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 became terminally ill with breast cancer and was suffering great pain. Charles sat by her bedside and for the first time in many years he prayed to God asking him to alleviate her suffering. To his shame he thought he had fallen asleep but when he awoke he was told that he had been talking to Grace 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 3 months and 4 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 asked "When is he going to begin healing the sick?".
Charles Simpson began the healing work in 1923 as guided by Dr. Lascelles and, as the work grew, larger premises were needed. 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.