PCC News - Issue 20
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Flourishing churchyard wildlife
A heartening wealth of wildlife records have flowed into Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) this year, not just because more people are out and about enjoying the nature on their local patch, but also because typically shy wildlife is making tentative steps into our temporarily unoccupied spaces. One of the positives of the gloomy situation we found ourselves in.
Candlemas Bells get the tills ringing
Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Sarah Tomkins from St John’s Church at Hoveton. For 40 years she has played a big part in the snowdrop walk at Hoveton House.
A practical path to ‘net zero carbon’ for medieval churches
Many of the suggestions below require a faculty; please seek input early on. If the church interior is of historic, architectural or artistic interest, seek professional and DAC advice first before making changes; stabilising the environment for these interiors is important to minimise cycles of treatment, with their inherent carbon cost.
Breathe deeply and start small
David Attenborough’s latest film ‘A Life on Our Planet’ paints a grim picture of what our world will become within the next 100 years if we do not start addressing climate change right now.
Legacies save the day
To date the Coastal Group have always paid their Parish Share in full, seeing it as a priority to pay the cost of one full-time minister and associated support.
Growing closer together
In 2020 it seemed like life was not the same as it was, and it will never be the same again.
It’s a challenge but it’s not impossible!
We are a group of seven parishes with seven grade one medieval church buildings in west Norfolk.
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
A donate button is for life, not just for Christmas
How many times have you said: ‘there must be an easier way to do this?’
Setting up an online running club for your community
Yare Valley Churches – covering Brundall, Braydeston and Postwick – have started a new running club through the Strava app to encourage community for runners of all ages and ability and to be able to build connections.
Working with young people in uncertain times
Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:4-5
Turbulent times for toddler groups
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, churches and leaders have had to adjust to the everchanging guidance on meeting together and opening buildings.
Funding success in lockdown
2020 has been a year when many funders have changed their priorities to give more support to projects reacting to the Covid-19 pandemic and thus reduced the chance for grants to help with repairs to our medieval churches. Here are two funding success stories…
Installing a live-streaming system
Like every church, March 2020 saw St Peter Mancroft closed for worship at short notice.
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