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Norfolk churches boost, £7m plan, faith network

Latest news about the Norfolk Christian community includes a new £7m community hub, a stately home boost for historic churches, a new interfaith network and the Archdeacon of Lynn’s charity Charge.

A south Norfolk town could be set to get a new £7m community centre, which would double up as a meeting place for the DC3 Diss and Harleston Church. Plans have been unveiled to develop the building, which would be known as the Mosaic Centre, at Harleston Primary School to provide a centre that would be available for community groups.

The project, is being developed following a collaboration of the school and the DC3 Diss and Harleston Church. If approved, the centre will have a large sports hall, conference facilities, meeting rooms, IT facilities, a cafe and a curved cinema screen, along with an external climbing wall.
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A record £50,000 was raised for the Norfolk Churches Trust at the Norfolk Stately Car Boot Sale on May 5 when 4,000 people visited Sennowe Park, Guist, near Fakenham.
Henrietta Lindsell, trustee of the Norfolk Churches Trust and chairman of the Stately Car Boot Sale said: “You do sometimes get some unusual items but I’m told a stuffed tiger’s head was sold for £280 and a Bentley sold for £6,000.” The Norfolk Churches Trust runs the auction every four years, each time at a different venue.

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A new community network is aiming to build strong and enduring relationships between the various faiths in Great Yarmouth

Set up by faith leaders and the borough council, the Greater Yarmouth Inter-Faith and Belief Network has been established to promote tolerance, respect and mutual understanding between people of different beliefs in the area.  And it is hoped the group will go on to lead projects and events to support people of different faiths, to help develop stronger relationships

To mark its conception, network members and invited guests gathered at the Town Hall to sign the group’s first vision statement, which sets out its aims.
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ArchdeaconLynnCharge300Around 180 runners and walkers took part in fifth annual Archdeacons' Charge on May 5, running or walking between 3 and 10km on the Stody Estate near Holt. The money raised from the Charge is split between the East Anglian Air Ambulance and local parishes.  
The idea for the Charge came about 5 years ago when the East Anglian Air Ambulance became very close to the heart of the Archdeacon of Lynn, the Venerable John Ashe. His wife was in a very serious accident and the Air Ambulance helped to get her to hospital in life-saving time. Since then, John has been doing all he can to raise money for the charity. So far, £58,000 has been raised. 
To see more pictures of the Charge visit DioceseOfNorwich


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