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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

Creativity displayed in patronal flowers

Lay minister Alison Chambers brought wonderful creativity to the flower arrangements for this year’s patronal festival, which was held today when she added various beaded birds to her flower decorations. In so doing, she reflected St Francis’s love of nature and all living things. Thank you Alison for your inspirational creativity. More photos of this … Continue reading

Palm Sunday procession through Parkview

St Francis Rector, Revd Paul Germond, flanked by Church Wardens Theo Coggin (left) and Patience Dlamini (right, partially obscured) follow Server Clementine Nishimwe at the head of the Palm Sunday Procession along the main road of Parkview today. You can listen to Paul’s Palm Sunday sermon here:

E-Franciscan 29 September 2016

Pew leaflet for Sunday 28th February 2016

Click on the photo below to read this week’s pew leaflet.

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