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St Francis, Social Concerns

By Tim Wilson & Esther Malia In the Bible, we read about Jesus’ ministry. He healed the sick and performed miracles in Matthew 14:13-21.  But, what we often fail to see are the lessons he is trying to teach us through those acts. Jesus’ deeds taught us about many Christian values, such as kindness and … Continue reading

Church Unusual, Sunday, 13 September 2020

My dear Franciscans What a joy it is to be back in Johannesburg after two and a bit weeks of being away.  And how strange it was to travel, and be in different places after 6 months of lockdown.  I have returned rested and well, looking forward to seeing you all again in the different … Continue reading

Church Unusual, 29 March 2020

My dear Franciscans Physical Distancing, Social Solidarity and Spiritual Reality. As we go into lockdown – an experience we have never known before, I am sure that we are all experiencing anxiety, anxieties of many kinds. Some of us are anxious because our age or underlying health vulnerabilities make us particularly susceptible to infections. Some … Continue reading

Our first Church Unusual service a success – 22 March 2020

In these uncertain times we are forced to resort to new ways of sharing in the fellowship of God. As we would still very much like to share in the practice of worshiping together as a community we have started “Church Unusual” where the service is live streamed on our YouTube Channel. This morning we … Continue reading

Note about upcoming meetings and events

My dear Franciscans We are all aware that we are dealing with an evolving situation in which we are all making important decsions for ourselves as events unfold daily. Until further notice we will not have any group meetings at the church. This means the choir, Lent Bible Study, knitting group, Friday Study group, the … Continue reading

Join us for our Advent Market – 1st December 2019

St Francis will be hosting an Advent Market in the hall and garden on 1 December 8.30 – 12  (after the services) A variety of stalls with beautiful gift ideas and a tea garden.A celebration of community, new beginnings and God with us. All welcome

USING ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS

The St Francis Eco group has identified that using eco-friendly cleaning products is very beneficial to maintaining a sustainable, healthy environment. Karen van den Heever, a member of the group has done research into eco-friendly cleaning products and provided the information for this article. Thank you Karen. We encourage our parishioners to study this article … Continue reading

Archbishops of Nigeria and Southern Africa issue joint statement on attacks on migrants

Joint statement by the Primate of Nigeria, His Grace the Most Revd Nicholas D. Okoh, and the Metropolitan of Southern Africa, His Grace the Most Revd Thabo C. Makgoba who condemn the breakdown of law and order consequent upon the xenophobic attacks carried out on Africans from other parts of the continent, including Nigerians, who … Continue reading

Join in Silence to Save South Africa

We are going through very disturbing times in our country. As a Parish we are formulating what are appropriate responses we can take. We will communicate these with you today and tomorrow. Bishop Steve has written a Pastoral Letter, linked below for you to read and there is a call for all Anglicans to devote … Continue reading

Mother’s Union thanks Parish for support

“We can’t even begin to express what a wonderful blessing you all have been in supporting our fundraising initiative. To all who assisted in selling, to all who bought the tickets and to all who encouraged and believed in us, a very big thank you.  The total amount raised was R18,252.30.  The major prize went … Continue reading

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