St John's Hostel Crest

Welcome to St Johns

is what Ursula Spolander was saying to me exactly 31 years to the day as I start work on this revamped website. I came to St Johns Hostel on the 1st April, 1982 and have created this web page in loving memory of my childhood home - and to the people who cared for me and hundreds of other boys.

There is a Facebook Group called I remember St John's Hostel, started by one of the houseparents of Bergzicht - Priscilla Smith. Please note that this Facebook Group is not affiliated with this site, so if you wish to post stories or contribute to this site in another way, please use the contact form.