This is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of St. Mark the Evangelist, situated in the City of Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Mission Statement:

Christ Church Cathedral strives to be a Church of excellence and resource to the Diocese of St. Mark the Evangelist providing kingdom ministry and sanctuary to the city through active participation of all parishioners.

Vision:

Christ Church Cathedral: in the city, for the city.

Christ Church Cathedral Hosts the 12th Synod of the Diocese of St. Mark the Evangelist

Starting on Thursday 16th August the Diocese of St. Mark began its sitting of the 12th Synod of the Diocese.

A Synod is the highest decision making body of the Anglican Church. It ordinarily meets once every three years.

For further details concerning Synod and to follow the motions and discussions, please follow this link.

 

ALPHA @ Christ Church Cathedral

We ran a very successful ALPHA Course starting April.

Thank you for al those involved in helping run the course, and for the participants. May God Almighty use you powerfully in your renewed Christian walk with him.

IN time we will communicate the dates and details of the next ALPHA Course

 

 Wednesday Evening Teaching Program

We have begun the next session of our Wednesday Evening Teaching Program on the 15th August. We meet for an hour starting 18h00 in the Church.

 LEAD

Follow Christ - A Study in the Lie of Christ

In this course we follow the life of Jesus as he reveals who he is and begins his ministry of Salvation.

 If you are interested in following in the foot-steps of Christ, this course is for you!.

 

THY KINGDOM COME

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Thy Kingdom Come is an Global movement endorsed by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, encouraging the church to pray for more people to come to know Jesus.  It will be taking place between Ascension day and Penticost (10 -20 May 2018).

For more information visit https://www.thykingdomcome.global/about

Christ Church Cathedral will be hosting various activities over this period within the Church and Prayer Room. These will be announced shortly.

The following video resources are available to watch at this link  https://www.youtube.com/thykingdomcome

Activities Planned for Christ Church Cathedral

 Christ Church Cathedral is encouraging everyone to become involved. The activities planned are as follows:

1. A Prayer Wall will be set up outside the church on which you can write your prayers on pieces of paper, tagging it onto the Prayer Wall. At the conclusion of the 10 Days we will collect the prayers and commit them to Jesus during the service.

2. Prayer Stations will be set up within the church for people to use as interactive prayer points. The focus being on the Lord's Prayer.

3. A Prayer Wave (or Vigil) is being arranged. The roster is already on the Notice Board, please fill in your name at an appropriate time slot for you.

4. The Prayer Room will be available throughout this time - and at every other time as well - for you to use for quiet and private meditation.

 

The Annual Golf Day

The 4th Annual Golf day took place on the 20th October 2017

Thank you for your support, it was greatly appreciated.

Details concerning the 2018 Golf Day will be published as soon as possible.

 

Save the Date! Anglican's Ablaze 2018

AA 2018

 

 

‘YOUTH UNDER CONSTRUCTION’: Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Fifty youth from 4 parishes of Kopanong Archdeaconry in the Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist, Limpopo, had a conference on 22 July at St Matthews, Seshego. Our Archdeaconry Chaplain, Thabang gave a presentation on human trafficking. It was very insightful and emotional.

Human trafficking is the 2nd largest crime in the world: approximately 450 000 people are trafficked in Africa every year, children as young as 4 become sex workers, domestic workers from other countries are exploited, and it generates an income of $32 Billion a year. It is in fact a form of slavery. Those being trafficked lose their identity and dignity in the process. They are emotionally and physically abused and introduced to drugs and prostitution.

We were given examples as to how one could be lured into this hideous crime: false adverts, getting lifts (hitch hiking), and sharing too much information and befriending people we don’t know on social media. We discussed ideas for what to do in their parishes to raise awareness of this crime: creating a social media group, making a video and taking pictures with messages against human trafficking, doing plays and presentations in church on a Sunday and perhaps finding a victim /survivor to share their story.

A lot of people think that this is not a serious offense because it is not happening to them personally or because it is hardly spoken about, but the youth now realise how serious it is. We thank the committee for their commitment so that this ministry can grow from strength to strength.

The youth also took time to give back to the community. Food donations were made to St Matthew’s homework club, as the ladies running this programme are funding this from their own pockets.

Submitted by Sheena Pereira

  

Parish Roll

Please fill in a form that are at the back of the church to register yourself and your family so that we can update your particulars on the Parish Roll. Please note that it is very important to do this exercise. Fill out one form for each member of the family.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office should you have any questions or concerns.

Remember too that once you are registered on the system you can edit your own details online.

 

Makro

Note that the Church Makro Card is ready; please link your existing card to the Church Card No: 22181703, for more information ask for Nombuhle at Makro

Worshippers commemorate St Manche Masemola

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Over 5 000 congregants and members of the clergy of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa recently gathered at the grave of Manche Masemola in the deep rural parts of Ga-Marishane Village to commemorate and celebrate her life.
Masemola is one of ten 20th century martyrs whose statues grace the Great West Door of Westminster Abbey in London.
Koketso Masrishane, member of the Ga-Marishane congregation said the church’s Calendar of Saints marks the annual commemoration of the life and sainthood of Masemola on the first Sunday of February.
Elaborating on the background of the event, Marishane stated that Anglicans began to visit the gravesite from as early 1935.
Masemola, a teenager at the time of her death on 2 February 1928, was murdered by her parents for going against their will and preparing to be baptised in the Anglican Church. She was declared a martyr within ten years of her death. Her mother converted to Christianity in 1969 and was baptised.
“In Westminster Abbey a structure dating to at least the 15th century with ten empty niches set among sculptures of saints and allegorical figures like Mary, Truth, Righteousness and Peace, was designated to honour martyrs of the 20th century. So far, only two Africans are recognised and acknowledged there, Masemola and Janani Luwum, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda.

Source: Polokwane Observer.Story: Herbert Rachuene
>> herbert@mailbox.co.za

 

 

Preaching Themes and Changes to Service Times

For more information on the preaching themes for 2017 and changes to our normal service times please refer to the page on service information

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