Christians to celebrate God's creation at Norwich Pride
Christians will be taking part in Norwich Pride on Saturday July 28 to “celebrate God’s love for humanity in all its diversity”, according to organisers, and they are inviting others to join them.
In the morning there will be a stall outside St Peter Mancroft church where clergy and lay people from across the Diocese of Norwich will welcome all who pass by, says organiser Fr Christopher Wood, Rector of St John’s Timberhill and St Julian’s Norwich.
“There will be the opportunity to talk to those on the stall and to write prayer requests which will be used in a local church service during the week. All are invited to write their Pride message on a large rainbow flag which is headed with ‘All are made in the image of God’. The flag will be carried on the march as a symbol that we are all carried in the heart of God, and enfolded in his love,” he said.
At 12.15 there will be a short and informal act of worship by the stall to which all are invited, and at which an Agape cake will be shared, after which the Christians will join the march through the city.
Norwich Cathedral will have its marquee in Chapelfield Gardens throughout the day and welcomes all at Pride to come and see them and to receive a free hand massage.
Christopher said: “This is not an official 'Diocesan event', nor should it be taken to represent an official position or mind of the Diocese, but is an invitation to individuals, who would like to attend, to join with other Christians participating in this event together.”
Pictured above is Rev Chris Wood (right) from St John’s Timberhill at a recent Norwich Pride Parade with Rev David Austin.