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Norwich African church appeals for new venue

An African church in Norwich is urgently looking for new premises for services for its congregation after its previous venue was sold for development.

The Rivers of Life Church has been using the former St Peter’s Methodist Church in Norwich following a previous appeal on Network Norfolk two years ago.

But now the church has been sold for development and is no longer available, according to assistant pastor Dr Schola Kazidi.

“Since you helped us before, we managed to get a place at St Peter's Methodist church on Park Lane. For a year now, the church has been sold and we are back to square one. Please help us to search for a place of worship.

“Securing a worship premises will enable our members to continue practicing their religious faith and do other useful activities for the black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in Norwich especially working with young people," said Dr Kazidi.

"Not having a place to worship will affect the lives of our people as they have been enjoying worshiping their God in their own way. Also could affect community cohesion, if these religious activities are curtailed.”

The 50-strong church meets on Sunday mornings, and also for bible studies and prayers on Wednesday afternoon, Fridays for youth activities and prayers, Saturday for choir practices and women’s group meetings and Sunday morning for Sunday worship. Most church members are from Congo DRC, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda and the services are conducted in Swahili.

If you can offer any help to the church, or want to know more about Rivers of Life Church please contact senior pastor Rev Didier Ngolo on 07424 708120 or Dr Schola Kazidi on 07404 469142.

Pictured above are some of the congregation at Rivers of Life Church. 

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