The community volunteers at St Mary Magdalene church in Gorleston belong to a group of four finalists in the church and community volunteer category.
The other finalists are the Urban Green Project in Bournemouth, St Peter’s and the Hub at Peterchurch and A Church for the Future in Wisbech. The winners of each category of the National Church Awards will be invited to an event in London on 24 October.
The church and community category celebrates the vital contribution of volunteers in churches, who look after and make the best use of churches in order to benefit local communities and people.
Revd Matthew Price, vicar of St Mary Magdalene church said;
“I am thrilled that our amazing volunteer team has received this recognition. The team, which is made up of both church members and members of our wider community, work really hard in all sorts of areas to make St Mary Mags the fantastic community it is. As the heart of our vision as church is empowering people to bring the transforming hope of the good news of Jesus to our community and the volunteer team are at the heart of working that vision out. We’re so grateful to National Churches Trust for their leadership in recognising the amazing work that volunteers undertake in churches across the country.”