Church initiative to tackle poverty in Norfolk
A new joint venture has been launched by the Diocese of Norwich and the Church Urban Fund to support local churches, people and community groups who want to tackle poverty, deprivation and disadvantage. Keith Morris reports.
Together Norfolk is advertising for two Development Workers, one based in King’s Lynn and one in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.
The aim of the joint venture is to support churches, people and community groups (regardless of faith or no faith) who want to tackle poverty, deprivation and disadvantage in the Diocese of Norwich area.
“Together Norfolk’s role is to help build the capacity of groups and projects, to help them make things happen,” said Rev James Stewart, Chaplain to the Bishop of Norwich and Diocesan Coordinator for Social and Community Concerns.
“The aim is that initiatives should be relevant to their community, able to respond to identified needs and be sustainable in the long-term.
“The role of the workers will be to work with clergy, leaders, projects and people to engage every church in addressing poverty,” said James.
“Key tasks will include: development of strategy and work plan; extending existing awareness of poverty and responses of church and community; and establishing effective network and collaboration.”
To find out more and apply for the job, click here or contact Rev Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01603 614172.
Pictured above is Rev James Stewart.