Care, Education, Community

“I have come that you may have life: life in all its fullness.” John 10:10

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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 treat all people with the respect and honour they deserve as children of the one God. 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.

The mandate of the DHC has always been to give generous help and support to the city’s poor and homeless. COVID-19 is testing us as a society and faith community like no other global challenge in living memory. We need you to help us.
Click here for the flyer, with bank account information, and live links to Zapper and Payfast.
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As events are moving at an astonishing rate, we invite you to keep an eye on our Denis Hurley Centre Facebook page where we will post important updates, and any calls for support, donations or personnel.

Keep up to date with the latest on Covid-19 by visiting the official South African Coronavirus Resource portal. Click here

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. A shrine for Denis Hurley, at his tomb in the Cathedral in Durban, was inaugurated in March 2017.

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. Click here for London based Denis Hurley Association UK