It is with great sadness that we share the news that John McCallum died peacefully on the evening of Saturday 29th June.


John was employed by St Philip’s Centre since June 2011 as the East Midlands Coordinator for the Near Neighbours Programme. John was active across Leicester and Nottingham encouraging local groups and individuals to work together to run projects that improved local neighbourhoods. John also ran training courses in fundraising, charity governance, risk assessment and other aspects of running a charity or social enterprise.


Revd Dr Tom Wilson, the Director of the Centre, said “John was a much-loved friend and colleague. I can think of many people, of all faiths and no faiths, who benefitted from his gentle and servant hearted approach, encouraging them to develop their projects, to dream dreams and then develop practical action plans to make those dreams turn into reality. He will be missed by us all.”


Once we know details of John’s funeral, we will publicise them.


If you wish to send a message to John’s family, please do so via the St Philip’s Centre, 2a Stoughton Drive North, Leicester, LE5 5UB.