Sunday, 31 January 2021

Sunday 31st January 2021 Faith as a bridge in a time of crises

 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

Prayer week: Day 4- Looking Down

Today is our last day of reflection on God's faithfulness. Today we will look down. Join us for this short reflection. May you be blessed. 

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Prayer week -Tuesday- Day 2: Looking forward on 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

St Patrick on the Hill Week of prayer: Day 1: Looking back on 2020

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

Sunday Service 24th January 2021

 This morning God God gives us a gentle reminder that we have to allow Him to transform us!! Thank you so much Barry and Lyndon for your service to St Patrick on the Hill. 

Friday, 22 January 2021

Join our online prayer week

We will be holding a prayer week from Monday the 25th of January to Thursday the 28th January ONLINE here on our website at 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...

January 2021 Chapel Newsletter

 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 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. 
Our gardens and chapel continue to be cared for beautifully and are still visited by passersby and tourists. Their complimentary comments show the impact a visit to St Patrick’s makes on them.

Our resident ministers. Liz Thomas, our parish priest, is recovering from surgery in Johannesburg. We look forward to her return. Welcome to Father Matthias who is from Uganda and staying in Hogsback on sabbatical. 

A very warm welcome to Rev Barry and Linden Wittstock who have been part of St Patrick’s since he was the priest in Fort Beaufort many years ago. Of recent years he has travelled from St Mark’s in Cambridge to lead the 4th Sunday service each month. He and Linden are now living in their retirement home, On Eagle’s Wings, and gardening, along with their son, 2 Jonathan. 

Welcome to Charl Botha, a trained DRC dominee. After leading a number of congregations, he moved into online music ministry and motivational speaking. He has now moved to Hogsback where he lives at Serendipity. He will broadcast daily Christian messages on the St Patrick’s webpage next week. Please look out for the announcement. 

We are aware that some of our congregation have been seriously ill. We wish them a speedy recovery. We thank members of the congregation who have been able to help the needy in many ways. 

The next Council meeting will be on Thursday 11 February at 3:30 at Hidden Away. We had planned Vestry (AGM) to be on Sunday 14 March but as we do not have services, we shall probably have Vestry virtually and send out the reports of the treasurer, chapel warden and priest. We need to ask our councillors if they are prepared to stand for another year and if there are further proposals for members to be councillors. 

The Monday Bible Study continues to be active on Monday afternoons – any interested are welcome. 

Trevor Webster 
Chapel Warden

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Sunday 17th January- Hope in the midst of a crises

 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. 

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Sunday 10 January 2021 New Beginnings

 This morning's sermon is by our darling Liz supported by Naomi and Gerhard and Anne. The service will be available at 10am on our website. It is all about new beginnings!!

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Sondag 3 Januarie 2021

 Welcome to the first service of 2021! May you have a blessed year filled with the joy, peace and the certainty of Jesus amid an uncertain future.

Vanoggend  se Afrikaanse diens gelei deur Ds Hendrien de Vliet.