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THMC is based in Sophiatown and works as a catalyst for young people to learn, take action and achieve their goals for life, while linking to and serving, the wider community. Our mission is inspired by the work of Father Trevor Huddleston who stood against discrimination, and provided educational opportunities for thousands of South Africans, throughout his life.

Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre, Corner of Good & Herman Streets, Sophiatown, Johannesburg . Post: PO Box 468, Westhoven 2142.  

Email: thmcentre@mweb.co.za   Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 1271   Fax: +27 (0) 11 252 7976


Registered section 21 not-for-profit association no 2000/006377/08

The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre. NPO no 020 393

             Patrons: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Ambassador Abdul Minty, Rev Mpho Tutu

Hon Sophie du Bruyn MP, Emeritus Archbishop Khotso Makhulu




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Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre

This beautiful historic 1930s house was the former home of Dr A B Xuma.  Now a museum, the house is also available for private hire for functions such as book launches,  film location, corporate receptions and promotions. Call: 011 673 1271 for info.  www.sophiatown.net

Thanks to the National Department of Arts & Culture, the National Lotteries Board (NLDTB), and the City of Joburg, the new building will house the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre programmes in a a state of the art environmentally ‘green’ structure, promoting green businesses, training and work experience for young people.


By night the building will become a cultural space for all hosting film, theatre, dance and all manner of social events aimed at reviving the spirit of old Sophiatown.  See www.Sophiatown.net for more info.

On Friday 25 July THMC hosted guests from all over the province to ensure the ground breaking for the new sophiatown enterprise and cultural centre was celebrated in style.  Over 200 people joined musicians, poets, religious leaders and activists to give the project the best start - songstress Dorothy Masuku led the singing. Here is a selection of photographs from the day.

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Hugh Masekela pays tribute to Fr Huddleston in London, 60 years after receiving his first trumpet.


Hugh Masekela opened the Bishop Trevor Huddleston Centenary evening in London on June 17 2014, hosted by the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre and St James's church Piccadilly.

The evening marked the end of the centenary celebration  for Father Huddleston's birth, and launched the Father Trevor Huddleston Arts Bursary for 2014-2015.

An invited audience enjoyed Hugh's reflections on his career, the role of Father Huddleston in supporting the young musicians at St Peter's School, and where South Africa is headed now, as a still young democracy.


Click here to see a short UK television interview with Bra Hugh where he pays tribute to Fr Huddleston.



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Trevor Huddleston gave Hugh his first trumpet as a 15 year old schoolchild in Johannesburg and this year Hugh paid tribute to 'Father' Trevor Huddleston at a special evening at St James' Piccadilly.    Through this auction, he hopes to raise more funds for the work of the Trevor Huddleston Centre in Johannesburg, which helps school leavers to gain computer skills and enter the workplace, as well as bursaries for aspiring artists, musicians and actors.  This gives them the tools necessary to fulfil their potential, just as Huddleston’s gift of a trumpet did for Hugh.


Just £500 will ensure two school leavers can study a 3 month accredited IT course which gives them a way into work.  See more on our website: www.trevorhuddleston.org




World renowned musician, composer and vocalist, Hugh Masekela, is marking his 75th birthday on a world tour and tickets for his London Barbican show on October 27th are almost sold out.


We have a pair of the best tickets with a backstage invitation to meet Hugh after the show for charitable auction, raising funds for the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre in Johannesburg.

This is a closed auction and the winner will be announced on Friday October 24th.  Bidding closes at midnight on Thursday October 23rd.  To place a bid, simply email info@trevorhuddleston.org with your name, chosen amount, telephone number and physical address.  You can bid as many times as you like, but only your highest bid will be considered.  The winning bidder will make a bank transfer to our UK charity partner, the ASHA Centre in exchange for the tickets.

Email enquiries:  thmcentre@mweb.co.za  (send us your telephone number and we will call you back).


The winning bidder will collect the tickets at the Barbican and go back stage with Hugh's manager after the show for drinks and photographs.   The tickets have been gifted by Serious, the promoter and management for Hugh in the UK.


This is going to be a special night – in Africa there is only one Hugh Masekela  

so don’t miss this unique opportunity to share the vibe and help South African youth make a step towards their future careers.


To contact our Johannesburg office call:     +27 (0)11 673 1271 or email
thmcentre@mweb.co.za