Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg

The Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg is part of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. It was formed in 1922 from the southern part of the Diocese of Pretoria, and at that time included the whole of the southern Transvaal. Today it is much smaller, and comprises the central part of Gauteng province. The Cathedral of the Diocese of Johannesburg, is the Cathedral Church of Saint Mar the Virgin. The headquarters of the Diocese and the Bishops office are Situated at St.Joseph's Diocesan Centre in Sophiatown, Johannesburg. The following are diocesan schools St. John's College, Johannesburg, St Mary's School, Waverley, Bishop Bavin School, St Peter's College, Johannesburg and Vuleka School. The diocese has a total of 75 Parishes

Diocese of Johannesburg
Ecclesiastical provinceSouthern Africa
CathedralSt Mary's Cathedral, Johannesburg
Current leadership
BishopStephen Moreo
Official Website

List of the Bishops of JohannesburgEdit

Coat of armsEdit

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  Coat of arms of the Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg

The diocese assumed a coat of arms in 1922. The arms were formally granted by the College of Arms in 1949, and registered at the Bureau of Heraldry in 1964 : Gules, in front of two wings conjoined in lure Or, a heart Gules transfixed by a sword, point downwards proper, pommel and hilt Or, a chief barry wavy of six Azure and Argent, the shield ensigned with an episcopal mitre.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Declaration of Unity, Witness and Mission". Church Times. No. AAMBIT 3. 1 July 1988. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 22 July 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  2. ^ "The Revd Stephen Moreo elected as bishop of the Diocese of Johannesburg". Anglican Church of South Africa. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Moreo becomes Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg". SABC. 16 March 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  4. ^ Brownell, F. G. (2002). Heraldry in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, 1847-2000: Coats of Arms of the Dioceses, Collegiate and Parish Churches, and the Order of Ethiopia. Heraldsholme CC. pp. 43–46. ISBN 978-0-620-28606-0.


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