World engagement

Anglican Communion and World Development

The Diocese is committed to supporting links with churches across the world.

As this area develops we will include details of links our parishes have with other countries and projects.

The Diocese has principal links with the Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and with the Diocese of Lulea in Sweden.

 

News articles related to world mission

Terror attack on Burkina Faso church part of a bigger wave of anti-Christian campaign

Terror attack on Burkina Faso church part of a bigger wave of anti-Christian campaign

The gun attack which killed 14 church members in a village in Burkina Faso is just the latest in a wave of Christian persecution in the West African nation, according to a Christian pastor working with victims in the country.

Mon 2 Dec 2019
Turkish president's promise to rebuild churches in Syria are

Turkish president's promise to rebuild churches in Syria are "a drug to numb the feelings of Christians" claims Syrian pastor

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to help Syria's Christians rebuild their churches "so that they will be able to return to their lands and start praying there again." However, the promise does not convince a Christian pastor living in north-eastern Syria.

Fri 29 Nov 2019
Friends of the Holy Land 10th anniversary event a great success

Friends of the Holy Land 10th anniversary event a great success

Friends of the Holy Land are delighted to report that the first event in their 10th anniversary celebrations was a success.

Wed 20 Nov 2019
Destroyed Christian businesses in Syria given new lease of life

Destroyed Christian businesses in Syria given new lease of life

When the fighting was over in Aleppo and life started to return to the city, many people found their livelihood destroyed. However, for some of them, vital help was not far away.

Mon 30 Sep 2019
Indian state's new bill could put anyone in jail for praying for others' healing

Indian state's new bill could put anyone in jail for praying for others' healing

India's Himachal Pradesh state has passed a new bill against 'forced conversion' which requires anyone seeking to convert to another religion to give a month's notice to the district magistrate stating they are doing so by their own will.

Tue 24 Sep 2019
Miracle in Kigali new edition - 25th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

Miracle in Kigali new edition - 25th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

This survivor's journey is published in Norwich today, Monday 8 April. The book tells the story of Illuminee Nganemariya and her baby son Roger Nsengiyumva's survival in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, during the 1994 Genocide and subsequent life in Norwich.

Mon 8 Apr 2019
Our friends in Denmark

Our friends in Denmark

Amid the current turmoil over the UK's relationship with Europe, two deaneries from Dereham and Denmark cemented a friendship with a signed agreement last weekend, that had originated from a simple meeting a few years before.

Thu 28 Mar 2019
The view from a Portuguese community

The view from a Portuguese community

At the time of writing, with Brexit possibly just weeks away, David Foster joined some of the congregation of Igreja Batista de Dereham, a vibrant Portuguese-language congregation, over coffee and bolo de arroz to find out about their life in Norfolk and their hopes and fears for the future.

Wed 27 Mar 2019
Building reconciliation in Rwanda

Building reconciliation in Rwanda

Earlier this year, a visit by a mission team from the Glaven Valley Benefice to Rwanda coincided with a unique community event that takes place on the last Saturday of each month. Jonathan Lamb, of Life In Abundance International, facilitated the trip and reports.

Thu 21 Mar 2019
Moving beyond 'us' and 'them'

Moving beyond 'us' and 'them'

When people in Norfolk ask the Revd Philip Harvey where he's from, he pauses. The pause accounts for the fact that he left Australia in 2002, then lived in Germany, Oman, Luxembourg and, since July 2017, in Sprowston (north Norwich) as curate. He shares his thoughts on the perspective this physical and spiritual journey has given him.

Thu 14 Mar 2019
Pilgrimage to the Holy land in 2020

Pilgrimage to the Holy land in 2020

The Dean of Norwich the Very Revd Jane Hedges, is delighted to announce that both she and the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, are leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in early 2020.

Thu 14 Feb 2019
New Mothers' Union local leadership commissioned

New Mothers' Union local leadership commissioned

The new Diocesan President and Trustee board for the Diocese of Norwich Mothers' Union was commissioned by the Bishop of Lynn at a special service in Norwich Cathedral last week. The Revd Andrew Whitehead was licensed as Diocesan Chaplain to Mothers' Union at the same service.

Thu 7 Feb 2019
Taking Norfolk Christian love onto the streets of India

Taking Norfolk Christian love onto the streets of India

Revd Canon Pat Atkinson is an ordinary person with an extraordinary legacy of taking Norfolk love onto the streets of India over almost 30 years, helping transform the lives of thousands of street children, destitute elderly people and those facing cancer and leprosy.

Tue 18 Dec 2018
New Mothers' Union worldwide president appreciates Norwich prayers

New Mothers' Union worldwide president appreciates Norwich prayers

Mothers’ Union has made history this week in electing its first ever Worldwide President from outside the British Isles. A record number of Mothers’ Union leaders from across the globe voted for Mrs Sheran Harper, from Guyana, to represent and lead the movement’s four million members in 84 countries.

Thu 11 Oct 2018
Refugees welcomed with love in Lule

Refugees welcomed with love in Lule

During an intense period in the autumn of 2015 thousands of refugees came by train to stations in the Diocese of Luleå. Emma Berkman, Communications Officer in the Diocese, describes how the parishes acted immediately to make the arrival as loving as possible.

Mon 30 Jul 2018
Norfolk teacher helps raise money for 'Street Child'

Norfolk teacher helps raise money for 'Street Child'

Louise Jackson, a teacher at Thurton Primary School, has been raising money with the school for the charity 'Street Child', an educational charity primarily based in Sierra Leone.

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Ready for a life-changing experience on placement with the world church?

Ready for a life-changing experience on placement with the world church?

Rebecca Boardman looks back on a short-term mission placement with the USPG Journey With Us programme. For those who want to know more about the programme, USPG is running an ‘Exploration and Discernment Weekend’ in April.

Thu 8 Feb 2018
The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2018 - enabling local mission in Simbai

The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2018 - enabling local mission in Simbai

The 2018 Lent Appeal focuses on enabling local mission in Simbai, Papua New Guinea.

Mon 4 Dec 2017
A joyful link with Papua New Guinea

A joyful link with Papua New Guinea

One of the great joys of belonging to our particular Christian family in the Diocese of Norwich is its world-wide dimension. Our Anglican link is with the Province of Papua New Guinea.

Thu 26 Oct 2017
A selection of books on the theme of world engagement

A selection of books on the theme of world engagement

Reviewed by Steve Foyster for the July/August 2017 edition of The Magazine.

Sat 1 Jul 2017
Faith, hope and justice in a broken world

Faith, hope and justice in a broken world

Have you seen the YouTube video, 'What has Aid ever done for Anyone?' that has been doing the rounds recently?

Sat 1 Jul 2017
Supporting refugees and asylum seekers in our Diocese

Supporting refugees and asylum seekers in our Diocese

The Diocese is making a number of short films that celebrate what churches across the Diocese are doing to promote the gospel and show God’s love.

Sat 1 Jul 2017
Changing a nation one person at a time

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.

Sat 1 Jul 2017
Global connections: East Harling & Papua New Guinea

Global connections: East Harling & Papua New Guinea

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.

Sat 1 Jul 2017
Engaging worldwide

Engaging worldwide

Many people in the Diocese will be aware of our longstanding links with Luleå in Sweden and with Papua New Guinea. What may come as a surprise is the extent of further links recently uncovered.

Sat 1 Jul 2017
Plan ahead: The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2017

Plan ahead: The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2017

In 2017 the Lent Appeal will be focused on raising money to provide a car for Hospice Ethiopia to reach those in need of palliative care.

Thu 20 Oct 2016
Finding joy in Papua New Guinea

Finding joy in Papua New Guinea

The Revd Lynn Fry and her husband Tony spent eight months in Papua New Guinea as guests of the Anglican Church and are returning this month to continue their work in the vocational college.

Thu 1 Sep 2016