Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.
He is married to Nomalizo Leah Shenxane and has 4 children -
Theresa Tutu, Revd Canon Mpho Tutu, Trevor Tutu, Naomi Tutu.
The Archbishop, his wife and family are parishioners of St Oswald’s.
Despite his busy schedule , the Archbishop still finds time to make daily petitions for parishioners who need special prayers, as well as those who have birthdays and anniversaries, from a list provided by the office.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu http://www.tutu.org.za/ Rev Mpho Tutu
Revd Selwyn Engelbrecht
The Revd. Selwyn Engelbrecht was born on 29 October 1967. He is married to Beverley and together they have three sons, Jesse, Joshua and Joel.
Selwyn was made Deacon and later Ordained Priest in December 1997 at St Georges Cathedral. He served in the Parishes of St Saviours, Claremont and the parish of Christ the Mediator, Portland, Mitchell's Plain. In November 2000 he became the Rector of the Parish of Hopefield (including All Saints, Hopefield, St Augustine, Mooreesburg, St James, Langebaan and St Peter, Churchaven). In February 2007 he was appointed Rector of Parish of Northpine, Church of St Andrew.
On the 5th of July 2015, Selwyn was instituted as Rector of St Oswald’s Milnerton.
Selwyn holds a post graduate qualification in Theology and has a passion for issues of social transformation.
Revd Ernest Ward – Cox
Ernest is a retired Executive of the Standard Bank Group. His qualifications include an F.C.M.A., BComm F.I.B., and Theology through T.E.E.C.
After joining St Oswald’s in January 1972, he served as a lay minister from 1976, was a church warden for 15 years and a parish councillor for many years.
Ernest Ward- Cox was ordained to the Diaconate on
30 August 2014 at St Nicholas, Matroosfontein.
He was fully ordained at St Johns, Bellville South on 27 June 2015 and is licensed as an assistant priest at St Oswald's Parish. He is also the Bishop's Vicar at St Clement's Vondeling.
Revd Clever Matsilele
Revd Clever Matsilele was born on 03/02/1968 in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe,
and is married to Melody Manga.
He was educated at the University of Zimbabwe and later emigrated to South Africa.
He received his license to officiate as a priest in the Anglican Church in 2012.
Fr Clever presides at the Xhosa services at St Luke's.
Tozamile has been ordained to the Diaconate in the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, and busy with his studies at UWC.
He has graduated from the PLATE Course, and would like to study further towards his B.TH degree. He has been happily married to his dear wife Nombulelo for 17 years, and they are blessed with children. They reside and worship at St. Luke’s Chapel in Phoenix.
Alternate Church Warden
Deirdre has been at St Oswald's since 1980.
In 1996, she took over as Music Director at St Oswald's until 2001, when she left to live in the UK for many years, returning later to become the parish office administrator.
She was a Parish councilor from 2012 till 2015.
Deirdre has a BA in History of Art, History of Music and Psychology. She has also done her music grading through the ABRSM.
She and husband Jerome, have a son and daughter and three grandchildren.