The Environmental Desk in the Diocese of Mthatha is led by Revd Mpumlwana, Revd Mafanya, Mr. B. White and Ms. T. Ngudle. The team has started a tree planting campaign in 2020Tree by introducing palm tree planting in all o parishes across the Diocese . The Environmental desk encourage parishes to plant trees during the following services:-
– Bishop’s Episcopal Visits
– Baptismal Services
– Guilds’ Diocesan Conferences.
The first parish to have planted a tree is All Saints Parish, Mbokothwana (St Augustine Station) on 26/02/2023 followed by St Francis Parish, Ngolo (St Paul’s Station). In both these parishes the trees were blessed and planted by the Diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Revd. J. T. Ngombane who is very much supportive towards the programme. We are pleased to announcec that the Diocesan Youth Guild is very much interested in our programs as they always invite us in their conferences to talk. Last year we planted 2 palm trees as St. Bedes during their 2022 conference. Together with them (Youth Guild), we are preparing to have a workshop where we will be equipping each other on tree planting and waste management.
By Mr B White