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Dear Parishioners, Please read the following notice. There will be a Requiem Mass tomorrow Wednesday 12 November at 9.00 am. Please come ready to share thoughts, insights and thanksgiving for the life of Nolan Tobias. Kind regards Bob Commin




Rest in Peace

Dear Clergy & People of God

Grace and peace to you all at this very sad time in the life of the Diocese of False Bay. It is with shock and deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Fr. Nolan Tobias aged 58. The cause of his death is pulmonary oedema. We met with Fr. Nolan’s family last night, who are deeply grieving his passing, to arrange the funeral.

Herewith the arrangements as follows:

1) A Prayer Service will take place on THURSDAY, 13 NOVEMBER at 19h30 at St. George the Martyr, Sarepta Road, Kuils River. All are warmly invited to attend. Clergy attending this Prayer Service need not vest, but are invited to wear clerical collar.

2) A Requiem Mass takes place on SATURDAY, 15 NOVEMBER at 09h30 at St George the Martyr, Kuils River. Viewing will be from 08h30. Clergy of the Diocese of False Bay are invited to vest in cassock, surplice and white stole.

Clergy from other Dioceses are also invited to vest in cassock, surplice and white stole. Those vesting are kindly asked to be ready for the first procession at 0910. Kindly vest in the Multi-purpose Centre. Please leave all valuables locked in the boot of your vehicle as the Multi-purpose centre will also be used to seat the over-flow Congregation.

3) Parking will be available in St George’s Church grounds on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ample parking is available in Sarepta Road as well as Owen Road (immediately parallel to Sarepta Road) and surrounding streets. The Church Men’s Society has been asked to patrol the area.

Let us give grateful thanks for Fr Nolan’s incredible ministry, firstly as an Educator in our public schools, then a Tertiary within the Franciscan Order and latterly as a priest in the Church of Jesus Christ. He served his curacy at Good Shepherd Church, Kensington, thereafter he became Rector of All Saints Church, Bredasdorp, then Rector of St Francis Church in Simons Town and finally Rector of St George the Martyr, Kuils River.

Of your goodness, pray for the Repose of his soul. Remember him with thanksgiving at your Altars in these days leading up to the Funeral Mass. Kindly also remember his siblings: Wendy, Mark, Salome & Shaun, their respective spouses and the wider Tobias Family.

Rest Eternal grant unto him, O Christ      

And let Light Perpetual shine on him

Prayers and Blessings



  1. Conrad says:

    Its with a sad and heavy heart I read this letter. After so many years I tonight tried to find my old friends number since I left Bredasdorp.

    Nolan was a true friend and genuine in all aspects of life.

    I see its been 3 years already since his passing but I too will morn and rejoice in him going home to our Father.

    My deepest condolences
    Conrad Kotze


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