Due to the country being moved to alert level 1, you are welcome to register at least 15 minutes before the service on the day.
For any further inquiries, call our offices at 021 424 7360, or email
In the case of an emergency, call 072 277 0855
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Advent, Christmas & Epiphany 2021
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Known as the “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid, St. George’s Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Southern Africa and the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town. We invite you to visit our historical and beautiful building and to be part of an active and dedicated congregation, contributing to the life of the Cathedral and the broader Cape Town community.
Honouring Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
Special arrangements are in place this week:
- Bells will ring at 12 noon each day at the Cathedral and at many cathedrals and churches across the land. In Cape Town, the Angelus prayer will be recited.
- The Archbishop Emeritus will lie in State on Thursday and Friday, and the public will be given an opportunity to file past his coffin from 9am to 5pm on both days. We will accommodate as many people as we can in the hours available. Outside the Cathedral, the City of Cape Town has laid out condolence books and places to leave flowers.
- Archbishop Desmond’s remains will then lie overnight, alone, in the Cathedral which he loved.
- The funeral will take place in the Cathedral at 10AM on Saturday January 1, 2022. The service will be an Anglican Requiem Mass, as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond wanted; the preacher will be Bishop Michael Nuttall, the retired Bishop of Natal, who was Dean of the Anglican Church in Archbishop Desmond’s Tutu time. The choir will be the renowned Johannesburg choir, which he loved, Imilonji ka Ntu, whose contribution may have to be streamed in.
- The service will be livestreamed on Facebook here. It will also be broadcast on multiple TV channels around the world.
Vision of St George’s Cathedral
Mission of St George’s Cathedral
Our mission is expressed through
- Spiritual enrichment using prayer, worship, music and the arts,
- Facilitating the spiritual growth of young and old
- A compassionate and caring response to people and their needs
Engaging with social issues – justice, reconciliation and human health
Online worship during lockdown
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Contributing to the Cathedral ministry is founded on one’s faith in Jesus Christ and in appreciation that we are contributing to building little outposts of heaven wherever we are.
Giving - whether big or small, in the form of a monthly pledge or one-time donation – makes a difference. Whatever you choose to give, we invite you to join St George’s Cathedral in helping to make the world a better and a more caring place.
You are welcome to make a contribution at any time.
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