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old REMEMBERING ELIZABETH STOREY

ELIZABETH STOREY  22 December, 1937   – 27 January, 2015 Dear Friends around the world, Over the four weeks since Elizabeth died, we have received a flood of amazing messages, with many of you asking whether there could be a tangible way of remembering her life, love and witness. We’ve thought about that, and believe she…

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old Scott Couper talks about ‘us’ …

Dr Scott Couper is an adjunct Lecturer here at SMMS – A North American, living amongst people in poverty and a leading expert on Albert Luthuli, Scott comes to us from First Congregational Church, Winter Park, Florida. This is how he sees the work of SMMS and his mission to Christ’s Church. How would you describe the mission…

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old And it’s back to school we go …

The Village is encouraged on its first day back at lectures by the Presiding Bishop of the MCSA, the General Secretary of Conference, the Lay President and the HR Director of the MCO. What Joy!

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old The Inauguration of the Grand Chancellor – a photographic journey

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old Who we are in 2015

2015 welcomed a total of 85 seminarians into the ‘Wonderful Village which is SMMS’. Of those 85 seminarians 43 are first years, which makes this one of highest enrolment years to date. Coming in as a private student is a wonderful way for future candidates of the MCSA to ‘test’ and discern their call and…

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old Congratulations …

It is with heartfelt joy that we acknowledge the birth of Aaron Jon Worringham (Olivier), first son of Rev Diane Worringham (adjunct Lecturer at SMMS) and Jon-Mark Olivier (Lecturer and FEM Co-ordinator). Aaron is also the second grandson for our friends Shayne and the late Rev Dr Ross Olivier. Welcome to the world little human!…

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old Striving for Excellence

As part of the ongoing quest for a culture of excellence at SMMS awards are given out each year to students who have excelled in either academics or formation. ACADEMICS:  The Academic Excellence Award, is given at the Graduation Ceremony to the highest academic achiever, considering the cumulative results over three years.  The Improvement Award,…

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old The President on the introduction of an Institutional Development Office

The Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary was built out of the amazing generosity of Methodist people who saw the need for the Church to establish a centre for higher learning whose mission and mantra would be to produce “transformed and transforming leaders for the Church and Nation”. While Methodist-founded, SMMS seeks to serve churches beyond the…

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old Celebrating the Appointment of the Grand Chancellor, the Rev Dr Simon Gqubule

The SETH MOKITIMI METHODIST SEMINARY inaugurated it’s very first Grand Chancellor the REV DR. SIMON T. S. N. GQUBULE at the Opening Ceremony in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 1 February 2015. Dr Gqubule is a giant amongst black theological teachers in South Africa. Not only is he among the first black doctoral graduates from Rhodes University,…