Norwich and Norfolk Christian news in brief
In the news this week is one Norfolk church offering families the chance to remember lost children and another that has had its ambitious plan to double in size rejected by planners.
Church offers chance to remember lost children
Families who have been devastated by the loss of a child, stillbirth or miscarriage will soon have a special place to remember lost loved ones in a Norfolk village church.
Reverend Andrew Beane, is looking to create an area of remembrance under an archway in St Peter’s Church, Buxton Road, Spixworth, he said: “We’re going to create a little space where maybe we could have a candle that could be lit or a piece or artwork that shows a mother and child. We want to create it by Easter. It will be a special place for children who have died.”
Planners reject church vision
A Norfolk church must go back to drawing board with plans for a two-storey extension on the side of the small medieval church of Brundall’s St Laurence Church after the ambitious plan was rejected by Broadland planners after opposition from some local residents.
Cllr Dalmain Dewgarde, who abstaining from voting, said: “I’m sure this extension has been somebody’s dream as when you have a church it is not just for worship, it also about serving the community. “I hope to hear that little word, compromise, so that whoever’s dream this extension is can still be realised.”