St Pauls News 10 February 2022

Dear People of St Pauls

Vestry: 13 March after combined 8.00 service


In preparation for our Vestry we will send out electronically the reports from our guilds, groups and ministries as soon as they are available and make hard copies available for those who need them in this format.


An important part of this meeting is the election of a new Parish Council, including wardens and an alternate warden, as well as primary and secondary representatives to represent the parish on various bodies and at various meetings during the year.

There elections should be taken seriously and approached prayerfully. The nomination forms will go up next week on the notice board in the foyer of the office block.  Remember to get the consent the person before proposing someone.  The proposing, seconding and signing must be completed before the meeting itself.

Those elected are expected to attend a training/orientation morning on Saturday 19 March and be available at the 9.15 service on 20 March to be admitted to their office by the Archdeacon.

Functions of Parish Councils

A reminder of the functions of Parish Council as contained in Act 24:

“(a) to consider matters affecting worship, evangelism, education, environment, social responsibility and pastoral care, to examine the needs of the community, and to initiate such action as shall be determined in any of these concerns;

(b) to consider the general welfare and accommodation of all licensed clergy and, where applicable, their families and dependants, and to take such action as they may deem necessary;

(c) to seek at all levels such contact with other Christians as shall strengthen Christian witness and promote Christian unity;

(d) to have direction and control of the properties and revenue and expenditure of the Parish, subject to Articles XVIII and XIX of the Constitution, the Canons of the Province and the Rules of the Diocese and the Parish Manual.

(e) to receive, consider and approve the estimates (budget) in respect of each ensuing financial year no later than 31 October of the current financial year.

(f) to receive and act upon all matters referred to it by the Bishop, the Diocesan Synod and other competent bodies.”


  1. Regular participation in Sunday worship.
  2. Attendance at all Parish Council meetings.
  3. Attendance at all Parish Council Executive meetings, if you are a


  1. Pledging to the Parish with tithing as a goal.
  2. Participation in special meetings, special events and gatherings of the


  1. Support and encouragement of the ministry of the Rector and the Parish


  1. Seek to discover and use your own gifts for ministry in the Parish.
  2. Communicate responsibly with the congregation, the Parish Council, the Rector, the staff and the community.
  3. Promote and maintain at all times unity, peace and reconciliation within the life of the Parish, the region and the diocese.
  4. Work as a team with the rector and other Parish leaders to further the mission and ministry of the Church.
  5. Leading a lifestyle consistent with the teachings of the Bible- refer to Section 82, Page 434 of An Anglican Prayer Book
  6. Fulfilling of the relevant duties and responsibilities as set out in the Canons (especially 28 and 29) and in the Acts of the Diocese.

 Financial Giving:

Thank you for your faithful giving.  A reminder of St Paul’s bank account details: Account Name: St Paul’s Church; Account Number: 50854628623; Branch Code: 221426; Bank: FNB.)

Church Contact details:

Office: 031 3054666;

Social Media

Facebook: @stpdbn; Instagram: stpaulsdurban; Twitter:@StPaulsDbn


Church wardens: Yolisa Mapasa – 082 435 8170

                                Keith Mbambo – 073 376 0896


Alternate warden: Sne Vilakazi  – 083 729 2758


Rector: Revd Dr Andrew Warmback – 083 693 6745

Assistant Priest: Archdeacon Thami Tembe082 953 5152

Retired Priest: Revd Martin Brower – 082 490 6988