Celebrating 150 years of the Clumber Church Building in 2017

Clumber Church


Set aside the dates of October 20, 21 and 22 2017. You are heading to Clumber Church! We are going to have a Celebration of note.What are we celebrating? A major event - 150 years of existence of the Church building. Now that is something to celebrate. The planning of our 150 year Celebration is well underway.

On Friday October 20 a fun Auction Supper will be held at the Pig and Whistle in Bathurst with Jeremy Mansfield as Auctioneer. Proceeds of the Auction will go to the Clumber Church Building Fund.

On the Saturday, October 21, with Jeremy Mansfield as Master of Ceremonies, we will have a full day of music and song and some sustenance and refreshment at the lunch interval. 

On Sunday October 22, starting at 10h30, our Circuit Minister, Rev Sandile Kalipa and our District Bishop will be officiating at a Celebratory Holy Communion. The Diocesan School for Girls Choir will also be part of this special Celebratory Service.This will be followed by a Social Tea.

Thanks to Freda Bradfield for coordinating the Saturday events. Her fabulous Saturday music programme includes the Graeme College Steel Band, Merrill Baker on the organ, the Alfred Mnaba Choir from Nemato in Port Alfred, St Andrews School musicians and soloists, the choir as well as soloists from Diocesan School for Girls and the superb Kentones, an all male choir from Kenton on Sea. The Keiskamma Music Academy is also joining our line up with a Quartet, full Orchestra and a jazz change of pace by introducing their saxophones. Scottish dancing and the skirl of the pipes add to the exciting lineup. A special inclusion is the Shaw Park Primary School Choir to tug at our heartstrings.


The Clumber Community is so appreciative of the wonderful support they have received from the wider community in restoring Clumber Church, that we are now giving back to the public by opening our doors wide over this weekend with a "no fee" admission. Not only will this music programme be free of charge, but we will also supply sustenance at lunch time, also at no charge. We plan to start around 11h00 and finish around 15h30. Now that is an offer you simply cannot refuse! 


Join us as the Mount Mercy Hill Resounds with the Sound of Music.

150th Anniversary Celebrations

Created by Courteney George Bradfield