Friends, I’m truly saddened to report to you the news that Bishop John McIntyre of Gippsland passed away this evening at around 8pm. He leaves his widow Jan and three children.
John was acknowledged by all who knew him to have a fierce love for and desire to protect those who were marginalised in our society, which he saw as a natural outworking of his love for and understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ. He will be sorely missed by many.
I would urge you to pray first and foremost for his family for whom his sudden sickness and loss must be an almost incomprehensible blow and, of course, for the Diocese of Gippsland.