Provincial Notices

RIP Bishop Derek Damant

The Right Revd Brian Marajh, the Bishop of George, has announced the death of Bishop Derek Damant, who was Bishop of the Diocese from 1984 to 1999.

Bishop Damant was also formerly Dean of Pretoria.  He was ordained in 1958 and served as chaplain at St. Andrew’s School, Bloemfontein and principal of St. Stephen’s Diocesan High School in Mohale’s Hoek.

Please pray for Dr Marylynn Damant, his widow, and their family.


Dear Brothers and Sisters.

We woke up this morning with the news that Bishop Derek passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning.

We thank God for his life and witness. May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory. Please keep Marilynn and the family in your prayers.

Yours in the service of Christ,

+ Brian George

7 replies on “RIP Bishop Derek Damant”

All love to Marylyn and the family. Hopefully I will be IT savvy enough to join the funeral. It was such an honour to know him and his gentle manner and humour, even though we seldom saw one another.
Love from Littlebit and family.

I’ve sadly only picked this news up today.
Linda and I send our condolences to Marylynn and the family with fond memories of Derek as our Dean in Pretoria.
Peace and Grace.

RIP Derek. We will always remember you for your kindness when James passed and for the friend you were. Our heartfelt condolences to Marylynne and family.

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