Support and resources

Life Events Diary software

Life Events Diary software

The Church of England has partnered with iKnow Church to provide the Life Events Diary for free to every Church of England church.

Wed 22 May 2019
The digital pulpit: how can we talk about God online?

The digital pulpit: how can we talk about God online?

Dannie Hancock explores electric evangelism and offers some top tips.

Fri 5 Apr 2019
Resources for difficult questions

Resources for difficult questions

Jonathan Richardson shares a range of helpful resources to facilitate difficult conversations with teenagers.

Sat 23 Mar 2019
Book reviews - faith and politics

Book reviews - faith and politics

A selection of books on the theme of faith and politics, reviewed by Steve Foyster of Revelation bookshop.

Thu 14 Mar 2019
Further ideas on faith and politics

Further ideas on faith and politics

A range of resources for further exploration of the theme of the Spring 2019 issue of The Magazine, on faith and politics.

Thu 28 Feb 2019
Understanding Facebook Insights

Understanding Facebook Insights

If you look after the Facebook page for your church, you might have seen the analytics Facebook provides with each post and not sure what it was telling you.

Tue 19 Feb 2019
The Narrow Road - A Passion Play

The Narrow Road - A Passion Play

Riding Lights Theatre Company are pleased to announce a revival of their acclaimed passion play The Narrow Road by Paul Birch, from Monday 25 March to Saturday 20 April, and are now taking bookings.

Thu 14 Feb 2019
A checklist for setting up social media accounts

A checklist for setting up social media accounts

If you're thinking about to setting a social media page for your church, or you are about to do it, here is a short guide that'll start you off in the right direction.

Mon 4 Feb 2019
Developing Christian Distinctiveness - A day for Toddler Group Leaders

Developing Christian Distinctiveness - A day for Toddler Group Leaders

On Saturday 9 March, toddler group leaders from across Norfolk and beyond will be gathering for a training day on Developing Christian Distinctiveness.

Wed 30 Jan 2019
Five top tips to develop an effective church digital strategy

Five top tips to develop an effective church digital strategy

Looking after your church's A Church Near You profile, social media channels and website is an exciting opportunity, helping your parish support its community and reach out to new people.

Tue 22 Jan 2019
Book Reviews - ecumenism

Book Reviews - ecumenism

A selection of books on the theme of unity and ecumenism, reviewed by Steve Foyster.

Wed 16 Jan 2019
Resources for the Lent Appeal

Resources for the Lent Appeal

This year's Lent Appeal is focused on supporting the Church of North India in tackling modern day slavery.

Wed 16 Jan 2019
New website launched to promote the Mapping the Gospels series

New website launched to promote the Mapping the Gospels series

Mapping the Gospels, the popular Bible study series written by the Revd Susanna Gunner, now has it's own website where visitors can find out much more about each of the resources.

Mon 14 Jan 2019
Journey Leaders

Journey Leaders

Are you inspired by the outdoors?

Thu 10 Jan 2019
Church of England parliamentarians call for next generation of women leaders

Church of England parliamentarians call for next generation of women leaders

Women who represent the Church of England in Parliament have spoken out about what it means to be a female leader as part of an initiative to inspire the next generation to follow in their footsteps. 

Fri 14 Sep 2018
Inspired Classrooms

Inspired Classrooms

Exploring churches as places of creative learning across the curriculum. By Saul Penfold

Thu 19 Jul 2018
Prayers for peace, hope and reconciliation,

Prayers for peace, hope and reconciliation,

Remembrance 100 launches on Saturday 4 August 2018 with 100 Days of Peace and Hope – prayers, Bible readings, reflections and peace-making activities – which are available to download free. Archbishop Justin Welby has written this foreword for Remembrance 100.

Wed 18 Jul 2018
A place of welcome and hospitality

A place of welcome and hospitality

Open Welcome is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre. It is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors.

Thu 12 Jul 2018
Inspired Classrooms - the online toolkit for churches and teachers

Inspired Classrooms - the online toolkit for churches and teachers

The Inspired Classrooms project is an accessible, online resource to open up churches as ‘creative classrooms’ where pupils can enjoy cross-curricular learning inspired by their fabulous surroundings.

Thu 5 Jul 2018
Ministry Stories - a video resource

Ministry Stories - a video resource

Ministry Stories is a new video resource by the Diocese of Norwich. These five two-minute films are the highlights of five people on their ‘ministry journey’.

Wed 13 Jun 2018
Drivers urged to join information-gathering effort against modern slavery in hand car washes

Drivers urged to join information-gathering effort against modern slavery in hand car washes

Drivers are being encouraged to join an unprecedented national information-gathering campaign launched by the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales aimed at eradicating modern slavery in hand car washes.

Mon 4 Jun 2018
Have you claimed your church's Google listing?

Have you claimed your church's Google listing?

Google has become the first place many people turn when they want to find something or somewhere. Claiming your church's Google 'card' can help promote your church.

Thu 24 May 2018
Further ideas on identity and calling for young people

Further ideas on identity and calling for young people

Jonathan Richardson makes some suggestions for resources to explore calling and identity with young people.

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Talk Calling

Talk Calling

Anna Walker unpacks a new resource from CPAS aimed at helping 14 to 18-year-olds explore the God possibilities for their lives.

Thu 26 Apr 2018
Finding our life's calling through films

Finding our life's calling through films

David Foster takes a look at four films that can help us explore our life's calling, and offer some questions to start a discussion.

Wed 25 Apr 2018
Book reviews on identity

Book reviews on identity

A selection of books on the theme of our identity in God, reviewed by Steve Foyster in the May/June issue of The Magazine.

Wed 25 Apr 2018
'Bat nights' in churches

'Bat nights' in churches

Many churches in Norfolk are home to significant bat populations, and several churches have held bat nights to raise awareness of the role church buildings play.

Tue 13 Mar 2018
Parish Buying - Card readers now available

Parish Buying - Card readers now available

As many people no longer carry cash it's becoming increasingly important to provide other ways to pay and to give. One solution is a card reader, which works alongside a smart phone or tablet and costs as little as £19 to buy.

Mon 5 Mar 2018
Frozen pipes and church buildings

Frozen pipes and church buildings

Cold weather can cause freezing to occur in church water pipes, especially if the system has been unused for a number of days. Frozen water inside pipes can cause them to split, producing leaks once thawing occurrs.

Wed 28 Feb 2018
Real Easter Egg launched for 2018!

Real Easter Egg launched for 2018!

Meaningful Chocolate have released their range of Easter Eggs with a new story booklet and more!

Tue 20 Feb 2018
Which Bible?

Which Bible?

To the question, ‘which is the best Bible?’, the answer is, ‘best for what?’ The Revd Paul Overend, Lay Development Officer, explores the journey of the different translations of the Bible.

Thu 25 Jan 2018
Lent Appeal resources now available

Lent Appeal resources now available

The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2018 is focused on enabling local mission in Simbai, a remote community in Papua New Guinea.

Fri 5 Jan 2018
Information and resources about being an accessible church

Information and resources about being an accessible church

In this article you can find a list of useful links and resources providing help on how to make sure your church is accessible to all.

Tue 19 Dec 2017
New Bible Reading Fellowship resources coming soon

New Bible Reading Fellowship resources coming soon

January sees the release of two new and exciting resources from the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF)

Wed 13 Dec 2017
'Christmas HOPE' give-away magazine for churches

'Christmas HOPE' give-away magazine for churches

Comedian Miranda Hart, Sky Sports and former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas, and toy store entrepreneur Gary Grant are among those featured in the 2017 Christmas HOPE magazine.

Fri 17 Nov 2017
Bible Society resources bring Christmas story to life

Bible Society resources bring Christmas story to life

Bible Society has produced a host of resources, including nativity booklets, short films and festive gifts as you celebrate the journey that changed the world...

Fri 17 Nov 2017
Praying for our mission

Praying for our mission

At the Bishop's Day of Celebration & Prayer in October four new prayers were published linking to our Mission Strategy 2021.

Tue 14 Nov 2017
Data Protection: Guide for churches to GDPR

Data Protection: Guide for churches to GDPR

Just like any other charity or organisation, all parishes must comply with new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which replace the Data Protection Act and take effect from 25 May 2018.

Thu 2 Nov 2017
Mapping the Gospels Bible study series launched

Mapping the Gospels Bible study series launched

We're pleased to announce that the very successful Mapping Bible study series has been updated and republished.

Tue 26 Sep 2017
Explore Advent's rich themes with Mapping Advent

Explore Advent's rich themes with Mapping Advent

'Mapping Advent' is a resource, published by the Diocese, which explores the themes of Advent through Biblical reflection, art, poetry and music.

Tue 26 Sep 2017
GreenAcre Tithe scheme to support local churches

GreenAcre Tithe scheme to support local churches

With a focus on celebrating the life of a loved one, for nearly two decades GreenAcres has helped many families say goodbye in a tranquil and beautiful setting.

Wed 6 Sep 2017
Growth in Service grants scheme launched

Growth in Service grants scheme launched

Mon 4 Sep 2017
Resources to help with mental health or to support others

Resources to help with mental health or to support others

Reviews from the September/October edition of The Magazine.

Fri 1 Sep 2017
Strength - A resource to encourage and equip young men

Strength - A resource to encourage and equip young men

STRENGTH is a resource produced by Hillsong designed for young men aged 11 to 17 years.

Tue 4 Apr 2017
Travelling exhibition launched highlighting local mission

Travelling exhibition launched highlighting local mission

A travelling exhibition entitled ‘Mission Is…’ has been launched as part of the Diocese’ Mission Strategy Celebrate stream.

Mon 6 Mar 2017
7 top church video websites

7 top church video websites

A brief guide to websites offering worship background video loops & short inspirational videos

Wed 1 Mar 2017
Preparing for Thy Kingdom Come 2017

Preparing for Thy Kingdom Come 2017

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement focused during the time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25 May - 4 June 2017.

Tue 13 Dec 2016
Highlight community activities near you

Highlight community activities near you

Churches are being encouraged to add and check their regular groups and activities on Bright Map, which is an online map highlighting the church's engagement in the local community.

Tue 29 Mar 2016