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

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The Denis Hurley Centre is a place not only for the poor and marginalised but for all members of the community of inner city Durban. We therefore are constantly looking to offer programmes that will enhance the lives of people in the area, poor and rich, South African and foreign, young and old, black, white and brown.

Some of the programmes running at the moment include:

Narcotics Anonymous (‘NA’) meeting every Sat 10am-12 noon: a chance for a person recovering from addiction of any sort to come and share and be supported. (isiZulu language speakers especially welcome). For more information contact Brian Mlungwana (email mlungwanab@gmail.com or call 078 440 2942)

Drama and Movement workshops every Fri 3pm-5pm organised by UKUSA Performance Arts Programme at UKZN: open to experienced and inexperienced actors. No need to book – just turn up.
Voice and singing workshops every Sat 2.30pm-4.30pm organised by UKUSA Performance Arts Programme at UKZN: open to experienced and inexperienced singers. No need to book – just turn up.

Inner City Ministries 3rd Thursday of each month 8am-9am: a chance for ordained and lay ministers working in faith-based organisations in Durban city to come together for fellowship and networking. For more information contact Stuart Talbot (email stuart@cast.org.za or call 083 384 4410)

One-to-one counselling in English or isiZulu on Tuesdays and Fridays: free psychological counselling offered by trained specialists. For more information or to make an initial appointment contact Khulekile Mdiniso (khulekile@denishurleycentre.org or call 031 301 2240)

Centering Prayer on Wednesdays from 10.30 to 11.30am: an experience of this ancient form of Christian prayer, open to those who are practiced and those who want to come and try. Contact Sr Marion Millane (email marion.millane@gmail.com or call 031 301 2240)
Catechism classes for children on Sundays from 9.30 to 11am: Classes for every grade from 0 to 12 (including special needs) to help teach young people about Christianity. Contact Sr Marion Millane (email marion.millane@gmail.com or call 031 301 2240)
Sacramental Preparation (for baptism, first communion, confirmation and adult baptism) different days and times: classes are part of the on-going programme of the Cathedral. For more information and to enrol contact Sr Marion Millane (email marion.millane@gmail.com or call 031 301 2240)

Personal Empowerment Programme Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm: a thorough and well-tried programme for people looking to take greater responsibility for their own lives. Delivered by the World Changers Academy at the DHC for 4 weeks starting on 5 Oct. R60 for workbook and certificate – otherwise free. Open to all whatever their level of education, but competency in English is required. To apply contact the Director on 031 301 2240 or email raymond@denishurleycentre.org

If you are interested in hosting a regular programme or meeting at the Denis Hurley Centre that would be of benefit to the local community, contact the Director on 031 301 2240 or email raymond@denishurleycentre.org