On the date of 24 September, the youth of Kokstad Diocese gathered together in Kokstad to celebrate the Heritage Day. Priests and Sisters also attended the celebrations which took place at St Patrick’s Hall. It was a very exciting day. Youth were encouraged to be proclaimers of the Word and educators of faith. They were […]


St Joseph’s Catholic Church Gogela is found in the rural areas of Kokstad diocese. It is one of the out stations of the Uganda Martyrs’ Catholic Parish – Bhongweni. It is located in the deep rural areas of the former Transkei homeland, Mount Ayliff municipality. The faithful in this area are busy building the church […]

Diocesan Annual Pilgrimage – Maria Telgte

From 29 September to 1st October, there was a Diocesan Annual Pilgrimage in Maria Telgte. Thousands of pilgrims came from different corner of the diocese to pray. Number of activities took in place in Maria Telgte including the healing service that was led by Fr Gabriel Letsohla. The Bishop eventually led the Eucharistic celebration in […]

Bishop of Kokstad – Zolile Petros Mpambani

The Holy Father Francis, appointed Fr ZOLILE PETROS MPAMBANI SCJ on 6th of May 2013 as Bishop of Kokstad. Fr Zolile before his appointment was the parish priest of St Francis in Aliwal North, the provincial superior of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (SCJ) and the member of the College of Consultors for the diocese of […]

Hope and Joy programme – study day

The priests from Kokstad and Umzimkulu Diocese have attended the study days on the Issues of Vatican II on its 50 anniversary  and on the “Hope and Joy” network at Coolock House on 17-18 April 2012 that was facilitated  Fr Peter Knox SJ.      

Amajoni from Flagstaff

The Amajoni from Flagstaff Parish on the way to the Cathedral for Chrism Holy Mass 2012

Fr. Gabriel Thabang

Fr. Gabriel Thabang has been appointed new parish priest of Mount Ayliff and Tabankulu.      

Welcome To The Diocese Of Kokstad

Bishop Xolelo T KumaloAs the Bishop of the Diocese of Kokstad in South Africa, I welcome you to this website.

It is my hope that it will inform you and provide you with any information you may require regarding this segment of the Catholic Church.

We also provide links with other websites which might interest you. If you require any information not included here, email us and we will do what we can to help.

If you have discovered this page by accident, you are especially welcome and I hope you will find it of some value and maybe help you to understand how the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Kokstad is trying to serve the community and so bring it closer to the Lord.

With my very sincere and best wishes

+Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani