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The Southern Mission Society.

SMS’s goal is to see the church equipped to flourish and make a significant difference in building the Kingdom of God on this continent.  This we believe will affect a moral order for Southern African societies, that will help shape the direction of the educational and health systems, engage constructively with the economic, political and social life on the basis of a well articulated Christian worldview .   

Membership is offered to all Individuals (and churches) that subscribe to the principles laid down in the "GAFCON" Declaration.. 


Trinity Church Franschhoek is a founder member of SMS and meets at l'Ermitage Chapel 

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.910549, 19.132437


East Mountain is a partner organisation based in Stellenbosch.


Please Contact

Rev. Gavin Mitchell (083 799 0726) frgavin@gmail.com

Rev. David Doveton (076 691 5041) davedoveton@gmail.com

Kerry Tobias Priest's Warden (083 462 9559)

David Hooper (082-772-3320) – Finance

About Southern Missionary Society (SMS)

  What is SMs The Southern Mission Society (SMS) is a fellowship of clergy and laity, organised as a mission society as found in entities such as; Church Missionary Society ( CMS-Anglican) Cross-links Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM) Mission to Seafarers The Society states its purpose in this way: The purpose of the SMs …

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Statement of Faith

The Anglican Way uses the Nicene Creed to define our faith. We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, …

Trinity Church Franschhoek

Trinity Church is the first church plant to belong to the Southern Mission Society Trinity Church as it is now known was a founding member of the Southern Mission Society and demonstrates the church planting focus of SMS, Trinity is learning as it goes and grows and that learning will be invaluable to future church …

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Anglican Mainstream an information resource for orthodox Anglicans   Global Anglican Future   East Mountain Partnership   Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans Participants in the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON)   Christian Concern The Organisation that provides legal services to Christians in the United Kingdom   Global South A news and Theological Forum for Global South …

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