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Open Churches Week is growing!

Thursday 12 July 2018
For over 10 years, Open Churches Week has been an annual celebration where churches across the Diocese hold a variety of events in their church, inviting the local community in and enabling visitors to come and explore the building.

This year, to show case just how welcoming our churches are, Open Churches Week is growing.

The celebration is being extended to start on Friday 27 July 2018 – which is Norfolk Day – and will run until Sunday 12 August. This celebration will be called: ‘Celebrating Open Churches’.

Norfolk Day is a day of fun and laughter - “a day to show how proud you are to live here”. The initiative is backed by the EDP, Norwich Evening News and BBC Radio Norfolk.

The Dean of Norwich Cathedral, the Very Revd Jane Hedges, is a ‘Norfolk Day Ambassador’. Speaking to the EDP in February, she said:

“Norfolk Day will give us all…a chance to reflect on how fortunate we are to be living here…We can celebrate our beautiful countryside and waterways, the amazing medieval buildings we have inherited and the stories that go with them...Most important of all, we can celebrate all the people of this county – their generosity and care for others, their ingenuity and creativity, their skills and hard work.”

What could your church community do to celebrate? Perhaps create some children's activity trails and guides so that families can come and explore the church building? 

We are keen to promote details of specific events or activities that churches will be putting on. If your church is hosting any activities or events from Friday 27 July to Sunday 12 August, please let everyone know by adding them to the website as soon as possible via this link.