On the 9th of November, Dennis Wrigley, the co-founder and leader of the Maranatha Community went to be with the Lord. He was significant to many of us and to the city and, with his funeral this coming Monday, we have decided to cancel the Family Prayerwatch and Community Meal to enable people to attend the funeral.
We asked Pieter to share some thoughts on Dennis.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever…” Heb13:8
"It’s appropriate to take a minute to honour the passing of Dennis Wrigley, given his significance among the churches in Manchester & in the Nation, and the personal impact he has had on many of us. In doing so, we stand together with his family & the Maranatha Community.
Anyone who has heard of Dennis Wrigley has most likely heard of the authority that he was given as a voice to the nation. He has seen doors open to speak into the very heart of our nation’s government. If you have met Dennis Wrigley, you will know that he leaves no doubt about the source of his ever fresh expectancy & urgency: prayer. As tirelessly current as his work was, it was always rooted in a knowledge of the peace of God & the presence of God. The work of the Maranatha community always begins & proceeds through prayer.
To me, Dennis has always been regarded as an elder - a diligent steward of all that the Lord had given to him; someone who inspired trust. Dennis always affirmed what he saw God doing, whether that was in your own life, in your ministry or in the nation. That was the same whoever you were, which is what I believe has enabled the Maranatha Community to build real spiritual fellowship across divisions that were for the most part taken for granted. There are many of us who have been affirmed & inspired, personally & in our ministries, by having known Dennis Wrigley. In thanksgiving to God, let us continue to stand together in stewardship of all that God is doing in our days."
for details on Dennis' funeral, please contact the Marantha office directly.