St Pauls News 19 April 2022

Dear People of God

Floods

The recent devastating storms and floods have led to the loss of life and property of many on our Province. Our bishop has issued an appeal for help in the following letter.

To the Diocesan Family,

The Diocese of Natal cannot be silent in the face of the flood disaster that has taken place. The magnitude of loss of life, property and personal belongings for many people of our Province, beckons us to do something to help. I call upon all members of the Anglican family to donate whatever you can – be it blankets, clothing, food parcels or money to assist the affected people.

Those around Durban, please take your donations to our Durban office. Those in the North, take them to All Saints Ladysmith and those in the Midlands, take your donations to the Pietermaritzburg office. If your donations are monitory, please use the following banking details:

Diocese of Natal Central Fund Account
Bank: First National Bank
Account N0: 509 3007 8304
Reference: Flood Donation

Yours in Christ,
+ Nkosinathi Natal

The above items may be left in the parish office and they will be taken to the

Diocesan Office.

Bishop Ross Cuthbertson RIP

Bishop Nkosinathi has informed the diocese that Bishop Ross, former Diocese of Natal Coastal Bishop and long-time rector of St Gabriel’s Church, Wentworth passed away on Easter Day.

Details of a service for him will be announced later.

Holy Week and Easter Services

We are most grateful to all who assisted with the Holy Week and Easter services. It was wonderful to have our choir return at our 8.30 service on Easter.


Archbishop Thabo’s Easter Vigil’s sermon may be accessed at


Autism awareness

This month is autism awareness month. Over this past year two of our members have shared their stories about their sons’ experience of autism. We invite you to revisit them. Luyanda Gwina spoke of his son, Ntsika and Tiny (Hedwick) Mncwabe shared her story about her son,
Sfiso


Rector on Leave

The rector will be on leave from 20-24 April.

Clergy School

Diocesan Clergy School will take place from 2-4 May.

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; (Not working at the moment)

Office email: paulsdbn@mweb.co.za Website: www.stpaulsdurban.org.za

Social Media:

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

Rector: Revd Dr Andrew Warmback 083 693 6745
Assistant Priest: Archdeacon Thami Tembe 082 953 5152
Retired Priest: Revd Martin Brower 082 490 69