Cathedral Creation Care
The Cathedral Creation Care ministry exists to give further expression of glory to God in caring for God’s creation and being faithful stewards of God’s creation, enhancing the Cathedral as a sign of God’s Kingdom in this city and nation.
To participate in and support St George’s Cathedral living out our collective commission as humankind to work with God to care for all of creation – the Earth and all living creatures, both humans and animals.
This involves, firstly, the Cathedral as a corporate entity living our Christian values through responsible use of God’s gifts as well as minimising the harmful impact we are having on our environment.
Secondly, it involves the Cathedral reaching out to the rest of the Earth community, making the Church’s prophetic voice heard and her caring, nurturing hands felt.
Founded in early 2016, we envisage our membership, knowledge, awareness, activities and prayers growing organically over time. We invite you to watch this space!
Our first practical project is to clean up, extend and enhance the Cathedral precinct’s gardens to the glory of God and to raise awareness of the beauty of God’s creation amongst our parishioners and visitors to St George’s.
An ongoing priority will be to educate ourselves and others about how to be more faithful Earth Keepers, nurturers of God’s creation.
An early practical priority will be to undertake an eco-audit covering the Cathedral’s consumption of water, electricity, paper and other resources as well as, for example, waste disposal – re-using and recycling.
We shall soon be formally adopting St Francis of Assisi as Cathedral Creation Care’s patron saint.
How you can be involved in Cathedral Creation Care or support our ministry
• Join the CCC core team
• Volunteer periodically to assist specific CCC projects
• Share your ideas and suggestions
• Keep yourself as informed as possible
• Donate (money, plants or whatever would contribute to the work of this ministry)
• Find out more
For regular updates:
Like our Facebook Page: @waterjusticesgcathedralcapetown
Follow #JustWater17 on Twitter
Notice of event, Click here to download.
Information of event, Click here to download.
Highlights of the event, Click here to download.
The pre-conference registration forms, Click here to download
Conference programme, Click here to download.
Water Justice Conference statement on water justice, Click here to download
Water Justice Conference statement on Philippi Horticultural Area, Click here to download
The Blessing of the Waters was shown on 24 March as part of the Water Justice Conference at St George's Cathedral, and is available at https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/video/trinity-institute-2017-water-justice-archbishop-thabo-makgoba.
The video of the Blessing starts +/- 3 mins 33 seconds into the session which Archbishop Thabo Makgoba addressed.