This morning our boxing day virtual service is lead by Rev Barry Wittstock and family. May you all have a blessed and peaceful Sunday.
Sunday, 26 December 2021
Saturday, 25 December 2021
Sunday, 12 September 2021
This mornings service is an Anglican service lead by Rev Liz Thomas.
(Apologies for the unstable footage-I forgot my stand at home. The internet also let us down at times)
If it does not load, please watch it on Facebook
Sunday, 5 September 2021
Sunday, 29 August 2021
Sunday, 1 August 2021
Friday, 30 July 2021
From this Sunday, 1 August, we will be back at our favourite chapel for Sunday Services. We just remind everybody that all Covid protocols have to be observed. This means that we can only accommodate 30 people and social distancing has to be observed. Wear your mask and sanitize when entering the chapel.
Die diens Sondag sal in Afrikaans wees en word gelei dur Professor Leon Van Niekerk. Ons sal die diens uitsaai via ons Facebook blad en ons website www.stpatrickonthehill.co.za.
Sunday, 25 July 2021
Sunday, 18 July 2021
Sunday, 11 July 2021
Join Liz and the team this for this morning's service from a cold and chilly Hogsback, for an uncomfortable message. Enjoy and stay save!
Sunday, 4 July 2021
Vanoggend se diens is in Afrikaans en word gelei deur Ds Hendrien van Vliet van Fort Beaufort.
Ons onthou ook vanggend een van ons geliefde Hogsbackians, Ben Bester wat verlede Sondag oorlede is na a lang stryd met kanker. Voel vry om a boodskap te laat op sy Gedenkmuur hier: www.benbester.co.za
Sunday, 27 June 2021
This morning Rev Barry Whitstock will be leading our virtual service from St Patrick on the Hill. The message is about sadness and hope. We also pay tribute to Dr Johan.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
The St Patrick on the Hill Community mourn the loss of our doctor, Johan Delport. He will forever be in our hearts. We know he is safely in the arms of Jesus.
Feel free to leave a message on Dr Johan’s Memory wall. Drjohan.hogsback.info
Sunday, 20 June 2021
Sunday, 6 June 2021
Thursday, 1 April 2021
We want to wish everybody a blessed Easter, and a new joy about Jesus conquering death and redeeming our sins.
We will have two services this weekend at St Patrick's Chapel. On Good Friday (2 April) we will meet at the Chapel at 12 noon for a quiet service with readings, music and reflection on what happened 2,000 years ago, which changed the world forever! The service will be facilitated by Rev Liz Thomas.
Our Easter Sunday Service on 4 April will be at the normal time at 10am and will be taken Rev Barry Wittstock.
All are most welcome.
Thursday, 11 March 2021
The last actual Vestry was held in 2019 at which the following were elected: Trevor Webster (Warden), Quinton Dick (Alternate Warden, Treasurer and Gardens), Rev Liz Thomas (Priest), Dr Norma Fivaz (Lay Minister and Pianist), Ann Webster (Lay Minister, Sacristan and Pianist), Carol Nieth (Weddings), Maggie Verster (Blogpage, communication), Helen Fox and Ansie Klaassen (pastoral care, flowers). At the virtual Vestry of 2020 Jan Delport was elected. All The members have continued loyally, showing commitment in spite of the services being only virtual. In any democratic organization it is vital to have regular elections, which will happen at Vestry this year on Sunday 14 March 2021.
Worship and Services:
We are very privileged to have Rev Dr Liz Thomas as resident priest and two committed lay ministers: Dr Norma van Niekerk and Ann Webster. We are a small congregation of different denominations and we all participate in the different services. The flower arrangements are beautifully done, organised by Ansie Klaassen. Our chapel continues to be a much-visited gem in Hogsback. The Prayer Trail has become a major source of comfort for those needing to pray or meditate. Many visitors regard the chapel and Prayer Trail as a priority in their visits to Hogsback, especially as the chapel is open throughout the day. The Monday Bible Study group is a powerful worship group.
Community and Care: We donate on a regular basis to Hobbiton and Jikani. Ansie visits those in need and our lay ministers use the discretionary fund to help those in need. The blogpage and WhatsApp groups run by Maggie are very effective in reaching a further congregation not living in Hogsback. Maggie has been brilliant in reaching people through technology during lockdown.
The community identifies with the chapel by using it for memorial services, baptisms and weddings and the Wall of Remembrance, although these have not been active during lockdown.
We are fortunate in having Quinton Dick as treasurer. We donate much of our income from tithing to worthy causes locally, in addition to paying our Diocesan assessment. We have maintained and improved our assets, especially our garden. Whatever has been done has been done to the glory of God. In spite of not receiving collections because there have not been services, we have been able to maintain our commitments. Our financial statements are presented for comment, if necessary, and acceptance by the congregation.
There have not been weddings during lockdown.
Buildings and Gardens:
The gardens are looking particularly beautiful thanks to the supervision of Quinton and others. We were able to cover the thatch with netting wire to protect it from baboon foraging. All this is appreciated by visitors who are constant visitors.
The Hogsback United Church Fellowship property and assets are looked after by the Council and are not owned by St Patrick’s. The property is up for sale.
Although the congregation of St Patrick’s is a shining example of service, we realize that there are challenges. We are grateful that we can do as much as we do as each of us has a limited time-span in this village. We appreciate the opportunity and joy to be able to be part of this beautiful, iconic chapel, celebrated daily by visitors from all over the world.
14 March 2021
Sunday, 14 February 2021
This morning's sermon is lead by Norma and Anne and they look at how beauty shape our view of the world. Where do we find beauty and how do we find it? Come and join us.
From next week we will be meeting at the Chapel and resuming our normal services.
Saturday, 13 February 2021
Dear Members of St Patrick’s
This Sunday, 14th February, Valentine’s Day, will be our final virtual Service! It will be taken by Norma and Ann with Maggie organizing. What a team! They have maintained services throughout this difficult time and reached a wide congregation outside Hogsback! Thank you. Please visit our webpage www.stpatrickonthehill.co.za
St Patrick’s Chapel Council, Std Bank, 050319, a/c 082147493.
21st March: Norma and Ann
28th March; Rev Barry Wittstock
2nd April Good Friday; 4th April Easter Sunday service in Afrikaans taken by Ds Leon van Niekerk
Sunday, 7 February 2021
Vanoggend se Afrikaans diens word gelei deur een van ons Hogsbackians, Charl Botha. As julle wil inskakel op meer afrikaanse goeie nuus van Lewe Lig, besoek gerus sy Youtube kanaal en Facebook tuiste:
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Join Norma, Anne and Maggie for this mornings virtual service from St Patrick on the Hill. We are looking at how you can use your faith as a bridge in a time of crises.
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Today we will be exploring God's faithfulness by looking forward to 2021. Join Norma and Charl in this short meditation.
Monday, 25 January 2021
We invite you all to join us for a week of prayer and short morning devotions lead by Charl Botha and Norma Fivaz. Now more than ever we need become quiet each morning, humble ourselves and offer ourselves collectively to our Father as we explore God's faithfulness. We will start of today by looking back on 2020...
Sunday, 24 January 2021
Friday, 22 January 2021
We will be holding a prayer week from Monday the 25th of January to Thursday the 28th January ONLINE here on our website at www.stpatrickonthehill.co.za. The daily devotional time will be lead by Charl Botha and Norma Fivaz at 8 am every morning. So remember to join us every day as we pray...
Dear Members of St Patrick’s,
Thank you to our excellent Ministry Broadcast Team As physical services have been discontinued for the foreseeable future, we are grateful to Maggie Verster and her team who broadcast services every Sunday at 10am. Please visit our webpage www.stpatrickonthehill.co.za to enjoy the services. The services are led by the minister for the week:
- 1st Sunday Afrikaans (Leon or Hendrien);
- 2nd and 5th Sunday Liz;
- 3rd Sunday Norma/Ann;
- 4th Sunday Barry.
Thank you to those in the congregation who continue to tithe and so enable the chapel to pay its assessment to the Diocese and donate to some of our beneficiaries. I am afraid that, until we have ‘herd immunity’ through the majority being vaccinated, we will not be able to have chapel services and therefore receive collections again. The chapel income is dependent on our tithes. For those who have not yet tithed to the chapel to do God’s work, we ask you to consider doing so. It’s easy: just pay your contribution to our chapel bank account mentioning your name and the word tithe:
- St Patrick’s Chapel Council, Std Bank, 050319, a/c 082147493.
Sunday, 17 January 2021
This morning Norma talks to us about how to find hope in the middle of a crises. Thank you Anne, Lizzie, Trevor and Maggie for readings and prayers.