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This section contains archived news from Network Norwich & Norfolk from 2010 and before.
 

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Norfolk Christian Police celebrate re-launch
2010: The Norfolk branch of the Christian Police Association (CPA) has celebrated its first anniversary of its re-launch at St Paul’s, Hellesdon, Norwich on November 21. More ...
Big Society is 2000 years old says Archbishop
2010: Christians have been developing the Big Society for the past 2000 years, the Archbishop of York, the Most Rev Dr John Sentamu, told an audience of clergy during a visit to Norwich on December 2. More ...
Archbishop helps Norfolk charity celebrate
2010: Pregnancy Choices Norfolk has celebrated the opening of its new premises at 12 Princes Street, Norwich, with a cake, a ribbon and an archbishop. More ...
Norfolk charity launches Latvia campaign
2010: Norfolk-based charity Hope for Latvia launches its Winter Fundraising Campaign to help provide hundreds of Latvian families with emergency food packages this winter. More ...
Final East gathering for New Frontiers churches
2010: For the third and final time, New Frontiers churches from across the East of England and beyond gathered at Pontins at Pakefield, Lowestoft, for a weekend of praise, teaching and mission - Together at East of England. More ...
Crime wave hits hundreds of Norfolk churches
2010: Churches across Norfolk have been hit by a crime wave of more than four attacks every week over the last three years. More ...
Matthew Project charity workers go extra mile
2010: A team of runners from a local Christian based charity will join over 2,700 others as they take part in the Norwich half marathon on 28 November. More ...
Archbishop of York is set to visit Norwich
2010 NEWSFLASH: The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is to visit the Norwich Diocese on Thursday December 2, to formally open the Open Academy at Heartsease in Norwich, to attend a cathedral service and to meet clergy. More ...
'Be with me' events for Norfolk Prisons week
2010: Prisons are seldom out of the public gaze and the portrayal is usually negative. Prisons Week 21 - 27 November is a chance for Christians in Norfolk to respond in a positive way with a range of events and prayer points. More ...
Norwich Diocese honours Swedish Bishop
2010: A Swedish Bishop has been honoured at Norwich Cathedral as an Ecumenical Canon and signed a covenant of commitment between his diocese and the Diocese of Norwich. More ...
Norfolk fire chief removes faith from Remembrance
2010: A Norfolk fire chief has removed the religious aspect from a Remembrance Day event, saying it would otherwise exclude some staff members. More ...
Norfolk appeal to hold tea parties for the elderly
2010: A charity which organizes Sunday afternoon tea parties in volunteers’ homes for isolated older people, is appealing to Norfolk churches to help it establish some new groups in the county. More ...
Sir Richard spends night sleeping rough in Norwich
2010: General Sir Richard Dannatt, the new president of YMCA Norfolk slept rough on the streets of Norwich at the weekend to raise money for YMCA Norfolk and to get a glimpse into what life is like for the homeless. More ...
Norfolk church praying for planning green light
2010: Latest Norfolk Christian news includes details of one church which is set to extend its building, another one which is asking its congregation to pray for planning permission and tributes paid to a pioneering county industrial chaplain. More ...
Ex-Army chief becomes new YMCA Norfolk president
2010: Former head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, was made president of YMCA Norfolk last night (October 18), taking over from Richard Jarrold, with a pledge to Serve to Lead. More ...
Norfolk church appeals for new service venue
2010: A vibrant Romanian Orthodox church in Norfolk is appealing for help to find a Norwich venue to hold its Sunday worship services for a congregation of 50. More ...
Church services help mark Battle of Britain 70th
2010: Church services across Norfolk brought to an end a week-long series of events marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. More ...
Norwich link to Vatican church unity display
2010: As Pope Benedict XVI’s State visit to Britain highlights the relationship between Anglican and the Roman Catholic Churches today, Norwich has been used as a case study of good practice in an exhibition held at the Vatican itself. More ...
East Anglian Bishop welcomes pilgrim Pope
2010: The Bishop of East Anglia has welcomed the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the UK as a pilgrim pope visiting a pilgrim people, as many East Anglian Catholics head for events in London and Birmingham. More ...
Norfolk Mothers Union runs marriage workshop
2010: Do you have engaged couples in your church who would benefit from a Loving for Life workshop? Mothers Union Norwich Diocese run the popular marriage workshops in Norfolk churches. More ...
Labour leaders tackle faith issues in Norwich
2010: Matters of religious faith were on the agenda when the Labour leadership contest rolled into Norwich earlier today courtesy of a 90-minute Sky News televised debate with all five candidates, broadcast live from the Open Youth Venue. More ...
Christian group feeds hundreds across Norfolk
2010: Free food is being delivered to hundreds of needy people across Norfolk thanks to the prayers of local Christians and the help of a charity from Bedfordshire. More ...
7000 young people encounter God in Norfolk
2010: For the last week 7000 young people have descended on the Royal Norfolk Showground to encounter God at the Newday festival. Reporter Aaron Curran gives a personal account of the event. More ...
Norfolk Christian Elly supports Lourdes trip
2010: YMCA Norfolk Youth and Community worker Elly Perrott is aiming to raise £18,000 to take a group of disabled Norfolk children on a pilgrimage to Lourdes next year and she is appealing for support for two fund-raising events. More ...
UEA CU students appeal for weekend venue
2010: Christian students at Norwich’s University of East Anglia are urgently looking for a new venue for an October weekend away after their previous location fell through. More ...
7000 youngsters in Norfolk for Christian event
2010: August 11 sees the return of summer Christian youth event Newday to the Norfolk Showground, Norwich. This year – the seventh Newday has taken place – will see around 7000 young people from all over the UK and beyond coming together to meet with God. More ...
3500 youngsters in Norfolk social action project
2010: Next week will see around 3500 Christian youngsters from all over the UK converge on the streets of Norwich and Norfolk again for a week to take part in community-based social action projects. More ...
Latest Norfolk Christian news stories in brief
2010 NEWS IN BRIEF: Norwich church homeless threat lifted, hospital chaplain retires, church to hold services in theatre, royal accolade for Open and arson church to rise from ashes. More ...
Norfolk street pastors 'stars of the night'
2010: Norfolk's Street Pastors were delighted to welcome Charles Barratt, High Sheriff of Norfolk, as an observer on the streets with them in June. Charles reflects on his experiences in the latest edition of the Street Pastors newsletter. More ...
Buy a brick to help build new Norwich YMCA
2010: The Bishop of Norwich has urged people to buy one or more of the 70,000 bricks that will be required for the new YMCA Norfolk flats for homeless young people in Bethel Street. More ...
Norwich backing for women bishops decision
2010: The Bishop of Norwich has given his personal backing to the decision by the General Synod to allow women to become bishops in the Church of England. More ...
Campaign to save Norfolk churches at risk
2010: English Heritage chose a restored Norfolk church to launch its new campaign to help save the one in ten churches across the whole country that are at risk. More ...
Norfolk Sheriff on street with stars of the night
2010: High Sheriff of Norfolk, and well-known stockbroker, Charlie Barratt recently spent a night on the streets of Norwich with the Norfolk Street Pastors. More ...
Church tent at Royal Norfolk Show a big hit
2010: The Church Tent was a hive of activity over the two days of the Royal Norfolk Show. Prayer was the theme for this year's show and there were various creative ways of helping people connect with God. More ...
Jarrolds support YMCA Norfolk for 150 years
2010: Many people support the odd charity here and there, but one Norfolk family has been supporting the same county-based organization, YMCA Norfolk, for over 150 years. More ...
Tweet a prayer at Royal Norfolk Show
2010: Once again there will be a church tent at the Royal Norfolk Show on June 30 and July 1 this year. This year's theme is prayer and visitors to the church tent are invited to tweet a prayer. More ...
Norfolk prayer event gets new focus and nameThis article has associated video
2010: Following on from successful Global Day of Prayer and Prayer in the Park events over the past several years the organising team are set to rebrand the event as Unite and look to gain even wider local support for Pentecost 2011 and 2012. More ...
Norwich Cathedral centenary reaches climax
2010: The centenary celebrations of Norwich’s Roman Catholic Cathedral reached a peak on June 24 with a Day of Celebration and Thanksgiving on the feast day for St John the Baptist. More ...
Norfolk's Bishop James set for move to Kent
2010: Her Majesty the Queen has approved the nomination of the Rt Revd James Langstaff, Suffragan Bishop of Lynn as the 107th Bishop of Rochester. He will succeed the Rt Revd Michael Nazir-Ali who resigned on August 31, 2009. More ...
Norwich Bishop backs heavenly weddings
2010: The Bishop of Norwich has backed a bid by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to make churches more welcoming to wedding guests to stem the decline in couples tying the knot in church. More ...
Sarah's dream becomes reality at Norwich Open
2010: The Open Youth Venue’s new Principal, Sarah Mintey, has a dream for the young people of Norwich and Norfolk and, alongside partners such as local churches and Norwich Youth for Christ, she aims to deliver on that vision. More ...
Hundreds in Norwich join global prayer meetingThis article has associated video
2010: Hundreds of Christians from dozens of Norfolk churches gathered at Norwich Cathedral on May 23 to join millions of others right across the world in the Global Day of Prayer. More ...
Ex-Home Secretary is out with NSP team
2010: Former government Home Secretary and Norwich South Labour MP, Charles Clarke, took time out from a busy General Election campaign to spend an evening in the city with Norfolk Street Pastors and was very impressed by the work he saw them do. More ...
Queen visits Norwich to open Cathedral hostry
2010: The Queen visited Norwich on Tuesday, for the first time in eight years, to attend a thanksgiving service and formally open the new £12.5m hostry and refectory at Norwich Cathedral. More ...
Archbishop speaks of rural Church significance
2010: The Archbishop of Canterbury has visited one of Norfolk’s smallest churches and its biggest when he spoke about the significance of the Church to today's rural communities and gave his thoughts on poetry and prayer. More ...
YMCA name change honours ex-Norfolk chief
2010: YMCA Norfolk has renamed Norwich Central YMCA in honour of its former chief executive John Drake, whose hard work and inspiration was key to making the £2.9m project become a reality last year. More ...
Hundreds of Norfolk Christians march in witness
2010: Hundreds of Christians completed pilgrimages and traditional Good Friday marches of witness yesterday in city, towns and villages across Norfolk. More ...
Pilgrims end 120-mile walk at Norfolk shrine
2010: Hundreds of pilgrims will reach the end of a 120-mile walk carrying a large wooden cross, at the national shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham, Norfolk, on Good Friday for a unique Easter celebration. More ...
Queen's Norwich visit to open Cathedral hostry
2010: The Queen will make her first official visit to Norwich in almost eight years when she officially opens Norwich Cathedral's Hostry visitor centre and the refectory in May. More ...
Norwich Bishop speaks in Lords on council plan
2010: The Bishop of Norwich has spoken out over the controversial proposals to turn Norwich into a new unitary council during a debate in the House of Lords yesterday when the plan was approved amd moved a step closer. More ...
Education is key for Norwich vice trade charity
2010: It's all change at the Christian Magdalene Group project in Norwich which works with people caught up in the vice trade. More ...
Project opens Norfolk churches to community
2010: Historic churches across the Diocese of Norwich will be open for longer and more available for community use through the appointment of a new officer responsible for the Churches Discovery Project. More ...
£1.4m boost for Norfolk and Suffolk churches
2010: Historic churches across Norfolk and Suffolk have been given a massive £1.4m boost towards urgent repairs as part of a £15.7m programme nationwide awarded from two heritage funds. More ...
Poetic Archbishop to speak in Norfolk churches
2010: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams, is to visit Norfolk to speak at the largest church in the Diocese - Norwich Cathedral - and at one of the smallest – All Saints’, Sharrington. More ...
Enthusiasm for Christian mission at Norwich eventClick here to listen to audio
2010 AUDIO: Adventure and exploration was the theme of an International Missions conference featuring over 40 national, international and Norfolk-based Christian organisations held in Norwich this weekend More ...
Norfolk Show Churches team need volunteers
2010: Thousands of visitors had a positive experience of the Christian message at last year’s Royal Norfolk Show in the Churches Together Tent More ...
International missions conference set for Norwich
2010: Adventure and exploration is the theme of an International Missions conference being held in Norwich this weekend. More ...
YMCA Norfolk remains committed to youth work
2010: YMCA Norfolk has reiterated its commitment to providing vital services to young people in Norfolk following news of £450,000 of funding cuts from Norfolk County Council. More ...
Latest news from Norfolk Christian bikers
2010: The latest edition of the Norfolk branch of the Christian Motorcyclists Association newsletter, Kingpin, has information about local events, national rallies and the vision of UK leader Mike Fitton. More ...
YMCA's £4.2m Norwich flats get green light
2010: YMCA Norfolk’s plan to build 40 self-contained flats for young homeless people in Norwich city centre has been given the green light to go ahead with the approval of planning permission by Norwich City Council. More ...
Norwich Bishop reveals a decade of hopeClick here to listen to audio
2010 AUDIO: As the Bishop of Norwich celebrates ten years in the Diocese, he spoke exclusively to Network Norfolk giving his views on the past ten years for the church in Norfolk, the challenges and successes and also his hopes for the future. More ...
YMCA Norfolk sleep out raises homeless issue
2010: Over 20 people slept in cardboard boxes outside the YMCA in Norwich last night (January 30), despite freezing temperatures and snow on the ground, to draw attention to the problem of homelessness. More ...
Norfolk Street Pastors say goodbye to Val
2010: Street Pastors, Prayer Pastors, Trustees and others have said farewell to Norfolk Street Pastors project co-ordinator and driving force Val Dodsworth, who has stepped down from her role. More ...
YMCA Sleep Easy to take place in Norwich
2010: Armed with sleeping bags, warm clothes and hot drinks, staff, supporters and friends from YMCA Norfolk will be sleeping out under the stars all night on Saturday January 30 to raise awareness of homelessness. More ...
Norfolk team complete decade of India missions
2010: Five Norfolk Christians from several different churches are part of a team of seven, heading for a mission in South India in January, completing a decade of such trips More ...
Norfolk Lent studies focus on temptation
2010: Sexism, homophobia, baptism and faith are some of the topics covered in this year's Lent Bible studies organised by Norfolk and Waveney Churches Together. More ...
New worker is a first for Norfolk Mothers' Union
2010: The Mothers’ Union Norwich Diocese has appointed its first Project Development Worker. Barbara Bryant will work with the 63 Mothers’ Union branches across the Diocese, to build upon the existing project work and to enable to new initiatives. More ...
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