Sunday, November 24, 2013

Assistant Bishop the Rt Revd Patrick Matolengwe lays down his Pastoral Staff upon his retirement, 24 November 2013

The Rt Revd Patrick Matolengwe, Assistant Bishop in the
Diocese since 2010, retires and lays down his Pastoral Staff 
at the Altar - to the singing of Walford Davies' God be in my head
- which had been sung at his elevation to
the Episcopacy years previously. 

Bishop Oswald Swartz blesses the retiring Bishop Patrick.

Bishop Patrick (below) with Bishop Oswald,
during the Chrism Mass, 25 April 2011.

Bishop Oswald Swartz - handing out prizes to Junior Church members, 24 November 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Cathedral Choir at work and play


Tantum ergo - Déodat de Séverac - Archbishop's visit 2013


The Dean, Fr Simon Aiken, at the organ.
Benjamin Britten Centenary, 22 November 2013
At the Cathedral of St Andrew & St Michael,
Bloemfontein - having joined other singers from Bloemfontein
and Johannesburg - Evensong - under direction of Richard Cock.

Again at Bloemfontein Cathedral - with Geoff Weaver
of the Royal School of Church Music - RSCM event in September.

End-of-year pizza-making fun

Friday, November 22, 2013

Festival of Britten 22 November 2013

Kimberley Children's Choir, St Cyprian's Cathedral Choir and
members of the Ad Libitum Chorale under the direction of
Estelle Vorster and Fr Simon Aiken - performing a programme of
Britten's works on he centenary of his birth.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Festival of Britten : Benjamin Britten Centenary : 22 November 2013

Benjamin Britten Centenary
1913 - 22 November – 2013


The Kimberley Children’s Choir with the St Cyprian’s Cathedral Choir and members of the Ad Libitum Choir join in offering an evening of music to commemorate the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth on 22 November.
This coincides with the feast of
St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music.

A Ceremony of Carols; Jubilate Deo;
A New Year Carol
and other works

St Cyprian’s Cathedral, Kimberley
Friday 22 November at 19:00

Entrance Free : Donation to cover cost of Programme Notes

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Holy Eucharist on the occasion of a visit of the Archbishop of Cape Town, 17 November 2013

Anglicans from throughout the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman converged on Kimberley, 
swelling the congregation to 699 people. We publish selected images...

Into the Sanctuary, St Cyprian's Cathedral

Liturgy of the Word 

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba in the pulpit

The Dean of Kimberley, the Very Revd Simon Aiken
conducts the choir, singing inter alia Déodat de Séverac's Tantum ergo

Concelebration: Assistant Bishop Patrick Matolengwe 
and Bishop Oswald Swartz 
flank Archbishop Thabo Makgoba 

Recession - the choir and diocesan clergy having vacated the 
chancel, the Cathedral Clergy and Bishop's Senate follow.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Remembrance Sunday 10 November 2013 - Sermon by the Very Revd Fr Simon Aiken, Dean and Chaplain to the Kimberley Regiment

One of the images in this video features pipers of the Kimberley Regiment and the Colour Party photographed at the Nov 2010 installation of the Dean of Kimberley, who is also Honorary Chaplain to the Regiment.

As a Communion Motet on 10 Nov 2013 the choir sang The souls of the righteous by Sir Stanley Marchant (1883-1949). This anthem, composed in memory of King George V, is the best known work by Marchant, who was organist and master of choristers at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, 1927 to 1936, before he became Principal of the Royal Academy of Music. The words are from Wisdom 3:1-2

The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God: and there no torment shall touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: but they are in peace; they are in peace. 

Sermon for Trinity IV 23 June 2013