Moving into the neighbourhood
“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood,” says The Message translation of John 1.14. Next Sunday, 10 people will be ordained Deacon in Norwich Cathedral, most having just moved into their new parishes.
Being ordained Deacon signals a fresh way of serving and is a significant milestone on the way to Priesthood. There are the practical steps too which can include moving house, sorting out schools, leaving jobs and different roles and getting to know new people in different churches and communities.
Julian Bryant, who will be serving in Earlham parish, says: “After living in Taverham for 21 years, moving to a new area is a big thing for my family but it is part of responding to God’s call to serve the church and the community. Crossroads Church and Earlham have been so welcoming to us and we’re looking forward to serving here.”
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