St Paul’s News 22 December 2021

Dear People of St Pauls

Thank you

In this last St Paul’s News of the year, we thank you for your support and contribution to our church life this year.  And we give thanks for God’s faithfulness.


Our Christmas service will take place on Saturday 25 December at 8.30 (one service only). This will be Revd Sabelo Mthimkhulu’s last service with us.

 Thanksgiving/Harvest Festival

In addition to the names mentioned previously donations have been received from the following (names as recorded on the envelope):

Neo Mokone –R500

Mde- R20

Dr Egerton Hingston- R300

Nokukhanya Zibani- R500

Ken Okoli- R2000

Anonymous – R100

Nombulelo Mqoqi- R100

Valencia Gushu- R200

Anonymous- R50

Timothy Nsereko- R1000

Somasundram Family- R200

Anon- R50

Christian – R50

Nwaeme Onyeka- R400

Gladys Bitsoena- R100

Thobeka lebenya- R200

Palesa Lebenya- R400

Wimbayi Chasaya- R1000

Leo & Rea Lebenya- R400

Myrtle Ryan- R100

Bheki Shabalala- R50

Isabelle Brooks- R40

Ntombekhaya Qadi-R30


Thank you to all who have filled in our stewardship Time and Talent forms, offering various ministries.  You will be followed up in the New Year.

 Archdeacon of Ethekwini Central Archdeaconry

Today Bishop Nkosinathi appointed Revd Thami Tembe as the Acting Archdeacon for our archdeaconry.  We congratulate him and wish him well in this ministry.

Diocesan Prayer Diary for January

This may be accessed from our website

Services on 26 December, 7.30 and 9.15

Being the last services of the year we provide an opportunity to look back on the year and to look towards the New Year.   During these services members of the congregation will be invited to share their reflections and hopes for 2022. (No sermon will be sent out or put on YouTube that Sunday)

Final Word Bishop Nkosinathi Ndwandwe:

“Christmas Wishes and a Prosperous New Year
I would like to wish you all the family of the Diocese of Natal, including Clergy, laity, Diocesan Guilds, Institutions, and all members of Diocesan Committees a blessed and joyous Christmas. May we all experience the love and peace of Christ during this time of great mystery, whereby God emptied himself and chose to dwell among us fragile as we are as human beings.

I also wish you a happy and prosperous New year. May God protect you and your families from all the snares of the evil one.

Yours in Christ

Bishop Nkosinathi Ndwandwe”

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: Revd Sabelo Mthimkhulu – 079 304 2845

Assisting Priest: The Venerable Thami Tembe082 953 5152

Retired Priest: Revd Martin Brower – 092 490 6988