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Street Pastors serenade Norwich clubbersThis article has associated video
DEC 2007: Carols rang out in late-night Norwich on Saturday night as 18 Street Pastors were joined by passing revellers to add some Christmas cheer to clubland. More ...
Book launch helps YMCA Norfolk celebrate
YMCA Norfolk has helped mark its 150 years of service across the county by launching a commemorative book detailing its fascinating history over the century and a half. More ...
Norwich Cathedral tops people's pride poll
For 900 years it has towered above the city, but now Norwich's Anglican Cathedral and its iconic spire has come on top of a poll naming people's favourite places in the city. More ...
Norwich cathedral gets £1m Lottery boost
One of Norwich's most eye-catching places of worship is closer to being an iconic building after getting a £1m lottery handout. More ...
Norfolk churches pledge to keep doors open
Religious leaders have pledged their determination to keep church doors open to the public despite a wave of thefts and vandalism across Norfolk. More ...
Archbishop speaks from the heart in Norwich
The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke from the heart about being a Christian in today’s world to 600 clergy and lay leaders at Norwich Cathedral. More ...
Archbishop tackles tough questions in Norwich
The Archbishop of Canterbury tackled tough questions on young people, other faiths, sexual ethics, the future of the Anglican communion and the Lambeth Conference at Norwich Cathedral. More ...
Girls set to join boys in Norfolk church football
The Norfolk Christian Football League is set to follow a Football Association initiative and investigate the feasibility of offering football competitions for girls and ladies as well as boys and men. More ...
Live BBC Radio 4 show helps YMCA celebrate
Prestigious BBC Radio 4 programme Any Questions was broadcast live from Norwich on October 26 to help mark the 150th anniversary of YMCA Norfolk. More ...
Aliens win Christian radio award for EmmaClick here to listen to audio
An out of this world thought for the day radio ad produced by 25-year-old Emma Philpotts from Radio Norwich, has won a prize in a national radio awards competition. More ...
Norwich saints march into new church hall
A New Orleans jazz band led a procession through Catton Grove to mark the dedication of a new community arts and sports hall, including partners Oak Grove Chapel. More ...
Wise men pass on the Christmas message
British Army chief General Sir Richard Dannatt, Deputy Lords Speaker Lord Elton and ex Met Police head Lord Stevens are promoting the Christmas message. More ...
Norwich church bans alcohol for its leaders
A Norwich church has taken a firm line on the subject of alcohol by banning its leadership team from drinking and nightclubs as an example to its young people. More ...
Churches struggle to meet cash demands
Norfolk parish churches are struggling to keep pace with the growing financial demands of the diocese - and fell almost £1m short last year, it emerged on October 2. More ...
New church hall is opened for worship
The new meeting hall of Oak Grove Chapel in Norwich was used for the first time on Sunday, September 16 with over 200 people in attendance. More ...
ENYP Launched - desperate, hungry and willing
On Sunday September 9 East Norwich Youth Project had its official launch – with a well attended evening and good representation from a number of individuals and local churches. More ...
Getting on their bikes for Norfolk churches
Hundreds of Norfolk's churches threw open their doors as people use pedal power to help save their much-loved places of worship while pushing the green message. More ...
Norfolk Christian cartoonist publishes book
Norfolk Christian cartoonist Paul Juby has just had his book, Laugh with the Lord, published by Authorhouse. More ...
Thieves steal lead off Norwich church roofs
Two Norwich churches have become the latest to be struck by thieves stealing valuable lead off their roofs. More ...
Norfolk Stedfast calls for new members
The Norfolk branch of the Boys Brigade Stedfast Association is calling for new members and its chairman is leading a Borneo mountain climb. More ...
Norwich church starts jubilee countdown
The Elim Pentecostal Church in Trory Street, Norwich will be marking its 50th anniversary in 2008 with the help of John Pantry and Paul Jones and it is appealing for early members to get in touch to help it celebrate. More ...
Church launches bid for £280,000 revamp
A project to raise more than a quarter of a million pounds for a major extension so a Norwich church can move into the 21st century was launched on July 28. More ...
Norwich academy plan faces council setback
Norwich City councillors look set to publicly reject controversial proposals to turn Heartsease High School into an academy. More ...
Pastors help reduce crime on Norwich streets
AUG 2007: Drunken crimes and anti-social behaviour in Norwich city centre have fallen thanks to new licensing laws, the SOS Bus and the Christian-based Street Pastors initiative. More ...
Bishop sails as churches throw open doors
As 135 Norfolk Broads churches open their doors to the public, the Bishop of Norwich took to the water on Sunday August 5, 2007. More ...
New Hope launches a new-look website
New Hope Christian Centre has just launched its new-look website at to help improve its online communications both with church members and the wider community. More ...
Community helps church after vandalism
A Norfolk community has rallied around to help restore a village church left devastated by a vandal attack. More ...
Big cash boost for Norwich church
A fundraising effort to repair a Norwich Victorian church roof has received a huge cash boost - but church officials have warned more money is still needed. More ...
Ex-Cabinet minister Clarke faces questions
Former Home Secretary and Norwich MP Charles Clarke faced questions from the Norfolk and Norwich group of the Christian Socialist Movement on July 13. More ...
Footballers honour tragic John at tournament
Around 100 footballers paid tribute to Norfolk Christian League footballer John Sewell, who died in a tragic incident last November, by taking part in a five-a-side tournament held in his honour on Saturday June 16. More ...
Norwich historic churches website launch
The Norwich Historic Churches Trust has launched a new website, giving details on Norwich’s fine array of 36 Mediaeval churches, the largest number in any city in northern Europe. More ...
Arsonists torch Norwich church hall
More than 20 community groups are counting the cost of an arson attack which destroyed a popular church hall in Norwich. More ...
Healing conference held for Norfolk church
A healing ministry conference was held in Gorleston with preacher and author Rev Peter Lawrence, organised by Bradwell and Gorleston Churches Together. More ...
Young church football teams win finals
Three young church football teams from St John’s, Meadow Way and St Catherine’s, lifted trophies on Saturday as winners of the knockout competitions in the Norfolk Christian Youth League. More ...
NCBC bounce back to win Bishop's Cup final
Football teams from Norwich Central Baptist Church and Surrey Chapel emerged victorious as the senior Norfolk Christian League knockout cup competitions reached their climax on Saturday. More ...
UEA are crowned church football champions
Church football teams from across Norfolk have been celebrating league title wins in the Norfolk Christian Combined Adult and Youth League. And the next two weekends see the knockout cups reach their climax. More ...
Go-ahead for £14m plans Norwich cathedral
Councillors have backed £14m plans for a new education centre at Norwich Cathedral despite fears that building work could kill a 40-year-old protected copper beech tree. More ...
Mental health helped by spirituality
Norwich mental health bosses have come up with an unusual new treatment for patients suffering from psychotic and delusional disorders - spirituality. More ...
Secret quilts exhibition tell story of slavery
Norwich Quakers are marking the role their predecessors played in the abolition of slavery in the British Empire 200 years ago with an exhibition of secret message quilts, African food and slave songs. More ...
All Saints Centre opens new £40,000 kitchen
A Christian multi-purpose drop-in centre in the middle of Norwich saw the Bishop of Norwich open a £40,000 upgrade to its kitchen on April 28, 2007. More ...
Historic Norwich churches reopen to public
Historic Norwich churches that have long been out-of-bounds to the public are to open to visitors for the first time in years, thanks to a new scheme. More ...
Norwich churches join in Passover meal
Five churches in south Norwich joined together this year to celebrate Easter with a Passover Meal. More ...
3 million waiting for an invite to church
One in seven adults in the UK attends a Christian church each month, with nearly 3 million more people saying they would attend church if only they were asked. More ...
Church showcase of its 50 ministries
Norwich Central Baptist Church held a Ministry Fair to showcase the activities that take place in church and to encourage people to get involved with church life. More ...
Norwich academy open to all faiths
Christian sponsors of a planned academy school for Heartsease in Norwich say it would be open to pupils of all faiths and abilities. More ...
Christian bookshop in Norwich closes down
CLC Bookshop closed down its Norwich store on Prince of Wales Road on Saturday April 7 due to a shortage of suitable staff to take it over. More ...
Hillsong vice-president visits Norwich
Pastor Mark Hopkins, Executive Vice President of Hillsong College Sydney spoke in Norwich on the March 30 at a Proclaimers Church organised event. More ...
Guitar legend and ex-MP speak in Norwich
World-renowned Spanish flamenco guitar star Esteban Antonio and ex-Government minister Jonathan Aitken spoke to an audience of 170 in Norwich on March 12, 2007. More ...
New 2,500-seat £5m church plan for Norwich
Two Norwich churches have joined forces and are drawing up plans for a new 2,500 capacity church and community centre complex costing £5m on the outskirts of the city. More ...
Alternative worship in Norwich church
Ambient Wonder, an alternative worship event run by the community of St Augustine's church in Norwich, is preparing for it's 10th event by celebrating the Christian traditions of the beginning of Lent on February 25. More ...
Yarmouth churches get connected on the web
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston churches are getting themselves connected by launching a new website aimed at bringing the area’s Christian community closer together. More ...
Norwich cathedrals celebrate cash boost
Norwich's two historic cathedrals will celebrating a £110,000 funding boost today. More ...
Help raise the roof of old Norwich church
Families are being urged to help their Norwich church, as a major fundraising drive was launched to restore it to its former glory. More ...
Social reformers honoured in Norwich
Christian social reformers Elizabeth Fry and Sir Thomas Buxton are among the figures commemorated in a new series of blue plaques appearing around Norwich. More ...
Singalong plea as new church hall rises up
As Oak Grove Chapel’s new community hall rises from the ground people are being invited to join in a Sing-a-long Sound of Music on February 11 to back the venture. More ...
Concern over new casino gambling plans
Social campaigners and church leaders have expressed fears that 15 new casinos, including one in Norfolk at Yarmouth, will bring a rise in people with gambling problems. More ...
New YMCA is final piece in Norwich jigsaw
The final piece of the jigsaw to redevelop Norwich bus station has been unveiled as a modern YMCA building. More ...
Spiritual crossroads for Nigel and website
Norwich Methodist minister Rev Nigel Fox has recently spent part of a sabbatical in Idaho, USA, developing a How Spiritual RU website. Now he is looking to the future. More ...
Record numbers at Norwich Cathedral
Record numbers of people flocked through the doors of Norwich Cathedral during Christmas 2006. More ...
Elaine Storkey launches Norwich lecturers
Oak Grove Chapel in Norwich has launched a new lecture series designed to apply Christian principles to contemporary issues, with high profile speaker Dr Elaine Storkey More ...
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