Three members of a Christian family in Egypt are fighting for their lives after being stabbed by a Muslim neighbour. However, local police have declared that the incident was "just a normal quarrel" and refused access of the family lawyer to the records of the prosecution.
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.
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.
Part of a 16,000 strong petition with a difference went on display at Chapter House, Westminster Abbey this week. The Handmade Petition: I See You, consists of 16,000 handmade squares of fabric. Each one contains a message to women around the world who are currently being persecuted for their faith and gender.
Friends of the Holy Land are delighted to report that the first event in their 10th anniversary celebrations was a success.
Revd Sian Reading was licensed by Bishop Graham on Sunday 17 November 2019.
This is the 54th year of Original Norwich Charity Christmas Card Shop raising money for a range of charities through the sale of seasonal goodies - and we have the details on the shop for this year right here!
Eighteen volunteers have finished sewing together thousands of handmade squares of fabric for Open Doors' Handmade Petition installation that will be displayed in Chapter House, Westminster Abbey. The installation will highlight the double vulnerability of women who are persecuted for both their faith and their gender.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St Peter & St Paul Carbrooke Church of England Primary Academy and Nursery, near Watton, is celebrating a "good" Ofsted inspection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Church of England reviewers have praised the Diocese of Norwich course which trains lay ministers (often called Readers).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday 21 September, four new Readers were Licensed and five who have recently transferred to this Diocese were welcomed.
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham Usher has appointed the Revd Canon Sally Theakston as his new chaplain.
New polling shows that parents have warm memories of taking part in Harvest Festivals and want their children to do the same.