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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

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

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