As advertised over the last two Sundays, we are invited to attend Bishop Garth Counsell's 10th Anniversary celebration of his Consecration as Bishop. This celebration takes place this coming Sunday, 13 July 2014, 18:00 at St George's Cathedral; it will take the form of Evensong. As the Parish Leadership we do encourage you to attend.
A reminder, too, that there will be NO EVENING SERVICE at St Andrew's.
This event is important on two levels:
Firstly, it is important to celebrate these significant milestones, being an opportunity here to give thanks to God for Bishop Garth's ministry as Bishop of Table Bay in the Diocese of Cape Town.
Secondly, it reminds us that as Anglicans we are a Diocesan, rather than congregational, Church. Mostly our experience is at local (i.e. congregational) level, making it easy to forget that we belong to a wider Church structure to which we are accountable on most levels. Sunday is an opportunity to remind ourselves that we are a small part of the wider Anglican Communion in Cape Town and beyond, and to celebrate the Bishop as a symbol of this unity within the breadth and diversity of local Church experience that makes up the Diocese and the wider Anglican Church.
See you there!