Father Grant was born in Durban on 3 March 1973 and grew up in Greenwood Park where he attended school and, with his family, was a member of Saint Michael’s Catholic Parish, Redhill.

He entered the seminary in 1993 and celebrated his Priestly Ordination at the Immaculate Conception Parish, Pinetown on 2nd December 2000.

His Pastoral Placements are as follows:

    January 2001 – January 2004   -Formator at Saint Kizito Orientation Seminary, Oakford whilst serving as Assistant Parish Priest, Tongaat & Verulam

    January 2004 – April 2012 -Parish Priest at Saint Michael’s Catholic Parish, Red Hill, Durban

   May 2012 – May 2015 -Associate Secretary General, Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, Pretoria

   June 2015 – April 2023 Parish Priest at Chatsworth

   May 2023 – February 2024 On a well deserved Sabbatical!


Newly ordained to the transitional Diaconate, Nkazimulo Shange has been assigned to assist Father Brett at the Parish of Saint Joseph. Deacon Shange was born in upper Tongaat and completed his education there before going on to do 3 years at Durban Computer College. Sensing a call to Priesthood, he was sent to St Ambrose Formation House, went on to St Francis Xavier Orientation House, Cape Town and then to St John Vianney in Pretoria where he completed his theology and philosophy degrees.

He has one brother and two sisters, all younger than him.  His inspiration was Father Xaba, formally Parish Priest of Tongaat.  His mother, Nokuphiwa Shange, is very proud of him.

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