Rev. Dr. John Stott: Retirement and Move

27 April 2007

Rev. Dr. John R.W. Stott of John Stott Ministries John Stott would like his many friends around the world to know that, having reached the age of 86 in April, he has taken the decision finally to retire from public ministry after fulfilling one last speaking engagement at the upcoming Keswick Convention in July.

He will also be moving from his flat in Bridford Mews, London, where he has lived for more than 30 years, to a retirement community for Anglican clergy in the south of England which will be able to provide more fully for his present and future needs. John has made this decision with the strong belief that it is God’s provision for him at this stage.

Dr. John Stott’s retirement means that he no longer intends to engage in public speaking ministry. He continues to hold the titles that express his honored role in several contexts, including: Founder and Honorary President of the Langham Partnership International; Rector Emeritus at All Souls Church, Langham Place; and Extra Chaplain to the Queen. Dr. Stott intends to continue to correspond and receive visitors, but for some time he has declined to accept public or recorded interviews.

John will greatly value your prayer for him in the challenges and opportunities involved in this transition. He is also happy to reassure his friends that the Langham Partnership International (or John Stott Ministries, in USA), is well prepared to continue its work, even after his retirement.

Dr. Chris Wright took over the leadership of the organisation from John in 2001, and there is now a strong team of international programme managers and other staff and volunteers all over the world making sure that the work develops strongly into the future.

About the Langham Partnership
Langham Partnership International exists to help churches in the Majority World grow in maturity and be equipped for mission. We provide books and training for Christian leaders and pastors to help them diligently study, faithfully preach and relevantly apply the Word of God. Langham Partnership provides these resources through three programmes: Langham Literature; Langham Preaching; Langham Scholars.