News and Events

Episcopal Ordination Photos

Below are a selection of photos from the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Sylvester David OMI, Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town, at the Cape Town City Hall, on 25 August 2019.

Episcopal Ordination

The Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town Bishop Sylvester David OMI was live-streamed on Sunday 25 August 2019. Here is a recording of the event:

Cape Town [exposed] beyond the beaches

A new documentary short film produced by the Jesuit Institute South Africa provides an 8-minute snapshot into another side of life in Cape Town — other than the tourist beaches and the opulent hotels. The township of Nyanga is notorious for being the area with the highest number of reported murders in the country. Katleho Khang […]

How to live a Happy life – Winter Living Theology 2019

The Jesuit Institute in collaboration with the SACBC Bishops’ Lenten Appeal and Fordham University invite you to join them in this year’s Winter Living Theology. The lecture series will be presented by Father David Marcotte SJ, professor of psychology and associate director of clinical training at Fordham University in New York.  He will look at […]

Archdiocesan News 2 of 2019

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Local Catholic wins world interfaith award; Over 700 celebrate Festival of Nations Mass; Youth Day celebration; Sale of CWD HQ in Green Point; Good Friday at Nyanga; Grassy Park hold parish Mission to help their Lenten journey; CPD Training Courses; Muslim community condemn Church attacks and show solidarity; Dark clouds threaten […]

Elections: Guidance from our Bishops

Attached below is a letter from the bishops of the SACBC in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa regarding the forthcoming general elections. English Afrikaans Xhosa

The Collapse of CWD

The shattering collapse and closure of Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) late last year may have came as a shock to some, but it wasn’t much of a surprise to those of us more familiar with CWD’s recent history, writes Graham Wilson, Financial Administrator of the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

The Closure of CWD

Public statements on the closure of CWD have at various times been published in the News section of our website. For convenience these have now been collated historically on this page. 11 April 2019 7 March 2019 7 March 2019 7 March 2019 Cape Talk Radio interview with Archbishop Stephen Brislin 5 December 2018 31 […]

New Testament Workshop

Saturday 27 April 2019 – 08.30-17.30 – at Holy Redeemer, Bergvliet. Led by Fr Paul Decock OMI of St Joseph’s Theological Institute. Theme: Rediscovering the Jesus of the Gospels.

Archbishop receives Italian Consular visit

Archbishop Stephen Brislin poses for a photograph with Italian Consular Agent Mr Antonio Rapisardis (left) and the Italian Consul Mr Emanuele Pollio (right) in his office at the Chancery.

Statement on CWD by Archbishop Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin responds to recent media reports about CWD in the following Statement; a Letter to the Parishes; and an interview on Cape Talk, yesterday 6th March, with John Maytham. Cape Talk interview with Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

Archbishop StephenAs the Archbishop of the Mother City of South Africa, of the first ecclesiastical territory to be established in Southern Africa (1818), I welcome you to this website.

It is my hope that it will inform you and provide you with any information you may require regarding this segment of the Catholic Church.

We also provide links with other websites which might interest you. If you require any information not included here, email us and we will do what we can to help.

If you have discovered this page by accident, you are especially welcome and I hope you will find it of some value and maybe help you to understand how the Catholic Church in Cape Town is trying to serve the community and so bring it closer to the Lord.

With my very sincere and best wishes

+Stephen Brislin