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From 10am - 2pm on Friday 14 April three gazebos will be set up outside the Forum offering hand massages.
The inspiration for the event came from a team at Norwich Cathedral. The team learnt the art of hand massage and first offered this gift to visitors of the Diocese marquee at last year's Royal Norfolk Show.
During both days of the Royal Norfolk Show the team were kept busy with people queuing to receive hand massages.
Andy Bryant who is organising the event said:
"Some just relaxed and received the massage in silence, others wanted to talk, all spoke of feeling calmer and more peaceful from the experience.
On Good Friday each person who receives a hand massage will also receive a card with a simple message about the significance of the day.
Other literature will be available for those who are wanting to explore things deeper using the One Friday campaign literature.
"On Good Friday - the day the depth of God's love for the world was was revealed on the cross we want to witness to God's love for the city and all who live or visit here. By the simple gift of hand massage we want to show our love for all who pass by.
Good Friday is a day for deeds not words; we do not want to talk about love but to live it with a gift, freely given, to mark a day of deep significance to us. It is motivated by the belief we need to show people love before we talk to them about Love. We need to put love into action before trying to tell the story - and ideally we do this by meeting people at their point of need.
Take a break from rushing around the city, have a moment for yourself, pause, relax, unwind. Hand massage is non-intrusive, simple, soothing and calming; let the stress fall away. A wonderful gift on a very significant day."
The event is being supported by the Norwich East Deanery who received a Sharing Good News Grant from the Diocese to support this event.