(Province of Cape Town)


Christ the King

Right Reverend Bishop Dabula Anthony Mpako – Appointed Bishop on the 23rd May 2011. Ordained Bishop on the 6th August 2011.

Diocesan Chancery
“Mayfield”, 10-12, Grey Street
Queenstown 5319
Tel: (045) 839 7325, Tel: (045) 839 7022, Fax: (045) 838 2209
Email: bishopqtn@telkomsa.net



On 20 February 1929, the civil districts forming the Diocese of Queenstown were separated from the Eastern Vicariate (Port Elizabeth) and entrusted to the “Pious Society of Missions” (Pallottine Fathers and Brothers). In 1947 the Holy See restored the original name given to the Society by the Founder, Saint Vincent Pallotti: “Society of the Catholic Apostolate” (Societas Apostolatus Catholici, abbreviated: “S.A.C.”).

The diocese originally comprised the districts of Queenstown, Cathcart, Stutterheim, Tarka, Hofmeyr, Glen Grey, Stockenström, Maraisburg and a part of St Mark’s. By decree of the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide, approved by Pope Pius XII on 7 February 1952, the magisterial districts: St Mark’s, Tsomo, Ngqamakhwe, Butterworth, Dutywa, Centane and Willow¬vale, which, until then, had formed part of the Umtata Diocese, were incorporated into the Diocese of Queenstown.

Area: 24 499 km2           Total Pop.: 1 210 500          Catholic Pop.: 61 000



– Predecessors: Rt Rev Mgr Vogel SAC, (†11 May 1936)
– Rev Fr P Hoffend SAC, as Administrator, until 1937
– Rt Rev Bishop J B Rosenthal SAC, retired 2 February 1972 († 22 May 1975)
– Rt Rev Bishop J B Rosner SAC, retired 28 April 1984 (†8 April 1998)
– Rt Rev Bishop Herbert Nikolaus Lenhof, SAC, appointed Bishop of Queenstown 3 February 1984, ordained bishop on 28 April 1984



Diocesan Chancery
PO Box 182, Queenstown, 5320
10 Grey Street, Queenstown, 5319
Tel: (045) 839 7022 (reception), Fax: (045) 838 2209
E-mail: qtdioces@telkomsa.net

For contact details of parishes, clergy, religious and institutions, click here www.dioceseofqueenstown.mariannhillmedia.org/directory/