Welcome to the Denis Hurley Centre.
We aim to serve the needs of the poorest people of Durban. In doing so we honour and co-operate with people of all faith traditions. We welcome South Africans with migrants and refugees. We offer service through our clinic, feeding scheme, vocational training, educational and community support, and pastoral outreach.
We treat all people with the respect and honour they deserve as children of the one God.
Our inspiration and namesake was Durban's archbishop for 45 years. He was known in South Africa and internationally as a courageous proponent of justice and peace, opponent of apartheid and forward thinking churchman. He was also loved for his inner strength, warmth, humility, generosity and spirituality.
Our home, the Denis Hurley Centre (DHC), is a major new landmark building in the middle of possibly the busiest, most vibrant and diverse area of Durban. We are located between the Emmanuel Cathedral, the Grey Street Mosque, and the Victoria Street Market, sharing the space with a multitude of street traders and swarms of taxis.
Please let us know if you would like to visit, or volunteer or help raise funds to support our work.
And wherever you are, and whatever your religious tradition, we ask for your prayers.
Please note: Our sister organisations the Denis Hurley Peace Institute and the Denis Hurley Library at Cedara can be accessed through their websites.