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St Francis aids relief mission for Cyclone Idai

St Francis will be assisting with the rescue mission for Cyclone Idai and request help from Parishioners to donate any of the items on the list below. We have also been appointed as one of the drop off points in Parkview where the goal is to fill up a 40 ton truck with supplies to … Continue reading

Time for a Quite Morning?

Take some time out this Saturday 23 February 8.30-11:00 for a morning of meditation and peace before lent. People of The Way Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done… What does this holy longing mean for us? Come, make  space, be still and consider this prayer afresh. We start in the church with music and … Continue reading

Join our lent course: People of the way

Our Lent program for 2019 is Lent Course developed in the Diocese in 2011 called People of  the Way.  St Francis followed the Course in 2012 and we are doing it again nine years later. Why People of the Way? In Mark’s gospel, Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem from the moment of his … Continue reading

St Francis Community Notice Board

The St Francis Community Board “These days, times are tough for many people – especially if you have a small business or provide a service.  We have introduced a “Franciscan’s Community Board” for the members of our parish. If you wish to promote your small business, or if you have a service to offer i.e. plumber, … Continue reading

ParkViews 12 April 2018: “Nguni and other Cows”

The next ParkViews will take place on Thursday 12th April at 18:00 when Prof Este van Marle-Koster will talk on: “Nguni and other Cows” Southern Africa is richly endowed with a variety of indigenous livestock breeds which include cattle, sheep and goats. These different breeds and types are well adapted to the large range of … Continue reading

Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

In connection to one of Paul’s sermons on Seeing with New Eyes, we would like to share the following article found on The Guardian.com The world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call … Continue reading

Seeing with new eyes– Dynamics of family in Swazi tradition, Patience Dlamini

My story will reflect on growing up and also raising a family having to consider the two aspects of tradition and religion across the borders. For all the modernisation that has come to Swaziland the people have their old age culture and traditional ceremonies. While other countries in Africa have readily accepted western ways of … Continue reading

Seeing with new Eyes: Sabelo Mbatha

My name is Mthokozisi Sabelo Mbatha and this is my story. I was born on the 12th of March 1976, I was born in Baragwanath Hospital. I was born to Thandi Johanna Mbatha and Thamsaqa Jerold Mbatha. Both my parents were children of migrant labourers. My father was born in Kwa-Nongoma in Kwa-Zulu Natal and … Continue reading

Seeing with new eyes: The Story of Nelisa & Tongai Furusa

We asked each of our kids what their guiding principles are – what they have learnt from us and how they live their lives  and this is what they said, Zoleka (12) plainly said, “Be Yourself” Yemurai (8) said, “Be kind and Respect your elders” and Garikayi (almost 5) said “Eat your Fruit and Vegetables” For both … Continue reading

Seeing St Francis for the First time- Laurel Shiriyapenga

Six months ago, I joined the St Francis family as the new Parish Administrator. I remember telling myself that I was here purely for work and this won’t be my real spiritual home. Little did I know that God had other plans for me.

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