2009: Transforming Norwich
aims to break down the barriers between churches and help them on the ground with whatever they are doing, chairman Rev Nicholas Vesey
told its AGM, held at St Peter Mancroft's Octagan
on June 11
The AGM also received the Annual Report which looks back over a busy year which included: a Missions Fair
in January, prayer initiatives including Adopt a Week of Prayer
, the Global Day of Prayer
and Ministers Praying Together
; a guide to helping the homeless; a Good Friday
silent march of reconciliation and a successful Graham Kendrick
concert in April.
Transforming Norwich Development Officer John Betts
has been organising the Church Community Action Fair (pictured right), working with churches and Norwich City Council to look at issues over building and planning permissions and exploring the possibilities of setting up a crisis Foodbank
project in Norwich.
The City Church Dialogue
process has moved forward, under the leadership of YMCA Norfolk CEO John Drake, including meetings with government ministers Stephen Timms
and Sadiq Khan
and one with the Norwich City Council Community Engagement Team.