Category Archives: News


“OUR SOULS ARE NOT FOR SALE” Fellow South Africans, the actions of the Executive over the past 48 hours have had an immense effect on all of us. We, as fellow participants in civil society, civil service, NGO’s, business, and the youth of South Africa, do not condone these actions. We acknowledge that: ‐ The […]

Bishops Comment on Cabinet Reshuffeling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 March 2017 The Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) is outraged but not totally surprised by the decision to reshuffle the cabinet, as announced by President Zuma late Thursday night, the consequences of which are already rocking the economy. “The recent cabinet reshuffle has left a distasteful and gaping wound in […]

MCSA Statement on State Capture Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 November 2016 The Methodist Church of Southern Africa joins the South African Council of Churches in expressing our shock at what appears to be calculated “intrigue” in the goings on cataloged in the “State of Capture” report. We acknowledge that the report is preliminary and inconclusive and that the Public Protector […]


STATEMENT OF THE METHODIST CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA ON EDUCATION 27 September 2016 / For Immediate Release The MCSA at its 127th Conference, meeting at the St Georges Hotel in Pretoria, expressed grave concern at the crisis situation currently characterising tertiary institutions in South Africa. “We as the MCSA support the call for accessible quality education […]

MCSA Press Release on Media Censoring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 July 2016 The Methodist Church of Southern Africa is greatly disturbed by the alleged media muffling that is apparently happening at the SABC as is reported in the media. Press freedom is a fundamental cornerstone of any democracy and suggestions that this freedom is being compromised is cause for grave concern. […]

PRESIDENT, Do the honourable thing, say Methodists

MCSA Press Release (31/03/2016) The Methodist Church of Southern Africa welcomes the unanimous judgement by the Constitutional Court on the Nkandla matter. Of crucial importance is comment by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng that “ours is a genuine and vibrant constitutional democracy capable of self-correction and self-preservation… and that the rule of law is imperative for […]

Condolences – Rev. Demetris Palos

We regret to inform you of the passing away this morning (6 February) of our beloved Demetris after 50 yrs of service to the church. From Bishop Gary Rivas – 07/02/2016: “The Palos family, The Methodist Church of Southern Africa, colleagues and friends will celebrate the life of Rev Demitris Palos, on Wednesday 10th of […]

Ministers Roll for 2016

6 Oct 2015 Dear BMC Congregation On Saturday 26 September the Conference of the MCSA read the final roll of ministers’ stations for 2016. New ministers appointed to the Fourways Circuit who will labour at BMC are: Rev. Dr. Peter Grassow Rev. Nokulunga Songca Rev. Similo Sanqela Rev. Dalene Jordaan will remain at BMC. We […]

Thank You

28 Aug 2015 A huge thank you to all who attended the Funeral Service for our beloved Rev. Dr Neil Oosthuizen yesterday.   To the volunteers who came to serve – thank you for all your help.   To the congregation and wider church family – thank you for all the many calls, emails and messages […]