Our new Associate Minister and Church Plant Leader, Rev’d Jono Harvey, was licensed on Sunday 29 July, at a service attended by people from many aspects of Jono’s life, in St Nicolas Church. You can read the full service booklet here. Photo album here
During the service Jono received three gifts (not gold, frankincense or myrrh!) and each came with a commitment to which he responded “With the help of God I will”. In reply, the congregation promised to share with Jono in the mission of Jesus in the community, to build with him a church community of service to the common good, and to share in the life of the wider community, bringing its concerns and joys to God in prayer.
A Grape Vine. Jesus is the true vine and commands his followers to abide in him in order to bear fruit. As we long to see God’s Kingdom flourish and grow here, will you help us all to abide in Jesus, through your prayer, teaching and example?
A Spirit Level. Jono, as homes are built here, will you too seek to be a builder – of a caring community where all are known and welcomed? Will you seek the Holy Spirit as your guide to enable a community which seeks to serve the common good?
A Football Scarf. (Jono is the Eastleigh FC Chaplain). Jono, will you commit to being a witness to the light of Christ in local networks and organisations, sharing fully in their life and rejoicing in the presence of God among the people of this community?
Welcome Jono, your wife Helen and children Ethan, Anais and Lucas it’s great to have you here!