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Rocking Bishop performs song live in Norwich

The Rocking Bishop (AKA the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn) performed his Christmas single live outside St Stephen's church in Norwich on December 23 as part of outdoor carol singing that raised over £130 for Christian Aid and the Ebola crisis.

rockingbishopCF400Bishop Jonathan performed his single All Will Turn Out Well and joined with others to sing carols and raise money to help with the Ebola crisis and also the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal.

Christian Aid regional organiser, Julian Bryant, said: "This is simply a time for singing carols and raising money to help people in distress."
The carol singing took place outside St Stephens Church near the pathway to Chapelfield Shopping Centre, NR2 1RU from 2 to 3pm.

The Bishop's single is written by himself with music composed and played by Jamie Thurston
singchristmas1CF400The song relives the joy of the first Christmas night, and invites us to join the dance of the angels as they sing of the hope for our torn world brought by the birth of Jesus. 

Half the profits from this venture will go to children’s charities, locally and internationally.
The charities benefitting from the single are: Save The Children, East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH), Break, The Norfolk Hospice – Tapping House and the Diocese of Norwich.singchristmas2CF400

Speaking of the song, Bishop Jonathan said, “I hope this song will take us back to the mystery of the first Christmas night. The mystery lies in the belief that God's answer to the world's problems is to join us in all their desperate depths, and to say 'You find me in weakness and vulnerability'. It is because of this that we can have hope all will turn out well. I think that Jamie's melodic and catchy tune enhances this simple message beautifully.”

“All Will Turn Out Well” by The Rocking Bishop is available to download now for £1.49 from the Diocese of Norwich online shop:

See previous Network Norfolk articles on the rocking bishop by clicking here

Pictured are Bishop Jonathan Meyrick performing his song, with singers, santa and shoppers outside the church. 

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