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Social Concerns report – St Francis: 31 August 2021

By: Esther K Malia and James Macdonald 1. Feeding a hungry and displaced community The continued success of St Francis’ weekend feeding scheme is largely due to the commitment and support of parishioners and members of the community. Thanks to them, the weekend feeding scheme has become a place for social as well as well … Continue reading


St Francis Anglican Church in Parkview is starting a shower scheme for the hundreds of homeless people in the area who cannot wash themselves or their clothes. COVID has increased their numbers. Cleanliness is a matter of dignity and health, and will help them find work. WE HAVE: Two gas-heated showers, wash basins, a washing … Continue reading

Media Release-Blanket Drive

By: Esther Karimi Malia A blanket a day keeps the cold at Bay Together, we can make a difference to so many this winter Parkview Community blanket drive 10th May to 31st May 2021 Over the next few weeks the temperatures in Johannesburg will plummet. Not only will the homeless have to cope with the … Continue reading

Social Concerns and outreach programs

By: Esther Karimi Malia Feeding the masses The continued success of St Francis weekend feeding initiative is mainly due to the dedication, commitment and support of parishioners and members of the community. This year, we have been fortunate to have St Francis Youth and learners from Parktown High School for Girls, St. Johns, King Edward … Continue reading

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

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