ST. FAITH'S CHOIR
Co-ordinator: Gugu Dlamini 'Indlovu'
St. Faith's Choir has made its name in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. It is one of the very unique and
dynamic groups with members’ ages ranging between 16 and 82
years. It started as an organised church choir in 1976 under the
leadership of Mr Douglas Shange, who was the conductor, and
Canon IM Dlamini, who are both late. In 1981 Canon IM Dlamini
embarked on a massive task to build the church hall. The choir
was involved in fundraising for this project by singing
Christmas carols at the Durban City Hall steps on Saturdays and
passers-by made donations. The fundraising efforts were also
boosted by Reverend Rob Tailor of St Martins-in-the-field in
Durban North where the choir used to perform for occasions of
the church. Congregants from that church made generous donations
towards the cause.
This choir is very active and has visited a number of parishes
in the Diocese of Zululand with an aim to promote Anglicanism by
singing Anglican hymns. The choir is also involved in outreach
by singing in different functions for the congregants and other
community members who invites them. To enhance their spiritual
growth, the choir engages in retreats twice a year, bible
studies and general interpretation of church hymns. The choir
has been very fortunate to have as their member Mr Nene
“Mntothile” who has been a member of St Faith’s church for 46
years. He has joined the likes of Mr Dweba, Mr Simon Mbonambi
who have retired and moved back to their domiciles.
Apart from singing in the church, the choir contributes in all
activities of the church and has won the trophy for Thanksgiving
on three occassions.