Archbishop to begin his visit with a service at Roman Catholic Cathedral
8 October 2018
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, will take part in an historical ecumenical act of worship at St John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral in Norwich at midday on Wednesday 7 November at the start of a three-day visit to Norfolk.
His visit is just a few days away from the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War One and this, combined with the Archbishop’s passion for reconciliation, has contributed strongly to the shaping of his programme which will take him across the Diocese
Archbishop Justin will start his visit at St John’s Cathedral with a short ecumenical act of worship to which everyone is welcome to attend.
Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia, the Rt Revd Alan Hopes will welcome the Archbishop, the County Ecumenical Officer Catherine Howe will read from the book of John and Archbishop Justin will give a brief reflection.
The Bishop of Norwich’s chaplain, the Revd Susanna Gunner, said;
“At the start of the Archbishop’s visit we wanted to give the opportunity for all Christian denominations to come together in an act of unity and reconciliation, the perfect launch pad for his travels around our region.”