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SHOWERS for the HOMELESS

St Francis Anglican Church in Parkview is starting a shower scheme for the hundreds of homeless people in the area who cannot wash themselves or their clothes. COVID has increased their numbers. Cleanliness is a matter of dignity and health, and will help them find work. WE HAVE: Two gas-heated showers, wash basins, a washing … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Trinity Sunday 30 May 2021

Please note! For Covid reasons this Sunday we will have a Zoom Service.  It will not be on YouTube and there will not be a service from the Church. NB NB NB NB The wedding that I did for my nephew last weekend proved to be a Covid spreader event.  I tested positive yesterday, as … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Pentecost Sunday 23 May 2021

My dear Franciscans Sunday is the great feast and Celebration of Pentecost.  You are all encouraged to consider coming to church for this special celebration.  We have plenty of space so there is no need to book and we will ensure that all windows are open to allow the good circulation of air.   So dress … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: EcoService Sunday 16 May 2021

My dear Franciscans Early May has become the time when we as a Parish go up the Melville Koppies for a Eucharist in the most beautiful surroundings.  When we are there I get a sense that we are standing in the tradition of the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus spoke to great crowds on a … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 9 May 2021

My dear Franciscans In the early months of Covid lockdown last year I regularly used a prayer in our Sunday services that I would like to share once again with you as we seek for comfort and inspiration.   We are not people of fear: we are people of courage.We are not people who protect our own … Continue reading

Media Release-Blanket Drive

By: Esther Karimi Malia A blanket a day keeps the cold at Bay Together, we can make a difference to so many this winter Parkview Community blanket drive 10th May to 31st May 2021 Over the next few weeks the temperatures in Johannesburg will plummet. Not only will the homeless have to cope with the … Continue reading

Social Concerns and outreach programs

By: Esther Karimi Malia Feeding the masses The continued success of St Francis weekend feeding initiative is mainly due to the dedication, commitment and support of parishioners and members of the community. This year, we have been fortunate to have St Francis Youth and learners from Parktown High School for Girls, St. Johns, King Edward … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 21 March 2021

My dear Franciscans Next Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday and we will meet next Saturday at 9:30 am to make Palm Crosses. For those of you who will not be coming to church you might remember last year when you made crosses and decorated part of your home and sent pictures to me which I … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 14 March 2021

My dear Franciscans Yesterday was the anniversary of the WHO declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.  Two weeks later South Africa began its lockdown.  What a year it has been!  We are profoundly grateful that we, as a Parish family, have reached this point in very healthy state.  Next week we will circulate the Church … Continue reading

Church Inclusive: Sunday 7 March 2021

You will of course have heard about the attempted break-in at the church offices and the burning of the Assisi Room last Saturday.  The Diocesan insurance assessor will be at the church tomorrow to do the assessment, while essential repairs have been made and a security review is underway.  Many thanks to Laurel and Darryl … Continue reading

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