Walking with those in grief
“I didn’t feel called to work for TimeNorfolk,” says Lindsey Nettleton, “It felt more of a timely push through an open door!
A client I was supporting ended a wanted pregnancy due to medical reasons. It was heartbreaking. Being alongside her in her grief and intense isolation changed me. I referred her to TimeNorfolk and discovered the job vacancy. It wasn’t a role I felt equipped for, and I didn’t want it if it wasn’t where God wanted me. But various confirmations from all angles led to me becoming Head of Counselling and Training.
Four years on and I love the role and all it brings. The staff team share a Christian faith which sustains us when alongside those grieving pregnancy loss or facing an unplanned pregnancy. I feel privileged to be part of an organization that cares for people in their darkest places and seeing hope grow in often unexpected ways.
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A journey of ‘becoming’
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A space to wrestle and belong
By lunchtime on the day we meet, the Revd Jack Branford has already had his regular meeting with the Headmaster, taught a Year 10 RE lesson and visited the bereaved family with whom he’s planning the funeral of a parent.More
Hospitality and home
“Jesus’ invitation of relationship is based on a metaphor of hospitality,” says Anna Lloyd, quoting Revelation 3:20: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person.”More
It’s never too late…
“Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised," reflects Elizabeth Hargest who was commissioned as an Authorised Worship Assistant (AWA) just last year, “because leading worship is in my DNA.”More
“Oh God, where are we going today?”
Licensed Lay Worker Carrie Sant’s calling begins by seeking to offer her days to God and to be available where a need is revealed, then stepping out in faith, asking God to lead in filling the gap.More
Discerning the way forward
In 2018, Ashley Hobbs came to Norwich to explore God’s call on her life.More
In 2016 Blessing Chishanu, having grown up in Zimbabwe and studied theology in Namibia, had a call to serve the church in Lowestoft.More
Called to creation care
Eleven-year-old Madeleine Humphries from Norwich has always been interested in protecting nature.More
Integrate Youth for Christ work in Thetford Academy
Steph’s story started locally with voluntary work and developed to charity work, alongside a group of churches in primary schools and high schools in Norfolk.More