On Monday, 28 October, Peter and Miranda Harris, co-founders of A Rocha, and Chris Naylor, A Rocha International Executive Director, together with his wife Susanna, were involved in an horrific car accident in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Miranda, Chris and Susanna did not survive. Peter is being treated in a local hospital and is in a stable condition. The driver of the vehicle has now been discharged from hospital and the Harris family have been able to spend some time with him.
The Harris family will hold a service of thanksgiving for Miranda’s life at 2pm on 14 December at St Aldates Church, Oxford. To avoid heavy traffic and parking issues in Oxford, guests are encouraged to come by train or allow extra time for travel.
A Rocha will also be organizing a joint memorial for Chris, Susanna and Miranda in 6-12 months’ time. We will let you know details as soon as we are able.
We know that this comes as a profound shock to everyone in the A Rocha Family and others all around the world. Read more in our latest news on the life and work of these three wonderful people.
Above all, please continue to hold the Harris and Naylor families and the A Rocha worldwide movement in your prayers.
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This page has been made available for the Harris family to provide updates to concerned friends and supporters about Peter and arrangements regarding Miranda. Please check back from time to time.
For those wishing to share your memories, condolences or other reflections, we have created a page on the A Rocha blog. These will be relayed to the Harris and Naylor families.
If you would like to make a donation to A Rocha International in memory of Miranda Harris and Chris & Susanna Naylor, please do so at justgiving.com/campaign/Harris-Naylor (Please beware of any other scam site taking advantage of this tragedy to solicit donations.)
A funeral thanksgiving service was held on 18 November 2019 at St John’s Church, Burford, UK to celebrate the life and faith of Chris and Susanna Naylor. For those who were unable to attend in person, Burford Church have kindly provided this video recording of the service.