Bishop Michael Scott-Joynt - update

26 March 2012

Bishop Michael Scott-Joynt - update photo

 

The former Bishop of Winchester, The Rt Revd Michael Scott-Joynt, is making good progress after suffering a stroke.

Bishop Michael was admitted to hospital last Tuesday morning, suffering symptoms affecting the right side of his body.

Although he remains in hospital, the Bishop has made significant progress in the last week.

At this time he is still unable to walk and his right hand and arm are out of action, but his speech has improved, and he is described as being in good spirits, ‘determined to make a full recovery’.

Prayers were said across the diocese for the 96th Bishop, who retired from post in 2011, and who has expressed gratitude for the prayers and messages of support which have been offered.

Well-wishers have been asked to continue to pray for Bishop Michael and Lou, but to be sensitive about contacting them directly, preferably by letter or email, so as to allow space for a peaceful recovery.