A big, booming voice of calm: The Glovers came into my life when John became the minister of Chesham Methodist Church when I was in my mid-teens. John was an incredible man, guiding us all with such enthusiasm for life and an infectious joy; his years at our church were by far some of my favourite! One thing I always remember his is powerful voice that had the ability to command everyone’s attention but in such a way that you felt nothing but love and calm wash over you. He gave me advice when I was a questioning teen and supported my family in all that we did through CMC. Another of my favourite memories of him was when he and Jon played comedy guards in one of our pantomimes and they performed a rousing rendition of ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ together!! They were hillarious and it was wonderful to have them join our little drama group! It must be terribly sad for his family to lose him but they can be comforted to know that the impact if his life has reached this now 31year old who has moved to Somerset. His influence reaches across counties! He’s the type of man and minister that I will now tell my own daughter about; his big booming voice still talks to me and he is missed. Penny Williams (nee Longhurst)

Sent by Penny on 30/06/2018