'Wait upon the Lord and reach out'

The Diocese of Zululand serves 283 congregations – from the Tugela River in the South to the borders of Mozambique and Swaziland in the North, and inland to the Diocese of the Highveld.

cathedralFrom the Diocesan offices, adjacent to the Cathedral in Main Road, Eshowe, we reach out to all our people, helping them to find their God-given identity, calling and talents – so that our communities may be healed of hopelessness, poverty and sickness.

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The Anglican Diocese of Zululand is looking for a suitable qualified, and experienced person to fill the position of a Diocesan Secretary with effect from the 1st of March 2022. The position is located in the Diocesan Office in Eshowe.

Key responsibility areas of the incumbent include:

  • ensuring that the Diocese maintains an effective, efficient and transparent financial management and control system;
  • effective management of human resources and ensuring compliance with the necessary regulatory prescripts;
  • enabling appropriate governance procedures to be in place to ensure accountability and transparency, in compliance with the Acts of the Diocese, the Canons of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the laws of the RSA;
  • ensuring that property, heritage and archive resources for both the Diocese and the parishes are effectively managed and controlled, while anabling effective support to the various parishes and organisations;
  • to act as Secretart to Diocesan Council, Diocesan Trust Board and other such bodies and to be responsible for the agendas, reports and minutes thereof;
  • to be an ex officio member of all committees appointed to arrange Diocesan Synod, Elective Assemblies and consecrations and to assist with all the planning and administration of these events;
  • to be responsible for the training of the church officers in parish administration


  • The minimum qualification required is at least a relevant Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification in Business Management and Accounting and must be computer literate.
  • Some basic knowledge of the ecclesiastical regulatory environment within which the Diocese of Zululand operates (i.e. Canons of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Acts of the Diocese)


  • The applicant should have: had experince (5 years or more) in the management of an organisation requiring the ability to communicate, work with and understand the needs of the various levels within the organisation.

Personal traits:

  • the ability to make decisions while retaining empathy in dealing with people;
  • honesty and trustworthiness;
  • the ability to work under pressure and to work overtime whenever necessary;
  • the cofidence to monitor and to discipline administrative staff where necessary;
  • it is desirable that s/he be confirmed communicant of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa; and
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; however, the ability to communicate in isiZulu would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will have to understudy the current Acting Diocesan Secretary for three months (i.e. March to May 2022).

Remuneration: A negotiated remuneration package, commensurate with experice will be offered.

Closing date for applications: 10 January 2022.

Written applications together with the relevant certified copies of documents must be posted to the Bishop of Zululand:

P O Box 147

or emailed to bishopsec@netactive.co.za or hand delivered to Mrs June Smith; 92 Main Street


a Gifts from Masinakekelane Diocesan Agency for Development

a On Friday 23 November, tireless activist for the poor and marginalised, Paddy Kearney, died suddenly of a heart attack.

a It is with sadness that we announce the death of Bishop Lawrence Bhekisisa Zulu, aged 81, at his home in uLundi early in the morning of 18th September.

a The second Post Confirmation conference for 2018 for Ingwavuma Archdeaconry - was held at Christ the King, Manguzi

a Two members of the Diocesan Youth attended the CAPA Youth Conference in Kenya

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