St Michael and All Angels is a parish church situated in a
neighbourhood of Cape Town that was laid out in the late Victorian
period in fair proximity to the old City. The building, in a northern
French neo-gothic style, is by South Africa’s most celebrated architect, Sir Herbert Baker. It contains a fine four manual Norman & Beard organ and some notable stained glass, including transept windows by Gabriel Loire.
The parish is firmly in the Anglo-Catholic tradition and is well-known within South Africa and beyond its borders for the quality of its liturgy,
preaching and music. The parish typically strives for a daily celebration
of the mass; low and high masses on Sunday; and choral solemn
Evensong and Benediction once a month. Solemnities are, as far as possible, observed with orchestral masses; other greater feasts with appropriate celebrations on the day.
The parish rejoices in a most diverse range of parishioners, many of whom choose to travel to services from considerable distances. The immediate neighbourhood lost many inhabitants during the last three decades due to commercialisation of former homes; however, in
recent times the momentum has reversed and there are significant new residential developments taking place within the parish bounds with resultant opportunity for more localised growth.
We seek a new Rector who is attuned to that expression of the faith which the parish has received and seeks to maintain and who can lead the faithful into an ever deeper relationship with God and with each other through Word and Sacrament.
Expressions of interest are invited in response to which a more
detailed parish profile will be made available. Although the parish has been mandated by the Diocesan Chapter to seek an appropriate priest to be Rector, it should be noted that the appointment remains that of the Archbishop of Cape Town and the suffragan Bishop of Table Bay.
The parish website is www.stmichael.org.za
Enquiries to the senior Churchwarden, William Inglis, at: