responsibility to society has always been regarded as
fundamental to the mission of the Church.
to express Godís love in a practical way in our local community
through outreach projects
and events that will impact and transform lives.
We aim to help disadvantaged individuals and
families facing challenges through practical projects
and to influence change in the negative values and belief
systems pervading society at large.
The gospel of Jesus Christ can be summed up neatly in a single
"Go into all the world and be examples of God's love"
Social responsibility seeks to do just that, by meeting the
needs of the less fortunate around us
and providing opportunities for people to discover how to have a
meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.
The former Dean of the
Cathedral, The Very Reverend William J Mostert,
with blankets donated by Rotary, Benoni, 2012
which will be distributed to one of our local parishes
9 committee members
+-20 volunteers - bread collectors and soup kitchen helpers
We run 4 soup kitchens
cathedral - every wed 4pm - feed +- 40-60 people and ten loaves sandwiches to clinic
Etwatwa - feeds approx 150 families twice a week
Daveyton - feeds +- 85 families twice a week
Actonville - 20-40 people twice a week
We put together approx 35 food parcels monthly for support a child and needy families
We get damaged goods from Oakfields pick and pay and checkers greenstone
We also collect and redistribute second hand clothing
also hand out toys and food parcels over December
22 children are supported in this project.
Parishioners donate R100 a month which goes towards buying them
We donate R1000 every quarter,
as well as toiletries and blankets to this cause .
We receive vegetables, bread and bones (at a reduced price) for
our soup kitchens.
In 2011 we donated R30 000 to the Salvation Army for refurbishing two
rooms for the destitute.
One room will be known as the Pat Greenslade Room and the other
the St Dustan's Room.
Janai Children's Home
This children's home in Fairleads houses 22 orphans between the
ages of 4 and 18.
They are looked after by a house mother.
We donate groceries every month.
Cathedral Feeding Scheme
Every Wednesday afternoon we serve
sandwiches and soup (during the winter months)
from the cathedral grounds to about 25 destitute people.
We also do a bread collection at the two services on the last
Sunday of the month.
Every Wednesday we deliver soup (in winter) and sandwiches to
We spend R500 a month on supplies like baby formula and nappies
We give the retired clergy a monetary donation twice a year.
We donate R1 000 to Hospice every year.
We make up food parcels for the needy within the Cathedral parish.