Open/Close Menu Anglican church of Good Shepherd-Protea, Kirstenbosch, Newlands and Bishopscourt, Cape Town, a chapelry of St Saviours, Claremont, at the centre of reconciliation and restitution in the post-apartheid era in South Africa

On Sunday, 28th January 2018 at  Good Shepherd Protea in Cape Town, we had representatives of four  South African CCN Centres. The Revd Kgabe was down from Grahamstown to address the women clergy of the Dioceses of Cape Town, False Bay and Saldanha Bay on the celebration of the twenty-five years since the first ordination…

COMMUNITY OF THE CROSS OF NAILS JUBILEE GATHERING The Revd Jo Tyers, Petrina Pakoe, Jenny Wilson, Thea Ramsay and I attended The Community of the Cross of Nails International Gathering at Coventry from 26th to 30th September 2012, one of the highlights of last year. The ruins of the medieval cathedral with the words ‘FATHER…

Please scroll down for translations in Afrikaans and Xhosa.   English: COVENTRYCATHEDRAL The Litany of Reconciliation Following the bombing of the mediaeval Cathedral in 1940, Provost Howard had the words ‘Father, forgive’ (Luke 23:34) inscribed on the wall behind the Altar of the ruined building.  These words are used as the response in the Coventry…

CROSS OF NAILS AT GOOD SHEPHERD-PROTEA – a history A commentary by Jenny Wilson, long-serving member of the Good Shepherd-Protea congregation and Companion to the Order of the Community of the Cross of Nails. When the Revd John Goliath became Rector at St Saviour’s in 1989, he initiated discussions to encourage reconciliation between the people…

Good Shepherd-Protea Cross of Nails Time Line: 1991:    Revd Paul Oestreicher from Coventry Cathedral visits the Parish. Prayer Group on the first Friday of the month started; a regular activity and blessing since then. 1997:   Hosting of the Coventry Cathedral choir. Organist Marc Murray from St Saviour’s first played the organ in Coventry Cathedral on…

COVENTRY CATHEDRAL The Litany of Reconciliation Following the bombing of the medieval Cathedral in 1940, Provost Howard had the words ‘Father, forgive’ (Luke 23:34) inscribed on the wall behind the altar of the ruined building. These words are used as the response in the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation, which is prayed in the ruins every…