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Holy week Services at St Francis

Monday 15 April       6:30 pm  Evening Prayer Tuesday 16 April    6:30 pm  Taizé Service                      Wednesday 17 April 6:30 pm  Stations of the Cross  Maundy Thursday 18 April 6:30 pm  Evening Eucharist Good Friday 19 April        9:30 am  Good Friday Youth Service         12 noon  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion  Holy Saturday 20 … Continue reading

17 March 2019: Combined service and Annual Vestry Meeting

A kind reminder that this Sunday, March 17 will be we have one combined service at 8:30 followed by the Annual Vestry Meeting Annual Vestry Meeting:  Sunday March 17, 10:00am This important meeting in the life of our community is where we review the finances of the Parish over the past year, receive reports from … 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

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.

Holy Week 2018 Services at St Francis

  Monday, 26th 6:30 pm Meditation Tuesday, 27th 6:30 pm Eucharist Wednesday, 28th 9:30 am Eucharist   6:30 pm Stations of the Cross Maundy Thursday, 29th 6:30 pm Evening Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper And the Washing of Feet Good Friday, 30th 9:30 am Good Friday Youth Service   12 noon Celebration of the Lord’s … Continue reading

Services for the week 12 – 16 Feb 2018

SHROVE TUESDAY Feb 13 17:30 Eucharist Service 18:00 Pancakes ASH WEDNESDAY Feb 14 07:00 The Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes 09:30 The Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes 19:00 The Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes MIDWEEK SERVICES TUESDAY 17:30 WEDNESDAY 09:30 FRIDAY 07:30

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