Chaplain to the Norwich Traffic Club

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Posted on: Thursday 11 March 2021

The Norwich Traffic Club is looking for a member of the clergy to come forward and volunteer to be their chaplain.

The Norwich Traffic Club came into being on 25 January 1933, a time when the rapid growth of road transport was assuming great importance, presenting many challenges, especially in the field of road construction, routing, and design, which led to the enactment of the 1934 Road Traffic Act. This enabled rapid development of new road systems and which opened a need for common ground on which responsible managers in that field could meet to network and to lobby and advise the authorities.

Today, that role has diminished but the club maintains an interest in current transport related issues across the field. The Club boasts around 65 members, many retired, representing senior positions in the wider local transport related world, both personal and corporate, from all aspects of the Transport Industry who meet once per month for informal dinners and to network, debate and discuss important topics related to today’s transport needs. It aims to help keep and promote Norwich and Norfolk as a central business hub.

Over the years, we have been fortunate to have a chaplain, to attend and open the monthly dinner meetings with grace to focus the evenings on a wider spiritual context and fellowship.

The role of the chaplain would also offer individual pastoral guidance and spiritual support if members are in need.

Past chaplains have played an active role in the pastoral and spiritual welfare of members in need and have always enjoyed the opportunity to be a welcome component of the Club’s fellowship.

If you are interested in taking up this pastoral role and wish to know more, we can put you in touch with our past chaplain and/or speak to our Hon. Secretary Barry Parnell, tel. 07789103154. You can also email gurabejvpugenssvppyho@tznvy.pbz

Owing to the pandemic we have, of course, not been able to meet since February 2020 but plan to resume again in September. Therefore, the appointee would not need to take up the role until then.

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