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St Francis 

  • Reaches out to draw in others from the community around us (Matthew 28:16-20)

  • Finds practical expression of its Faith in the community (Matthew 25: 31-46)

  • Loves, prays for and ministers to its members (John 15: 9-17)

  • Celebrates diversity and encourages all members to offer their various talents and gifts (1 Corinthians 12: 12-31)

ST FRANCIS ANGLICAN CHURCH is situated in Walkerville, in the southern parts of Gauteng. The Parish is found in a serene setting within the countryside. This Parish forms part of the Diocese of Christ the King.  Our Parish is named after our Patron Saint, St. Francis of Assisi.

 

St Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

 

 

"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where this is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.

 

For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life."

 

-St. Francis of Assisi

 Diocese of Christ the King  Anglicans Act

The aims of this diocese are firstly and foremost, to offer devoted and creative worship to almighty God in every congregation and in our individual lives. We long to deepen our life of prayer and worship and to make attractive public worship available to parishioners and neighbours in every place . Having begun with just 22 congregations in 1990, that now means over 40 – and this hope applies to all of them. Two retreat and conference centres provide ‘hot spots’ for the growth of prayer and spiritual depth.

Secondly we aim to develop the people of God for service. From small beginnings there are now about 400 fully trained lay ministers in the Diocese, working together with church councillors and counsellors, Sunday Schools teachers, youth leaders musicians and many others for whom the less-than-20 full-time clergy serve as role models, branch managers, co-ordinators and mentors.

Thirdly we have to interact with a society in urban and peri-urban South Africa, which is in development and transformation. From one school in 1990 we now run three, two of them in Orange Farm, with nearly 3000 children in our daily care. We work with early childhood development centres, poverty alleviation programmes, health, nutrition and wellness strategies, environmental issues, women’s development activities, care of orphans and vulnerable children, and advocacy for justice and peace.

These goals rest on practical efforts to develop an effective, efficient, sustainable and solvent diocese which can support its programmes of worship, training and outreach, and continue to grow its footprint in the communities of southern Gauteng.  

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Vision Statement

The Anglican community in Southern Africa seeks to be:
Anchored in the love of Christ,
Committed to God's Mission,
Transformed by the Holy Spirit.

Mission Statement

Across the diverse countries and cultures of our region, we seek:

  • To honour God in worship that feeds and empowers us for faithful witness and service
  • To embody and proclaim the message of God’s redemptive hope and healing for people and creation
  • To grow communities of faith that form, inform, and transform those who fellow Christ

And, to Commit ACSA at Provincial level to the following priorities:

  • Liturgical renewal for transformative worship
  • Theological education
  • Leadership formation
  • Health: HIV and AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
  • The environment
  • Women and gender
  • Protection and nurture of children and young people
  • Public advocacy

Author: ACSA - Vision Statement approved Provincial Synod 2010

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