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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

Church Inclusive: Sunday 17 January 2021

My dear Franciscans The levels of uncertainty which Covid-19 brought to us in 2020 are not abating in 2021.  Just this morning we awake to news that schools may only be allowed to open for face-to-face learning from 15 February.  The lives of hundreds of thousands of people – learners, teachers, school staff, families – … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 10 January 2021

Dear Franciscans, Please find the attached Pew Leaflet and Liturgy sheet for our service tomorrow.  A reminder that the service is on Live on YouTube at 8:30AM Please join us on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt35PbtR_ZhmeLxXjQ3EIBg Blessings from all of us at the Parish Office Please find attached:

Church Inclusive: Sunday 3 January 2021

Dear Franciscans, Church, we have learnt, is so much more than a building.  While we love our beautiful church and wish it’s doors were wide open and welcoming, church is really the gathering of people of faith anchored in the love and grace of God.  We are just that and continue to be that, so please … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 27 December 2020

My dear Franciscans I hope that you were able to find the joy of Christ in the midst of a pandemic as we celebrated Christmas yesterday.  I pray that God is especially close to you at this time. We remember all those who are ill with Covid; especially Basil and Iris Meklis (Anette Strachan’s parents) Jane Pryor, … Continue reading

The Christ Mass: Friday 25 December 2020

My dear Franciscans Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Word made Flesh, the Christ Mass These are our services for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Sundays that follow. Midnight Mass Thursday 24 December at 11:00 pm on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81103385899           No password is required The Christ Mass Friday 25 December – Live on YouTube … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 6 December 2020

My dear Franciscans This week we have had to deal with the sad news of Gerald Strever’s passing.  Gerald’s Funeral will be on Tuesday 8 December at 2:00 pm Attendance at St Francis is by invitation, but we are all invited to participate on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82111035419?pwd=emVoelR2bVorNzFpRjVlZ01YZDloQT09 Please keep Margi and daughters Kathy and Jill and … Continue reading

Church Unusual: Sunday 29 November 2020

My dear Franciscan The Season of Advent – when we anticipate and prepare for the birth of Jesus – his advent – begins on Sunday.  It is also the beginning of the church calendar – so it is our New Year.   It is a time for fresh beginnings, a letting go of the past and looking … Continue reading

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