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Advent Reflections

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ In spite of the Christmas rush and the hectic nature of the coming days, spiritually Advent is a time of stillness and calm as we prepare both, to commemorate the birth of our Saviour and to wait in expectation for his second coming. In a way, Advent encapsulates what […]

Archbishop’s talk at PPC Training Day

Training for Parish Pastoral Council’s (PPCs) took place at Bergvlliet Primary School Hall on Saturday 19 November 2022. Below is Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s talk at the training day. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” , are words attributed to the United States President Theodore Roosevelt. In a sense this saying […]

Synod Report 2022

Attached below please find the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Synod Synthesis 2022 (the final document for the SACBC); and Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s catechesis, or preamble, on the Report.

Welcome to PARISH ALIVE!

Parish Alive! is a new and exciting programme developed by the Centre for Pastoral Development (CPD) that encapsulates the vision of the Archbishop on how PPC’s could operate to revitalise our Church through the parishes. PARISH ALIVE! will be launched on November 19 with a half day training event and all PPC members and parish […]

Archdiocesan News 3 of 2022

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Synod update; A New Vision for Parish Leadership; Join the Youth Mission Team; Festival of Nations: 60th Jubilee at Grassy Park; Social Outreach Activities; Buckets of Love 2022; Focus on Vocations: Internship; Bishops’ Statement; Kolping tackle the Scourge of Violence; SEASON OF CREATION; Legion of Mary celebrate 100 Years; Happy Birthday […]

Bishop Cawcutt Funeral

Bishop Reginald Michael Cawcutt, retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, was laid to rest from Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Lansdowne on a wet and wintry Wednesday, 17th August 2022. Fellow Bishops from the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) joined Archbishop Stephen Brislin, together with many of the priests and […]

Caritas Cape Town

Sharing the mission of the Roman Catholic Church to serve the poor, of all and no faiths,and promote charity, justice &environmental responsibility within the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Find us at

SACBC Statement on the Economy

Attached below please find a statement from the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference on the Economy, and other matters.

PPC Elections

Attached below please find relevant documents and material for the 2022 PPC Elections PPC Nomination and Synod Exhortation – Letter Nomination Form 2022 Election Ballot Form 2022 PPC Candidate Information 2022 PPC Elections Handout (Colour) 2022 PPC Elections Handout (Digital) 2022 PPC Elections Handout (Digital – Small) 2022 PPC Elections A2 Poster (Black & White) […]

Winter Living Theology 2022

Winter Living Theology (WLT) has not taken place in-person since the advent of the Covid pandemic. However, this year, the Jesuit Institute South Africa will again host WLT. The theme of this year’s series is Searching for Meaning. The wisdom of Thomas Merton for our times. Franciscan friar, Fr Daniel Horan, will be in Southern […]

Archdiocesan News 2 of 2022

IN THIS EDITION: Synod Closing Mass; Cape Town celebrates priestly ordinations; New PPC Statutes and upcoming elections; Youth Day Mass 2022; Surprised by the Holy Spirit; Updated Archdiocesan Directory; May they rest in Peace; Youth Mission Team; Focus on the Diaconate; Reaching out to those in need; Resorative Justice program brings reconciliation and healing; Celebrating […]

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