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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
One Big Day for Children, Youth and Families Ministry

One Big Day for Children, Youth and Families Ministry

If you are involved in work with children and young people in your church or local school then there is one date you should have in your diary this year. 

Fri 12 Jul 2019
General Synod votes to adopt Covenant on Clergy Care and Well-Being

General Synod votes to adopt Covenant on Clergy Care and Well-Being

The General Synod of the Church of England has voted overwhelmingly in support of a new deal to co-ordinate and improve the approach to the care and well-being of clergy.

Mon 8 Jul 2019
Parish Share reports for June 2019

Parish Share reports for June 2019

The detailed Parish Share reports for the period to the 30 June 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).

Fri 5 Jul 2019
Auditions for Norwich Cathedral Girls' Choir

Auditions for Norwich Cathedral Girls' Choir

Do you know someoneone aged 11-18 who loves to sing? Auditions for Norwich Cathedral Girls' Choir are next taking place on Saturday 31 August.

Thu 4 Jul 2019
Archbishops launch Church's first ever social media guidelines and charter

Archbishops launch Church's first ever social media guidelines and charter

The Church of England has published social media advice aimed at tackling online abuse, misleading content and encouraging a positive atmosphere for online conversations.

Mon 1 Jul 2019
Photo gallery: Petertide Ordinations 2019

Photo gallery: Petertide Ordinations 2019

On Saturday 29 June (the hottest day of the year) 15 people were ordained Deacons and 7 ordained as Priests.

Sun 30 Jun 2019
Celebrating the church in action at the Royal Norfolk Show

Celebrating the church in action at the Royal Norfolk Show

Despite the cooler weather it was yet another amazing couple of days at the Royal Norfolk Show and the Diocese marquee was buzzing with excitement!

Thu 27 Jun 2019
Ecclesiastical Insurance launches parish photo competition

Ecclesiastical Insurance launches parish photo competition

Budding photographers could be in with a chance of winning £5,000 as part of a new competition launched by the UK's leading church insurer.

Wed 26 Jun 2019

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