The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has announced several memorial services will be held around the country in honour of the the late Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Tutu will lie in state at the St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town, but numbers will be limited at the church.
The following services will take place:
- The Diocese of the Highveld will have an Ecumenical Eucharist at 5pm on Wednedsday at St Dunstan’s Cathedral.
- The City of Cape Town will host an Interfaith Memorial Service at 6pm on Wednesday. They will announce full details themselves.
- The Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman will be having an Ecumenical Thanksgiving service at St Cyprian’s Cathedral at 10am on Thursday in celebration of the life and witness of the Archbishop Emeritus Desmond.
- The Diocese of Pretoria will hold an ecumenical and interfaith service at 11am on Thursday at St Albans Cathedral. They will announce full details themselves.
- The Diocese of Johannesburg will also hold a memorial service in St Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg at 11am on Thursday. They will announce full details themselves.
- The Archbishop Tutu IP Trust and the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation will host an event in Cape Town on Thursday evening.
- St Mary’s Cathedral in Gqeberha will hold a memorial service at 10am on Friday.
This list is subject to change and could be updated.
A number of confirmed events are also planned this week leading up to the Arch’s funeral.
The bells of St George’s Cathedral will be rung daily for 10 minutes, starting at midday, from Monday to Friday. The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, asks all who hear the bells to pause their busy schedules for a moment in tribute to Archbishop Tutu.
On Saturday, Archbishop Makgoba will lead the Archbishop’s funeral service, also at St George’s Cathedral.