welcome to the diocese of the highveld

I want to take a moment to extend a very warm welcome to everyone who's visiting us for the first time. Whether you're just having a look, or are searching out for a place to worship, we're delighted to have you here. To give you some idea of what we're all about, browse through our website , May the Good Lord bless you while you do so.

Find us Quickly

Find us quickly, the site has a map under the tab "CONTACT US" where you can look our location,it will be helpful or make it easy for you to find or navigate your way to our offices.

Know our history

The site has a brief history about the Diocese Of The Highveld, consisting of the formation, the leadership it had over the years.this will give clarity of what we are about.

Downloadable Files

We'll provide you with downloadable documents, sermons or weekly news letters or the bishop's diary. you will also find videos or audio that you can watch and listen to.

Diocese calender

"failing to plan is planning to fail" ,look at our up and coming events, year plan on our diocese calendar, and view the weekly bishop's diary online

The bishop's profile


The Rt Revd Charles May is married to Tebogo, a Professional Nurse employed by Gauteng Health Department. They celebrated their 25th anniversary on the 21st December 2015. He has two children, a daughter, Siphiwe an audit trainee for an accounting firm after graduating from Wits University with a BA Accounting degree. His son, Thami is at UCT reading law.

Bishop Charles has served in the following parishes:

  • 1989 — 1992 St Nicholas, Ennerdale
  • 1993 — 1994 St Thomas, Kagiso
  • 1995 — 2004 St James, Diepkloof
  • 2004 — 2010 St George 's, Parktown
  • 2010 — 2015 Dean of The Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin

Leadership Roles that Bishop has been involved in include:

  • Served in the Bishop's Executive 2008 — 2012
  • Diocesan Clergy Day program co-ordinator
  • Archdeacon of Region 4 : 2012 — 2014
  • Bishop Charles was also the Vicar General of the Diocese of Johannesburg when Bishop Brian Germond was out of the Diocese and after his retirement until Bishop Steve Moreo was consecrated.

Provincial involvement:

  • Member of the Theological Advisory Board 2006 — 2013
  • Member of Provincial Synods from 2005 —to date
  • Member of the Standing Committee
  • Clergy representative for the Elective Assembly
  • Member of the TEE College Council

Bishop Charles was consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese of the Highveld on 12th September 2015.

Bishop Charles is a keen sportsperson and enjoys watching sport on television and at stadiums. His first love is soccer (he had to make a decision between professional soccer and the ministry). As the saying goes, the rest is history! He occasionally plays golf and enjoys reading all kinds of books for mental stimulation and for growth. He also walks to keep fit and is mentally strong and enjoys cooking.

The History of the diocese of the highveld

The Diocese of the Highveld was formed through a multiplication of the original Diocese of Johannesburg, which, in geographical terms, embraced the whole of the former Southern Transvaal Province of South Africa. On the Feast of the Epiphany, 6 January 1990, the Diocese of South Eastern Transvaal, now Highveld, came into being. Bishop David Beetge was elected to lead the Diocese. This he has done with compassionate and wise leadership, through its founding years and one of the most painful and turbulent periods in our Country's history. Bishop David Beetge lead our Diocese into new and exciting phases of growth and development. On the 27th of September 2008 Bishop David Beetge passed away after losing the battle to lymphoma cancer .

On the 25th of April 2009,Bishop David Bannerman was consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese.

The Diocese extends from the eastern edge of the Metropolis of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa, to the borders of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Apart from the urban and industrial areas, forming what is known as the ·East Rand, in which most of our parishes are situated, much of the Diocese is rural farming land, falling within the Province of Mpumalanga. In this area, which comprises the Archdeaconries of Igwa East and West, apart from agriculture, limited additional employment is offered through three main industrial enterprises: Mining (coal and gold), Sasol 2 and 3 (coal to fuel conversion) and Electricity Generation (ESKOM).

Having said this the level of unemployment remains extremely high, with many of the men, both young and old, migrating to the larger cities in the hope of finding employment, This results in the population (and therefore membership of parishes) comprising mainly children and women, with the men returning only over the Christmas period. Sadly the problem of unemployment applies not only to the rural areas with significant levels of unemployment a reality in many parts of the East Rand area.

The Archdeaconries in the Diocese were also multiplied some time ago, enabling a far closer relationship between the Archdeacon and parishes and clergy. Our Cathedral of St Dunstan is situated in the city of Benoni, in which the Bishop is also resident. For more information on the cathedral why not log on to their website which is www.stdunstandscathedral.org.za

Our Diocese while diverse is one in which we are able to celebrate a real sense of unity. In this web site there are a number of pages that will help you get a clear idea of the many initiatives taking place at this time, ranging from Youth Ministry through to the comprehensive Social Responsibility Programmes being run at this time.
For further information please contact the Diocesan Office.



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Bishop's Diary

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  • My God My God why have you forsaken me…?
  • Posted on:  09/27/2016
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Our parishes


These are the parishes, you find around Alberton


St Francis of Assisi.

85 Hart Avenue Meyersdal Alberton 1457
011 867 5922


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Benoni


Catedral of st. Dustan

103 Woburn Ave benoni 1500
011 421 2992

St. Mary Magaline

1540 Dajee Street Actonville Benoni
011 421 5126
40 O'Reilly Merry St, Northmead, Benoni

All Soul's

40 O'Reilly Merry St, Northmead, Benoni
011 849 5111


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Boksburg


St. Michael & all angels

150 Commissioner Street, boksburg
(011) 917-5065

St. Gabriel

Cnr Lotus and Korhaan Streets Boksburg 1459
011 917 5065

St. Raphael's

Cnr 6th & Gelofte Ave Boksburg 1459
011 917 5065


These are the parishes, you'll find around Brakpan


St. Peter

Cnr Queen and Park Street, Brakpan
011 740 0260


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Daveyton


Christ the redeemer

3116 Phuthi Str,Daveyton Benoni 1520
011 424 3201

St. Alban's

Cnr &, Inama St & Selema St, Benoni, 1507
011 962 3413


These are the parishes, you'll find around Duduza


St. luke

116 Xuka Street Duduza Nigel 1540
011 810-1982


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Edenvale


St. Chad

cnr. 4th St and 8th Ave Edenvale 1609
011 609 7504


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Germiston


St. Boniface

133 Meyer Street Germiston 1400
(011) 825-5328

St.Mary & St. john

65 Fourth Avenue Germiston 1401
(011) 825-5325

St. Mark

Simmer & Jack, Germiston,1401
(011) 825-5325


These are the parishes, you'll find around Geluksdal

St. Augustine

St. Augustine

(011) 738-7279


These are the parishes, you'll find around Heidleburg

St. Ninian

St. Ninian

Mango Drive, Alra Park


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Katlehong

St. Peter's Chain

St. Peter's Chain

2085 Admin Block Kgotso Street Katlehong 1432
011 909 2605
St. james

St. james

539 Lekhula St, Katlehong, 1434
011 909 2605

Kempton Park

These are the parishes,
you'll find around Kempton Park

Kempton Park

St. Edmud

31 Margaret Ave, Kempton Park
011 975 5359

St. Francis in the wood

cnr Queen & Valley Rd. Modderfontein 1609
011 917 5359


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Kwa-Thema

st. andrew

St. andrew

6037 Ncwadi Street Kwa-Thema 1563
011 736 7204
St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas

Sikhukhuni Street Kwa-Thema 1563
011 736 4907


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Nigel

St. Cyprian

St. Cyprian

Mango Av, St Cyprian, Alra Park, Nigel, Gauteng
011 814 4700
St. Augustine

St. Augustine

73 Mazibuko Street, Ratanda
016 343 7170
Christ the king

Christ the king

corner Athlone Ave. & Ryan Str., Noycedale Nigel 1490
011 814 4700


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Primrose

All Saints

All Saints

Rietfontein Rd, Germiston, 1416
011 828 3461


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Springs

St. Peter & St. Paul

St. Peter & St. Paul

10 First Avenue, Springs 1560
011 811-2587


These are the parishes,
you'll find around Tembisa

Christ the king

Christ the king

1 Esangweni Section Tembisa West 1625
011 925 2500
hurch of the holy name

Church of the holy name

66 Capricorn St, Tembisa
011 920 2200

Reiger Park

These are the parishes,
you'll find around Reiger Park



1066 Mnguni St Thokoza Ekurhuleni 1426
011 905 5501
St. Matthew& St. luke

St. Matthew & St. luke

Cnr. Daf and Chrysler St Eden Park 1458
011 422 2231


These are the parishes, you'll find around Tsakane

All Souls

All Souls Anglican Parish

6894 Kgaga and Machobane St Tsakane 1550
011 738 1901


These are the parishes, you find
around Vosloorus

St. Boniface

St. Boniface

844 Khoza Street, Johannesburg, 1475
011 906 2750
St. Monche Masemola

St. Monche Masemola

99 An Mtetwa St, Johannesburg, 1431
011 029 3678


These are the parishes, you find around Wattville


Church of the ressurection

2455 Serema St WATTVILLE 1516
011 915 3305









Lake Chrissie


Piet Retief



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