News from the Presiding Bishop – December 2018

Its been quite a year for our denomination and there have been many exciting gospel developments as well as some very complex challenges.  The difficult economic and political climate has also been reflected in our local church contexts, but by God’s grace we have been able to persevere and continue to see healthy signs of […]

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Far as the Curse is Found

“Bless you,” is a commonly uttered greeting or a polite response to a sneeze.  Yet the significance of this phrase may well be missed on many of its speakers.  “Blessing” carries a deep and rich gospel theme that threads its way all through the Scriptures and is well worth meditating on this Christmas season.   […]

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A candle goes out in Africa

TRIBUTE TO TONY IVE Anthony Ive  – Tony –  and his wife Joan came to South Africa from England in the late 1950s and settled in Johannesburg. Initially they worshipped at Christ Hillbrow. Those were troubled times for the Church of England in South Africa (C.E.S.A.) which was struggling for survival. Even though Bishop Fred […]

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Presiding Bishop’s Charge – Synod 2018

Synod 2018 Presiding Bishop’s Charge To view and download a PDF version of the Charge click here Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. On this 80th anniversary of the adoption of our CESA Constitution, I’m reminded of the many trials and challenges that our forerunners faced and […]

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GAFCON – Newsletter from the Presiding Bishop

“We will proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations” This was the rallying cry of GAFCON 2018 and it surely captured the essence of a week that saw just under 2000 delegates gather in Jerusalem for the Global Anglican Future Conference on June 18th to 22nd. GAFCON is a movement of confessing Anglicans who have united, […]

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Perspective – A Certain Hope

(This article was originally published on Phillip Jensen’s blog – September 19, 2014 Life without hope is unbearable. To function in life, we have to be able to look forward to something pleasant that has a reasonable probability of happening. We need hope to deal with the unpleasant things of life. If there is […]

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Perspective – Lessons on Prayer

This term in our morning services, we began a series on the book of 1 Samuel. In Ch 1 we meet a woman named Hannah. Despite deep personal suffering and persecution, she remained steadfast in her relationship with God. Much of our knowledge of Hannah comes from her prayers. Preachers rarely get to say everything […]

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