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Bishop of Norwich enthroned

Bishop of Norwich enthroned

On Saturday 9 November in a cathedral packed with 1,800 people, the Rt Revd Graham Usher was enthroned as the seventy-second Bishop of Norwich in a service rich with symbolism.

Sat 9 Nov 2019
£250k fund launched to support early years groups

£250k fund launched to support early years groups

Community groups that support young children and their parents in Norfolk are being invited to apply to a new Community Fund designed to get our county's babies and preschoolers off to the best possible start.

Mon 4 Nov 2019
Join Bill Bryson for tea and cake and help save the UK's historic churches and chapels

Join Bill Bryson for tea and cake and help save the UK's historic churches and chapels

Tea and cake at a top London restaurant with Bill Bryson OBE; a personal guided tour of the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul in Greenwich with Michael Palin OBE; and joining TV historian and author Bettany Hughes OBE on location are just some of the 'money-can't-buy' lots going under the hammer in the National Churches Trust's new 'Save our Churches' online auction, raising funds to help pay for urgent repairs to the nation's churches.

Mon 4 Nov 2019
Church of England's Environment Group calls for greater action on Climate Change across the Church

Church of England's Environment Group calls for greater action on Climate Change across the Church

The Church of England's Environmental Advisory Group has called for all parts of the Church to recognise the Climate Crisis and step up its action to safeguard God's creation.

Fri 1 Nov 2019
Join in with Singing for Syrians

Join in with Singing for Syrians

Singing for Syrians is a nationwide campaign chaired by Victoria Prentis, MP offering a fun, inclusive and positive way to raise money for some of Syria's most vulnerable people. Get the resources to join in and support the cause.

Wed 30 Oct 2019
Churchwardens' Yearbook 2020 is now available

Churchwardens' Yearbook 2020 is now available

The diary designed to help with churchwardens' church and parish duties can now be purchased ready for next year - complete the form here to get your copy.

Wed 30 Oct 2019
Bishop of Norwich encourages Day of Prayer for Media

Bishop of Norwich encourages Day of Prayer for Media

In these times of growing polarisation and confirmation bias, churches are being encouraged to take part in a 'Day of Prayer for the Media' on 3 November with a resource pack contributed to by the Bishop of Norwich and former Archdeacon of Norwich.

Mon 28 Oct 2019
Great Yarmouth Minster a venue for Open Christmas event for homeless and vulnerable this year

Great Yarmouth Minster a venue for Open Christmas event for homeless and vulnerable this year

The Great Yarmouth Open Christmas event, for homeless and vulnerable people in the borough, will be held at the Great Yarmouth Minster this year - thanks to partnership working between the borough council and community organisations.

Mon 28 Oct 2019
Four new Honorary Canons appointed to Norwich Cathedral

Four new Honorary Canons appointed to Norwich Cathedral

The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher has appointed four new Honorary Canons of Norwich Cathedral: Julie Boyd, Catherine Dobson, Susanna Gunner and Christian Heycocks.

Sun 27 Oct 2019
Norfolk vicars appointed to the Archbishops' College of Evangelists

Norfolk vicars appointed to the Archbishops' College of Evangelists

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby will today (Wednesday 23 October) commission two priests from the Diocese of Norwich as 'Archbishops' Evangelists' at an event in Lambeth Palace.

Wed 23 Oct 2019
Lay ministry course highly praised

Lay ministry course highly praised

Church of England reviewers have praised the Diocese of Norwich course which trains lay ministers (often called Readers).

Mon 21 Oct 2019
Homeless people at risk of modern slavery

Homeless people at risk of modern slavery

Staff and volunteers at night shelters are being urged to be on the lookout for signs of exploitation  among guests in a campaign launched today by the Church of England's anti-slavery initiative.

Sun 13 Oct 2019
2019 Advent Calendar launches with competition

2019 Advent Calendar launches with competition

The 2019 Real Advent Calendar has been officially launched with a new 24 page Christmas story-activity book, a children's competition, with profits helping to transform the lives of children in Kenya.

Fri 11 Oct 2019
Halloween Campaign to give 25 people the gift of sight

Halloween Campaign to give 25 people the gift of sight

The 2019 Meaningful Treat Pack, is a life changing resource which will give up to 25 people the gift of sight while helping with mission work on, and leading up to, the eve of All Saints (Halloween).

Mon 7 Oct 2019
Counting church visitor numbers goes digital

Counting church visitor numbers goes digital

The National Churches Trust's Great Church Visitor Count aims to find out how many people visit churches. Current numbers are thought to be seriously underestimated, which can make it hard for churches to access funding for repairs and to be a part of local tourism initiatives. Find out more and get your church involved.

Mon 7 Oct 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
Archbishop is thrilled by plans for Dragon's Den Convent

Archbishop is thrilled by plans for Dragon's Den Convent

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has expressed his support for the plans to develop the former Convent at Ditchingham on the Norfolk/Suffolk bording, saying they are some of the most exciting proposals he has seen since becoming Archbishop and that this project thrills his heart.

Fri 27 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
Readers' Day 2019

Readers' Day 2019

On Saturday 21 September, four new Readers were Licensed and five who have recently transferred to this Diocese were welcomed.

Tue 24 Sep 2019
Bishop of Norwich appoints new chaplain

Bishop of Norwich appoints new chaplain

The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher has appointed the Revd Canon Sally Theakston as his new chaplain.

Wed 11 Sep 2019
Findings show that parents still value Harvest Festival

Findings show that parents still value Harvest Festival

New polling shows that parents have warm memories of taking part in Harvest Festivals and want their children to do the same.

Tue 10 Sep 2019
Celebrating students achievements

Celebrating students achievements

This summer students across Norfolk received their GCSE exam results. Two high schools that are part of Diocese Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) share their successful results.

Tue 10 Sep 2019
Lead thefts halve following roof alarm roll-out

Lead thefts halve following roof alarm roll-out

New figures released by Norfolk Police show that number of church lead theft incidents has dropped from 48 in the two years before the Roof Alarm Scheme was launched to 26 in the two years since.

Wed 4 Sep 2019
New Chancellor for the Diocese appointed

New Chancellor for the Diocese appointed

David Etherington QC has been licensed as the new Chancellor for the Diocese of Norwich by the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher.

Tue 3 Sep 2019
Commissioning service for those working with children, young people and schools

Commissioning service for those working with children, young people and schools

On Monday 2 September, over 100 people gathered at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate the work going on across the Diocese with children, young people, families and schools.

Tue 3 Sep 2019
Christians take action to promote biodiversity

Christians take action to promote biodiversity

Church-goers will don wellies to clean local waterways, plant trees and promote wild areas in churchyards as part of a global initiative to encourage biodiversity and help stem the effects of climate change. 

Thu 29 Aug 2019
From Skype to Snettisham

From Skype to Snettisham

The Revd Rachel Alexander, Vicar Designate of Snettisham, who has spent the past few years praying for and mentoring people around the world through her Norwich-based Prophetic Lighthouse ministry, has taken up her new post in Snettisham.

Wed 28 Aug 2019
Commemorating the Eightieth Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War II

Commemorating the Eightieth Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War II

On Sunday 3 September 1939, three days after the German invasion of Poland, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced in a broadcast that Britain had declared war on Germany.

Tue 27 Aug 2019
Norwich Cathedral's Seeing It Differently project draws to a close after capturing the imagination of thousands

Norwich Cathedral's Seeing It Differently project draws to a close after capturing the imagination of thousands

After capturing the imagination of thousands and hitting the headlines around the world, Norwich Cathedral's helter skelter-shaped Seeing It Differently project drew to close on Sunday with a very special service to celebrate its 11-day run.

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Take part in the Minority Anglican Project

Take part in the Minority Anglican Project

The Minority Anglican Project is a large-scale research project that aims is to explore the needs, challenges and gifts of Minority Anglicans in the Church of England and learn from their experiences. 

Mon 19 Aug 2019

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