Churches across county hold Norfolk Day celebrations
Special services, flower festivals, a combating loneliness event and a hymnathon are some of the events being planned by churches across the county in celebration of Norfolk Day on July 27.
As part of the Norfolk Day celebrations the Choir of Christ Church, Eaton are singing a “Hymnathon” to raise money for church funds. At 4pm the choir will start to sing a verse of each hymn in “Hymns Old and New” finishing with a grand finale of “Jerusalem" as night falls.
It is just one of many church events that people are welcome to attend as part of the Norfolk Day celebrations on Friday, July 27.
In Norwich city centre, a special ecumenical ‘Celebrating Norfolk Service’ will take place at The Church of St Peter Mancroft at 9.30am led by the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James, to celebrate the unique contribution Christians make to Norfolk.
In Lessingham, North East Norfolk All Saints Church will be celebrating with a Parish in Bloom Flower Festival from 10am-4pm. Thetford Methodist Church is also marking the occasion with flowers at its 'Old Bootiful' Flower Festival.
A Norfolk Day Celebration of Margaret Paston will take place at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Mautby, 10am-12pm.
All Saints Church in Belton is encouraging the local community to come together for a 'Combating Loneliness - Understanding Mental Health' event at 2pm-5.30pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. There is a park and ride shuttle service to the church at the New Road Sports Centre. The event will include input from eight renown experts in the field of mental health, learning disabilities and dementia etc. There will be a free tea for all who are present at 5.30pm together with light musical entertainment.
St Andrews Church in Sheringham are celebrating by hosting a free exhibition between 11am and 4pm, with pictures, posters, poems and prose submitted by local children and other memorabilia plus tea and bacon rolls served outside. A celebratory concert at 7pm will be held with Teresa Verney and ‘Sing for Joy’ choir plus Boy Arthur with donations for Cromer and District Food Bank and Nelson’s Journey.
St Mary's Church, Watton are waiting a couple of days to host their special Songs of Praise Service at 10.30am on Sunday, July 29. This is described as a 'service open to all, to celebrate our beautiful county of Norfolk' with readings, poetry and singing.
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