The Community of St Michael and All Angels was founded by the second Bishop of
Bloemfontein, Allan Becher Webb, for pioneer work in his vast diocese, which included
the Orange Free State, Basutoland, Griqualand West and into the Transvaal. The sisters
were active in mission, nursing and education. Sister Henrietta Stockdale became
the founder of professional nursing in South Africa. The South African Synod of
Bishops has placed her on the CPSA Calendar for yearly commemoration on 6 October.
In 1874, other sisters established St Michael’s School for Girls in Bloemfontein,
which still exists today as one of the leading schools in South Africa.
CSM&AA continues with St Michael’s Relief work in the Bloemfontein informal settlements,
meeting with the workers, and supporting it with regular financial help.
Today, there is one sister remaining, living at the School, although the postal
address is the same.
St Michael’s House, PO Box 79, 9300 Bloemfontein, South Africa