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  • Nativity Scenes

    Once again, my curiosity has been aroused … this time while helping to build a Nativity Scene.  I was surprised to find that our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi,…

  • St Francis e Letter 14th December 2014

      Bicycles and Cooler Boxes Over this last year we have assisted three people find some employment by providing them with “pre-used” bicycles. The bicycles have been mainly used to deliver…

  • Read all about Advent in the December Franciscan

    The December 2014 edition of The Franciscan has all sorts of interesting content. Click here to read an online version (http://www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/the-franciscan-december-2014/0666133001416843326) or pick up your copy at church.  As the Advent season edition,…

  • Advent wreath

    The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the four weeks of Advent.  It is traditionally a Lutheran practice, but it has spread to many other Christian denominations. The…

  • St Francis e Letter 7 December 2014

      Bicycles and Cooler Boxes Over this last year we have assisted three people find some employment by providing them with “pre-used” bicycles. The bicycles have been mainly used to deliver…

  • Online version of the Southern Anglican

    The Southern Anglican is now available online. To get to and other sites that might be of interest, please have a look at Recommended Sites.

  • Advent reflections by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

    Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has prepared a series of thoughts on Advent that you can listen to on his website. He will add a new set of reflections each week during…

  • Don’t miss our Christingle Service

    As we count down to our Christingle Service on 7 December 2014 (at 5pm) please remember to invite your friends and family to this special treat before Christmas.   Everyone is welcome,…

  • Verger

    Our church has a verger.  I have often wondered what that word means.  The word “sexton” came up while exploring “verger”, so I have included that here too. Verger A…

  • Gradual

    The hymn sung immediately before the reading of the Gospel is called a Gradual.  This does not mean that it has to be sung very slowly.  The name gradual is…