You may not have heard of Frances Whitehead – but if you have read any of John Stott’s books, you will have witnessed her extraordinary handiwork: transforming his handwritten scrawl into immaculate typescript ready for the publishers. For more than 50 years, she worked very closely with him and her perspective on his life and work is unique and valuable.

So it was a total joy for me to spend the best part of a day with her at home in Bourne End, on the Thames, to the west of London, during which our conversation ranged over all kinds of things. What I hadn’t realised was the special significance that day in particular (9th April) held for her, as you will hear. She talks with great humour and frankness about her life and work. Enjoy!

The Happy Triumvirate in 1999 (Frances, John & study assistant Corey Widmer)
The Happy Triumvirate in 1999 (Frances, John & study assistant Corey Widmer)

The podcast is divided in two, on predictably convenient grounds!

  • Part 1: Life before All Souls
  • Part 2: Life after All Souls

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For more on John Stott, check out the Q page with links to all kinds of profiles and resources.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Peter

    Part 1 and Part 2 links not there…

    1. quaesitor

      hi peter – the links are available through the iTunes subscription in the next line…

  2. Nancy Heeb

    Thank you, Lord, for Frances! Thank you, Mark for this tribute to God’s goodness and grace.

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