People from all over the Diocese came together in Norwich Cathedral to join in with the Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist.
Easter Saturday promises to be a fun afternoon for the community on the Magdalen Estate in Gorleston, as St Mary Magdalene Church's community Easter egg hunt returns for its second year.
Hazel Horspole gives an insight into this Norwich city benefice whose motto is to "connect with God, connect with each other, connect with the world."
This week Poringland and Framingham Earl Churches' Together held one of their Lent Bible study groups in the Royal Oak pub.
Amid the current turmoil over the UK's relationship with Europe, two deaneries from Dereham and Denmark cemented a friendship with a signed agreement last weekend, that had originated from a simple meeting a few years before.
The congregation of St. Bartholomew's Church, Corton has been celebrating the award of a £28,300 grant from the government's Coastal Revival Fund (CRF).
At the time of writing, with Brexit possibly just weeks away, David Foster joined some of the congregation of Igreja Batista de Dereham, a vibrant Portuguese-language congregation, over coffee and bolo de arroz to find out about their life in Norfolk and their hopes and fears for the future.
For the past couple of decades, All Saints Freethorpe PCC has been wanting to provide modern facilities in the church. As a round tower church, it would have been difficult to get permission to build an internal toilet, and the cost was prohibitive. Peter Allies takes up the story.
In Medieval times the church used street theatre to tell stories from the Bible as a way to communicate Christianity to everyone. The Anglia Square Passion on Friday 19 April will continue this tradition.
During the early part of last summer, I drove over to Blakeney to hear a workshop led by Dr Nigel Walter who, by profession, is not only an architect but also a theologian, writes Fabric Officer Jamie Campbell
Earlier this year, a visit by a mission team from the Glaven Valley Benefice to Rwanda coincided with a unique community event that takes place on the last Saturday of each month. Jonathan Lamb, of Life In Abundance International, facilitated the trip and reports.
A clear demonstration of unity in diversity was shown recently in a recurring event of churches coming together across denominations in one Norfolk village.
The Revd Heather Cracknell has been appointed to a national Fresh Expression role with the Church of England based in Westminster.
By kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen, the Sandringham Estate will host the Archdeacon's Charge on Saturday 18 May 2019 - and you could be a part of it!
Imagine Norfolk Together have published 'Church in the Community', a directory of services provided by churches in the Great Yarmouth area, and many have been surprised at how much community action they are involved in.
St Andrew's Church in Norwich's city centre is planning an Easter Service in the lunchtime of Thursday 18 April for city workers to enjoy an accessible Bible talk, glorious music and tasty refreshments.
When people in Norfolk ask the Revd Philip Harvey where he's from, he pauses. The pause accounts for the fact that he left Australia in 2002, then lived in Germany, Oman, Luxembourg and, since July 2017, in Sprowston (north Norwich) as curate. He shares his thoughts on the perspective this physical and spiritual journey has given him.
On Monday 25 March the Revd Edward Land will be licensed by the Bishop of Thetford at 7pm in St Edmund as Priest-in-Charge of Costessey, Norwich.
Cromer Church has set itself the challenge to complete various acts of generosity this Lent.
The 'Inspired' group of artists and craftspeople are planning something special for their annual exhibition at St Mary's Church, Stalham. The 2019 exhibition, to be held during early May Bank Holiday, will be based on the theme 'Revelation'.
Members of the public are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb up to the roof of Cawston Parish Church and marvel at the roof angels, medieval carvings and original paintwork.
The Mulbarton Group of Churches are encouraging people to get active this Lent and run, walk or jog 1km a day for 40 days.
Last week a welcome assembly was held at Diss Infant Academy and Nursery to welcome the children and academy into the Diocese of Norwich St Benet's Multi-Academy Trust.
The King's Lynn Winter Night Shelter is asking churches and Christians to support their 'Homeless in Lent' appeal by giving something up and donating the equivalent money to help them show kindness and hospitality to anyone with nowhere to stay.
Fiona Oommen from Holy Trinity Brompton in London will be the guest speaker at the North Norfolk Filling Station meeting on Monday 25 February.
The congregation of a Grade 2* Listed, 13th Century church in the heart of Thetford has raised over £200,000 to adapt their church building, to create a flexible interior which will be suitable for worship and community use.
In November 2018 a Special Needs School in Bangalore, which was supported by the Diocese of Norwich Lent Appeal, celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The former Bishop of Thetford, the Rt Revd David Atkinson gives us an update on the school 25 years on.
Inspired by a recent article about Deaf Church in The Magazine, Catherine Golding, a teacher from a Church of England School in North Norfolk got in touch to share their story.
In March 2018, Christ Church in Eaton started their journey to becoming part of the 'Places of Welcome' Network.The Revd Shawn Tomlinson, Curate at Christ Church explains more about how it all began.
As has been tradition for some years now, St Margaret's Church in Thorpe Market will be flinging its doors open to the Spring to welcome visitors who trek for miles to come and visit the snowdrops in the churchyard.
Nineteen different species of birds were seen in and over the churchyards at All Saints Church by hardy birders over two hours on Sunday 27 January.
An ecumenical Chain of Prayer involving 40 churches from eight different denominations took place over six hours at Norwich Cathedral on Thursday 24 January during Christian Unity Week.
Last week Dickleburgh Church of England Primary School opened a new Peace Garden.
This week Soul Church is hosting a thanksgiving service and the OPEN Youth Trust are hosting a banquet to honour the Rt Revd Graham James for his work and service as Bishop of Norwich.
The Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) academy has shown rapid improvement and is now good in all areas with the inspector stating: 'Leaders have established a culture of high expectations of both pupils and teachers, meaning that 'children in the school make strong progress'.
A student from Archbishop Sancroft High School (ASHS) has been named the Eastern Region's Young Performer of The Year by the National Operatic and Amateur Dramatic Association.
Nigel Kenyon Jones looks back over the past four years' experience of the lectures at South Creake.
This regular feature in The Magazine normally focuses on a benefice in the Diocese of Norwich but in the spirit of ecumenism - the theme of the Jan/Feb 2019 issue - it's Dereham Baptist Church.
A Sheringham musician was recently honoured by being invited to direct the music for a special service at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Norwich vicar and jazz musician David Lloyd, will be the guest speaker at the first meeting of North Norfolk Filling Station at Swanton Novers Village Hall for 2019 on Monday 28 January.
In the run up to Christmas the CAP King's Lynn Debt Centre offered much more than debt advice to its clients, giving out Christmas hampers, sacks of toys, pantomime invitations and providing a place of community.
In January and February, the King's Lynn Night Shelter and King's Lynn Foodbank will be two of the three organisations hoping to gain the most votes in the Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme.
The Revd Edward Land and the Revd David Lloyd, from St Thomas Church in Norwich, are preparing to run the Craft Half Marathon on Saturday 2 February to raise money for Street Child charity.
St Mary's Church, Roughton hosted their 'Experience Christmas' on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December for the children of St Mary’s VA School, Roughton.
The Revd Miriam Fife gives an insight into this beautiful rural benefice; a group of 19 churches in 17 parishes nestling in the north west of the Nar Valley, from which the benefice takes its name.
Yare Valley Churches are committed to being ‘a place for everyone’.
Students at Aylsham High School have been exploring the significance of faith in the modern world through assemblies, lunchtime talks and RE lessons as part of the school’s inaugural Festival of the Christian Faith week.
When most people are settling into retirement, one couple took on a major project to provide a home from home for students. Here is their roller-coaster tale of the past two years.
Norwich based pioneer missioner Revd Tim Yau is one of 50 writers from across the globe that have contributed to the new edition of bible notes book Fresh from the Word 2019.
Children from Dickleburgh Church of England Primary Academy came together in a special assembly for an act of remembrance for the armistice for the first world war.
Since 2016 there’s been a flurry of activity to keep the church and graveyard at St. George’s Rollesby, looking spic and span, and offering a comfortable place for worship, contemplation and friendship. At times though the activity was as a result of some not so welcome visitors!
On Wednesday 17 October, Christ Church in New Catton hosted the book swap event, with plenty of people coming to browse the 400 donated books, and enjoy tea, coffee and cake.
At North Lopham Church, we’ve had a dream – to open up the Bible and show people that it is full of stories worth retelling.
Children at Newton Flotman Primary Church of England School have celebrated the installation of a brand new mural. The mural was created by staff member, Mrs Morgan, with a little help from all 147 of the pupils at the school, who each contributed by painting their own unique sheep.
With a disproportionately high number of children living in care, Norfolk is in desperate need of more people to become foster or adoptive parents - people like Dave and Nicola Ford, who have provided a home for good for two siblings.
The Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded £3.8 million for a project led by Natural England to save bats and protect churches
Simon Snell was the impetus behind starting St Luke’s beginning their Eco Church journey in 2016, and he explains how the church on Aylsham Road, Norwich, threw their support behind the project.
Churches in the Bramerton benefice have supported a charity in Uganda for over 20 years that gives a home to orphaned babies. A remarkable moment occurred when a family visiting the popular sculpture trail in the village happened to include two children who had been rescued by the charity.
Thetford Team Ministry serves the Parishes of Croxton, East Wretham and Kilverstone, as well as Thetford itself. The churches of Thetford include St Cuthbert’s, the Parish Church in the centre of the town which hosts civic services and events, and two church plants, initially resourced by members of St Cuthbert’s, alongside others: Cloverfield Church and Grace Church.
A recent edition of The Magazine focused on being a welcoming community. St Mary’s at Watton got in touch to share how they’ve been doing just that. The Revd Gerry Foster explains.