Anglican Church of Southern Africa


Communique from the Feb meeting of Southern African bishops

We discussed the Pastoral Guidelines for ministry to those in same-sex relationships, which are still incomplete. We asked Archbishop Thabo to set up a small group of Bishops to work on completing them, together with others who could help the process.


South Africa bishops' statement on university protests


The Synod of Bishops ... reflected on the state of education in South Africa with specific regard to the disruptions of the educational process arising from the protests over university fees, curricula and the living conditions, transport problems and safety of students 


Cape Town archbishop calls for moratorium on nuclear power

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has appealed to the South African government to scrap plans for developing nuclear energy and instead to spend the money on education, training and other development initiatives.


Canterbury issues statement of support for Cape Town

Justin Welby offers support for Thabo Makgoba in the Cape Town archbishop's dispute with SA President Jacob Zuma


Christmas sermon from the Archbishop of Cape Town

Welcome to each and every one of you: I am glad you are all here, on this most holy night!

Rowan Williams to give the first annual Beetge lecture in South Africa

Lecture series established in honor of the late Bishop of the Highveld, the Rt. Rev. David Beetge


African National Congress denounces bishops support of student protestors

ANC charges the support lent by the bishops of Pretoria and Johannesburg to the student protestors fomented violence


Liberal SA clergy promise to defy synod after it rejects gay blessings

Some clergy to go ahead with gay blessings, though synod leaders see homosexuality as "unnatural"


Cape Town archbishop backs country's embattled finance minister

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has published an open letter to SA Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan offering his prayers and full support along with those of “people of faith” across the country.


SA episcopal election fails to select candidate

House of Bishops to appoint next bishop of the Diocese of Christ the King