To know Jesus and make Him known
Whether you've just moved to the Upper Highway area, or have lived here all your life we'd love to welcome you at St Agnes and get to know you.
Our aim is to be a welcoming Christian community, embodying as well as proclaiming the gospel of Jesus. We try to cater for people of all ages, from the very youngest child to the oldest adult. We have a range of Sunday services and midweek activities which aims to encourage people with different needs and at different stages of life.
The Church of the Holy Spirit
In 1896, Krantzkloof station (which became Kloof Station, and is presently Stokers) was built on the Durban – Pietermaritzburg railway line. Clergy from St John's Anglican Church in Pinetown would trek up Field's Hill once a month to conduct services and celebrate Holy Communion.
The Church of the Holy Spirit
In 1904 the first church in Kloof was built of wood and iron, on the site of the present Church. It was called the “Church of the Holy Spirit” and fell under the Parish of Pinetown. When it was time for a new Church to be built, the Church of the Holy Spirit was taken to Hillcrest and later to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, where it stayed until it was moved to Pineville Junction, Pinetown, where it is today.
The Parish of Kloof
The Foundation Stone was laid on the 15th August 1936 and was consecrated on 10th March 1937. St Agnes became an independent parish from Pinetown in 1946. The parish was also responsible for the chapelries of local private schools like St Mary’s and Highbury School. In 1947 a mission church in Hillcrest was planted.
In 2002, talks of embarking on a major building project began. These finally came into action in 2006, when the hall was demolished, and the construction of a new 1000 seater auditorium and Children's Ministry Centre began. Phase 1 of this project was completed in April 2007.
2023 Annual Vestry Meeting
What a joy it was to see the wonderful attendees at our annual Vestry meeting on Sunday, February 26th. The discerning spirit of this gathering was bright and hopeful - with an expression of gratitude for what we have achieved as a community and great hopes for where we are headed together in 2023.
We thank God for each of you for your personal commitment to your faith and the advancement of our Christ-centered mission. I would like to express my gratitude to all who exercise leadership in the Church. Whether you are stepping aside from a particular ministry, continuing, or taking on a new role this year, we thank you for your commitment and faithfulness. You are a blessing to the Church of the Holy Spirit.
May I ask that you to keep us in your prayers as we have a responsibility to nurture and to provide a place for those seeking to experience life in God's Kingdom. Serving Christ together,
Revd Sizwe Ngcobo Rector
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Rectors of St Agnes
Revd John Blore
Revd Haywood Harris
Revd R. Yates
Revd George C. Oakley
Revd Richard Brooke
Bishop Philip Russell
Revd Tom Harris
Revd John Henderson
Canon Charles Parry
Revd Nigel Juckes
Canon Peter Houston