St Paul’s News 3 June 2022

Dear People of God

Pentecost Sunday

This Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Sprit at Pentecost. Our lectionary also marks this Sunday as World Environment Day. Those attending
the services are invited to gather in Medwood Gardens at 8.50 for a walk around the park and to then process into the church at 9.15. Our new assistant priest, Revd Bruce Woolley will be the preacher. (Revd Bruce will be on leave from 6 20 June.)

Installation of the Revd Martin Tifflin to the Office of Dean of the Cathedral. A reminder that next Saturday 11June at 09h30, Reverend Martin Tifflin will be installed as the Dean of the Cathedral, Senior Priest of the Diocese and the Rector and Archdeacon of the Cathedral Parish. Parking will be at Gilltime. The service will be streamed on the Diocesan Facebook Page.

Confirmation 2023

Those who would like to join the confirmation preparation classes must register by the end of June. The diocesan regulations prescribe that candidates must at least turn 16 years of age in the year in which they will be confirmed. Application forms are available at church, from the office and on our website

Farewell for Revd Sabelo Mthimkhulu

We have invited Revd Sabelo back to St Pauls on 19 June to preach at our services and for us as a parish to say a formal farewell to him,

Environment Action Team News two items from Pumza P Tuswa

Earth Day

To recognise World Earth Day on the 22nd April 2022 whose theme is “ ‘Invest In our Planet, St Pauls in partnership with the neighbouring Taxi Rank and Durban Solid Waste as well as Coca Cola invested time in cleaning up the neighbourhood/ precinct that includes the Medwood Gardens and the Taxi rank and the informal trading area around the church. This is part of St Pauls environmental plan to involve more stakeholders / volunteers in larger environmental actions!

St Pauls Recycling Project

Throughout the year, St Pauls Environment Action Team (EAT) will be coordinating the activities in the church to encourage people to protect
environment and practise sustainable living!!

One way is in encouraging people in using the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) as a way to increase their care for the earth God has created. It is in this context that we intend to start a recycle project and encourage people to collect from their homes/area/ friends etc all plastics bottles and containers and bring to the church and deposit these in the bins that will be situated towards parking lot. The plastic bottles/containers will be collected from the church by waste Management entreprises and in that way some revenue for the church can be generated through this recycle activity.

We encourage people to bring the following: Plastic bottles; Plastic containers; Plastics wraps etc. Whilst we are doing this it should be remembered that the aim is to eliminate plastic use completely.

Youth Sunday -12 June

The following Sunday will be observed as Youth Sunday

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: Website:
Social Media: Facebook: @stpdbn
Instagram: stpaulsdurban

Rector: Revd Dr Andrew Warmback 083 693 6745
Assistant Priest: Revd Bruce Woolley 079 544 7566
Assistant Priest (Self-supporting): Archdeacon Thami Tembe 082 953 5152
Retired Priest: Revd Martin Brower 082 490 6988