About Our Church
We are a Christian organisation based in Lyttleton.
Our Mission: To be anchored in the love of God, the Father
Our vision: To be committed to the mission of God, the Son
Our Values: To be transformed by God, the Holy Spirit
Rev’d Prof Adrian van Breda has been ministering at St Stephen’s since April 2019 and was
appointed as Rector of the parish in September 2021. Adrian obtained his Bachelor of
Theology from TEEC and his Honours in Systematic Theology from Unisa, both with
distinction. Adrian gave his life to Christ in 1984, when he was in high school. He was a
musician – voice, piano and pipe organ – and played for services and led church choirs up
until his ordination, when his role changed. He still loves to sing and play piano when he
gets a chance. He preaches a gospel of radical inclusivity – God loves every single person
extravagantly and unreservedly, and wants to be in intimate fellowship with each of us.
Adrian works full time as a Professor of Social Work at the University of Johannesburg,
where he has taught since 2007. In both church and university, Adrian is committed to the
transformation of society, including employment equity, a living wage, work opportunities
for young adults, pro-feminist, pro-LGBTQIA+ inclusion and so on. Adrian has been
married since 1994 to Trina, who is a physiotherapist, and they have an adult son, Erin
Andile, who is a tattooist and artist.
The Rev'd Marti Slater
Priest in Charge at St Stephen Anglican Church, Lyttleton and Chaplain at Holy
Cross, Irene Homes, Irene
I am deeply honoured to serve as the Priest-in-Charge at St Stephen’s in the
absence of Revd Adrian van Breda, normally, I would hold the title of Assistant
Priest. My journey at St Stephens began on 1 October 2021, prior to that, I was
Assistant Priest at St Martin-in-the Fields, Irene from 15 December 2017, where I
had been serving as Deacon from 6 December 2015.
At the age of 5, I wanted to become a nun, however life took me on the scenic route
to become what God had planned for me all along. I was raised in the Dutch
Reformed Church and joined the Anglican community when I was 20 years old, after
falling in love with the Anglican way of Worship.
I was involved at St Martin’s in various roles from 2001, when I moved to Pretoria. It
was there that my spiritual journey to ordination became a reality.
I have two daughters, two son’s in-law and three beautiful grandchildren.
My greatest passion is working with people. My ministry is rooted in the Anglican
tradition, emphasizing prayer, sacraments, and community. I believe that our faith
journey is a shared one, and I am here to guide and support you in your walk with
God while growing in the process.
Bachelor of Theology from TEEC, Cum Laude
I have always had a deep affinity with Irene Homes and the incredible people who
are assisted by the organisation. I have been blessed to be involved with Irene
Homes, and as a self-supporting Priest, recently started working as a relief House
Mother standing in when any of the other House Mothers take a well-deserved
break. I conduct the Morning Prayer Service every Wednesday for residents and
staff and a Eucharistic service on Sundays.