Meet our Priest

Meet the Rev Jo Tyers


“I am the good shepherd;
I know my sheep and my sheep know me” – John 10:14

Good Shepherd-Protea is an Anglican Church parish, attached to Bishopscourt, home of the Archbishop.. We meet in a 130-year-old stone church on the edge of Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town. Every Sunday (even in Covid-19 pandemic times when we adhere to the strict regulations) you will find a vibrant community of  worshippers ranging in age from just a few months to over eighty.   The congregation is made up of former residents of Protea Village (moved as a result of the Apartheid Group Areas Act) as well as those living in the surrounding areas of Kirstenbosch, Fernwood, Bishopscourt and further afield. Our musical worship is renowned and our tea and coffee gatherings under the oak trees after services are an important part of our Christian outreach to newcomers.

Sunday services are live-streamed to Youtube Click Here


We’re small so you can enjoy a wealth of deep relationships and warm pastoral care within this church family.


This community gives you opportunity to exercise your God-given gifts within church ministries and the community.

All Ages

At Good Shepherd-Protea we serve adults and children in vibrant Sunday services.

Community Service

This church extends hands of support towards children, local communities and congregations in other nations.


Service times

Sunday services are at 9am. A short Eucharist service is held the first and third Friday of each month at 9am, with morning prayers on the remaining Fridays, also at 9am.

Sunday mornings are an important meeting time for the Church of the Good Shepherd Community. Every Sunday we are led in worship, hear a sermon and then meet for tea under the oak tree outside. Children’s Church (pre-school to Grade 7) meets between 9am and 11am.

“Do not give up meeting together…but encourage one another.”

— Hebrews 10:25

The Stone Church is open to all

Good Shepherd-Protea is a special venue for weddings, funerals and even film shoots, popular with members and non-members of the regular congregation but subject to arrangement with the priest and wardens.

Rev Jo Tyers Priest:

021 671 6822/ 072 273 2024

Vanda Brown Administrative Assistant:

083 965 9653