Tuesday 23rd June 2015
At the meeting of the clergy of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham met in the crypt of St Patrick's, Soho Square in London on Thursday 18th June, Mgr Keith Newton announced that the Chancellor, the Reverend Kristian Paver STB MA JCL, who has served the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham since its inception in 2011, is becoming Chancellor of the Diocese of Plymouth, in which he is incardinated, and will no longer be in a position to serve as Chancellor.
Mgr Keith then announced that he has appointed the Reverend Jonathan Redvers Harris LLB LLM MA (Leuven) as the Vice Chancellor of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Fr Jonathan will succeed Fr Paver as Chancellor later in the year.
Fr Jonathan is a priest of the Ordinariate, serving as Pastor to the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Mission, while also serving in the Diocese of Portsmouth as Parish Priest of East Cowes. He was ordained in 2011 after twenty-one years in Anglican ordained ministry. Fr Jonathan read Law at Southampton University before being admitted as a Solicitor in 1987. He has a Master's degree in Canon Law from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and is presently completing a Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL) at the Catholic University of Leuven.
Fr Jonathan said, "It is a great honour and a privilege to be asked to serve the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in this capacity".