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Saving Princess Vlei

Saving Princess Vlei   The Dioceses of False Bay and Cape Town have thrown  their weight behind the “Save Princess Vlei Campaign.” This is a beautiful lake and public space which is being threated by the construction of a mall. The service was opened by Bishop Margaret Vertue and the worship led by  St Augustine’s …

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ACSA Provincial offices plant the Braehead Community Garden

ACSA Provincial Offices plant the Braehead Community Garden The Provincial office where  Hope Africa, Growing the Church, Anglican Aids, The Environmental Office and the Provincial Treasury are situated decided to use an unused plot of land to start the Braehead Community Garden. We are all learning new skills and look forward to enjoying the fruits …

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Diocesan Field Workers in Niassa teach new skills

Diocesan Field workers in Niassa teach new skills   Diocesan Field workers in Niassa Diocese (Mozambique) are known as ‘adeptos’  -this word means ‘fans’ like soccer fans. Their job is to empower members of different congregations and then to stand back and cheer and encourage from the side. The parish of Messumba learned about food …

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Anglican Students Plant trees for Arbour month

Anglican Students plant trees for Arbour month The Anglican Students’ Federation  called on all regions to  plant a tree to commemorate arbour month (September). To lead in society one must be aware of the problems facing society which are not limited to inequality. Our world is in danger much more today than in the past, …

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Planting of trees at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Port Elizabeth

Tree-Planting Ceremony at the Church of the Holy Spirit   The Holy Spirit Parish received a donation of 35 indigenous trees including yellow wood and olive trees. Ten were planted at the parish and the rest were donated to the eco-congregation cluster (churches of other denominations).   Mr. Chris Wild, from Food and Trees for …

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Blessing of the animals at St George’s Cathedral

Blessing of the animals at St George’s Cathedral St George’s Cathedral extended its ministry into the  Company’s  gardens with the blessing of  animals on St Francis Day. Rev Margaret blessed our special companion animals. Marie–Anne Wannenberg who came for a blessing for her beloved cat Huey said “Our animals are part of God’s creation and …

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ACSA is becoming an Eco-Province!

ACSA is becoming an Eco-Province! The leadership of ACSA gathered at Provincial Synod and passed to resolutions showing that environmental issues must become part of the mainstream concern of the church agenda. Two resolutions were passed, one calling for ACSA to become an Eco-Province and another calling for sustainable development.