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, 73 Toby Street, Sophiatown, Johannesburg, 2092 . Post: PO Box 468, Westhoven 2142.  

Email:   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, Esme Matshikiza, Sally Motlana.

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.

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 for more info.

In July 2014 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.


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.

The Future Is All Green Business In Sophiatown


The dream of Father Huddleston was to see young people develop to their full potential - whether in music, mathematics, medicine or business.  

In partnership with the Green Fund, the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre will establish the first of its kind - a youth focused incubator for small businesses in the green economy sector.

More detail and how to apply



On Sunday 26th April, the Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Building was dedicated and named by a multi-faith gathering led by Bishop Steve Moreo and in the company of Premier David Makhura.  The address was given by THMC founder, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba and tributes included those from Jonas Gwangwa.

The building will host the first youth incubator for green businesses, training and resource programmes, as well as cultural events.  The project was largely funded by the National Lottery with support for DAC, as well as individual donors from around the world who knew Father Huddleston and his work.

The Huddleston Centre was founded in 1999 and focuses on youth development opportunities as well as creating local arts, culture and heritage programmes.  THMC also runs the Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre, next door to the new building.

For more information, photographs or to visit the building contact:  Rinkie  083 550 7130 011 673 1271

Fr Trevor Huddleston (click here to read more about his life)

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

We have a new physical home and a new virtual home!

GO to to see us in all our newness - and learn about our events, programmes and wider impact.

This site will soon be our archive and public resource site with news and information about heritage, culture and Sophiatown as well as related suburbs, and South African's who called this area home.

All our current and future work will be featured at

Find us at:  71 Toby Street Sophiatown.    t:011 673 1271