Our Founder Charles Simpson was born in 1882 to a modest background. He was not religious but a very down to earth man who trained to be an engineer.
In 1907 he emigrated to New Zealand where he married Grace Mabel, his first wife.
Grace had always been interested in the spiritual side of life and persuaded Charles to join her in her quest for answers. They attended various groups and much to Grace’s exasperation Charles simply fell asleep.
Grace became terminally ill with breast cancer and was suffering great pain. Charles sat by her bedside and for the first time he prayed to God asking him to alleviate her suffering. To his shame he thought he had fallen asleep but when he awoke Grace told him that he had been talking to her, calling himself Dr. Lascelles, and told her that she had three months of life left and would suffer no more. Amazingly her pain was gone and she lived for three months and four days before peacefully passing away.
Two years later Charles was to marry his second wife Florence (known as Brownie) and in 1921 returned to England. Times were hard and work was difficult to find. He became ill both physically and mentally and was constantly being “impressed” to make contact with Dr. Lascelles. He and Brownie sat to pray. Simmie fell into a deep sleep and Dr. Lascelles returned and asked Brownie “Ask him when he is going to begin healing the sick?” And so the work began.
He had in a previous life been a Doctor and choose to further his spiritual advancement by channelling through Charles primarily teaching us how to pray, how to heal, to give love and service and to reassure us that there is no death. He also gave many wonderful addresses as to how we can live a more spiritual life which are as relevant today as they were 80 years ago.
Charles Simpson began the healing work in 1923 as guided by Dr. Lascelles and as the work grew larger premises were needed and in 1932 The Seekers Trust was formed and moved to our present home here in Addington.
To this day our work continues still using the teachings of Dr. Lascelles.
The heart of our work here is to offer healing through prayer by means of our Harmony Prayer Circles.