We stand with our Anglican Community today as we mourn the passing of a beloved, Bishop, Ecumenical companion, family man and friend.
It is with sadness that I inform you that the Bishop of East Gippsland John McIntyre, passed away yesterday after a short illness.
Since returning to Victoria in 2006, John has endeared himself to many for his down to earth approach, whilst maintaining a strong Spiritual life. His work as both an Anglican minister and since 2006 as a Bishop has seen him build strong relationships with many sectors of the community especially our indigenous brothers and sisters.
He has been a strong presence in the ecumenical world working closely with Victorian Council of Christian Education (serving as immediate past Chair), Victorian Church Leaders Meetings (serving as immediate past chair) and the Victorian Council of Churches where he has contributed in many ways.
John will be missed by all who have come to know and appreciate his wisdom, Spiritual insights and pastoral care.
At this time we hold his immediate family in our prayers as they mourn the loss of their husband and dad.
Rev. Ian Smith
Victorian Council of Churches.