Who we are
The Diocese of Norwich is the Church of England across the areas of Norfolk and Waveney.
“The most important decision any person can ever make is to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. It’s the best thing anyone can do.”
– Archbishop Justin Welby
Belief in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit is at the heart of our faith. Christians believe that Jesus is God’s Son. Jesus reveals to us that God is our Father, and that God is available to us through the Holy Spirit.
You won’t ever be asked if you completely understand all this. But you are asked whether you believe and trust. This is called faith. It is a different sort of knowledge. It is the knowledge of being known and loved, and of loving in return. Read more.
In this section:
Vision & strategy
The church is more than bricks and mortar buildings. It is a community of people who, together, live in relationship with God through Jesus Christ.Read More
The Diocese of Norwich covers 1,800 square miles, with a population of around 917,000, and we organise this vast area into 20 smaller areas called deaneries.Read More
Local focus: our benefices
A regular feature focusing on a benefice or parish in the Diocese of Norwich, written by someone from that community.Read More
Find a Church
Search over 650 church buildings across Norfolk & Waveney and visit their websites to discover all that's going on in the local area.Read More
Bright Map is an easy way to find regular groups and activities in your local community; many of them are run or supported by the local church.Read More
Cathedral, Minsters, Abbey & Shrine
Find out more about our Cathedral, our two Minsters, Wymondham Abbey, Walsingham Shrine and St Benet's Abbey.Read More
Structure & committees
Information about the work of our boards, committees and synods (assemblies/councils of church members).Read More
The Diocese works closely with a whole range of organisations, some of whom are highlighted here.Read More