Have seen in various places around the web the following statement from The Langham Partnership:
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 final speaking engagement at the upcoming Keswick Convention in July.
He will be moving from his flat in central 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. Dr Stott has made this decision with the strong belief that it is God’s provision for him at this stage.
John Stott is an absolute legend as a church leader, preacher and author. The biographies of his ministry are really interesting to read, do take the time if you haven’t already.