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The UK Government wants to engage with faith groups in England and has asked for the views of people of faith, church leaders and public servants, among others, to help it decide the best way forward.
As Samaritans Purse celebrates a record year for creating shoeboxes for children online, Trish Ellse from Alive Church in Wymondham encourages churches to get involved.
The Annual Meeting of Community Chaplaincy Norfolk (CCN) was held yesterday and shared news of the 57 people supported by the charity this year on release from prison.
Plans are coming together for a Week of Christian Unity with a playlist of videos as the prayer chain.
A charity founded in Norfolk that provides healthcare and education to vulnerable people in Uganda is appealing for funds to pay for schooling, as many families' incomes have been hit by covid.
Christian Aid's local officer Julian Bryant appeals to Norfolk people to pray for and donate to remote communities in Ethiopia who are struggling with poverty and climate change.
A major event was held in Norfolk on October 31 when six leading experts on climate change were invited via webinar to draw conclusions on whether lessons for climate change can be learned from the human race's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
As communities face further Covid-19 lockdowns, calls for a day and a month of prayer in November have been made to Christians and churches across the UK.
Norfolk Churches’ Bike Ride has raised over £110,000 to help care for the county’s heritage of churches and chapels.
Three churches in the Diocese of East Anglia have received a total of nearly £600,000 for urgent repairs out of £3m awarded to Catholic churches in England.
Ten historic Norfolk churches have been added to a list of "at risk of being lost” buildings while a further seven have been removed because of positive efforts to save them.
Chair of the Methodist Church East Anglia District, Rev Julian Pursehouse, says he has faced moments of utter despair over the past seven months but, in the end, everything is going to be alright.
A new telephone befriending service has been launched nationally, and the on-line meeting in November to explore how this can work is now open to anyone in Norfolk.
The three bishops from the Diocese of Norwich have sent out a letter encouraging clergy and lay leaders after six months of lockdown when “many will be hitting the proverbial brick wall".
Sets of Christmas cards telling the true meaning of Christmas are available for churches and individuals to purchase.
Two Norfolk churches are among 45 historic places of worship which have benefitted from over £500,000-worth of funding from the National Churches Trust.
Bishop Graham Usher will be a panellist in a webinar to explore the Church’s response to the climate emergency.
The Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Norwich has decided to move its annual Festival Service from Norwich Cathedral this autumn into its members’ homes, because current restrictions mean that the usual cathedral service is not feasible.
A special online service is to be held to celebrate the start of the new academic year and commission those working and volunteering with children and young people.
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