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Skydive, chaplain jobs and church refurbishment

Latest news from the Norfolk Christian community includes a vicar and his son doing a skydive, two chaplain jobs at a local hospital and the start of refurbishment work at a Norfolk church.


PaulOliCubittA Norfolk vicar and his son will each be making a tandem skydive tomorrow (August 24) to help raise £40,000 needed for urgent tower, roof and gutter repairs to Blofield church.

Rev Paul Cubitt andhis eldest son Oli (pictured right) will undertake the daring feat at Beccles Airfield, the day after Oli (aged 16) gets his GCSE results.

Paul said: “Oli was the first to sign up knowing that I would take on the challenge. The repairs to our grade 1 heritage building are serious and we anticipate that the costs will be around £150,000.  We have received a generous grant from English Heritage but we need to find around £40,000 ourselves.”
If you want to make a donation to support the duo, visit: www.justgiving.com/paul-cubitt

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust is looking to appoint a full-time and a part-time chaplain.
The work of the Chaplains is well established and this Trust has a strong commitment to maintenance and continuing development of a highly respected and valued service, says the advert. 
“We are seeking to appoint individuals within the ecumenical team of Chaplains to share in the spiritual and pastoral care of patients, relatives and staff of all faiths and those of none."
Further details about both posts with a closing date of August 24 can be found at the links below: 
Chaplain - 37.5 hours per week
Chaplain - 18.5 hours per week

Work has begun on an ambitious revamp to boost community facilities at St Peter’s church in Swainsthorpe south of Norwich.
Planning and fundraising for the refurbishment of the church to be used for a wider range of community activities has been going on for three years and work has now started on the £75,000 first phase which includes replacing the pews with moveable chairs and improvements to toilet, kitchen, heating and sound systems.
It is being funded by a £25,000 grant from Lafarge Aggregates, £10,000 from South Norfolk Council, £10,000 from Norfolk Rural Community Council, various other grants and local fundraising.

David Chapman, Swainsthorpe Community Charity Trust chairman, said: “Swainsthorpe does not have a village hall, a shop, or any other community facility, and we have tended to use the church as not only a place of worship but also the focal point in the village. The church is the heart of the community but its present form is too restrictive and it lacks the basic facilities of toilets, a kitchen, warmth and comfort, and so the so the charity trust, the Parochial Church Council and Swainsthorpe Parish Council have been working together to plan the refurbishment.”
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