Our vision is a South Africa where everyone truly belongs: where opportunity, prosperity and resources are used to create a society where none live in poverty; where children and young people are active citizens of the world, cherishing our democracy, our Constitution and our freedoms

Our programmes encompass leadership, inspiration and value-based approaches aligned to those of Fr Huddleston and those who worked for social justice and a non-racial society.

We also preserve and share the history of this area, and histories of the multi-cultural communities who inspired Fr Huddleston  throughout his life.

Our values are inspired by the life-long service of Fr Huddleston to the recognition of every person’s intrinsic and equal value:  we aim to operate with integrity, focus on service, value innovation and respect diversity.

Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre, 71 Toby Street, Sophiatown, Johannesburg, 2092 . Post: PO Box 468, Westhoven 2142.  

Email: thmcentre@mweb.co.za   Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 1271   Fax: +27 (0) 11 252 7976

Registered section 21 not-for-profit association no 2000/006377/08

The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre. NPO no 020 393

             Patrons: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Ambassador Abdul Minty, Rev Mpho Tutu

Hon Sophie du Bruyn MP, Emeritus Archbishop Khotso Makhulu, Esme Matshikiza, Sally Motlana.

On Thursday 24th of  November, the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre hosted a unique event.   This event, hosted by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, one of the patrons, follows one held in June 2013 at St Martin in the Fields, in London’s Trafalgar Square,  to mark the Centenary of Bishop Huddleston’s  birth.   There the South African High Commissioner at the time, Zola Skwiyeya,  was presented with the Isithwalandwe medal,  passed from the Community of the Resurrection – Fr Huddleston’s religious order – to the Fr Huddleston Memorial Centre, where his work continues among South African youth in particular.

The memorial building  was still a dream at that stage:  cultural leaders helped turn the sod for the foundations of this building in July 2014:  In April 2015 the building was blessed but had no roof, windows or doors!  In September 2015 the building was opened for use, and has housed the special medal. The Isithwalandwe Medal awarded to Fr Huddleston in Kliptown in 1955, so that it may be housed here for all to see and be reminded of the path Fr Huddleston, and many people trod, and sacrificed, and to be inspired by those journeys.   We are called to continue on that path, that which all those who fought for freedom down the generations have walked, so that we might achieve the vision that O R Tambo left us with: united in our diversity.

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Fr Trevor Huddleston

Images from the Isithwalandwe Event