Diocese of the Highveld

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Diocese of Highveld
Country South Africa
Ecclesiastical province Southern Africa
Rite Anglican
Established 1890
Cathedral St Dunstan's Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop of the Highveld Charles May
Metropolitan Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town

The Diocese of the Highveld (formerly the Diocese of South Eastern Transvaal) is a diocese of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa covering the East Rand in Gauteng province and the southern part of Mpumalanga province in South Africa. The bishop's seat is at St Dunstan's Cathedral in Benoni.


The Diocese of the Highveld was formed through a multiplication of the original Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg,[1] which, in geographical terms, embraced the whole of the former Southern Transvaal Province of South Africa. The new diocese extends from the eastern edge of the Metropolis of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa, to the borders of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Apart from the urban and industrial areas, forming what is known as the East Rand, in which most of the parishes are situated, much of the Diocese is rural farming land, falling within the Province of Mpumalanga.

On the Feast of the Epiphany, 6 January 1990, the Diocese of South Eastern Transvaal, now Highveld, came into being. David Beetge was elected to lead the diocese; he died on the 27 September 2008. On 25 April 2009, David Bannerman was consecrated as bishop.

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The diocese registered a coat of arms at the Bureau of Heraldry in 1990 : Argent, two flanches Gules, a cross crosslet fitchy Azure; the shield ensigned with a mitre proper.[4]



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