Bishop Charles May

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The Rt Revd Charles May was consecrated as Bishop of the Diocese of the Highveld on 12th September 2015. He is married to Tebogo, a Professional Nurse employed by Gauteng Health Department. They celebrated their 25th anniversary on the 21st December 2015. He has two children, a daughter, Siphiwe and a son, Thami. Bishop Charles is a keen sportsperson and enjoys watching sport on television and at stadiums. His first love is soccer (he had to make a decision between professional soccer and the ministry). He occasionally plays golf and enjoys reading all kinds of books for mental stimulation and for growth. He also walks to keep fit and mentally strong and enjoys cooking.

Bishop Charles has served in the following parishes:
• 1989 – 1992 St Nicholas, Ennerdale
• 1993 – 1994 St Thomas, Kagiso
• 1995 – 2004 St James, Diepkloof
• 2004 – 2010 St George’s, Parktown
•2010 – 2015 Dean of The Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin

Leadership Roles that Bishop has been involved in include:
• Served in the Bishop’s Executive 2008 – 2012
• Diocesan Clergy Day program co-ordinator
• Archdeacon of Region 4 : 2012 - 2014
• Bishop Charles was also the Vicar General of the Diocese of Johannesburg when Bishop Brian Germond was out of the Diocese and after his retirement until Bishop Steve Moreo was consecrated.

Provincial involvement:
• Member of the Theological Advisory Board 2006 – 2013
• Member of Provincial Synods from 2005 – to date
• Member of the Standing Committee
• Clergy representative for the Elective Assembly
• Member of the TEE College Council

Previous Bishops of the Highveld

Bishop David Beetge img

Bishop David Beetge

Bishop David Bannerman img

Bishop David Bannerman

Archdeacons of the Highveld

Licenced:14 July 2018
Dean Simon Aiken

Dean Simon Aiken


Archdeacon Luthando Zibaya

Archdeacon Luthando Zibaya


Archdeacon Marlene Rodda

Archdeacon Marlene Rodda

Near East Rand

Archdeacon Justice Mhlungu

Archdeacon Justice Mhlungu


Archdeacon Joseph Khanye

Archdeacon Joseph Khanye

Far East Rand

Archdeacon Elton Madupe

Archdeacon Elton Madupe


Archdeacon Clement Khumalo img

Archdeacon Clement Khumalo

Igwa East

Archdeacon Basil Matthews img

Archdeacon Basil Matthews

North Rand