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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
Bishop's Garden open days

Bishop's Garden open days

The Diocese is pleased to announce that once again, the Bishop's Gardens will be open for charities to hold fund-raising events over the summer next year in this historic and tranquil setting in the heart of Norwich city.

Mon 2 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
Welcome services for the new Bishop of Norwich

Welcome services for the new Bishop of Norwich

Five special services will take place this November across the Diocese to welcome the new Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher.

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences

Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences

On Monday 12 August the Diocese of Norwich Ecumenical Criminal Justice Forum (ECJF) wrote and sent a signed letter to local MPs, Ministers and those involved with Prisons in UK.

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Church Revitalisation Training

Church Revitalisation Training

Following the announcement that the Diocese has been awarded £1.98m for church revitalisation the Diocese is launching a ten week training programme which seeks to equip and inspire church leaders across the Diocese.

Fri 16 Aug 2019
Mission imperative or jumping on the bandwagon?

Mission imperative or jumping on the bandwagon?

There are many different approaches to the way we treat the environment, but All Saints' Church, Chedgrave has investigated how churches are called to do the most for the planet.

Thu 15 Aug 2019
Summer Surprise as St Andrew's Church, Thursford and All Saints' Church, Beighton Receive Funding Boost

Summer Surprise as St Andrew's Church, Thursford and All Saints' Church, Beighton Receive Funding Boost

Two much-loved Norfolk churches are to share in funding payouts from the National Churches Trust.

Tue 13 Aug 2019
Diocese awarded £2 million for church planting and revitalisation programme

Diocese awarded £2 million for church planting and revitalisation programme

The Diocese has been awarded £1.98m by the national Church of England towards a new programme to form new churches and revitalise existing ones.

Sun 4 Aug 2019
Parish Share reports for July 2019

Parish Share reports for July 2019

The detailed Parish Share reports for the period to the 31st July 2019 are now available on the Diocesan website (in addition to Parish Share Online which can be accessed daily if you have a login and password).

Wed 31 Jul 2019
Bishop of Norwich appoints new Head Gardener

Bishop of Norwich appoints new Head Gardener

The Bishop of Norwich has appointed a new Head Gardener for the historic Bishop's House Garden in succession to Simon Gaches who was appointed head gardener at Somerleyton Hall earlier this year.

Mon 22 Jul 2019
Mission Ideas Exchange - Seeing It Differently

Mission Ideas Exchange - Seeing It Differently

On Monday 12 August between 6.30pm and 8.30pm Norwich Cathedral are inviting you to join them for an opportunity to share creative mission ideas and to hear something of the philosophy behind their Seeing it Differently project.

Thu 18 Jul 2019
Prayers for Papua New Guinea

Prayers for Papua New Guinea

Earlier this week it was reported that at least 24 people have died in a tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea.

Fri 12 Jul 2019

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