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February 17, 2021

Ascension Flash February 17th 2021

February 11, 2021

Ascension Flash 11 February 2021

We will be re-opening our doors for inperson worship on the 21st February 2021 (1st Sunday in Lent). We will have only a single 8am service for now. Our re-opening is going to be gradual and cautious considering that South Africa is facing the possibility of a third wave of Covid infections. If you are […]

September 3, 2020

Ascension Flash 3rd September 2020

August 25, 2020

Michaelmas Letter

August 25, 2020

Ascension Flash 20th August 2020

July 24, 2020


July 24, 2020

Ascension Flash 23 July 2020

May 31, 2020

Ascension Flash 29 May 2020

May 29, 2020

Statement by Vicar General

29 May 2020

May 18, 2020

Ascension Flash 18 May 2020

April 12, 2020

The Crown

An Easter poem in a time of Novel Coronavirus The Crown   Those in the know say that you wear a crown; Yet my own eyes have not seen. True, you do rule the world—     at least in these days. A reign of disruption—         terror         Stripped liberties; not abnormal in this world. […]

March 27, 2020

Readings for Morning & Evening Prayer

March 25, 2020

Easter Offering 2020

March 24, 2020

Update on Covid 19 post lockdown directive.

Dear Ascension friends LOCKDOWN: A COVID OPERATION A worship and pastoral response (Revised) Church of the Ascension, Hilton I am writing again to update you on the measures that we have put in place during the “lockdown”. Circumstances have changed due to the government announcement last night. We have thus revised our operational measures accordingly. […]

March 21, 2020

Covid 19 Introductory message from Paul

Covid 19 Introductory message from Paul

A new way of being church Click here for the clip

March 21, 2020

Pastoral Letter Covid 18 March 2020

Parish of Kirby-Hilton (Church of the Ascension) 7 Church Lane, Hilton, Kwazulu-Natal Anglican Archdeaconry of Umngeni Diocese of Natal 18 MARCH 2020 DEAR FRIENDS LETTER TO PARISHIONERS/CHURCH OF ASCENSION WORSHIPPERS We live in extraordinary times indeed. The outbreak around the world of Covid-19 has forced social and economic changes upon us that we would not […]

March 17, 2020

Ascension Flash 4 March 2020

March 17, 2020

Ascension Flash 17th March 2020

Dear Ascension Family As you are aware, President Ramaphosa announced a number of measures on Sunday 15 March that are aimed at slowing down the spread of Covid-19.  We had already implemented several “best practice” measures in our worship, and this will continue for the duration of the threat (and beyond).  I am confident that […]

March 15, 2020

Archbishop’s Corona Virus address

Please watch this for preventative guidelines around our worship practices Here are the Archbishop’s Covid-Guidelines since the Govt announcement of 15 March 2020 Dear Parishioners, Clergy and Bishops I greet you all in Christ’s name.  In view of the South African President’s announcement of regulations to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in South […]

March 13, 2020

2019 Vestry Minutes

March 10, 2020

Vestry 2020 booklet

March 7, 2020

Pastoral letter 6 March 2020

Parish of Kirby-Hilton (Church of the Ascension) 7 Church Lane, Hilton, Kwazulu-Natal Anglican Archdeaconry of Umngeni Diocese of Natal 05 March 2020 DEAR FRIENDS PASTORAL LETTER TO THE PARISH REGARDING COVID-19 I am sure that you are aware that Hilton is the location of the first identified case of Covid-19 (aka Coronavirus) infection in South […]

January 10, 2020

Flash January 2020

FLASH!                  FLASH!                  FLASH! You can tell that this FLASH emanates from John as Paul’s are much more creative!! Nevertheless, we ask you please to take note of the following. We wish Paul, Rae and their extended family a restful and happy break on the Lower South Coast. It’s been a tough year for the Mosdells, […]

November 8, 2019

Parish Letter

Dear Parish, We are looking for gifts of time and living space, support and encouragement for the 2 young Rillet girls who have been left on the precipice of life with little in the way of help and support. Grace College has been amazing in their guidance and assistance of these two girls but a […]

September 12, 2019

Ascension Flash 12 September 2019

August 15, 2019

Flash 15 Aug 2019

July 10, 2019

Ascension Flash 10 July 2019

FLASH                        FLASH                        FLASH PAUL ON LEAVE The Mosdell family is scheduled to return home this coming Saturday and we pray for safe travel for them. Paul will still be on leave until the following Saturday – 20 July. Please contact John for any parochial matters during this time. Mdu, our verger is also on leave and will resume […]

June 13, 2019

Ascension Flash 13 June 2019

“FLASH” 13 JUNE 2019 CHURCH WARDEN RESIGNATION We are sad to announce the resignation of Jeremy Farquharson as Church Warden. Jeremy has served the parish for many years, and is well known as a person of integrity and compassion. Jeremy has felt a need to lighten his schedule, and we support his decision to step […]

June 7, 2019

Ascension Flash 7 June 2019

May 30, 2019

Ascension Flash 30 May 2019

May 27, 2019

Flash 27 May 2019 – Pentecost Offering

May 13, 2019

Ascension Flash 13 May 2019

April 25, 2019

Ascension Flash 25 April, 2019

FLASH                        FLASH                        FLASH QUIZ EVENING A reminder that the quiz takes place tomorrow evening in the hall at 18:00. We challenge families to form teams of 6 or combine with others to form teams. Don’t worry if you can’t get enough folk together to form a team; you can join a team when you arrive. PLEASE phone the parish office […]

April 18, 2019

Ascension Flash 18 April 2019

FLASH! FLASH! FLASH! PASCHAL SUPPER This service drew to a close the challenging and thought-provoking Lent Course teachings that so many underwent during this period. It was a meaningful, warm and fellowship-filled evening. Thanks are due to the many who made it possible, whether by preparing and serving the traditional foods, doing the readings, leading […]

April 9, 2019

Lent Reflections: full 6 weeks

April 8, 2019

Lent Reflections Week 6 & Holy Week

LENT REFLECTIONS WEEK 6 & HOLY WEEK WED 10 APRIL—Micah 6: 6-8 Animal sacrifice was the mainstay of Jewish worship expression. It was central to the relationship between God and God’s people, from repentance to thanksgiving.  But to most people it had become ritual.  Animal sacrifice had become more of a superstitious cultural expression than […]

April 5, 2019

Ascension Flash 5 April 2019

Dear All Please see the “FLASH” below.  Blessings, Paul PAUL ARCHDEACONRY DUTIES—Last night, after a meeting with Bishop Dino, Bishop Tsietsi and the leadership of one of the parishes in the uMngeni Archdeaconry, Bishop Dino requested that as Archdeacon, Paul makes an important pastoral visit on Sunday to the parish.  Regrettably Paul will miss the […]

April 5, 2019

Holy Week Programme

Please see our Holy Week programme. Note that our Palm Sunday service is a single 8am service followed by a bring-and-share brunch.

April 2, 2019

Lenten readings Week 5

April 2, 2019

Lenten Reflections week 5 2019

Wed 3 April—Acts 10: 9-16 Peter’s vision as described in this passage is the catalyst for a radical shift in thinking within the early Jesus Movement.  The main points of contact for the Apostles to spread the Good News of Jesus were the synagogues.  Christianity (as we call it today) was mostly seen as an […]

March 29, 2019

Lenten Reflections Week 4 2019

Wed 27 March—Heb 13: 2 Hospitality is one of the key cultural values in the Middle East.  Being hospitable means opening ones home to others, and being prepared to sit at the table with them.  It is also an attitude; a decision to be open (and perhaps even vulnerable).  True hospitality is a thing of […]

March 26, 2019

Lenten Reflections Week 4

March 22, 2019

Ascension Flash 22 March 2019

Dear Friends Please see the “Flash” below for Parish news. Blessings, Paul _________________________________________________ music@ascension–What is music@ascension? It’s a fair question. Music is so much a part of every culture and – hence – of nearly all religions and Christianity is no exception. But music is not confined to religious services, though it is certainly a […]

March 20, 2019

Lent Readings Week 3

March 12, 2019

Lenten Reflections Week 2

March 12, 2019

Lent Reflections Week 2 2019

Please find the reflections for week 2 of Lent. If you struggle to read them, they are available in plain text from the office and below. 13 MarchJohn 4: 7-10Racial division was a reality during Jesus’ time, just as it is today. Most people travelling between Jerusalem and Galilee would take a route that bypassed […]

March 8, 2019

Parish of Kirby Hilton Vestry 2019

March 6, 2019

Lenten Reflections

Dear Friends Lent is upon us now, and as you are hopefully aware we are embarking on a journey of discovery as Church of the Ascension.  Our Lenten theme is “Towards a more intercultural church”.  I do hope that you will use this season to participate in our Lent program and reflect on the church […]

March 5, 2019

Lenten Reflections 2019

Join us for Lent as we journey towards being an intercultural church.  The following reflections loosely follow this theme, along with other related issues.  They are designed to get us thinking, reflecting, praying and talking.  May they help you on your Lenten walk this year!

March 1, 2019

Ascension Flash 1 March 2019

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