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.
St Agnes Appeals
We are called to reflect on Jesus’ love, Christ’s gift of Himself and to respond through acts of love, charity, and service. In this way we bring ministry to life by loving God, loving others, and making disciples. Together can bring ministry to life as St Agnes family, to fund the shared ministries and services that no one can accomplish on their own.
Our vision is to know Jesus and make Him known
In His great commission, Christ did not instruct His disciples to go and make conversions, but to "go and make disciples." In order to properly disciple new believers, it is not enough merely to know the content of the Gospel; you must share your life with them. Means for developing stronger disciples are provided where needs are shared and prayed for.
We are called to live a life of active worship, witness and service. As we embark on these appeals as listed on our giving page, we know we are in tough times economically. But we are hopeful that the goodwill we have in our community will help us reach our Gospel goals.
Serving Christ together,
Revd Sizwe Ngcobo
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Rectors of St Agnes
Canon Peter Houston
Revd Nigel Juckes
Canon Charles Parry
Revd John Henderson
Revd Tom Harris
Bishop Philip Russell
Revd Richard Brooke
Revd George C. Oakley
Revd R. Yates
Revd Haywood Harris
Revd John Blore