Meet the board

I was brought up as a Catholic and my formative years were spent in a monastery training towards the ordained ministry. After about nine years of formation, after completion of a Diploma in Philosophy, while studying towards my theological degree at St Joseph’s Theological Institute at Cedara, Pietermaritzburg, I decided to leave the Catholic Church and was employed by the Anglican Diocese of KwaZulu-Natal to work in the Vocational Training Department. I was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of KwaZulu-Natal in 2002 and a priest in 2003. During this time, I completed an Honours Degree in Theology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and later, a Master’s Degree in Education while being rector of Greyville, Durban, and subsequently rector of Westville. My move to Johannesburg took place in 2012 when I became the chaplain at Bishop Bavin School in Bedfordview. In 2014, I was appointed rector of St Thomas, Linden. My interest in vocational formation led to my appointment as rector of the School For Ministries for the Diocese of Johannesburg. This involves leading a team that oversees the process of discernment for the ordained ministry from exploration of a vocation to post-ordination training and placement of curates – a ministry that is very close to my heart. I am currently, the Archdeacon to the Ordinary (to the Bishop of Johannesburg).

My interests are: reading, studying, listening to music and on my day off you will find me cycling at the Cradle of Humankind. My children, Hope and Lungelo, live with their mother in Durban and we get to spend time together during school holidays when they come to stay with me. I look forward to getting to know the rest of the Board members of St Mary’s School and participating in the life of the school as the Bishop’s Representative on the Board.

The Venerable Moses Thabethe