education


  • Who was St Francis?

    This Sunday, I am on Sunday School duty. (I still cannot get used to calling it “Rock and Roll”.  Who of you can say, without checking on the website, why…

  • Pentecost and languages

    Curiosity has sent me searching again.  This time I was wondering about the traditional associations between Pentecost and languages.  And why was the miraculous linguistic ability of the disciples ridiculed…

  • St Francis e Letter 22nd February 2015

    This Sunday 22nd February – Lent 1 Sunday Duties: To see if you are on duty click here.  Please notify the parish office if you are unable to do a duty. If possible…

  • Nativity Scenes

    Once again, my curiosity has been aroused … this time while helping to build a Nativity Scene.  I was surprised to find that our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi,…

  • Advent wreath

    The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the four weeks of Advent.  It is traditionally a Lutheran practice, but it has spread to many other Christian denominations. The…

  • Advent reflections by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

    Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has prepared a series of thoughts on Advent that you can listen to on his website. He will add a new set of reflections each week during…

  • Verger

    Our church has a verger.  I have often wondered what that word means.  The word “sexton” came up while exploring “verger”, so I have included that here too. Verger A…

  • Gradual

    The hymn sung immediately before the reading of the Gospel is called a Gradual.  This does not mean that it has to be sung very slowly.  The name gradual is…

  • Unusual words

    Parts of our modern Christian practice are based on traditions and beliefs that stretch back many hundreds of years.  As one of the articles in this section shows, even the…

  • Advent Bible Study Series – Bishop Brian Germond

    Bishop Brian Germond A series of three studies in preparation for Advent. Dates:       Wednesdays 19th, 26th Nov and 3rd Dec.Time:         7.30 pmVenue:  …