" This is God’s hill, in which it pleaseth him to dwell: the Lord will abide in it forever.
From the slopes of Signal Hill, the City of Cape Town, with Table Bay Harbour and Table Mountain, present a magnificent picture. The parishioners of Saint Paul’s Church refer to themselves as the “People on the Hill”. For them it is God’s hill. There is no room for the devil on it – he has, in any case, his own peak on the other side of the city. He has never succeeded to cross the gulf between the two hills.
For hundreds of years, generations of families have worshipped at Saint Paul’s Church. Today many of their descendants live in various parts of this country and some have settled as immigrants overseas. Spiritual flames, which sparked off on the hill, shine brightly, in these new surroundings.
Two parochial institutions, Saint Monica’s maternity Home and Saint Paul’s School, influenced the community greatly. Many were born in the Maternity Home and some received their primary education in the parish school. Such links are not easily forgotten. No one will doubt the presence of God on the hill. He will abide in it for ever.
By the Rev. JOHN. P. HESS, L. Th.
FORMER RECTOR OF ST. PAUL’S CHURCH
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Paul the Apostle, Apostle to the Gentiles, MartyrSaint Paul the apostle (Hebrew: שאול התרסי Šaʾul HaTarsi, meaning "Saul of Tarsus", was, together with Saint Peter and James the Just, the most notable of early Christian missionaries. Unlike the Twelve Apostles, there is no indication that Paul, born in Tarsus, ever met Jesus before the latter's crucifixion. According to Acts, his conversion took place as he was traveling the road to Damascus, and experienced a vision of the resurrected Jesus. Paul asserts that he received the Gospel not from man, but by "the revelation of Jesus Christ". more..
Holy Eucharist: Sung Mass (Sunday school)