PARISH OF CHRIST THE KING CHURCH

PARISH OF CHRIST THE KING, CLAREMONT

Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Diocese of Cape Town

PARISH PROFILE

1.     Tradition

Christ the King Claremont, follows Anglo-Catholic traditions of worship.
The congregation is multi-cultural and multi-generational and has a significant number of retired persons.

 

2.     Ministry

The incumbent is currently supported by a dedicated team of six lay ministers, an organist and choir director, a Sunday School teacher and an eight member parish council.

 

3.     Location

The parish is situated in Eastern Claremont with a plant that consists of:

Church The beautiful neo-Gothic Church is situated at 163 Milner Road, Claremont

Hall Adjacent to the church. It is used for parish functions and is on week-days leased to the independent Garfield Pre-Primary School.

Rectory Situated directly behind the church at 8 Garfield Road. The rectory is currently leased to a tenant.

 

4.     Membership

The membership roll has close to 100 families, totalling approximately 200 persons.

4.1.            Pledges
There is an active pledging initiative supported by most parishioners.

4.2.            Services
The Sunday 9 am Eucharist had pre-covid average attendance of 60-65 and 25-35 during Covid lockdown. Festivals attract a congregation of close to 100.
The Wednesday morning Eucharist attracts between 6 and 12 persons.
COVID PROTOCOLS ARE OBSERVED AT BOTH SERVICES

 

5.     Organisations

5.1.            Layministers

Six lay ministers assist at the Sunday Eucharist as well as the Wednesday morning communion service. They participate in parish visiting and take sick-communions.

5.2.            Sunday School

Prior to covid lockdown Sunday School are held on Sunday mornings coinciding with the 9am service. Attendance varied between 4 and 10 children.

5.3.            Support Groups

Two important support structures are the tea and flower groups that volunteer their time and make in-kind donations. The tea group consists of about 40 ladies dvidied into eight teams, these prepare after service teas and snacks on a rotational basis. The flower group has about 12 ladies that arrange flowers for church services and bouquets to mark special events. The activities of these groups has been severely curtailed by Covid restrictive regulations.

 

6.     Administration

The parish does not currently have a parish secretary. Various administration functions are shared between the Wardens and volunteer members of the parish. The church and its garden are maintained by a salaried helper.