Our vision is a Sophiatown and surrounding communities where all people truly belong: where there is healing, opportunity and prosperity; so that resources are used to create a society where none live in poverty.

Our programmes integrate leadership and value-based approaches which enhance social justice and a non-racial society.  Our business enterprise work is based on a people-planet-profit dynamic.

We also preserve and share the history of this area, and the histories of the multi-cultural communities who inspired Fr Huddleston throughout his life.

Our values are inspired by the life-long service of Fr Huddleston to the recognition of every person’s intrinsic and equal value:  we aim to operate with integrity, a focus on service, we value innovation and respect diversity

Our venues, known as Sophiatown the Mix -  are a state of the art ‘green’ building and an original 1930s Sophiatown home that has a rich history.  You can discover more by joining a walking tour every Saturday at 11am (other days by arrangement) .  Click here to find out more. or call to book

Tour Bookings:

083 550 7130

Entrance to heritage

house: R60 per person (groups 6+ R45 pp)

Full Sophiatown walking tours R180 every Saturday 11am

All profits are routed to support our work with young people and creative community development that is sustainable: where the impact on people, planet and profit is carefully judged and resources shared.

Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre, 71 Toby Street, Sophiatown, Johannesburg, 2092 . 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, Esme Matshikiza, Sally Motlana.

Trevor Huddleston CR KBE  1913-2013 Centenary Anniversary year

Our work is inspired by the life and legacy of Father Trevor Huddleston.  His passion for non-racial education and opportunity informs our vision for the Sophiatown we live in now.    We particularly focus on youth development as we believe self-awareness, self-determination and community values lead to community cohesion.  

Click here to download the full biography.

The Centre


Established in 1999, the Centre has run cultural and community development programmes for 12 years.  

We offer training and leadership development for youth and use heritage as a way to inform the values of the Constitution, including active citizenship, social and economic transformation, equality and dignity for all, and democratic values.

Our mission is to revive Sophiatown as a place where all are welcome, where learning and nurturing are everyday activities, and where people are inspired to build their dreams in peaceful ways.

We operate in an environment dedicated to developing the full potential of each person, in a quiet and park-like setting, where students help to sustain the peaceful nature of our site.

We serve youth from across the Western areas of the City of Johannesburg, including Soweto, with training and cultural experiences including Kofifi Youth Theatre.

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Teenagers Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela formed the Huddleston Jazz Band, circa 1954.  This photo, from the Father Huddleston Picture Book, show them with Fr Huddleston and Alan Paton, with their new instruments.

Event in the year of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fr Trevor Huddleston CR - a special service at St Martin in the Fields, London. Click here for more info.