Thursday, February 22, 2024

Stanford community celebrate twenty years service from Rev John Guest

IN December 1993 after a long interregnum, Bishop Laurie inducted Revd. John Guest as Priest in Charge of St Margaret’s Stanford le Hope with Mucking.

John was one of the first priests inducted by Bishop Laurie who was also a new Bishop.

In 2003 John was made Rector in a service attended by over 300 people and led by Archdeacon David Lowman.

John is a family man – father & grandfather and adopted father to Sam but his wife Kim is an essential half of the partnership and without her loving support he would not be able to achieve what God asks him to do.

At the weekend, people from St. Margaret’s and various organisations John is associated with came together to thank John for his ministry. John did not know that the surprise party was to take place in between services so was quite taken aback by the cards, gifts, cake and bubbly for the toast.

Among his jobs, talents, skills are

Clown – even training others in clown theology

Published Author

Member of the Mothers Union

Chaplain to Air Cadets & RAFA

Evangelist not only in this country but has visited Overseas to train their Evangelists

Conference speaker

Columnist in the Thurrock Gazette

Actor – when Bishop John Wain retired he made an excellent Richard Attenborough.

Indiana John & Short John Silver, a dock chair attendant.

One the 2 Johns in assemblies

Musician – plays the accordion, keyboard

Innovator and visionary

Developed the Hope committee, Stanford Fguestestival, Carols on the Green


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