PCC News - Issue 21
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We need you! Register for the Eco Church journey
As part of our commitment to working towards net-zero by 2030, the Diocese of Norwich has registered to become an Eco Diocese within the A Rocha UK project Eco Church.
Heating cost support
The Sporle Relief in Need Charity (charity number 213063) owns Sporle’s Town Farm: a farm which nowadays is sadly separated from the village by the A47, with no bridge or easy means of crossing.
Supporting education in Brooke
Like my predecessors I am a trustee of several small village-based charities.
What is a “Climate Sunday”?
You may have seen church communities getting out into their churchyards and having a look at the exciting biodiversity with whom they share their outdoor space.
An amazing array of support
The rector and churchwardens are the Trustees of Reepham Church Charities which includes a plot of land, currently leased to Reepham Town Council for allotments, but also funds accumulated from rents which are to be used specifically for ‘the relief of the poor of Reepham’.
When the local community learnt that St Peter’s Church, Forncett, was threatened with closure, the response was immediate; their beautiful 1000-year-old Anglo Saxon church with its iconic round tower must be saved for future generations!
Angels to the rescue
It is a great shame that so many events and club meetings in Knapton have had to be cancelled for such a long period because of COVID, but the Knapton Angels have done a fantastic job of supporting our parishioners through these dark times, meeting over 400 requests for support and help.
Friends in a time of need
‘Do we carry out urgent repairs to the building or do we pay our parish share in full?’
Please hold the line caller
Just opposite the church in Blickling, on the side of the road, is a lovely old red phone box which, a couple of years ago, was looking a bit unloved and forlorn.
£15,000 raised in a day
Founded in 1993, this village organisation has truly gone from strength to strength.
Curiosity into wonder
The Saxons founded Fishley in the 10th century, followed by the Normans who built the current church of St. Mary’s.
Change of leadership of Norwich Diocesan Board of Finance
It’s all change here as we bid Bill Husselby a fond farewell and welcome a new Chair of the NDBF.
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