That's a great shame. I'm glad I got to experience a decent amount of the game while it was still online round your house Tim, it's sucks that when I eventually do get a ps3 of my own and get the game, the online feature will be gone.
Still, at least I got to play it a bit
Additional : Apparently the PAL servers don't have a shutoff date as we got the game about a year after you did I believe.
Also Atlus US said you should all be online on the shutoff day, 31st May
Sorry if i have bad grammar and spelling, blame touchscreen phones...