How to help


How to help


ven if you live far away in America, the UK or Europe, your concern and compassion can still touch the lives of underprivileged people here in South Africa.

Knowing there are others who understand and care means so much, not only to the people we strive to uplift, but also to our priests and sisters who leave their families and comfortable homes to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

Whether you make a financial contribution of any amount towards the cost of uplifting the Zulu people … pray for us … or think about making a bequest towards the work of the Church in South Africa, please don’t leave this page without doing something to help. Your support really does make all the difference! Thank you.

Donate online now

The easiest way to help is through a gift of cash which you can donate right now online from anywhere in the world by Visa or Master Card. Our system is safe and convenient.

Donate by cheque

If you prefer to make your gift by cheque/check, please use the addresses below.

Archdiocese of Durban
P O Box 102
South Africa

Donate by EFT

Donors in South Africa may make direct deposits into our bank account as follows:

Name of Account: Archdiocese of Durban
Bank: First National
Branch: Durban Main
Branch Code: 22-14-26
Account number: 50844491452

Please use your Surname as the beneficiary reference.

In any family, there are certain people on whom you know you can rely in times of need. In our Zulu Mission Family, those people are called Mission Patrons …

When that extra deserving project needs funding, and our resources can’t stretch that far, we know we can ask our Mission Patrons for help.

When those extra prayers need to be said, we know that our Mission Patrons will storm heaven with us.

Like some of the miracles in the life of Jesus … the turning of water into wine and the multiplication of loaves and fishes … Mission Patrons have a hand in miracles of change on the Zulu Missions.

Would you like to be one of them?

It means making a substantial annual gift – a minimum of £45, €70, $100 or ZAR1000. This additional money is used for a different upliftment project each year, which the Archdiocese would not normally be able to fund.

In return for their outstanding support, Mission Patrons have their names inscribed in the Mission Patrol Roll of Honour and receive a small gift.

Click here to join the Mission Patrons now.

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier

This year, Mission Patrons are invited to help the women of Ntshongweni Mission make a success of their community food garden.

They’ve had some success growing cabbages and spinach, but the staple patch of corn was a failure. The main problem is getting water to the plants.

What’s needed is a much larger water tank, and long hosepipes to take the place of watering cans – as well as a mechanical hoe and other sturdy tools! At the moment, they use manual hoes, some of which have loose handles, making them almost impossible to use.

As always, when we have a special need that requires funding, we turn to our Mission Patrons for help.

If you will renew your generous support as a Mission Patron now with a gift of £45, US$100, €70 or ZAR1000, you’ll help provide these and other resources needed to make a success of this humble food garden. Plus, you’ll give the women all the encouragement they need to continue striving to improve their lives and circumstances.

So please will you make your Mission Patron gift now?

In return, your name will be inscribed on our 2023 Mission Patron Roll of Honour, you’ll receive a small wooden bookmark, and Cardinal Napier will say a special Mass every month for you. Please click the Masses tab above for more details.

Mission Patron appeal

Your 2023 Mission Patron gift will go towards tools and equipment for the Ntshongweni Mission communal food garden.

In gratitude for your Mission Patronage, Mass will be said for you on the following dates:

15th July – St. Bonaventure
22nd August – Mary, Mother and Queen
21st September – St. Matthew
11th October – St. John XXIII
21st November – Presentation of Mary
12th December – Our Lady of Guadalupe
24th January – St. Francis de Sale
1st February – Blessed Benedict Daswa
1st March – St. David

Please diarise these dates so you can be present in ‘spirit’ as we pray for your special intentions.

“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” – Matthew 28:20


When Jesus left this world, what comfort these words must have given to His disciples. They knew that He would continue to care for them, beyond His earthly lifetime. And what comfort these words still give to us, as we journey through life.

In a much smaller way, when it is our turn to leave this world, we can also give comfort to those remaining, through our Will. By making provision for our loved ones, we assure them of our love and ongoing care.

In the same way, you can remember the Zulu Missions in your Will. By leaving a bequest, you not only ensure that your support of the missionary Church continues beyond your lifetime – the work you continue to support is a fitting memorial to your Christian life.

More information on Wills and Legacies is available in our free booklet, Using your Will to Celebrate the Blessings of your Life. Please note that this is intended as a guide only, and should not take the place of professional legal advice.

If you are considering a bequest to the Zulu Missions, please let us know. We would appreciate the opportunity to thank you, and to discuss with you how you would like your gift to be used. We would also like to send you our very useful Personal Affairs Record Book.



We value your prayers for our mission people, especially for converts undergoing instruction in preparation to be received into the faith; for those affected by HIV and AIDS; for children learning to live by Christian values; and for our priests and sisters many of whom go about their work in remote outstations.

If you would like to join our Prayer Circle, please email us.


If you know of anyone who might share your interest in the work of the Catholic Church in Africa, please guide them to our website. We have a wonderful 20 minute video showcasing the work of the Archdiocese which you can order and share with church, women’s or community groups.

To order a copy of the video, please email


Having people visit our projects, and show a personal interest in the challenges and achievements of the people concerned is hugely encouraging. If you are planning a visit to South Africa, and Durban in particular, we will happily arrange for you to visit the Missions to witness the work of the Archdiocese.

Please call us on +2731 303-1417 or email to make arrangements.