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Ten historic Norfolk churches have been added to a list of "at risk of being lost” buildings while a further seven have been removed because of positive efforts to save them.
Chair of the Methodist Church East Anglia District, Rev Julian Pursehouse, says he has faced moments of utter despair over the past seven months but, in the end, everything is going to be alright.
A new telephone befriending service has been launched nationally, and the on-line meeting in November to explore how this can work is now open to anyone in Norfolk.
The three bishops from the Diocese of Norwich have sent out a letter encouraging clergy and lay leaders after six months of lockdown when “many will be hitting the proverbial brick wall".
Sets of Christmas cards telling the true meaning of Christmas are available for churches and individuals to purchase.
Two Norfolk churches are among 45 historic places of worship which have benefitted from over £500,000-worth of funding from the National Churches Trust.
Bishop Graham Usher will be a panellist in a webinar to explore the Church’s response to the climate emergency.
As churches face major fund-raising challenges, the Norfolk Churches Trust’s Bike Ride on Saturday, September 12 could make a big difference.
The Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Norwich has decided to move its annual Festival Service from Norwich Cathedral this autumn into its members’ homes, because current restrictions mean that the usual cathedral service is not feasible.
A special online service is to be held to celebrate the start of the new academic year and commission those working and volunteering with children and young people.
The Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham Usher, has ordained six people as deacons in the first ordinations in the diocese since the lockdown.
Norfolk churches went digital in a very big way over the Covid-19 lockdown and most of them plan to continue that way into the future, a survey by Network Norfolk has revealed. Keith Morris reports in the second of our series of articles.
Ordinations in the Diocese of Norwich will be “done different” this year, due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 with over 20 people becoming priests or deacons this summer - the first Church of England diocese to hold such ordinations this year.
Half-a-dozen Norfolk churches have been awarded £12,000 towards urgent repairs by the Norfolk Churches Trust.
Churches across Norfolk are starting to emerge from an historic 15-week lockdown and closure of churches – some cautiously and some much more confidently – but almost half will not re-open until September at the earliest.
Clergy within the Diocese of Norwich face examples of incipient and sometimes overt racism nearly every day and the Bishop of Norwich has appointed an Adviser for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Affairs to help address the issue.
The Deans of Norwich’s two cathedrals have welcomed the resumption of public worship after nearly three months and, along with a number of city churches, will be throwing open their doors to the public this weekend.
The Diocese of Norwich has announced the appointment of Richard Cranmer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its St Benet’s Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and Robert Connelly as Headteacher of Archbishop Sancroft High School (ASHS).
Last night the government released guidelines which will allow places of worship across Norfolk to re-open from Saturday July 4.
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