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Charity charge, book sale and Norwich canons 

Latest news from around the Norfolk Christian community includes the Archdeacon’s Charge, new cathedral canons in Norwich and a mammoth book sale for a North Norfolk church.  

More than 500 runners, joggers, walkers, strollers, babies in buggies, dogs and supporters took part in the for the sixth annual Archdeacon’s Charge and Picnic at historic Houghton Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4.

The Archdeacon’s Charge comprised a maximum of four 2.5-mile laps, round the sun-drenched park, with participants choosing their favoured distance. The Bishop of Norwich was on hand to present medals and goody bags at the finish, after walking one lap with his wife Julie.

The Archdeacon of Lynn began the Charge in 2010, to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, after his wife Shelagh was in a serious car accident and was airlifted from the crash scene. He said: “There was a lot of happiness on the course, with walkers cheering and clapping the runners. It was hard work. But I am delighted that I completed the 10 miles.”

Bishop Graham added: “It is wonderful to see how the event has grown with the range of ages involved and to see how much people enjoy themselves, as well as raising money for the Air Ambulance and parishes across the Diocese.”

Read more at Diocese of Norwich

The Bishop of Norwich has appointed three new Honorary Canons of Norwich Cathedral. They are the Revd Canon Sally Gaze, Team Rector of Newton Flotman, Swainsthorpe, Tasburgh, Tharston, Saxlingham Nethergate and Shotesham, and Diocesan Fresh Expressions Officer; the Revd Canon James Nash, Rector of North and South Wootton and Rural Dean of Lynn; and the Revd Canon Andrew Beane, Rector of the Aylsham and District Team Ministry and  Rural Dean of Ingworth.
 
Honorary Canons are appointed by the Bishop, and installed by the Dean, in recognition of the ministry they exercise not only in their parishes but also in the wider life of the Diocese.
 
Read more at Diocese of Norwich

A North Norfolk village became one of the largest bookshops in the country last weekend to raise vital funds for the local church.
 
Started six years ago, the Morston Book Sale, has raised more than £20,000 for the parish church. This year nearly 20,000 second-hand volumes were on sale and organiser Rob Metcalfe was confident that this year’s sale will break the record £5,000 raised in 2014. Rob, who is treasurer of the Friends of Morston Church, said the cash would help towards a £100,000 repair bill for the roof of All Saints, parts of which date back to the 13th century.
 
Read more at EDP24

Pictured top is the Archdeacon’s Charge at Houghton Hall, picture courtesy of Diocese of Norwich.
 


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