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  1. Dear Susanne,

    I was deeply so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband Jonathon.
    Just finished wacthing and praying during the funeral service. It is a beautiful service that reflecting Jonathon’s life and your family.
    You and your boys will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love and prayers
    Lectio Divina group
    Janssen Centre

  2. Dear Susanne, Ben and Tony, Callum and Nichaolas,
    What a great example Johathan has been to all of us that knew him and he carried this forward right to the end. We were so lucky to catch up with him a few weeks ago. The positive attitude, spirit and courage that he showed was truely uplifting. It was marvellous that he could spend his last weeks with his family so close around him.
    Love to you all and rest in peace Jonathan.
    Tony and Chris

  3. I have just finished watching the funeral service – I was so sorry to hear that Jonathan had died. I have many fond memories of your time in Burnie and the difficulties you had to deal with. You both handed it all with such grace.
    I would never have recognised your two boys (or young men that they are now).
    I always appreciated Jonathan’s honesty in difficult times. I know he could’ve donged me at times.

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers let me know if I can do anything for you..
    Every blessing. Aileen Fitzgerald

  4. Dear Susanne and family
    Thank you for the privilege of being able to share with you a beautiful and fitting celebration of Jonathan’s life. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve your very sad loss at this time. We have special memories of our friendship with Jonathan at St Matthew’s Mulgrave in 1984/5. Also John has kept special memories of his friendship with you Susanne during your time at St John’s Toorak. With much love, John and Shirley Goldsworthy

  5. Such a privilege to know Jonathan, and an honour to join in this service of thanksgiving for his life. I will remember him for his care and the gentle way he held me and my ministry through supervision. He was definitely one of the good guys!

  6. Lovely service. Glad to be able to share with you. Thinking of you all at this time. Sally, Peter, Anne

  7. I was privileged to get to know Jonathan during our supervision training and appreciated his input and ability to get to the nub in any conversation… My sympathy to his family.

  8. Dear Susanne & family,
    My condolences and prayers for you all. Thank you for enabling me to share in the service, which did such honour to Jonathan and you all. I couldn’t help but be reminded of the years sharing in the ministry of David and Audrey. It seemed Jonathon inherited quite a bit of David’s integrity and ministry to the marginalised in the years at Richmond. I remember Audrey’s pride in Jonathan being ordained and stories of the grandchildren. Love and blessings, Beth.

  9. A fitting farewell and a fabulous reminder of Rev Jonathan Caleb Chambers many talents, strengths and challenges and how he was able to make the most of it all in the time he had with us.

    I have fond memories of his supportive encouragement and conversation after church at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Canterbury and his inspired sermons.

    Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all. Godspeed. Sue Ellson

  10. Dearest Ben. So saddened to learn of Jonathan’s death. My love and prayers for you and all your family. It was a privilege to be able to share in his service. Love Viv

  11. Dear Susanne and Family,
    Sending condolences, and all my love and strength to you for the coming days and weeks. Jonathan will be deeply missed, but his love and his learnings will be passed on through all of us. Natalie.

  12. Dearest Susanne, Ben, “Godson” Callum, Nicholas and partners. Always in our hearts and lives. That, too, will continue.
    Travel safely JC. ❤

  13. Dearest Susanne
    Thank you for the privilege of attending Jonathan’s funeral online. It was a wonderful service which Laura and I watched together tonight.
    I am so grateful to you and Jonathan for your friendship, care and wisdom over the last 10 years, together with the wine and the laughs.
    My love and prayers are with you
    Chooky and the girls xxx

  14. Dear Susanne,Jonathan, Callum and Ben and your partners , holding you all close in love and prayers. Physically Jonathan is no longer with you to share the journey of life but you will always carry him in your hearts. His legacy will live on.
    Death is not extinguishing the light. It is turning down the lamp because the dawn has come.
    May you feel surrounded by love.
    Carla and Andrew

  15. To dear Susanne, Ben and Tony, Callum and Nick,

    The last hour and a bit has been spent with Henrietta, watching this beautiful tribute to Jonathan. His legacy is apparent in his fine sons, and the photographs showed how that legacy was built, with care and joy. He will be very much missed by us all,

    With our love, Laura and Andrew, Michaela and Travers

  16. Dear Suzanne, Ben, Callum, Nick and partners,

    Wonderful memories of you all at St. Thomas’ and St. Paul’s, I feel blessed to have been able to share the service with you today, and the gift of all the beautiful and moving comments posted by so many! Jonathon, the world is a better place for your having been in it.

    Love and prayers,
    Carole and Alice

  17. Dear Susanne & family
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. May your wonderful memories of Jonathan be alive in your hearts always.
    With much love, Sharyn & Daryl Wilkinson

  18. Dear Suzanne and family.
    Thankyou for allowing us to share in your farewell to Jonathon.
    May our thoughts and prayers enfold you and support you.
    May the glory of the morning light remind you of Jonathons continuing love for you all.
    May he Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
    felicity, Scott and Cecilia Lowrey and the Johns Family.

  19. Dear Susanne
    Jan and I appreciated being able to share the experience and emotion of a simple but very warm service of celebration of Jonathan’s life earlier today. His clear sense of purpose was not only very special to your family, but something that touched the lives of many.
    Our thoughts are with each of you!
    Jan and Bill Couche

  20. Dear Susanne , and family , into the west tonight we send your dear Jonathan , the sun has set , beautiful service , wonderful man , holding this day and these times in Gods Grace Jenni and Jim

  21. Dear Susanne and Family,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    No doubt you have many wonderful memories to comfort you.
    With love,

  22. A life well lived, a love well shared and a service well completed. RIP Jon. Until we all meet again. My deepest sympathies to all who loved him.
    Jeny Wallace (Humphris)

  23. Keith Ainley. from All Souls.Sandringham. To Sue,
    We will miss John, but, the memories will be around us all in several different ways.
    He is with his late parents (who have both gone) Many parishioners will still have
    fond times over the years that john’s parents belonged to this church and john was
    part of this family in several different ways. To you Sue, There is plenty of support,
    around. I have also within the last couple of weeks lost a brother, who will also missed.

  24. Dear Susanne, Callum, Nicholas, Ben and Tony,
    Jonathan left us too soon, but leaves a great legacy. I’m so very sorry for your loss, and you are all in my prayers. He will be greatly missed. The service was a beautiful tribute to his life, his faith and his care for others.
    With peace and love,

  25. Dear Susanne and Family,
    Sending you love and prayers on this most difficult of days. Jonathan will be remembered so fondly by so many people and will always remain in our hearts.
    Peace be with you
    Ken Young

  26. To dear Susanne and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. In Jonathan we remember a dear friend and mentor.
    Fond memories from Helen and Chris Fletcher

  27. Chambers Family
    Thank you for sharing the funeral ofJonathon – a gem of a human being. A empathetic professional supervisor who I will forever be grateful for his support and interest.

    May he rest peacefully In prayerful support

  28. A lovely tribute to Jonathan, thinking of you all – Susanne, Ben & Tony, Callum and Nick

    1. Dearest Susanne,
      What a truly beUtiful and moving tribute to a wonderful man. Sending you and the boys my love and sincere sympathy. Know that you are loved and missed by all of us at St Pauls Canterbury
      Di Gurney

  29. Susanne, Callum, Nick and Ben
    Thank you for sharing the celebration of Jonathan’s life in the beautiful and loving service. He will be missed – for his wisdom, kindness, generosity and good humour as he touched so many lives. Go gently.
    With peace and love.
    Trish and Barry Fernley

  30. Dear Susanne and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all .
    May the Lord bring peace and comfort to you all!

  31. It was a lovely service for Jonathan – so happy we could share this sad time with you all – love Cox family xxxxx

  32. A beautiful tribute thank you for allowing us to share. Overwhelmed by the love and beautiful words. Keeping you in our prayers.

  33. Susanne and family.
    Be assured that your grief and sadness is shared by all that knew Jonathon.
    Rest in peace cousin.

  34. Dear Susanne,
    We are thinking of you in this time of sadness. We knew Jonathan as a caring, bright and friendly soul who could give cheer to everybody
    Don and Margaret Clausen.

  35. Thank you for the privilege of being able to be part of such a loving, moving service to farewell Jonathon. Thank you especially Callum and Susanne for your words and Nick for your heartfelt prayers and for the special candle lighting. Jonathon might not have wanted us to tell the world that he was a good bloke…. but he was just that, a really good bloke. May he rest with the Lord and may you all be comforted at this sad time in your lives… as you Susanne and Jonathon supported me through a very difficult time in my life. Much love and many thanks for being part of my life. Jennie

  36. Dearest Susanne and family
    It was a beautiful service for much loved Jonathan.
    He was very special and we will miss him.
    Our love to you all
    Wendy and John Pascoe

  37. Dear Susanne, Nicholas, Callum, Ben and Tony sending all our love to you all on the most loving and moving Funeral Service for Jonathan. We were so blessed to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all over the coming days and months.
    Love Sue Colling & Genevieve Colling❤️

  38. Beautiful service for a wonderful man. Uncle Jonathan will live on through all of us; especially with you all. Can’t wait to give you all a big tight hug. Sending much love to you all xx
    Rest in peace Uncle Jonathan. We’ll have a nice special Adelaide wine for you tonight xx

  39. Dearest Suzanne and family,

    Beautiful service, Jonathon was so present in the prayers and hymns, inspiring all of you. Continue to stay strong and brave. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all,

    Blessings, Vincent.

  40. A beautiful service to celebrate Jonathan’s life. Your strength as a family is truly inspiring. My thoughts are with you all, sending lots of love. Xx

    Kirsty Bone

  41. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful ceremony and an amazing celebration of Jonathan’s life.

  42. Dear Susanne and Family

    On behalf of my self & my mum -Pauline Grace -we extended to you all our deepest sympathy & condolences.
    As mum said when I told her the news of his passing……”Dear Jonathan-such a wonderful man, such light, why is it the GOOD ONES have to go!“….

    May the CHRIST FORCE LOVE & LIGHT surround, guide, uphold & strengthen you all now & always.

    Jonathan thank you for being The soul you were, are & will continue to be….the world is a better place having had you in it… in eternal LOVE & LIGHT …fly free for you are HOME ….

    You are in our thoughts hearts & prayers.

    Pauline Grace & daughter Meghan

  43. Dear Susanne, Callum, Nick, Ben & Tony
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead.
    We hold dear special memories of Jonathan, and indeed, of you all:
    wonderful companions on the journey.
    Much love,
    James, Heather, Matthew & Warwick

  44. Dear Susanne and all your family,
    with loving thoughts and prayers to you all as you mourn the loss of Jonathon – a kind, loving, wise and gentle man. I feel blessed to have known him.
    Thank you for making it possible for so many to join with you in Jonathon’s service this morning.
    May God bless, comfort and strengthen you now and always,
    Rosemary Callow

  45. Susanne, Ben, Callum, Nick, and Tony,
    Our deepest condolences. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be “present” at the funeral. We will miss Jon deeply, he holds a special place in our hearts and we valued his presence greatly. You are in our thoughts and hearts.
    With all our love,
    Vanessa, Ortensio, Natasha, and James.

  46. Dearest Suzanne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time. Our lives are richer for having the experience of knowing Jonathan and for his friendship.
    Much love Cathy and Bob

  47. To my dearest, Susanne, Cal, Nick, Ben and Tony,

    What a wonderful service to reflect on what an amazing and special man Johnathan was. He brought so much happiness to all and I’m so honoured to have known him. I will cherish the times I got to visit him between shifts late last year- we had some lovely chats about life and love and how it all comes together for the better.
    He was truly the bravest person I know and we will miss him so much!

    Loads of love to you all,
    Sally, Austin and Vito xxxxxx

  48. Thanks to God for the blessing that Jonathan was in my life as my Supervisor for 10 years. I will miss him dearly. Love to Susanne and the family…
    Rest In Peace, Jonathan.

  49. Dear Susanne and Family,
    I will remember Jonathan with much love and joy. This has been such a privilege to share this moment with you.
    Love to you all,
    Emily (Sydney)

  50. Dear Susanne, Ben, Callum and Nick
    Thank you for the privilege of joining online for this farewell to Jon.
    He was tremendous fun to be with at our gatherings in the late 70s and into the 80s along with his school and Sandringham friends. I had not known all the detail of his generosity to so many others. He’s done some wonderful work.
    Best wishes to you all during the sad times and for many smiling times ahead as you always remember him.

  51. Jonathan will live on in the lives of all those he so gently and caringly touched in times of trouble and also joy. He was so much help to us as a family. To you, Susanne and the boys, we send our love and will pray that you maintain your bubble of love in the coming months ahead as you go on in life without your beloved husband and father.
    David & Tricia Cain and Family

  52. Thank you Susanne and the boys. A great service. I felt I got to know Jon better. I really only knew Jon back in the Vicki days but met a couple of times since and was impressed by the warmth of his personality.
    Thank you for allowing me to attend Jon’s online funeral. It was very well done and nice to “be there”.
    My very best wishes to you all.
    David Knight

  53. Dear Susanne,
    It was a privilege to be able to watch the service this morning. Your boys and yourself spoke so well.
    John was certainly a man of great qualities and gave sacrificially to many people during his life and ministry. You must be so proud of the boys. Thank you for sharing something of your life with us. We are enriched through it. You don’t know you have the strength till it is required of you and I am sure you will find both courage and new directions as you face a different future.
    Love and peace to you and yours,
    Rod Brown

  54. Our deepest sympathies to Suzanne and the family at the loss of Jonathan. As was his life his funeral was very touching and the mystery of life brought tears, healing ones to flow. Love and prayers, Robyn Menzies and Gordon Torrens at Samford (Brisbane)

  55. Dear Susanne, Callum, Nick, Ben and Tony,
    Our thoughts go out to you on the loss of Jon to this world. It is your care and love that continued to enable him to be the courageous man he was.

  56. To Sue & all Family & Friends.
    Our love & thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Keith certainly appreciated Jonathan’s support on the yacht “Gafia 2” many years ago (1985) sailing from Gladstone to Melbourne.
    Jenny & Keith Wilshier

  57. Dear Susanne and family
    Thank you for the opportunity to share Jonathan’s service from Minyip. Our very best wishes go to you all.
    Rest in peace Jonathan.
    Andrew and Carol Cowan xx

  58. Dear Susanne, Ben, Callum, Nick and Tony,
    Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you all. It was a beautiful service celebrating a much loved Jonathan who will be missed by all of us.
    Love from Margaret Ivan and Peter Adriana

  59. Dear Suzanne,
    Know my love and prayers go out to you and the family. Jonathon’s great gifts will live on in the lives he has touched. Thankful to have experienced his wisdom, humour and joy. Every blessing at this time.

  60. A very beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. Thank you Susanne, and your lovely family for inviting us to share in such a sacred time. I wish I had had more time with Jonathan, and I’m this is deeply felt by you all. Sending you all love.
    go gently.
    Ruth McCall

  61. Dear Susanne and Boys,

    JIll and I have been privileged to have been part of this very special Thanksgiving Service for Jonathan’s life … a wonderful priest and friend, who cared so much for the marginalized in life.

    God Bless

  62. My sympathy with you all , our contact with the Chambers family has been over many years , and their support of the Rev Marjorie Mc Gregor has been much appreciated.

    Helen Forsyth

  63. Jonathan was an absolute gentleman and a kind and wise man. I had the privilege of meeting him through my work with Anglicare. He was a great listener and a he understood the challenge and privilege of working with those in need. My deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam” May his soul be on Gods right hand.
    Jonnie Graham

  64. This was a beautiful service, which is a great credit to you all and to the Heritage folk and the video operators. Quite an achievement in these difficult times. Even though we could not be with you, we found it moving, sad but with that sense of resurrection that Jonathan would want us to feel. Callum’s eulogy was one of the best I’ve heard, Nick’s prayer was very moving and Susanne’s words beautiful and courageously delivered. I think Sally saw Jonathan and Susanne as second parents. We will miss him. We look forward to re-connecting with you when the pandemic allows us. Our love to you all.
    David and Penny

  65. Geoff and I are deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to meet Jonathan and to have been a part of this beautiful service for a man we know, was much loved and will never be forgotten. So grateful too that Fenella was able to be there despite the Virus restrictions. It is clear that the Chambers family are very special people.
    Love and warmest wishes to you all.
    Monique and Geoff Wynn x

  66. Dear Susanne, Callum, Ben, Nick and Tony,
    Thank you for sharing your farewell to Jonathan. It was a beautiful service. I especially enjoyed the stories and memories shared about Jonathan.
    My love and prayers to you all,
    Sue Hyslop

  67. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this service. With love for you all, Bruce, Sue, Genevieve (Jellybean) and Alex.

  68. We were so pleased to share this service with you. We will always remember Jonathan as an inspiration to those who cared for those who were in prison and who understood the anguish of their families.

  69. Dear Susanne, Ben, Tony, Nick and Callum thank you for today and sharing these past weeks enabling us to bid farewell to a man whose passion for the marginalised spoke so loudly.
    A privilege to have served with him in the Prison ministry and to have been the recipient of his wisdom, guidance and compassion, may he rest in peace and rise in glory, love and prayers Judi Pollard

  70. Thank you all for sharing with us. We felt your grief, heard your words, saw your strength. Much love from the Dobbie’s. X

  71. Goodbye Jonathan. Thank you for all the wonderful chats when you used to visit at the Bayswater office at Anglicare. Your wisdom was profound and I remember how I’d be in the middle of work and I would look up to see your disarming smile, your gentle hello and your genuine concerns and interest in what was happening in my life. It was a pleasure to know you and to catch up with you after you resigned from your position at Anglicare. I was so saddened to know your time on earth had ended. The world needed good men like you.

    Sincerest condolences to Susanne and your children and their partners. May you all be strong and take comfort in the life that Jonathan lived
    Erica Randall

  72. To our dearest Chambers family,
    Holding so many memories of ‘Godfather’ John dear to our hearts through this difficult time. His vibrant energy, gentle soul and infectious laugh will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
    With all our love to you now and always,
    Felicity and Nick

  73. Dear Susanne and family
    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share in today’s so appropriate gentle, warm and dignified Requiem for Jonathon.
    It has been such a difficult time for you all but you have been shining lights of faith in spite of, perhaps because of, it all..
    Jonathon’s person and ministry remain with us as a special gift.’
    With love’

    Stuart and Deane


  74. That was a beautiful service for a wonderful man. We will miss you Uncle Jonathan!

    Our love and thoughts are with you all

    Love Hayden & Rachel

  75. Dearest Sue and Family
    Thank you for allowing us to share this beautiful service in memory of Jonathon. It was truly beautiful getting to know this man who achieved so much in life. The message I shall take from today is how Jonathon lived and moved in the presence of God. Our deepest thoughts, prayers and love to you Sue and the family.

    Peace be with you always.

  76. That was a beautiful service Susanne. So nice to remember and reflect on Jonathan and his amazing life. It was great to have a brief chat with him by phone last week, but so sad that we weren’t able to catch up in person. Love to you and your family. And to Jonathan, as you said, “see you on the other side”!
    Jon Pearce & Michelle Livett

  77. Dear Susanne and family.
    What a lovely service and so appropriate for Jonathan. And that reference to the Datsun’s top would have lit up his eyes!
    Jonathan was the walking embodiment of inclusiveness and acceptance.
    And he was kind to me. Very kind

  78. Harriet Ziegler, Bruce Best and Christine Hennequin

    We are grateful to have been part of this service and to join in this wonderful tribute to Jonathan. He was beloved by so many.
    Our deepest sympathy, prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  79. Dear Susanne and Boys, I am so grateful to have taken part in this lovely service for Jonathan. Just beautiful. And so very sad. Thank you for including me.

    I was touched by the service and also by the red Datsun. So perfect for this tribute to Jonathan. Expressing his joy in life.

    Much love,

    Edie in Washington state, USA

  80. Dearest Susanne and family, my deepest loving heart felt strength and prayers and my condolences for your loss of Johnathan. He will surely remain in our hearts forever. He is such an inspirational and exceptional soul that I will always adore. With much love, peace and strength always, Sophie x

  81. What a beautiful service for a such a great man. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  82. Love and prayers, and good courage, dear Susanne. The service was beautiful and very moving to watch. God Bless you and your family.
    Rest in peace, Jonathan, and rise in glory.

  83. I have been with you in the bubble of Love.
    I and my friends Rev Jan Crombie and Heather Eckersley have been with you throughout this lovely service.
    Helen Menzies

  84. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this difficult day.
    Jonathan will be greatly missed, and I thank God for his ministry to me and so many others.
    I am grateful for the chance to have talked with him directly about some of this legacy in our last skype chat. Thank you so much for the livestream, which enabled us who are too far away to be with you to still join you.
    In Christ Kate Beer

  85. From your “older brother”. Rest in peace Jonathon. Our memories are forever. Sorry that time got away from us and we were not there at the funeral. Go with God.

  86. Suzanne and Family, Remembering Jonathans vivacious and enquiring presence. Blessing upon you at this time.

  87. Love to Susanne and family. Praise to God as we celebrate a wonderful life lived in service especially for the down trodden. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.
    Alison and Rowan Litchfield

  88. Dear Susanne,
    What a beautiful service and what a beautiful man Jonathan was. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Jonathan’s light was so obvious to all who met him. He will be missed by so many. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Mary, Alan, Kate & Jess Goldstein

  89. Dear Susanne and family,

    Thank you for the privilege of being with you during this beautiful service of thanksgiving. Thank you Jonathan for all that you have given me through supervision. Wonderful gifts, wonderful man.
    May Jonathan rest in peace and rise in glory.

  90. Beautiful service , we felt as though we were very much a part of it.
    Love and Peace
    John and Deb

  91. Dear Susanne and family,
    Thank you for allowing us to share this day of celebration of Jonathan and his living. We have been fortunate to share the road with him as friends. We will miss him. Love to you all, Sally & Rod Thomson x

  92. Honoured to take part in the service in spirit – God bless you Susanne and the boys. It was a beautiful tribute to our dear friend Jonathan.
    Love and peace,
    Elaine & Geoff Smith

  93. It was a privilege to share in the service today for Jonathan. Thank you. Our thoughts are with all the family. Though our paths did not cross much in later years, it is apparent that Jon is someone who made a positive difference to the world. Clearly a life well lived. May he rest in peace.

  94. A beautiful service for a lovely man.Your strength as a family is amazing. Jonathan would be so proud of you all. Sending all our love to you all in this hard time. Love Roger and Peita xx

  95. Dear Susanne,
    my prayers and love go out to you and the family. Jonathan was a wonderful man, so caring.
    His wisdom shone through and he always seemed to know what words to say, what questions to ask.
    He was dearly loved by all here at St Paul’s and they all send their love to you.
    Blessings of peace and love to you.
    Rachel McDougall

  96. It was good to be able to join in this service of farewell and celebration of faith hope and love in the One who will sustain us all in death and life. Love to you all, Susanne, Ben and Tony, Calum and Nick. May Jonathon rest in the love of God and rise in glory. Alex and Stephanie in Carnegie Victoria.

  97. Dear Susanne, Callum, Nick, Ben and Tony,
    Thank you for making it possible for us to share in this beautiful service. Jonathan will remain an influence in our lives. We’re so glad to have known him, and to have learnt from him. Our prayers and love are with you,
    Alex, Kelly, Will and Emma

  98. What a beautiful service.
    Suzanne, Nick, Tony, Ben and Cal – Jonathan would have been so proud of the courage you showed today. Lots of love x

  99. Our condolences Suzanne and family. We have farewelled a truly holy man today. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.
    Richard & Elizabeth Murray

  100. So sorry for your loss. It is a loss to so many. Jonathan was so warm, encouraging, kind, wise, gentle, patient, caring and dedicated. The service was a beautiful testament to his life and his faith. Blessings to your family for cherished memories of your dear one and know that so many of us are thinking of him and you, praying for him and you, feeling his absence already.
    God bless,
    Gabbi Sar-Shalom

  101. A beautiful service for a beautiful man. Much love to you Susanne and to Ben, Callum, Nick and Tony.

  102. The most special man, who had such an impact on all lucky enough to know him.
    So greatly missed.
    Love to Susanne, Ben, Callum, Nick and Tony x

  103. Dear Sue and family, a lovely send off for a lovely man. It was a brave, true, honest eulogy and reflection which reflected all the qualities that Jonathan loved, sought after and achieved. Prayers to all. God’s blessing, Jacqui

  104. My thpoughts and prayers are with you all. Very fond memories of Jonathon and the years he spent at St Matthew’s Mulgrave when we were all young parents.

  105. Such a wonderful person who will be missed by everyone. He’s left a great legacy in his family and all those that he has touched.

  106. With our love and prayers for you all. It is hard to express how much Jonathan meant to us and how much we will miss him. May the Lord be with all his dear family and friends.

  107. Lots of love to you all as we celebrate Jonathan’s life. His strong spirit of engagement in life will continue to shine as he lives in the life of God.

    Thanks, Jonathan for all you have taught me!
    Your encouragement, insight, passion, deep inquiry, and laughter.


  108. Dear Suzanne
    I was so reminded of John when i saw the red sports car in which he’d taken me to the rally! He took me out of myself that weekend. I loved the time with him and then when we formed the Men’s group at St Thomas – he made us think beyond ourselves and together you gave so much to us without losing yourselves.
    Chris and I remember his care and strong love.
    Stand firm in his love
    John & Chris Simpson

  109. Dear Sue
    It has been an honour and a privilege to accompany you and the family and friends at the service for your beloved Jonathan. Praying special blessings on each one at this difficult time, aware of the love, care and support you will obviously provide for each other in the days and weeks ahead.
    With love and a blessing of peace and comfort.
    Julie O’Brien

  110. Dear Susanne,
    Thank you for allowing us to join with you and the family in the service of Jonathon. I was so sorry to hear of your loss and pray for God’s peace in these turbulent times. Jonathan was a great man and though I only had brief times of catchup with him each time was memorable and life giving. Bless you – Phil Meulman

  111. Dear Susanne and family
    This was a beautiful and loving service that reflected the life of a great guy.
    My thoughts and prayers remain with you all.
    Love Kaye & Lily

  112. Ahh, Benny.
    We sat here and shed a tear. I am sad to have never met him, because his photos just radiated joy. Our love is with all of you on this terribly sad occasion.
    Much love, Mal and Tempest.

  113. Thank you for the opportunity to share in this very special part of Jonathan’s journey and in this small way to stand beside those of his family who so love him. Jonathan and God worked together to change and grow me. How can you thank someone for that,… except by trying to live that out. That is the challenge before me. Susanne and family..,may you know God beside you even now May courage be with you.
    Warmest regards
    Glenda Trist

  114. Dear Susanne and family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Jonathan. He was a wonderful bloke who provided great support and wisdom to us in difficult times, he has undoubtedly had a profound impact on myself and others in his life.
    My thoughts and prayers remain with you in these difficult times.
    With all my love,

  115. To Susanne and all the family,
    So sad to hear of your loss. What a wonderfully gracious man. Such a support in prison ministry and my ministry generally.
    It is hard to believe he is gone,
    but love remains.
    Peace and blessings to you all

  116. What a wonderful tribute to Jonathan .Sending special hugs to Suzanne ,whose hugs to me were always so warm and comforting .

  117. Sue, Cal, Nick and Ben,
    A beautiful service, for a beautiful man.
    Lots of love,
    Marlee and Sam Ayre

  118. Susanne – thinking of you and your men on this sad day – God bless you all now and in the weeks and months to come. Your husband and father was a wonderful man. He will be sorely missed by many.
    We are grateful for your ministry at our parish over many years – both of you.
    Much love,
    The Whites ( G, M, H, G and A)

  119. A wonderful tribute to a beautiful soul we were all blessed to know. Sending love and hugs to you all.

  120. Warm memories of fellowship near and influence afar, thank you Susanne and Jonathan. Grace and peace to you as you have shared joy and love with many.

  121. Sue, it was a lovely service and I was moved by your eulogy. JC was truly a remarkable man and will be much missed. I hope you find solace in the weeks and months to come jf

  122. Dear Susanne
    What a wonderful life.
    What a beautiful partnership.
    Thanks be to God
    My thoughts are with you.
    With love

  123. What a beautiful send off for Jonathan in this difficult time . Callum you did your dad proud as you have all of us who know and love you . Stay strong and we are all here for you all when you need a chat , a cuddle a laugh or even just company for that quiet shared moment . May you RIP Jonathan. Xx Wayne and Therese ❤️❤️

  124. Dear Susanne and family
    We are remembering Jonathan’s wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts.
    Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this time of sorrow.
    Forever in our hearts,
    Love Edward, Sung Hee, Jeffrey and Jenny xx

  125. Dear Sue and all the Chambers Family,
    Ann and I were very saddened to hear of Jonathan’s death and uphold you all in our prayers at this time as We participated in the Zoom of the service. May he rest in peace and rise in glory to be with our Lord and all the saints. His ministry will be sorely missed and his witness remembered by all who knew him.
    May God bless you all.
    Peter Hollingworth

  126. Susanne, Callum, Nick, and Ben

    My prayers are with you all today and the weeks ahead. Jonathan was so so generous in his concern for others, and was of great help and support to me among many others in his ministry at St Paul’s. I am privileged to have known him.

    Go gently.

  127. Dear Susanne and Family
    Our wishes and thoughts from all at Anglicare Victoria go to you in this time. I have received so many emails from staff on their messages on what Jonathan meant to us here. A fine and generous man whose companionship, demeanour and approach left a lasting impact on many of our staff and clients in his role as both leading the Anglicare Criminal Justice Ministry and then in his appointment as Anglicare Victoria’s first Chaplain.
    Paul Mac

  128. Dear Chambers Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of Jonathan. He was a wonderful man who provided great support and inspiration to us in difficult times.
    Michael, William and Henry Koswig

  129. Dear Susanne and family, we in our Greythorn parish prayer meeting this morning prayed for you all and for the service, and praised the Lord for Jonathan and his faith in Christ Jesus and his ministry and family. God bless you all. Hugh and Dorothy Prentice.

  130. Dear Susanne & family,
    Extending my warmest condolences to you at this time as you celebrate the life of your beloved husband & father Jonathan.
    Yours sincerely
    Alicia White

  131. Thank you John for your friendship and wisdom.
    Our time together was short but will never be forgotten.

    Thank you for all the smiles and laughter
    All my love to you and yours

  132. Dear Susanne and family,

    We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Jonathan. He was a lovely man and it was an honour to have known him. It is heartwarming to think of the time you have spent as a family during his last months surrounded by love. Our thoughts are with you.

    Love Nick Timms

  133. Dear Susanne and family,
    We were very sorry to hear about Jonathon’s illness and death. Jonathon was a very special friend for me when we worked together at Anglicare. His officiation at our wedding in 2006 made it very special. I hope the many joys of life with him remain with you as you go into the future. Rest in peace Jonathon. Our thoughts and best wishes are with all of you.
    God Bless.
    Margaret and Warwick

  134. Dear Susanne,
    praying for you and yours at this time. Jonathan was such a remarkable man, a person of wisdom, gentleness, deep insight, generosity. I journeyed with him for a relatively short, but transformative time; such was the impact of his self-giving. May he rest in peace and rise in glory, and may angels attend you all as you say goodbye.

  135. All our love to the Chambers Clan! We will miss you Uncle Jonathan.
    Love Sarah, Michael, Jedda & Marley.

  136. Jonathan’s ministry for 12 years as Senior Chaplain of Anglican Criminal Justice Ministry (Anglican prison chaplaincy) 2000-2012 is still remembered with great respect by our ACJM chaplaincy team, chaplains from other faith groups, and those who work in the Corrections system. He was able to be both a kind and humble pastor as well as a strong advocate for justice issues. We give thanks to God for Jonathan, for out of his “being” came his ministry.

  137. Dear Susanne,
    We continue to uphold you all in prayer here at Christ Church. Sending you all my love as you remember Jonathan this morning.
    Love Roxanne.

  138. Dear Ben

    My thoughts and prayers are with you today. Condolences again to you and your family.


  139. Dear Susanne, Ben, Callum, Nick, Tony and the rest of the family,

    I will always remember Jonathan’s kindness, intelligence, wisdom and good humour. I feel blessed to have gotten to know him and you, Susanne.

    I have no doubt you will remember him well and all the wonderful times you shared.

    With much love, Amanda and Molly

  140. Dear Susanne and Boys ,
    Our love and prayers
    We will cherish so many wonderful memories of Jonathan , his sermons and his ministry and kindness
    Love from Lee , Jason , Becky , Hamish, Lexie and Rose

  141. Dear Susanne and all your family,
    My kids and I loved Jonathan: he was always so kind, gentle, wise and supportive of all of us. Together, the two of you were an important part of our lives during some difficult times.
    Thinking of you with much love from the Gulf of Oman.

  142. Dear Jonathan’s Family,
    My deepest condolences to you all. Jonathan will be sadly missed for his generous sharing of his supervisory skills to our Grad Certificate Peer Group that met for nearly six years. I will be forever grateful to Jonathan for his insights, care and for his wonderful sense of humour. Rest in Peace dear friend.
    With love to you all,

  143. Thinking of you all as you celebrate the life of your husband and father. Such a sweetie. Happy memories from Anglsea. Take care all.

    1. Jonathan, we believe God welcomes you with loving arms as your beloved Susanne and boys give you into God’s care.
      Thanks Susanne and family for a service so honest, tender and hope-filled.
      May God bless you all,

  144. Dear Susanne,
    We have a zoom service at St Paul’s Kyneton at 10am.
    We will continue to uphold you and family in our prayers.
    Blessings and peace, Wendy Hudson

  145. Jonathan was a great support to our family when my younger brother was in trouble with drugs and the law. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Susanne and her family.
    Rob, Trudy, Kirsty & Luke

  146. Dear Susanne and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as you celebrate Jonathan’s life.
    God Bless you all.
    Robin Vargo & Maddi Mathers

    1. Thinking of you all – thank you for sharing the celebration of Jonathan’s life with us. Our love and prayers are with you all ❤️

    2. Dear Suzanne and boys,
      Beautiful service. Stay strong and brave. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all.


  147. My deepest sympathies to the famly.

    Jonathan was an amazing man who was a tower of strength for me during a difficult period in my life.

    Rest in peace Jonathan

  148. Dear Susanne, and all your boys. We are so sad and sorry to hear of the death of your beloved Jonathon.
    We have much admired his ability to hear, and willingness to follow, the call of the Spirit, so that his special gifts were used to their best in his Ministry.
    We remember, with great pleasure,his infectious love of life, his incredible energy, and that wonderful smile, whether full grin, or just lurking.
    Please know that we will continue to hold you in our hearts and prayers, with love, as always,
    Gerald and Lyn Beaumont.

  149. Dearest Susanne, Callum, Nicholas, Ben & Tony,
    We are sending you our love and prayers on this most difficult of days. Jonathan will be remembered so fondly by so many people and will always remain in our hearts. It was so lovely that you all got to spend some precious time together over the last few months to share love and laughter.
    God bless you all, rest in peace Jonathan our dear friend. Much Love from Nick Anita Rosie Bertie Jemima x

  150. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the sad loss of Jonathan. God bless.

  151. Dearest Sue,
    John and I were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband John.He will always be remembered by so many whom he knew throughout his wonderful life.
    We are so grateful for his friendship and kindness to the Bradley family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    Peace be with you,
    John and Marian Bradley

    1. Dear Susanne and Family,
      I was so sorry to hear about Johnathon please accept my prayers and blessings for you and your family.
      It has been such a pleasure to have known you both since you joined us at St john’s and I look forward to seeing you when we can return to our Church.
      Love and blessings
      Lyn L

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