A message from our founder and director, Fr Michael Lapsley

A message from our founder and director, Father Michael Lapsley SSM

A Healing of Memories workshop is a liberating experience, and for many people the first time they are given the opportunity to tell their stories of pain, suffering and oppression.  Feelings of anger and bitterness begin to be overcome and are replaced with a willingness to consider forgiveness and reconciliation. This holds true not only for South Africans, but also for people in other countries where experiences of conflict and oppression continue to impact on their lives.

Our ability to continue offering our life-affirming and life-altering workshops depends heavily on the support of our generous donors.  We immensely value any gift, large or small.  It is particularly helpful for us to receive regular donations (even of small amounts) as these help us to plan and budget more effectively for the future.  You may also like to consider making a bequest to the Institute for Healing of Memories as you reflect on your last wishes.

We are extremely fortunate to now have our own offices in Cape Town. However, we are still in need of significant funds to renovate, extend and properly furnish the premises.

Your donation will give more people the opportunity to experience the healing and hope made possible by attendance at a Healing of Memories workshop.

We are deeply grateful for your support and generosity.

With all good wishes
Fr Michael Lapsley SSM

For details on how to donate, please review the information below or contact Ntombomzi Magqazolo.
Email: ntombomzi@healingofmemories.co.za
Tel: +27 21 683 6235

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We accept donations of any amount. For large donations please use a bank transfer.


Cheques made out to: ‘Institute for Healing of Memories - North America, Inc. (IHOM-NA, Inc.)

Mail to:

P.O. Box 1238 White Plains,
NY 10602,

Please specify that your donation is designated for renovations of No 5 Eastry Road and ask for a donation receipt to validate the tax deductibility of your donation, should you so require.

For any further queries please contact on ntombomzi@healingofmemories.co.za.


Tax deductible donations

Cheques can be made out to: AngliCORD

Mail to:

PO Box 139 East Melbourne,

New Zealand

Cheques can be made out to: Anglican Missions

Mail to:

PO Box 12-012
Wellington 6038
New Zealand

UK & European Donations

Cheques can be made out to: The Healing of Memories (Europe)

Mail to:

The Well
Newport Rd
Willen, Milton Keynes MK15 9AA
United Kingdom

Direct transfers and deposits can be made to: Healing of Memories (Europe)

Royal Bank of Scotland
Account Number: 22518847
Sort Code: 15-10-00

IHOM Europe is a registered Charity
Registered Charity Number: 1121220
Co No. 06245104

Gift Aid is available to UK Donors only

About Us

The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing, because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

Contact Us

  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    5 Eastry Road, Claremont,
    Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

  • +27 21 683 6231

  • info@healingofmemories.co.za