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SERVICES

Fourth Sunday of Easter 21st April 2024

SUNDAY SERVICES 
7.30am Holy Communion (Anglican Prayer Book) 
9.15am Sung Eucharist (Anglican Prayer Book) 
11am Family Service 
6.30pm Evening Contemplative Service via Zoom       

WEEKDAY SERVICES 
8am Daily Morning Prayer (weekdays) 
6pm Daily Evening Prayer (weekdays) 
10am Wednesday – Holy Communion (BCP)

Getting to know you at Christ Church:
Refreshments are served after the two morning services on Sunday - please join us for a cuppa and a chat.
Church 'Officials' and many parishioners wear name badges - this helps us to get to know one another and to recognise new faces. If you are new, please make yourself known to someone wearing a badge.

Clergy Bio

Terry Lester

Terry was made deacon on 16th December 1984 and served his first curacy at All Saint’s in Plumstead, where he was baptised and where he met and later married Colleen Beyer. He trained at St John’s College, Nottingham, UK from 1981 to mid-1984 a few years after completing matric in 1978 at South Peninsula High in Steurhof. Terry has served in various capacities both in the undivided and what is now the Diocese of Cape Town. Colleen died in October of 2017, 20 years after having been first diagnosed with breast cancer aged 32. Their three adult children have all since married and Terry is grandfather to four, two boys and two girls. His mother, Joyce, lives in the family home in Grassy Park where Terry spent most of his growing up years after the family moved from Strawberry Lane in Constantia.

Terry describes himself as having both feet firmly in theHigh Church tradition of Anglicanism with a healthy and high regard for scripture and the preaching tradition, an emphasis he embraced from his training at an Evangelical theological institution which opened him up to the other end of Anglicanism. He has served the community of Constantia for over ten years and believes in being the ‘Parish Church’ and serving the community. Our worshipping community is diverse and quite unique as it consists of those who previously resided here and who, because of our country’s racially divided past, were forced by law into leaving. South Africa is a different place today to our shameful past so building community remains a huge driving force and motivation for Terry so that we do reflect in our life and witness what it means to be the Body of Christ here at Christ Church, Constantia.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith was made deacon on the 12th of February 2023 and Christ Church Constantia is his is serving his first curacy. Born in Cape Town, Jeremy has served as a youth worker at St. Luke’s Diep River, St Thomas Rondebosch and Bishops Diocesan College. Completing the Diocesan discernment requirements Jeremy together with his wife Robyn and daughter Riley spent a year (2022) in Makhanda at the College of the Transfiguration as an ordinand of the Diocese of Cape Town. During this time he served his placement at the Cathedral in Makhand Cahedral of St Michael and St George). Jeremy is a post graduate student at Stellenbosch University within the faculty of theology. Jeremy enjoys reading widely and learning things of interest and that which will challenge him or advance his capacity to grow as a person. Jeremy says his not all work, books and study, he enjoys time with his family, socials, friendship and recreational sport.In his spare time he enjoys running and looks forward to exploring the trails and mountain in and around Constantia while he is here.

Youth Church

Junior church is open to children from 5 years of age and takes place every Sunday at 9.15 am during the school term.  The aim of junior church is to create a space where children may learn about God’s word through fun and fellowship.  

The lessons, which are devised by our youth workers Utah and Robyn, are based on the weekly readings from the lectionary.  Therefore, with the lessons taught at junior church mirroring the readings being read in church, the intention is for the children to be able to engage with their parents about what they have learnt.  Lessons are interactive, creative and engaging. 2022 will see the return of exciting events and opportunities that the pandemic prevented, including our regular social evenings.  Going forward, we hope to develop our youth and create a sustainable space for young people at ChristChurch Constantia.

Outreach