The Cathedral doors are open to all and there are services every day of the week. The main Cathedral service is at 09h30 on Sundays.
07h15 Monday to Friday
08h00 Morning Prayer Tuesday to Thursday
13h15 Monday to Friday
16h00 Evening Prayer Tuesday to Thursday
10h00 Every Wednesday
08h00 Saturdays and Public Holidays
07h00 Said Eucharist
08h00 Said Eucharist
09h30 Cathedral Eucharist
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Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week And Easter Day Services.
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Known as 'the people's Cathedral' for its role in the resistance against apartheid, St. George's Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Southern Africa and the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town. We invite you to visit our historical and beautiful building and to be part of an active and dedicated congregation, contributing to the life of the Cathedral and the broader Cape Town community.
Welcome Message from the Dean
St George’s Anglican Cathedral, the People’s Cathedral, stands in the centre of Cape Town, at the foot of the historic Company’s Garden, adjacent to Parliament, the seat of government, and facing the centre of commerce. It was here that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, after he led a mass demonstration of 300 000 people to the Grand Parade in 1989, spoke of ‘the rainbow people’ to describe South Africa’s rich racial and cultural diversity.
St George's hosts one of the country’s few labyrinths. Its stained glass windows include the work of Gabriel Loire, the celebrated French stained glass artist. The central panel of the Great West Window is dominated by the figure of the triumphant Christ. This Christ is black - a visual counter to the European-influenced depiction of the Christ of Calvary above the High Altar - a reminder that the person of Christ embodied the fullness of humanity.At the heart of our cathedral life is the daily Mass, said by the few who gather in the St John’s Chapel, in communion with the world-wide Church and the unseen gathered in Christ. And because cathedrals, like the Church at large, exist also for those who are not members, we strive, consciously, to be a place of hope and healing where the pilgrim, the visitor, the curious may – in varying degrees - feel “this is home!”