The Magazine - July-August 2017
For God so loves the world...
Articles in this issue...
Being Christ to others
For many, the word mission will bring to mind images of people in poverty somewhere overseas. In my experience mission starts much closer to home.
How big is your world?
British Gas adverts over the past few years have suggested that the world we need to look after extends only as far as the walls of our own home. But is that true?
Rethinking mission for the twenty-first century
We share an inter-connected world. Everything we do in our local community potentially affects the whole world, and everything that happens far away can have an impact on our neighbourhood. The commonly expressed truths that we love on 'a rapidly shrinking planet' and in 'a global village' make ideas like 'local mission versus global mission' irrelevant: the local is the global and vice versa. The Revd Dr Evie Vernon, Theological Adviser to the Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) asks where this leaves us.
Many people in the Diocese will be aware of out long-standing links with Lulea in Sweden and Papua New Guinea. What may come as a surprise is the extent of further links recently uncovered. The Revd Canon Christopher Davies explains.
Burkina Faso and Norwich: a community partnership
Three years ago, under the umbrella of the Norwich Christian Aid group, different churches joined together to form a 'community partnership' with local communities in the north of Burkina Faso.
East Harling & Ave – sharing life lessons
The Revd Lynn Fry and her husband Tony spent eight months in Papua New Guinea as guests of the Anglican Church and returned there last Autumn to continue their work in the theological college in Popendetta.
Lulea twins: Thetford and Holmsund
Have you ever thought about twinning your parish with a similar parish in Sweden?
Changing a nation one person at a time
Stoke Holy Cross Church is a small rural church in South Norfolk. When our vicar, Rob Baker, initially introduced the idea of twinning with a rural church in Uganda, through the New Wine and Tearfund Change a Nation initiative, we felt it gave us a fantastic opportunity to be directly connected to a Ugandan village and help to change peoples’ lives.
One Day with Pat Atkinson
Known as "Patamma" (Pat Mother) to those she works with in the Dhalit communities of southern India, Pat remembers one significant day of of the many over the more than 50 vistis she has made while establishing The Vidiyal Trust.
Who is my Neighbour? Supporting refugees and asylum seekers in our Diocese
The Diocese has been making short films that celebrate what churches across the Diocese are doing to promote the gospel and show God's love. Tim Rogers describes the experience of making his first film of this kind.
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