The Manse Advent 2020

My dear friends of St John’s Kirk and St Leonard’s in the Fields 

I send Advent Greetings at this very special time of the year. 

It is very reassuring for me to know that all is well in our Churches as Alex, our Associate Minister, ministers to you all during my rest and recuperation until late January, following my time in Ninewells Hospital Dundee with COVID-19 viral pneumonia in November. 

I am so grateful to so many for the kind expressions of love and support to Diana and me and all of our family. 

I am also immensely grateful for the superb medical care given to me in Dundee, enabling me to be now at home recovering. 

Christmas 2020 – my first ever as a Minister without officiating – will be very different for all of us and I send my very best wishes as you celebrate in four weeks’ time the Birth of Our Lord, perhaps in new and different ways as we all recalibrate and reassess the gift of life. 

Happy Christmas to you and all your family. 

John