Bishop urges Norfolk churches to mark jubilee
The Bishop of Norwich has urged churches across Norfolk to get behind celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee during 2012.
This summer it will be 60 years since the Queen’s coronation and only the second Diamond Jubilee in 1,000 years of monarchs, alongside Queen Victoria.
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James, who preached at the New Year’s Day service attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Sandringham Church, said the jubilee offered the church an opportunity in playing an instrumental role in bringing communities together in celebration.
“There is potential for worship and fellowship and I hope that our churches will be at the forefront as I see this as an excellent opportunity for mission and service,” he said.
Norwich Cathedral is planning a flower festival starting on Friday, June 1, running until Monday, June 4. Entitled ‘60 Years of Norfolk’, it is being organised by the cathedral’s Flower Guild.
Committees are springing up in almost every town and parish to organise events for the extended bank holiday weekend of June 2 to 5 and there will be many more organised over the coming months.
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