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Order resources for Thy Kingdom Come
New resources are now available for parishes from the Diocese for Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement between 25 May and 4 June.
APCM forms now available
Updated forms for Annual Parochial Church Meetings can now be found on the Church of England's Parish Resources website.
Over £7 million collected in parish share in 2016
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, has written an open letter of thanks to all in the Diocese for their generosity throughout 2016.
Find grants for your parish or project
The Diocese has invested in an online tool that enables parishes to access comprehensive funding information and identify available support and advice about grants.
Funding Opportunities - ChurchCare Grants
ChurchCare, the Church of England's national resource to support parish churches and cathedrals offers grants to Anglican churches across England to help care for, preserve and conserve these buildings.
An easier way to submit annual finance and statistics forms
The Research and Statistics department of the Archbishop's Council ask that two annual forms be completed by each parish in the Church of England.
Plan ahead: The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2017
In 2017 the Lent Appeal will be focused on raising money to provide a car for Hospice Ethiopia to reach those in need of palliative care.
Bishop launches new five year Mission Strategy
The Bishop of Norwich has launched a new five year strategy for mission in the Diocese.
Promote your regular church activities and groups
Churches are being encouraged to add and check their regular groups and activities on Bright Map, which is an online map highlighting the church's engagement in the local community.
Competition to find the church with brightest local community ideas opens
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has this week a launched national competition to find the church with the brightest idea to help its local community.
Norwich East Deanery launches Deanery Mission Plan
The Deanery Mission Plan was launched this week at the Norwich East Deanery Synod.
Parish Accounts Workbook
In January 2016, the Parish Accounts Workbook was launched. The workbook is an Excel file produced by the Finance Department at Diocesan House, which assists treasurers in maintaining receipts and payment accounts.
Important changes to Gift Aid
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have introduced some new changes to Gift Aid declarations and the small donations scheme which will require action by parishes
New Directory now available
The new printed Directory (July 2014) is now available to purchase online.
2015 Benefice Share Requests
On 30 June 2014 the 2015 Benefice Share requests were posted to PCC Secretaries and PCC Treasurers.
First female Dean of Norwich appointed
The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Dr Jane Hedges as the next Dean of Norwich, the first female Dean in the Cathedral's 900 year history.
PCC Resources Exhibitions: A Review
Our first PCC Resources Exhibition held at Fakenham College Conference Centre on the 4th September 2013 was a resounding success with well over 60 PCC members in attendance.
Archbishop of Canterbury pulls no punches
The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his first Presidential Address at the General Synod in York, reminding us all that, "God is always good news; we are the ones who make ourselves irrelevant when we are not good news."
Diocesan Synod: A Report
On the morning of Saturday 15th June, members of the Diocesan Synod gathered at St Luke’s Church in Norwich, and after an opening prayer was given, Synod began.
See our photo gallery from the Royal Norfolk Show
Hundreds of people have enjoyed the hospitality on offer at stand 229 at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Diocesan Synod gives overwhelming support for new Parish Share system
The Diocesan Synod this morning voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new proposals for the allocation of Parish Share.
New Bishop of East Anglia appointed
Pope Francis has today appointed Bishop Alan Hopes, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, to become the fourth Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia.
Authorised Worship Assistants
A new and important opportunity for ministry in the life of our diocese, one that marks a significant development in re-imagining ministry for the challenges we face.
‘Most Godless City in UK’ shows increase in churchgoing
Norwich was dubbed "the most Godless city in the UK" following the 2011 Census but the Church of England's Annual Statistics for 2011, published today, show that the Diocese of Norwich is the second fastest growing diocese in the Church of England with a 9% increase in weekly church attendance.