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The Deans of Norwich’s two cathedrals have welcomed the resumption of public worship after nearly three months and, along with a number of city churches, will be throwing open their doors to the public this weekend.
The Diocese of Norwich has announced the appointment of Richard Cranmer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its St Benet’s Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and Robert Connelly as Headteacher of Archbishop Sancroft High School (ASHS).
Last night the government released guidelines which will allow places of worship across Norfolk to re-open from Saturday July 4.
Around 15 Catholic churches across Norfolk will reopen for private prayer from tomorrow, June 15, and the move has been welcomed by the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham Usher has welcomed the Government announcement of churches opening for private prayer and small funerals from Monday June 15, but acknowledges that not all will be able to open straightaway.
The Bishop of Norwich has added his voice to those of a number of Church of England bishops who have strongly criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s response following the controversial actions of his special advisor Dominic Cummings.
There are now over 240 church services being shared digitally across Norfolk and Waveney every week by the Church of England.
Four Church of England schools in Norfolk have taken part in a national song initiative in time for Thank a Teacher Day on May 20.
A new telephone befriending project called ‘Two’s Company’, has been developed by national Christian charity, Linking Lives UK, which recently launched a project in Norfolk.
As churches across Norfolk turn to alternative ways to keep their services going and communities in contact through live streaming, podcasts and digital gatherings, we are launching a guide to such services, so please send us your details.
Churches and residents of Norfolk are being invited to stand in solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable people in new and innovative ways during Christian Aid Week (May 10-16), after almost £100,000 was raised locally last year.
The Norfolk Churches Trust has awarded a total of £65,235 to 16 churches across the county and is still hoping that its annual fund-raising Bike Ride in September can go ahead, after cancelling its Stately Car Boot sale in May.
Thousands of Catholics have watched live-streamed Masses from half-a-dozen Diocese of East Anglia churches in Norfolk over Easter, after churches were closed to physical congregations due to the coronavirus restrictions.
In an online Easter message, Bishop Alan Hopes, says that as the Resurrection of Jesus teaches us, darkness is transfigured into brilliant light by God’s grace, our tears are turned into joy and our fears are turned into peace.
Chair of the Methodist Church East Anglia District, Rev Julian Pursehouse, says our shared faith is like a pearl of great price in his Easter message.
In place of the annual Chrism Mass usually held in Norwich Cathedral on Maundy Thursday, over 360 clergy and licensed ministers gathered via Zoom to renew their commitment to ministry.
Four local Christians received Maundy Money from Her Majesty The Queen. Rather than the usual service at St George’s Chapel, Michael Cassidy, Jack Burton, Eiler Mellerup and Jennifer Vere instead received theirs by post.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, Lady Dannatt has written to all faith groups in the county to ask for their help in tackling the effects of the current coronavirus crisis.
The Bishop of Norwich has written to leaders of all the different faith communities across Norfolk assuring them of his prayers and expressing the hope that it might be a time for the varied communities to look to do more together in hope and love.
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