Reverend Michael Weeder

Michael Weeder is the current Dean of St.

George’s Cathedral, Cape Town.

The early alert to the complexities of class and race informed Michael’s sense of identity and the multi-layered nuances of memory.

He studied for the Anglican priesthood at St Paul’s Seminary, Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985 and served as the Secretary of the Black Clergy Association.

In 1992 he was appointed to the staff of Archbishop Desmond Tutu as director of the Anglican Board of Social Responsibility (BSR).

He has the BA (Hons) and an MA in History from the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

Weeder is a founder member of December 1st, a social movement formed to work around the memory and legacy of slavery. He co-produced a documentary, Lydia Williams, a fervent simplicity, an insight into slavery at the Cape.

The Very Reverend Michael Weeder is an accomplished raconteur who regularly shares his humour and thoughtful reflections with his followers on social media. He has now, in quick succession, published two collections of poetry: Lockdown, Love and Lament (2020) and The Promise of Memory (2021)