The church has left the building

We are starting a new video interview series called … The Church has left the building.

Check out this week’s first episode with John Gilmour, Founder of LEAP Schools.

We have left our building but continue to be church in homes, workplaces and communities across our city. The lockdown has been very isolating and we hope to encourage and connect people to the experiences of others during this time. To share testimonies and stories of how members of the congregation are living out their faith during these challenging times.

Happy 21st Birthday CHS

31 May 2020

Today in the midst of change and uncertainty, we celebrate Pentecost, the gift of the Holy Spirit and CHS’s 21st Birthday! 

‘“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Acts 2:17-21

Sadly during lockdown we can’t all celebrate ‘in style’ together!

I’m sure, like us, you’re all missing seeing our friends and familiar faces at our Sunday services, so our fantastic ‘tech wizard’ Zane, has put together a CHS 21st Birthday Celebration video clip, to mark the occasion and to share with you, our wonderful CHS family!


As a part of CHS’s 21st Birthday celebration, we are remembering the God-led events that led to the planting of the church.We will be sharing 3 video interviews with those who were involved in responding to God’s call.

Rev Duncan Mclea, our Parish Rector, chats with Zane to share the story of how the parish responded to God’s call and established CHS in Kirstenhof.

Eleanor Lawrence who was amongst the first “plantees”, coming from St John’s, Wynberg to start the new church. Eleanor reminisces about the early vision, the reality of a very basic church building, and what God has been doing ever since to build his church community in and through CHS.

Simon Pearson shares about how he and Anne became involved in the planting of a new church.

CHS / Uturn Microsite

Dear neighbours,

We just wanted to let you know the exciting news, that we are setting up a temporary microsite in part of our building. CHS is partnering with homeless charity U-Turn, CAN Muizenberg, MID and other churches and NGOS to provide a home for 9 vulnerable women from the Muizenberg street community, from 4 June til 31 July.

A huge thank you to the many who have provided bedding and clothes for the microsite. We do still need help with food over the weekends. If you would like to support the women, you can drop off food supplies at Church of the Holy Spirit, 38 Raapkraal Road, Kirstenhof.

The team, led by U-Turn, will provide volunteers, medical support, food, psycho-social support, a development program and an exit strategy. They will be following comprehensive guidelines for how to run a Covid-19 compliant microsite for homeless people and will ensure compliance with all relevant regulations.

If you have any questions or would like to help please contact Judy at

24-7 Prayer

Keegan and Brendan interview –

24-7 sign up sheet

Parish Daily Prayer Prompts

Virtual Prayer Room

Palm Sunday Service – CHS Lockdown Team – 5 April 2020

The church has left the building – CHS during the COVID19 Lockdown

The CHS building will be closed during the lockdown.

We have left the building but we are still the church.
We are showing love by staying home to keep ourselves and others safe
We are showing love as we serve at checkout counters and in hospitals
We are showing love as we chat with a neighbour over the fence
We are showing love when call to check in on the vulnerable or alone
We are showing love as we share our resources with those whose wells have run dry
We are showing love as we pray

We lift our eyes above the waves
To the face of our Saviour and Lord
He is good
He is faithful
He is compassionate
He is Love

During the lockdown we will be:

  • Praying – “My house will be called a house of Prayer”
  • Sharing daily devotions (songs, testimonies and scripture) online
  • Sharing resources for children and youth to worship and reflect
  • Encouraging each other as we adjust to this new reality

Letter from Parish Rector and Team Leader Duncan McLea

Please click on the link below to read a pastoral letter from Duncan to all the churches of the parish. Duncan reflects on the lament of Psalm 137 as the people cry out… “How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?” (Psa 137:3)

CoronaVirusPastoralLetter – 2020-03-26

Practical steps

  • We have set up a CHS Staying Connected Watsapp group to keep in touch. Please email or if you would like to be added to it.
  • We have also set up a CHS Support List of those who are vulnerable or might be in need of practical or pastoral support. Colleen, Judy Van Zyl, Lyn, Ros and Brendan will manage the list and track the needs and co-ordinate a response.  Please email or message Colleen at if you are in need of support or know who is in need of support.

TEW – Hebrew 9:9-14 Mark Harrington – 4 November 2018

Covenant Sunday: Gordon Crowther – 4 February 2018

Sermon: Genesis 2:1-4

Financial Status Report: Angie Tate

Supporting Slides for Financial Report: CHS BUDGET PRESENTATION 2018

Prayer: Genesis 18:16-33 – Brendan Fox – 21 January 2018

Sermon :  Genesis 18 : 16-33 


Gen 18 How to intercede in prayer

Kirstenhof Community Carols & Christmas Market


Join us on Saturday 02 Dec for the annual Kirstenhof Community Carols & Christmas Market in Aandwind Park Kirstenhof (corner of Aandwind and Windhover Streets)

All Welcome!