About Me


For me, writing is a healing art, aimed at healing me. I never thought of writing for others – and do so with great apprehension but in the hope that what is shared may resonate with you, encouraging us to journey through the sacred darkness together.

I live in Cape Town, South Africa – where I was born and schooled. I am married to Jacqui  – we have two daughters, Kate and Zoe.

As an Anglican priest, I am keen to work in partnerships with like-minded people promoting hope, faith, justice and peace. At the centre of our lives must be a love of creation and an appreciation of its beauty and energy. From this can flow a deep appreciation of each other – as integral parts of creation – people made for communion and community. Justice calls us to see God in everything and to honour each part of creation as God.

Over the years, I have sought to offer psychotherapy, counselling, facilitation and consulting services while teaching part-time courses in theology, African transformation, and leadership development.

I am a Trustee of the UK-based Dame Hilary Cropper Foundation. and a Board member of the Centre for Christian Spirituality , and the Pinotage Youth Development Academy

Please feel free to contact me on:

+27 0 82 902 4194

chris@chrisahrends.com or

Postal address: 12 Ludlow Rd Vredehoek, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa