Charismatic Renewal People
These are some of the people who were involved in the charismatic renewal and related movements in southern Africa that we would like to know more about, and, if they are still alive, to contact them and ask them what they remember of it.
If you know anything about them, or can help us get in touch with them, please leave a comment or e-mail me. More will be added to this page, so please come back to check it occasionsally.
Fr George Purves
Roman Catholic priest at the Cathedral in Durban in the 1970s. Was active in promoting renewal in the Archdiocese of Durban. Any news of his subsequent career would be welcome.
Found! He is in Nazareth House in Durban, but is not well and in no position to answer questions. But I’d still welcome news about his subsequent career, and what has happened to the charismatic prayer groups at Emmanuel Cathedral in Durban.
Fr Ignatius Heer
Roman Catholic priest from the Natal South Coast in the 1970s. He sometimes travelled up to the farm of Wilson and Hilda Dunn, near Stanger. Would like to know about his other activities and contacts, and his subsequent career.
He was an Anglican priest in Grahamstown in the 1970s, and later Rector of Hilton, near Pietermaritzburg. He later left the Anglican Church. Would like to make contact with him, or at least learn something of his subsequent career.
Revd Charles Gordon
Minister of the Durban North Presbyterian Church in the 1970s, and his church was very much affected by the renewal. Would like to hear more from or of him, and from any people who were members of the Durban North Presbyterian Church in that period.
News is that he has died. I’ve also heard that the Durban North Presbyterian Church broke away from the Presbyterian Church and formed a new denomination. I’d welcome any information about this.
Durban businessman, plumber, denomination unknown. He ran a Christian Businessmen’s Fellowship which promoted the charismatic renewal, and arranged several events with speakers etc.
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