of Grahamstown (Anglican Church of Southern Africa)

The Anglican Diocese of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa was founded over 150 years ago in 1853. Ebenezer St Mark Ntlali is the Bishop. More about Bishop Ebenezer ...

On 16 December 2011 Ebenezer Ntlali, Bishop of Grahamstown, ordained four deacons and three priests in the Cathedral in Grahamstown.
From left to right, back row: Deacons Wezo Bloko, Monde Makhandula and Pen Schultz, Thato Monaheng (Priest) and Deacon Tsepo Moletsane. Front row: Priests Pat Wells and Kazeka Somhlahlo on either side of the Bishop.To see more photos click here.

Diocesan Year Planner for 2012

A year planner for 2012 is now available here, or click on the link on the left hand side of the page. Please will the leadership of diocesan guilds etc consult the Year Planner before deciding on dates, to avoid clashes.

Lent Project 2012: "No hands but ours"

The Bishop through the Department of Education, Training and Ministerial Formation invites you as an individual, family and parish to assist in Jesus Christs ministry of spreading growth in spiritual strength to all the baptized. For more details,

Acts of the Diocese

In response to requests made at recent workshops on Canon Law conducted by the Dean, Andrew Hunter, the publication "The Acts of the Diocese of Grahamstown" as revised by the Synod of the Diocese, 2010, is now available online. To download this document as a pdf file, click here.


"Anglicans against Apartheid" by Bob Clarke:

For a limited period only - this title will be available @ R75.00 per copy. Order from the Publishing Committee office at:,or directly from Cluster Publications:, or Tel (033) 345 9897 or Fax (033) 345 9894.

"The Calling"; Memoirs of Canon Nancy Charton

Nancy Charton, one of the first women to be ordained priest in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, and an Honorary Canon of Grahamstown Cathedral, has published her memoirs under the title "The Calling". The book was originally published privately in a very limited edition, but has now been edited by Dr Wilhelm (Billy) Meyer and reissued by Cluster Publications. Nancy Charton has had a long and varied life, and has gone through many experiences including abuse as a child, mental illness and a period of complete atheism. This book records her walk of faith, her involvement with the social issues of the day, and makes fascinating reading. It can be ordered from Cluster Publications for R99 (plus postage). To read more detail, and to order, Click here

"Taking one step at a time" by John Cooper

Selected poems and writings by John Cooper, a priest of the Diocese of Grahamstown who died in 2005, have been published by his widow Dr Vivien Cooper, of P O Box 2067, Beacon Bay 5205, Tel.082 782 3326.
Price: R90, of which R20 will go towards Diocesan HIV/AIDS work.
It is also available from St Nicholas' Church, Beacon Bay, P O Box 2518, Beacon Bay 5205. Tel. 043 748 6100. More...

Statements on current issues

For earlier articles and statements click on "Articles" on the black stripe at the top of the page.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba's blog

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To read Archbishop Thabo Makgoba's latest letter to the people of God, "To the Laos" click on the link on the grey stripe at the side of the page.



Last updated 22 May 2012.

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