John moves to the London Jesuits next year

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Lucy writes…. It’s with a mixture of sadness for us and gladness for John that I’m letting you know that John has found a new role that he just couldn’t turn down. John’s heart is in Ignatian spirituality, as many of you will know, and the London Jesuit Centre has asked him to come and be part of their Spirituality Team.

Although we would have loved him to stay longer, he goes with my total support and great gratitude for all that he has brought to us here at St James’s. John’s last Sunday with us will be Sunday 6th February 2022. Restrictions permitting, we will say goodbye to him and thank him at that service. Please keep John in your prayers over the coming weeks as he prepares for his new ministry.

John says….. 9 years ago I did an 8-week Beginners’ Course in Ignatian Spirituality at the Jesuit Centre, and it’s steadily become ever more significant in my life and ministry. On the Spirituality team, I’ll be getting more deeply involved in spiritual direction, leading retreats and courses, and hopefully starting a regular Ignatian Yoga class! I’ll be with you for the whole of Epiphany – and then I’ll only be 6 minutes away from St James’s, so don’t be surprised if you see me back in the pews from time to time.