The Norwich and Papua New Guinea Link group works to support, friendship, projects and mission to bring together the country of Papua New Guinea and the county of Norfolk.
A connection was first established by Bishop David Hand from Norfolk, who went on to be the first Archbishop of PNG in 1977. David’s father was vicar of Tatterford, Norfolk and when David retired as Archbishop of Port Moresby in PNG, he returned to be Priest in Charge of several parishes in West Norfolk.
The connection with the Norwich Diocese was continued by Peter Fox as Bishop of Port Moresby (2002-2006), then Bishop Peter Ramsden, and currently through the work of The Bishop of Lynn, Jonathan Meyrick.
Papua New Guinea is a new and diverse country, known locally as the Land of the Unexpected. The Anglican Church has a strong presence across the nation, in the highlands and islands, playing an important role in the life of the people and communities.
The link group continues the connections and involvement, supporting the church and people through projects, outward giving and ministry.
Part of the work of the Link group is in connection with The Bishop of Norwich’s Lent Appeals. They are biannually focused on Papua New Guinea and the diocese has raised large amounts of money to deliver support where needed; in recent years classrooms, church building projects and community and health endeavours.
The Papua New Guinea Link Group is made up of clergy and lay people who are committed to working together in raising awareness and the profile of Papua New Guinea and enabling support to be provided for the Anglican Church and its people.
Our team includes:
Below are some photographs from our missionary couple in Papua New Guinea. Some of the money collected from our Lent Appeal this year was given to support the Youth Camp and the building of a new church.
Please pray! Just a few days ago (Friday 5 Jan 2018) the volcanic island of Kadovar in Papua New Guinea began erupting, forcing the evacuation of all 500-600 residents.
The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2018 is focused on enabling local mission in Simbai, a remote community in Papua New Guinea.
The 2018 Lent Appeal focuses on enabling local mission in Simbai, 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.
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.
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.
On 26 August 2015, 23 people from three dioceses: Norwich, UK; Waiapu, New Zealand and Rockhampton, Australia landed in Papua New Guinea for a thirteen-day pilgrimage.