St. George's Cathedral has several groups active within the Cathedral and within the broader Cape Town community:

Altar Servers

We participate in services by assisting the clergy, and often visiting clergy, to execute a fulfilling and enriching service for those in attendance. Servers assist in the following ways:

  • Setting up and cleaning up at the altar for services;
  • During worship by carrying the processional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel Book, holding the candles (torches), swinging a censer or thurible, carrying the incense boat and any other task as needed by the priest;
  • By attending training sessions every few weeks to ensure that all duties are carried out properly;
  • Cleaning of the Cathedral before big occasions such as Christmas and Easter.

Servers have the opportunity to join the Diocese Guild of the Servers of the Sanctuary. It aims to raise the spiritual tone of altar servers, to promote conscientious performance of the duties of altar service. Special Guild services are held every second month on a Sunday afternoon.

Join us:
We invite all who would like to join the Servers' Guild to contact Fr Mxolisi Sotshononda. We need more members, especially at Evensong. Training will be provided.

Please contact Catherine if you would like to become an altar server:

Other groups include:

  • Layministers
  • Sidespeople
  • Greeters
  • Healing Ministry
  • Flower Guild

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to participate in the activities of the groups.

Cape Town Interfaith Initiative

We invite you to an afternoon of interfaith celebration, artistic expression and prayers for the City of Cape Town for 2013. Join us as we bless the City for the new year in true Cape Town style!

Sunday 27th January 2013
V & A Waterfront, Amphitheatre

Please see the poster attached, as well as the Facebook event by clicking here - Prayers for the City - Cape Town 2013

Or for more information, contact: Sarah Oliver, 071 933 7055. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.