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                                                          St Oswald’s Anglican Church, Milnerton, Cape Town South Africa
St Oswald's

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Rev Mpho Tutu

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                                                                                                               Rev Canon Mpho Tutu                                                                                                                                        



  Revd Selwyn Engelbrecht     
            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.




Ernest Ward – Cox  


                             Revd Ernest Ward – Cox

                               Assistant Priest

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 will also become the Bishop's Vicar at

St Clement's Vondeling.       



Revd Clever Matsilele  


                        Revd Clever Matsilele

                              Assistant Priest


                                Very Revd Elizabeth Muturi


                      Very Revd Elizabeth Muturi

                                 Assistant Priest

The Very Revd Elizabeth Bibian Muturi was born in Embu County in Kenya on 14/01/74. 

Revd Elizabeth was educated in Kenya (B Divinity, Dip Theology), and is currently pursuing an Honours degree in Religion and Theology at UWC. 

She was ordained to the priesthood in 2002, and   has come to us from the Cathedral in the Diocese of M’beere, Kenya. 

She now presides at St Francis’ Chapel every Sunday and also assists when needed at St Oswald's church and St Luke’s Chapel.      

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 Shweni


Tozamile Shweni


Tozamile is a licensed Lay minister and Ordinand in the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, and busy with his studies at UWC. 

For the past two years he has been doing the PLATE Course, and upon completion  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. 


Neal Johnson

Neal Johnson
Church Warden


Neal was born in Cape Town on 7/01/1954 and is married to Carlene. They have 6 children, 1 grandchild and a second expected in May 2015. He has a Diploma in Sales and Marketing and worked in the FMCG industry as a Key Account and Sales Manager. He joined the choir at St Matthews in Claremont at the age of 8 and has been involved in church activities ever since. He joined St Oswald`s 20 years ago and served on the Parish Council and as Bazaar Convenor for a number of years. Neal presently sings in the choir at St Oswald’s and also assists with Taizé music at the Centre for Spirituality in Rosebank.

Desiree Donough

Desiree Donough
Church Warden

Desiree was born in 1965. She is married to Alan and they have 2 children - Jody (21) and Kayla (17).
For the last 3 years she has been working in the Human Resources department of a large company. 
She enjoys sport, especially English football and rugby, and plays softball in the Masters team.

Desiree has been a parishioner of St Oswald’s for 18 years. She has also served as a lay minister here for the last 10 years.

 Alternate Warden

Llewellyn Okkers


Llewellyn is married to Julia and has two grown children and 3       lovely grandchildren. He has recently retired from ESKOM.

He joined St. Oswald's Parish in June 2000. Llewellyn has been on the parish
council in the past, as both warden and councilor. He is currently a lay-
minister, the alternate church warden, the Welcome Team co-coordinator,  
and a Bible Study Group Leader.



             Llewellyn Okkers

     Alternate Church Warden


                     Deirdre Marshall                        



Deirdre Marshall

    Office Administrator

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.

Dieter Magnet


Dieter Magnet

Organist and Choirmaster


Dieter completed his BCompt in Accounting Science through UNISA in 2013. He did his music grading through Trinity College, London. His organ grading began in 1998 at St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, doing his organ grades through the ABRSM, UK.

Dieter first played for St Oswald's on Ascension Day in 1998. Shortly after that, he commenced organist duties at St Francis Chapel in 1999.

In 2001 he took over as organist and Choirmaster at St Oswald's.

St Oswald's Anglican Parish Church Milnerton
With the Chapelries of St Francis, Brooklyn, and St. Luke's, Joe Slovo Park
Public Benefit Organisation number (PBO) :  930023278

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