Cameo is an acronym for Come And Meet Each Other. This is a fellowship club, primarily for the seniors of St Chads, although not exclusively. Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month at the church at 14h00 unless otherwise advised in the pew leaflet. We do have special occasions when we meet earlier.
The Care group ladies meet once a month. Senior citizens are visited during the week in their homes or Retirement centres. On Mondays flowers from the Sunday services are taken to those who are celebrating birthdays or anniversaries.
The groceries which are donated by the parishioners each Sunday, are given to needy families and are distributed in a ‘care parcel’ once a month. (These parcels are subsidised by Church funds)
With the help of willing volunteers, meals are provided to anyone who has been in hospital, or is recuperating at home and who has no home help or family members to take care of them. We also have ladies who are prepared to do shopping or transport in an emergency.
St Lawrence Chapelry, Du Noon
As part of our belief in growing the Kingdom of God, and compassionately impacting the immediate community we worship in, we were instrumental in the planting of St Lawrence Chapelry in the Du Noon settlement near Table View.
We aim to be “a loving nurturing Christ-centered community” so we look for ways to love, help and support each other, especially in times of crisis or need. We do this by providing practical help as well as emotional and counselling support for those facing marital and family problems, as well as spiritual accompaniment and mentoring for those facing the regular demanding challenges of life.
St Chad’s Anglican Church affirm that God is both the Creator and the Judge of all people. We therefore share his concern for justice and reconciliation throughout human society and for the liberation of men and women from every kind of oppression. Because men and women are made in the image of God, every person, regardless of race, religion, colour, culture, class, sex or age, has an intrinsic dignity that must be respected.
When people receive Christ they are born again into his kingdom and must seek not only to exhibit, but also to spread his righteousness in the midst of an unrighteous world. The salvation we claim should be transforming, reflecting the totality of our commitment to personal and social responsibility. We believe that Social Responsibility is an integral part of our church indicating the expressions of our doctrines of God and man, our love for our neighbour and our obedience to Jesus Christ. Faith without works is dead.
We express our commitment to Social Responsibility by supporting a number of Projects in Du Noon, which cater mostly for vulnerable children. Through the Fikilela Program we donate food parcels that are distributed widely. A Mobile soup kitchen distributes within the Tableview Community.
We also have a Care Group that enables us to reach out to our own community in St. Chad’s in their hour of need.
This group meets once a month to update progress and plan for the month ahead.