October 2013: Statement of the Synod of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
April 2011: Resolution of the Chapter of the Diocese of Grahamstown in response to an article published in the Daily Dispatch in March, concerning same sex marriages.
February 2010: Statement from the Synod of Bishops, 8-11 February 2010. The Synod of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) gathered with the Diocese of Swaziland in the blessing of their new Conference Suite at Thokoza (Joy), the Anglican Conference Centre in Swaziland... More
February 2010: Statement from the Synod of Bishops on Uganda's draft Anti-homosexuality Bill. In response to the publication of a draft "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" by the Ugandan Parliament, the ACSA Synod of Bishops, meeting in Swaziland in February 2010, issued a Statement.
November 2009: Statements by Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town, and Rubin Phillip, Bishop of Natal, on events following the arrest of members of the Abahlali baseMjondolo movement in Durban.
17 October 2009: Text of the welcoming address by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba at a meeting of religious leaders of the Western Cape with President Zuma.
9 September 2009: Statement issued by the Synod of Bishops of the ACSA.
2 September 2009: Statement by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba concerning Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane.
20 August 2009: Statement by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba on the H1N1 ("swine flu") virus
27 July 2009: Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, recently attended the General Convention of the Episcopal Church of the USA, at which issues affecting the future of the Anglican Communion were discussed. Click on the link for the text of his Reflections on this Convention.
26 June 2009: Speech by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba at the annual Naught for Your Comfort Award.
20 May 2009: Archbishop Thabo Makgoba received an honorary degree from an American seminary, saying that it was ‘is for all South Africans who were denied access to education’ More...
19 March 2009: Call to Prayer for Madagascar by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba.
25 February 2009: Support PM Tsvangirai's Appeal For Help, Says Archbishop Makgoba. Press Release.
19 February 2009: Statement from the Synod of Bishops.
To download the Lambeth Reflection paper (a 44 page pdf file),Click here
A call for a UN arms embargo on Zimbabwe, and an appeal to the State President and government of South Africa.
March 2008: Archbishop's Installation Charge
Statement by the ACSA Bishops meeting in Synod.
At a critical and difficult time in the life of the Kenyan nation, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba wrote to Archbishop Orimbi of the Church of Kenya. Copy of his letter, and of a letter from the All Africa Council of Churches.
Text of a homily by Bishop Thabo Makgoba, Holy Cross Church Mdantsane, Holy Cross Day.
The Diocesan Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Grahamstown, meeting in East London on Saturday 8 September 2007, took further steps towards the establishment of a new Diocese, to be called the Diocese of Ukhahlamba.
Address by Bishop Thabo Makgoba
Address by Bishop Thabo Makgoba in the Cathedral
The full text of a statement issued by a group of bishops, clergy and laity of the ACSA.
27 April 2007: Address to the G20 Conference
Address by Bishop Thabo Makgoba to an international gathering of school principals, St Andrew’s College Chapel, Grahamstown, Freedom Day, 27 April 2007.
5 April 2007, Maundy Thursday Renewal of Priestly Vows
Address by Bishop Thabo Makgoba in the Cathedral, Grahamstown
3 March 2007: New Dean for Grahamstown Cathedral
Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Bishop of Grahamstown, has announced the appointment of Andrew Hunter, at present Rector of Hout Bay, as the next Dean of Grahamstown Cathedral from 1 January 2008.
24 January 2007: Transfer of Church Land donated by the Diocese
On 24th January the Bishop of Grahamstown, Bishop Thabo Makgoba, signed the transfer.
Who shall go for us, whom shall I send?” The theological/biblical and socio-economic and political rationale of why we should be involved in poverty alleviation and development as ASF
The Diocesan website acknowledges that “much of the ministry in the Diocese rests on non-stipendiary priests.” However the Diocese, as with other Dioceses throughout the Anglican Communion, has experienced a number of difficulties relating to the roles of self-supporting clergy and their needs
14 March 2006: Respect for the human rights of rape victims
The Management Committee of the Department of Social Responsibility of the Diocese of Grahamstown meeting on 14th March in Kei Road in the Eastern Cape, expressed deep concern at the conduct of the defence in the Zuma trial
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