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Church Inclusive: Sunday 9 May 2021

My dear Franciscans In the early months of Covid lockdown last year I regularly used a prayer in our Sunday services that I would like to share once again with you as we seek for comfort and inspiration.   We are not people of fear: we are people of courage.We are not people who protect our own … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 21 March 2021

My dear Franciscans Next Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday and we will meet next Saturday at 9:30 am to make Palm Crosses. For those of you who will not be coming to church you might remember last year when you made crosses and decorated part of your home and sent pictures to me which I … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 14 March 2021

My dear Franciscans Yesterday was the anniversary of the WHO declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.  Two weeks later South Africa began its lockdown.  What a year it has been!  We are profoundly grateful that we, as a Parish family, have reached this point in very healthy state.  Next week we will circulate the Church … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 7 March 2021

You will of course have heard about the attempted break-in at the church offices and the burning of the Assisi Room last Saturday.  The Diocesan insurance assessor will be at the church tomorrow to do the assessment, while essential repairs have been made and a security review is underway.  Many thanks to Laurel and Darryl … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 28 February 2021

In her sermon on Sunday, Cynthia artfully reminded us that we are all made in the image of God and challenged us to live with a conscious awareness of this truth.  I wonder how your week has been?  Have you been able to see God’s image in yourself more clearly, and to care for that image … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 21 February 2021

My dear Franciscans Thank you to all those who made Ash Wednesday such a meaningful day for all of us.  Thank you especially to Fabian who stood in for me at the last minute.  I have a systemic viral infection (not Covid) which I am struggling to shake and can lay me down quite dramatically.  … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 14 February 2021

My dear Franciscans I hope that you are well and are keeping safe. Today I have several things that I would like to bring to your attention. 1.       The Quiet Morning led by Diana – Preparing for Lent: Hope and Healing – will be held tomorrow (Saturday 13 Feb) from 8:30 to 10:30 and will … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 7 February 2021

My dear Franciscans Following the President’s announcement regarding the opening of churches, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and our Diocese will once again be opening for public worship.  St Francis will open for public worship on Wednesday 17 February for our Ash Wednesday services at 9 am and 6 pm. You are all warmly encouraged … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 31 January 2021

My dear Franciscans May I share with you a prayer that Bishop Steve has asked us to use regularly in this time of change and transition. PRAYER FOR TRANSITION Exciting God, you make all things new. As we lean into you, in the heart of your wisdom, we seek to address painful realities and concerns … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 24 January 2021

My dear Franciscans Over the next two days – in meetings with the Diocesan Clergy (today) and the Parish Executives and the Bishop and Diocesan Officers (tomorrow) – important decisions are being communicated by Bishop Steve about fresh Diocesan structures, the perilous state of Diocesan finances and how we will deal with Annual Vestry under lockdown … Continue reading

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