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In Memoriam: Father Michael Harper

11 January 2010

Father Michael Harper died on the Feast of Theophany, 6 January 2010.

The Funeral Service will be held at St George’s Cathedral, Albany St. / Redhill St, London W1, at 12pm on January 14th.

Stephen Hayes and Michael Harper, 14 May 2005

Father Michael Harper was a prominent leader in the Anglican charismatic renewal movement, in Britain and worldwide. In 1964 he founded the Fountain Trust, to promote the charismatic renewal, and he wrote several books on the topic, among them Glory in the church, As at the beginning, and A new way of living. He visited South Africa several times, and spoke at various renewal conferences.

In 1995 he left the Anglican Church because of what he saw as doctrinal aberrations,  and joined the Orthodox Church. He became Dean of the Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of Great Britain. One of his more recent books is A Faith Fulfilled, Why Are Christians Across Great Britain Embracing Orthodoxy?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 January 2010 9:26 pm

    Memory Eternal! My husband was saddened to hear of Fr. Harper’s passing. We had some of his books in our charismatic/Anglican days, and rejoiced to hear he had moved on to Orthodoxy some years after we did so ourselves.

    • 13 January 2010 9:05 am

      It seems that quite a lot of charismatic Anglicans have been attracted to Orthodoxy.

  2. 14 January 2010 5:10 pm

    If you celebrate it, Steve, happy old New Year and may the day be a nice one for you.

  3. 14 January 2010 8:37 pm

    Memory Eternal……

  4. James permalink
    16 January 2010 6:46 pm

    May his memory be eternal.

  5. malcolmguite permalink
    21 January 2010 12:00 am

    My wife and I have his books and knew him a little towards the end of his life as he lived near us in Cambridge, a sad loss to us but he flourishes now even more fully in the Life of Christ than he did before. Under the Protection

  6. Fr. Yousuf Rassam permalink
    31 January 2010 10:15 am

    A very edifying Sermon preached at Fr. Michael Harper’s parish, St. Botolph’s in London, by his successor there, on the Sunday after his repose.

    “One Great Baptismal Font”

    http://www.antiochian-london.org/blog/?p=13

    Fr. Yousuf Rassam

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