Celebrate Norfolk Charity No 1141245

Getting ready to Celebrate at Forum in Norwich

A full day of activities is planned in and around the Forum in Norwich city centre on Saturday June 10 to highlight some of the wide range of work undertaken by the city’s Christian community, at the Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk festival.

The official opening takes place at 10am, attended by civic dignitaries, leaders, exhibitors and visitors. There will be a short opening speech by the Salvation Army’s Major Barry Willson, who co-ordinates the well-known nightly Norwich Soup Run. It will also provide a link to a key focus this year which is the Norfolk Feeds 5000 research project.

The main Christian Social Action and Services Exhibition in The Forum and on Millennium Plain will be open from 10am to 5pm.

Norwich YFC is bringing its Tracks van onto Millennium Plain to provide a performance area between 11am and 3pm, which will include music, church choirs and the Saltmine Theatre company, who will be performing a preview of their show Soul in the Machine, which takes place at 7.30pm in St Stephen’s Church, Chapelfield.

Local Christian charities ENYP and Hope into Action will be working together to highlight the Norfolk Feeds 5000 initiative.  They will be providing free food and drinks and their teams will have a stand outside the front of the Forum from where they will distribute food to anyone who wants it, to feed people and to share God’s love in a practical way.
Danny Doran-Smith, ENYP Director, said: “Norfolk Feeds 5000 provides a practical and simple way for us to demonstrate kindness and love to Norwich.  ENYP currently has a number of projects we deliver, to provide food to those in need and we are excited to be supporting this initiative.”
During the Celebrate event, St Peter Mancroft Church, across Millennium Plain, will be open for quiet prayer and refreshments.

Earlier in the day, from 8am there is an invitation-only breakfast for Christian leaders with a panel of speakers on: Christian Leadership in Today’s World at St Stephen’s Church, Norwich.

Pictured above is Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk 2016.