Anglican Church of Southern Africa

The Province is the oldest in Africa. British Anglicans met for worship in Cape Town after 1806, with the first Bishop appointed in 1847. The twenty-three dioceses of the Province extend beyond the Republic of South Africa and include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (St. Helena and Tristan da Cunha), Mozambique (Lebombo and Niassa), the Republic of Namibia, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Kingdom of Swaziland and Angola.


April 14, 2020

By: Marilee Oldstone-Moore

My name is Marilee Oldstone-Moore and I arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa from Ohio in January to start my year of service with YASC. My mission in South Africa is to develop the youth program at St. Michael and All Angels’ Church in Alexandra. 

Since the beginning of the national...

October 12, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and other Christians throughout the world are being encouraged to take part in a coordinated beach clean-up project in September 2018. The third Saturday in September is recognized by the conservation community as International Coastal Clean-up Day....

July 9, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Young people in the Anglican Diocese of Swaziland have embarked on a 450-kilometer challenge (about 280 miles) to raise environmental awareness. They will be donating shoes, school uniforms and toiletries at Anglican Schools along their route.


June 28, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Environmentally friendly stoves were the prize on offer in the southern Africa country of Swaziland to winners of an Anglican diocese artwork competition that threw up the challenge of making mats out of plastic waste.

Bishop of Swaziland Ellinah...

March 9, 2017

Bishop Cleophas Lunga, Anglican Diocese of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, delivers a sermon on Ash Wednesday as part of the fifth annual Isdell: Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative Round Table meeting held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Photo: Justin Schroeder for Isdell:Flowers Cross Border...

February 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has said the problem of water supply and sanitation illustrates why South Africa “is one of the most unequal countries in the world.” The archbishop also described the problem of drought as one of the biggest risks facing...

March 30, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has called for a “tsunami of truth-telling” after the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, lost a court battle brought by campaigners who alleged he benefited from state funding of R246 million (South African Rand...

November 17, 2014

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba is to “broadcast” a series of Advent reflections over the internet in the pilot program of a planned audio ministry for the Anglican Church in Southern Africa.

The reflections will be available online on his blog,...

June 13, 2013

[Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town] Open letter from Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba.

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, dear friends of South Africa everywhere,  I invite you to join with me in praying for God’s tender merciful hand  to...

February 7, 2013

[Anglican Communion Environmental Network] Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has invited Anglicans around the globe to join him in a Carbon Fast for Lent.

“Lent is a time of repentance and fasting, of turning away from all that is counter to God’s will and purposes for his world and all who live...


Serving in the Diocese of Grahamstown, South Africa, Cameron Spoor, Diocese of Texas, is an assi

Serving in the Diocese of Grahamstown, South Africa, Stephen Smith, Diocese of California, is an

Serving in the Diocese of Cape Town in the Anglican Province of Southern Africa, Holly Milburn,

Serving in the Diocese of Lesotho in the Anglican Province of Southern Africa, Jared Grant, Dioc