St Paul’s News 3 February 2022

Dear People of St Pauls

Education Sunday

Being the first Sunday in February we include a focus on education this Sunday.

Julia Mcunu

A few weeks ago we said farewell to Mam’Julia Mcunu.  She went to stay with family in Pretoria.  She has arrived safely and is adjusting to life there.


Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 2 March.  We will hold services at 7.00am, 1.00pm and 18.00 on that Wednesday and each subsequent Wednesday in Lent.

Our theme will be “We are one body.”


Baptism application forms need to be handed into the parish office by 28 February.  Preparation classes will then be arranged.


Confirmation application forms for preparation for our next Confirmation service are to be handed in by 28 February.

Parish Secretary for St Aidans

Applications are invited for this position.  The primary function is to oversee activities at the church plant (church and hall) as well as to provide support to the Rector, by co-ordinating, supervising the caretakers, controlling and implementing administrative processes, to promote the smooth running of services and Parish events. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Rector and Churchwardens.

It is a half day, twenty hour a week job.  The hours of attendance will be negotiated to best suit the applicant and the Parish.

CV’s to be sent to  The closing date is 15 February. See full advert on our notice board.

 2022 Hurley Weekend at the Denis Hurley Centre

Some details of this annual event on Saturday 12 February are as follows:

  • 2.00-3.00pm:      Live music, tours to see new developments in the building, extracts from a recent film that features the DHC, and a chance to re-connect with old friends over tea
  • 3.00-4.30pm: Annual Stakeholders Meeting including Director’s Report and Question & Answer session
  • Presentation of 2021 Bishop Barry Wood Awards for Outstanding Service.
  • Discussion of the legacy for young people of Archbishops Hurley and TutuSafe paid parking behind Emmanuel Cathedral and beneath Victoria Street Market

In their recent newsletter they listed some ways of helping their work (Tel: 031 301 2240 Email:

“Donations of books in good condition for our StreetLit vendors We especially need dictionaries, popular novels, recipe books, children’s books and novels in Zulu. Please do NOT deliver to the DHC or to book vendors directly.”

“Donations of SLIM men’s clothes and men’s shoes (sorry: we do not accept larger sizes of men’s clothes or any women’s clothes); donations of non-perishable food items especially sugar, porridge and milk; donations of toiletries especially soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, face cloths, deodorant and cream”

“Volunteering in the kitchen on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID)”

“As an added attraction, volunteers who come on a Thursday can enjoy a free chair massage from a professional massage therapist who is currently volunteering here. Or you can pay to have a body massage on site at a discounted price (R150 for 30 min or R300 for 60 min).”

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