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Kingsgate Community Church in Great Yarmouth has provided nearly ten thousand meals for the local community during this difficult summer, as well as providing its “Smile at home” activity packs for families.
Revd Matthew Price, who leads a food bank in Gorleston, along with Jon Clemo, chief executive of Community Action Norfolk, and Sir Norman Lamb, former North Norfolk MP, have been discussing the possible impacts of the second lockdown.
There has been a surge in the growth of Community Fridges, often run by churches and Christian groups. Norfolk already has fourteen up and running, with several more in the pipeline.
As the country goes into lockdown again, Norwich Christian charity ENYP is launching a new initiative, called Operation Zechariah, to help encourage collaborative working together with churches and other organisations across the city.
An appeal has been issued to churches, Christian organisations and charities across Norfolk to talk about what they will be doing to help vulnerable people through the second national lockdown.
Over 100 children in Norwich have been busy using Harvest activity packs including craft and cookery items over the half-term holiday, thanks to two local churches.
Lighthouse Community Church in Sheringham has launched a project to provide packed lunches to local needy children over the October half term, when school lunches are not available.
The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, says he has been amazed by the response of the county’s church goers and clergy to the Covid-19 pandemic, in an interview to mark the end of his first year in office.
A Gorleston vicar has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List, delayed from June to provide an opportunity to recognise some of those involved in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A line-up of eminent speakers is applying lessons from Covid-19 to climate change. Willem Buttinger, who initiated this webinar for Norfolk, describes how it came into being.
Acts 435, a charity which channels giving to those in need, will be hosting two webinars about their work. Carol Woodward from Oak Grove Community Church shares her experience of working with them.
Charities and community organisations in Norfolk who have been struggling to maintain their work can access £500 of funding from Tesco’s Covid-19 fund, administered by community charity Groundwork.
Soul Foundation, the outreach arm of Soul Church, Norwich, has delivered around 800,000 meals to people in need across the area during lockdown.
St Mary Magdalene in Gorleston has adapted its family support programme this summer because of current restrictions but has seen a significant increase in uptake.
God’s provision during lockdown has been overwhelming for Oak Grove Community Church. Pastor Darren Woodward gives thanks for God’s goodness through a tough season.
Covid-19 and lockdown did not stop most Norfolk churches serving their communities, a survey by Network Norfolk has revealed - they just did it in new and innovative ways.
It seems that God was preparing Norwich pastor Stuart Bailey for the pandemic by providing him a job as an infection control lead.
A community larder has been set up in Mundesley by the local parish church for anyone to collect food that would otherwise go to waste. There is also a community fridge.
The Matthew Project is sending out activity packs to 200 children across Norfolk who are affected by someone else’s substance misuse.
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