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Celebrate Norfolk Charity No 1141245

Free Norwich historic churches walk and talk 

A free historical walk and talk about the Christian faith and churches in central Norwich is being offered as part of the Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk event. 

Author and historian Ted Doe will be leading the one-hour walk which starts outside The Forum at 11am on Saturday June 11 during the Celebrate event.
 
There is a limit of 25 on the walk so please register with Jenny Drake at celebrate@networknorwich.co.uk. First come, first served.

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Ted said: “For much of its history Norwich was a commercial centre and the second city of England.   It contained a high proportion of literate, thinking citizens, accustomed to taking responsibility for their various commercial enterprises and demanding also to take responsibility for all other areas of their lives. Hence, as we consider the religious history of our city, we see a kaleidoscope of ideas and practices.
 
“Our leisurely walk, starting at the Forum and lasting about one hour, will remind us of Rome and the Reformation, in both its mainstream and more radical manifestations; of monks and friars; of men and women who were prepared to die for their faith; and of the important role that women played in the life of the city.
 
“The story stretches from the Norman Conquest until the present day and gives us plenty to think about.  There is much to praise God for, alongside darker moments which we might want to forget but will be wise to remember.”
 
For the past ten years Ted has given talks and led walks, on both Christian and secular themes, during the city’s annual Heritage Weekends.  He is the author of Who Do You Think You Are? a history of the Baptist Church in Norwich. 

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