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Parish Information

Saint Cuthbert
Archdeaconry: The Bay
District: Port Elizabeth City
Telephone: 041-373-7288
Fax: 041-373-7288
Email: stcuthbert@telkomsa.net
Website: www.pechurchnet.co.za/cuthbert

Postal Address:
PO Box 12277
Centralhil
6006

Street Address:
Cnr. Bingley and Westbourne Roads
Port Elizabeth

Archdeacon & Rector : The Venerable David Johannes Grobbelaar
Assistant Priest: The Revd Canon Claire-Anne Mary Phelps
Retired Assistant priest: Revd Canon Welile Alfred Kani
Parish Secretary: Estelle du Preez

Service Times:
Sunday
8.00 am, 9.30 am and 6.00 pm
Wednesday
6.30 am
Friday
10.00 am

History:
St Cuthbert's Gray Memorial Church, which was consecrated in March 1884, commemorates two saintly men whose lives are separated in time by almost twelve centuries - St Cuthbert and Bishop Robert Gray. Called St Cuthbert's because of Bishop Gray's connection with the See of Durham. With the expan-sion of Port Elizabeth residential area to Westbourne Road and surrounds the need for another Anglican church was seen and in June 1882 the Town Council granted a piece of ground for the erection of a church in memory of Bishop Robert Gray. Due to lack of funds the first building was of wood-and-iron, designed by Mr WT Miles, the municipal architect, and his fine memorial altar, made in PE can still be admired in the present building. Services there were conducted by the clergy of St Mary's, however, towards the end of 1886 the Revd John Fitch Sinden was appointed Priest-in-Charge and was installed as Rector when St Cuthbert's finally became a separate Parish in August 1907. The new chancel was built in 1889 and the original rectory in 1910 but it was not until 1932 that the present nave and vestries were completed and consecrated. In 1947, as a war memorial, it was decided that a chapel be built and that the great west window, (of stained glass), be installed. St Cuthbert's is a vibrant parish, well set to take the Gospel of Jesus out to the needy in every form. This it intends to do in earnest in the years ahead.

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