Saturday 13 October 2012

Welcome to Archbishop of York

This media release was issued on 11 October 2012.

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Dr Thabo Makgoba, has issued a warm welcome to the Archbishop of York, on behalf of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, on his visit to the Diocese of Pretoria, from 10 to 16 October 2012.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and his wife Margaret have been invited by the Bishop of Pretoria, Dr Johannes Seoka. They will also spend time in Magaliesberg and Rustenburg.

Archbishop Sentamu will present the award of ‘St Alban The Martyr’, the highest Order given to lay people, at the Bishop’s House. He will also lead a clergy day workshop at St Alban’s Cathedral, preside and preach at a Family Day Eucharist in Rustenburg Archdeaconry, and visit Church schools.

Dr Makgoba said, ‘We are delighted that Archbishop Sentamu is visiting us. The Anglican Church of Southern Africa highly values our links across the global Anglican family. We enjoy close ties with the Diocese of York, and I am so glad that the Archbishop will have this opportunity to see something of our varied life and ministry even if only in a small part of our very large and diverse church.’

Edited highlights of Itinerary:

Thurs 11 October
Visit to Pretoria East Archdeaconry: Eersterust, Cuillinan and Refilwe with Bishop Seoka.

Friday 12 October
Visit to Magaliesburg Archdeaconry: Temba and Moretele

Saturday 13 October
Conveying of the Order of ‘St Alban’s The Martyr’.

Sunday 14 October
Preach and preside at Eucharist in the Archdeaconry of Rustenburg.

Monday 15 October
Visit to Diocesan schools in and around Pretoria.

Tuesday 16 October
Lead a clergy day workshop at St Alban’s Cathedral.

To contact the Diocese of Pretoria, please email: or, or phone +27 21 322 6580
For media enquiries relating to the Archbishop of York, please contact Kerron Cross at email or phone (+44) 1904 772364

Issued by the Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
Inquiries: Ms Wendy Kelderman 021 763 1320 (office hours)