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South Africa

THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION began in England and spread through colonisation and missionary work. It has historically been largest in former English colonies and continues to have a strong presence throughout the world, especially in Africa. This page lists dioceses, parishes and online resources of the Anglican Communion that are in South Africa. (Websites originating from or about other countries in the Province of Southern Africa are found on our main Africa page.) As always, we list everything that we know about that has a web page. See our "notes on structure" page.

The Church of the Province of Southern Africa is a member of the World Council of Churches, the South African Council of Churches, and the All Africa Council of Churches.

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Resources specific to South Africa

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The Province of Southern Africa

Dioceses and Parishes


Diocese of Cape Town
Cape Town, The Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr

Bergvliet, St Martin
Cape Town, St Barnabas, Gardens
Cape Town (Table View), St Chad
Cape Town, St John, Wynberg
Cape Town, St Mark
Cape Town, St Paul
Cape Town (Kenwyn), St Philip
Claremont, Christ the King
Claremont, St Saviour
Constantia, Christ Church
Kenilworth, Christ Church
Kirstenhof, Church of the Holy Spirit
Milnerton, St Oswald
Mowbray, St Peter
Newlands, St Andrew
Nyanga, Holy Cross
Observatory, St Michael and All Angels
Plumstead, All Saints
Plumstead, St Faith
Protea, Church of the Good Shepherd
Retreat, St Cyprian
Rondebosch, St Paul
Rondebosch, St Thomas
Salt River, St Luke the Evangelist
Woodstock, St Mary

Diocese of Christ the King

Diocese of False Bay
Belhar, All Saints
Grassy Park, Good Shepherd
Groot Drakenstein, St George the Martyr
Khayelitsha, St Michael and All Angels

Kuils River, St George the Martyr
Strand, St Andrew

Diocese of the Free State (formerly Bloemfontein)
Bloemfontein, Cathedral of St Andrew and St Michael

Diocese of George
George, St Mark's Cathedral

Knysna, St George
Prince Albert, St John the Baptist

Diocese of Grahamstown
Grahamstown, Cathedral of St Michael and St George

Diocese of Highveld
Alberton, St Francis of Assisi
Gauteng, St Dunstan's Cathedral

Diocese of Ibhayi - Port Elizabeth
Charlo, St Nicholas
Kabega Park, All Saints
Port Elizabeth, Holy Trinity Church
Port Elizabeth, St Cuthbert
Port Elizabeth (Newton Park), St Hugh
Port Elizabeth, St John the Baptist
Port Elizabeth (Parson's Hill), St Paul
Walmer, St John
Walmer, St Saviour

Diocese of Johannesburg
Bedfordview, St Margaret of Scotland
Bezuidenhout Valley, St Michael and St George
Bryanston, St Michael
Halfway Gardens, Midrand, St Monnica
Johannesburg (Fourways Gardens), All Saints
Johannesburg (Parktown), St George
Johannesburg (Auckland Park), St Peter
Linden, St Thomas
Moroka, St Francis
Mzimhlophe, St Augustine
Orange Grove, St Augustine
Orchards, St Luke
Rosebank, St Martin's-in-the-Veld
Ruimsig, Ruimsig Community Church
Sophiatown, Christ the King
Sunninghill, St Stephen
Weltevreden, St Michael and All Angels

Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman
Kimberley, Cathedral of St Cyprian

Diocese of Matlosane (formerly Klerksdorp)

Diocese of Mpumalanga

Diocese of Mthatha (formerly St John's)

Diocese of Natal
Durban, St Cyprian
Durban, St Faith
Durban, St James
Durban North, St Martin in the Fields
Hillcrest, Holy Trinity Church
Hilton, Ascension
Kloof, St Agnes
Maidstone, All Saints
Anglicans in the KZN Midlands
Pietermaritzburg, All Saints United Church
Pinetown, St John the Baptist

Diocese of Pretoria
Pretoria, St Alban's Cathedral

Arcadia, Christ Church
Equestria, St Anne
Garsfontein, Corpus Christi
Hatfield, St Wilfrid
Lyttleton, St Stephen
Waterkloof, Pretoria, St Francis of Assisi

Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist
Polokwane, Christ Church Cathedral

Diocese of Saldanha Bay
Edgemead, St Michael and All Angels

Diocese of Umzimvubu

Diocese of Zululand

Online Anglican resources pertaining to South Africa

Theological and Anglican-related schools, colleges and universities are listed separately below.

Anglican AIDS Programmes, Church of Southern Africa
Regional network giving information on AIDS-related church work in 24 dioceses and six countries.

Anglican Mainstream, South Africa
'a community within the Anglican Communion committed to promote, teach and maintain the Scriptural truths on which the Anglican Church was founded'.

Anglican Malaria Project
'provides low-cost, highly effective malaria intervention in Southern Africa. AMP is guided by an important partnership between Anglicans (Episcopalians) and other supporters in the United States, and Anglicans in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.'

Anglican Students Federation
'an Umbrella body of all Anglican Societies (ANSOC). It provides Student ministry to students at tertiary institutions within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA).')

Anglican Women's Fellowship of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
'Its aims are Prayer and Worship; Mission and Witness; Fellowship and Study; Service and Stewardship.'

Anglican Youth in Southern Africa
'the movement of young people in the 26 Dioceses that make up the Anglican Church in Southern Africa (ACSA). All children and young people of ACSA are automatically a part of, (or members of), AYSA, which gives us our identity and unity.'

ANITEPAM: The African Network of Institutions of Theological Education Preparing Anglicans for Ministry
This organization based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa 'links African Anglican colleges, seminaries and theological education programmes with each other and with the wider world.'

The Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu Comemmorative Birth Village
'The Village's facilities include, a skills development centre, a hi-tech interactive museum, a conference facility, a chapel and auditorium.' A project in partnership with the Diocese of Matlosane.

Bishop Simeon CR Trust
'Established in the UK in 1989, the trust exists to support through education and welfare projects those most disadvantaged South Africans who still suffer from the inequalities and injustices caused by apartheid and its economic and social legacy.' Named for Simeon Nkoane (1929-1989) suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Johannesburg under Desmond Tutu.

Fikelela AIDS Project (Diocese of Cape Town)
The Fikelela AIDS Project is the AIDS outreach and education programme of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town whose mission and vision is to mobilise the Anglican community to make a sustained positive contribution to the reduction of new HIV & AIDS infections and to drive HIV & AIDS education and care in partnership with others.

Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans
'accepts membership from any individual, lay or clergy, who accepts the Jerusalem Declaration and GAFCON Statement on the future of the Global Anglican Church'. Affiliated with Anglican Mainstream South Africa.

Green Anglicans
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa's Environmental Network.

Growing the Church
'In 2003 Archbishop Ndungane commissioned Bishop Martin Breytenbach to spearhead an initiative to become known as "Growing the Church". It was launched in 2007 […]. Our vision is to be: a vibrant God-Centred Church which is clearly growing spiritually, numerically and holistically.'

Highveld Anglican Board of Social Responsibility

Hope Africa
Social development initiative of the Diocese of Capetown.

The Institute for Healing of Memories
'seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations.' Founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 1998, this organization's director is the Reverend Michael Lapsley, SSM. It continues the work of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Healing of Memories Chaplaincy Project of the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture.

Johannesburg Anglican Environmental Initiative
'a formal body of the Diocese of Johannesburg, seeking to meet the challenges being faced by this generation with regards to the environment. We believe it is God's will that we look after this precious planet we call home.'

The Mission to Seafarers, Southern Africa Stations

Mothers' Union, Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Music for the Highveld
This lovely website supports 'the Highveld Diocese in tackling the AIDS epidemic in South Africa.' The sale of music recordings through the site helps to provide funding for Tsepho-Hope Centre and the Kwase-Kwaza Home Based Care Project, two HIV/AIDS ministries in eastern South Africa. An important focus of this ministry is support for children affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS.

A 'church management system' sponsored by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

'Renew' (South Africa)
The coordinator of this programme writes: 'We hope to share with the rest of the Anglican Communion the wonderful renewal that we have experienced using this Roman Catholic Process of Renew. We have with permission published all the material for use in the Anglican Church'.

Resurrection Way
'consists of St Benedict's Retreat House and St Peter's Place. St Peter's is one of the oldest centres in Rosettenville and has a proud Anglican tradition of priestly training and teaching. Rooms and amenities are constructed around a central courtyard.'

St Bernard Mizeki Men's Guild
Founded to 'promote and encourage the participation and nurturing of men's leadership in the life of the Church'.

St Mary's Children's Home, Rosettenville, Johannesburg
'we provide a safe, secure home and therapeutic environment for children from families in crisis, on a completely non-discriminatory basis. Although we offer residential care, our aim is always to work towards the reconstruction and reunification of families wherever possible.'

Southern Africa Church Development Trust
Founded in 1960. 'The main objectives of the Trust is the building of partnerships with the dioceses, missions and rural groups in order to improve the facilities and resources for the local communities.' Works in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola and St Helena.

The Southern Anglican
'online magazine published on behalf of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.'

Textbooks for Africa
'an outreach project of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in cooperation with the Diocese of Cape Town and H.O.P.E. Africa. Youth throughout the Episcopal Church are engaged in a fundraising effort to raise money to purchase textbooks for children in South Africa, "One book at a time".'

ThisLife Magazine
Based in St John's Parish, Wynberg, Cape Town.

Transvaal, Zimbabwe and Botswana Association
'Supporting thirteen of the Anglican Dioceses in the Capricorn Belt of Africa.'

Tumelong Mission
This remarkable organization was founded in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1939 by Anglican nun Clare Lawrence, who came from Ekutuleni in Sophiatown at the request of Bishop Wilfred Parker. Today it is a mission of the Diocese of Pretoria, providing hospice care, an orphanage, a nutrition programme, a guest house/retreat centre, a pre-school, drug rehabilitation programmes, crisis care for women and children, physical therapy, clothing distribution, a primary school and obstetric/gynaecological services.

Theological and Anglican-related schools, colleges and universities

Bishop Bavin School, Bedfordview
Coeducational, in the Diocese of Johannesburg.

Bishops Diocesan College, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Founded in 1849 by Robert Gray, first Archbishop of Cape Town. 'An education at Bishops is a privilege for any young man, but those at Bishops are constantly reminded of their place in the broader South Africa.'

College of the Transfiguration, Grahamstown
'We are a theological educational institution that provides an environment in which future priests are formed, informed and transformed, so as to be equipped to minister within church and society in Africa.' Formed in 1993 on the amalgamation of two earlier institutions, St Bede's and St Paul's. According to its website, this is the only residential college of the Church of the Province of South Africa.

Cordwalles Preparatory School, Pietermaritzburg (Wembley)
for boys, through Grade 7.

Diocesan College, Diocese of Cape Town
Anglican preparatory school.

Diocesan School for Girls, Grahamstown
'Founded in 1874 by Bishop Nathaniel Merriman, DSG is one of the oldest girls' schools in the country. Situated in spacious grounds in Grahamstown, its campus adjoins its brother school, St Andrew's College. The DSG also has close links with St Andrew's Preparatory School where the girls attend classes with the boys in the Pre- Primary School and the Junior Primary section.' Affiliated with the Diocese of Grahamstown.

Durban Girls' College, Durban
Founded in 1877.

Fulton School for the Deaf, KwaZulu-Natal
Affiliated with the Diocese of Natal.

Good Shepherd Primary School, Grahamstown
Built in 1844.

Herschel Girls' School, Claremont, Cape Town
'Herschel, founded in 1922, is an independent Anglican School that provides an incomparable learning continuum for girls from Pre-Nursery to Grade 12 and celebrates the diversity of our students from varied cultural backgrounds.'

Masibambane College, Orange Farm

'the Anglican Diocesan College of Natal, was founded in 1896 and is an internationally renowned boarding school for senior boys'.

Roedean School, Johannesburg (Parktown)
For girls, founded in 1903.

St Alban's Anglican College, Pretoria
Anglican school for boys.

St Andrew's College, Grahamstown
'This premium Anglican boarding school caters for 450 pupils from across the globe. From Grade 8 to Matric, pupils experience individual attention with a focus on fostering individual talent.' For boys; affiliated with the Diocese of Grahamstown.

St Andrew's Preparatory School, Grahamstown
Pre-primary to Grade 7.

St Andrew's School, Bloemfontein

St Andrew's School, Welkom
Pre-primary through high school. Affiliated with the Diocese of the Free State.

St Andrew's School for Girls, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
'A top independent, girls-only private school and co-educational preschool.'

St Anne's Diocesan College, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal

St Cyprian's School, Capetown (Oranjezicht)
For girls, founded in 1871 by Robert Gray, first Bishop of Cape Town.

St Dunstan's College
'an independent Anglican school, the diocesan school of the Diocese of the Highveld'.

St George's Grammar School, Capetown
Established 1848.

St Gregory Primary School, Estcourt, Kwa-Zulu Natal

St John's College, Houghton, Johannesburg
Boys' school founded in 1898.

St John's Diocesan School for Girls, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

St Martin's School, Rosettenville, Johannesburg
'an independent, non-racial, co-educational boarding school' affiliated with the Diocese of Christ the King.

St Mary's Diocesan School for Girls, Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal

St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, Pretoria

St Mary's School, Waverley, Johannesburg
For girls, established 1888.

St Matthew's High School, Keiskammahoek
Founded in 1856.

St Michael's School for Girls, Bloemfontein

St Nicholas Diocesan School, Pietermaritzburg
'An independent Anglican School for boys and girls. Its aim is to offer an excellent education and to provide a secure and caring environment where children from Grade R to Grade 12 are given opportunities to realise their potential.'

St Paul's Primary School, Cape Town
Founded in 1860.

St Peter's Schools
Boys' preparatory school, girls' preparatory school, and college in the Diocese of Johannesburg.

University of Cape Town Anglican Students' Society
'We praise and worship together, to deepen our understanding of the Christian Faith and to reach out to each other and to others. A lot of social and spiritual events take place during the ANSOC year.'

Uplands College, White River, Mpumalanga.
Coeducational school in the Diocese of Mpumalanga.

Vuleka School
Founded in 1989, coeducational Anglican school with several locations.

Western Province Preparatory Alumni

Western Province Preparatory School, Claremont, Cape Town
Anglican prep school in South Africa related to St Andrew's College.

Zonnebloem Boys' Primary School, Cape Town

Zonnebloem Girls' Primary School, Cape Town

Some Anglican schools without websites are listed by the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa.

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