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Eco-church, music marathon and football award

Latest news about the Norfolk Christian community includes a eco-congregation in Mid Norfolk, a musical marathon in North Norfolk and an inspiring young Christian football volunteer.
A Mid Norfolk church congregation is celebrating its green credentials after receiving an environmental accolade.
Wendling Methodist Church, near Dereham, won the Eco-Congregation Award and marked the achievement with a service about the environment and a picnic with homemade, locally produced and Fairtrade food.As well as nesting boxes, wildflowers and energy efficient light bulbs, the church is also well insulated and held a course about environmental issues to gain a wooden plaque for its efforts.
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A music marathon on July 7 raised over £1,200 for Fakenham Parish Church which will go towards the Church Development Fund, which aims to raise £350,000 so work can be carried out in all areas of the church over the next four years.
Performances from the Parish Church Choir, Stepping Stones, Fakenham Junior Town Band, Wensum Chorale, Thornhill Singers and even hand bell ringers attracted hundreds of people.
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TrophiesA young unsung hero who has been key to the development of a church football team in Norwich has been honoured in the Norfolk FA Community Awards.
Tom Woods, from Holy Trinity FC, was highly commended in the Young Volunteer of the Year category in the awards which are due to be presented by World Cup Final referee Howard Webb at the Holiday Inn in Norwich on September 13.
Holy Trinity play in the Norfolk Christian Football League with a team comprised mostly of teenagers from its former Under-18 side, which Tom also helped to manage.


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