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Norfolk Christian news stories from 2006 

NetworkNorfolkTenYears400In the first part of our tenth anniversary series we look back at the major news stories we covered in 2006, which included the end of the Living Water Festival, a landmark Norwich church burning to the ground, a first ‘Christian’ academy school planned, ambitious church building projects and good news on church attendance.

ZionFireSignMassive blaze at Mount Zion church

FEBRUARY: One of Norwich’s biggest churches was severely damaged by a blaze that engulfed the whole building. More ...

'Christian' academy plan moves closer

MARCH: A first city academy school in Norfolk with backing from the Bishop of Norwich and Christian entrepreneur Graham Dacre has moved a step closer. More ...

 

Norwich church blaze may have been arson

MAY: As Norwich police revealed that they are treating the blaze at Mount Zion Family Life Centre as possible arson, the church said that they are planning to rebuild. More ...

 

Church joins school in new community hall plan
JUNE: A Norwich church has joined in partnership with the local authority in an innovative scheme which plans to build a large new community hall with a contribution towards the cost of around £350,000. More ...

Mystic's friends launch cash appeal
AUGUST: Friends of Norwich's world-famous mystic, Lady Julian, are hoping for a cash boost as donations start flooding for a £100k appeal More ...

 

OakGroveNewHall0001Norwich churches build for the future
SEPT: Three city congregations are embarking on ambitious building projects, showing that the future of the church in Norwich is alive and growing. More ...

Good news on Norfolk church attendance
SEPT: Church attendance figures in Norfolk have stabilised while some of the non-conformist faiths are reporting significant increases. More ...

Cathedral close to £10m project target
NOV: An ambitious campaign to raise £10m to develop Norwich's Anglican cathedral is within a whisker of reaching its magic mark. More ...

LWMarchWEnd of the road as Living Water closes down
DEC: Following a successful final event in August attended by thousands, the well-known Norfolk Christian Festival Living Water and the Ashill-based Living Water Trust has been closed down and the festival will not be running again in the future. More ...

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