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Rev Dr John Arthur Ponter

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  1. So very sorry to hear of your sad loss. Wishing you comfort at this difficult time.

    Claire Baines
  2. So sad for you all, a truly lovely, gentle person who will be greatly missed.
    Sending love to you all
    Hen, Siemona and Lizzie

    Hen Kingsley
  3. My thoughts are with you Pauline and your family. John was a truly gentle man in all senses of the word.

    Jenny Womphrey
  4. Thinking of you all this morning, and sending my love and sympathies to you. With my love.

    Julie Lanyon-Hogg
  5. So very sorry to hear of the passing of John. He was a good person who will be missed by many. Thinking of you all today x

    Clare Fay
  6. Very fond memories of our time together at St John’s. A wonderful man. Much love & sympathy to the family.
    Linda xx

    Linda Chant
  7. Sending our love and prayers from all your friends at Servant King.

    Mike Morris
  8. Unc John was such an true inspiration and support for Myself and my husband his faith guided my faith
    All our love.
    God bless you all.

    Jeremy and Cleveland Wilson-ward
  9. What a wonderful man. Sending our love to you all.

    Miriam and Kevin
  10. Condolences and prayers from all in the Ecumenical Partnership of Stantonbury and Willen, Milton Keynes. Many fond memories from members around the parish of his person and his ministry.

    Rev Dr Paul A. Smith, Team Rector Stantonbury and Willen
  11. What a lovely service and precious to hear recollections of all that John did and was in this life. We rejoice that he is now with his Saviour and Lord, and feel privileged to have known him and his kind and gentle spirit.

    Our love and prayers are with you all.
    Brooke and Caroline

    Brooke and Caroline Snell
  12. John left such fond memories of the kind and gentle person we knew when you worshipped with us at The Church of the Servant King Servant King. My thoughts and prayers are with you Pauline and your family. With much love

    Beryl Hallsworth
  13. A very moving service for John this morning. Thinking of you and holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. Carolyn and John

    Carolyn and John Poole
  14. Dad I love you and my heart is broken I missed too many years without you and I’m sorry please look down on me and forgive me your loving son 💔😍😍

    Dave Ponter
  15. My condolences to you all and wishing you strength for the future x

    Helen Siseman
  16. Hello
    Could I offer my deep sympathy for your loss. I was an agnostic student at UEA in 1973 when I first met John when he was chaplain there. His acceptance and evident love for everyone has left a deep and lasting impression.

    Christine Chapman
  17. So sorry to hear of John’s passing and my thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Pauline, as you know, both of you were such important people in my life at UEA, and afterwards. John was simply a uniquely loving man and an amazing example to us all. He was singularly the most potent modern theologian I have ever encountered.

    The impression John made on me in the three years I was at UEA will stay with me forever. I will never forget him, or your family. I was blessed to know you all.


    Tony Conry
  18. With our sincere condolences and fond memories of a wise and inspiring man who helped so many of us at UEA to find our way.

    Mike and Netta Gibbs
  19. Dear Pauline, So sorry to hear of Jahn’s death via your Christmas card which arrived yesterday. He was a very good friend to me in the 6th form and we worked together on Christmas post and at Pen y faL Hospital. We also met up during our national Service when we were both in London. He was partly responsible for developing my love of classical Music. Your card went to three addresses before it reached me here in Poland . Needless to say I extend my deepest condolences to you and I will always treasure my memories of John, a very good friend.. Our ways diverged after you got married. However we did meet up at our class reunion. Thank you for letting me know in such a gentle way.

    Arnold Pitt

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