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Rev Helen Garrard, Lead Chaplain for Norfolk Community Health and Care is holding a 24-hour prayer vigil for all NHS acute and community services and other care providers on Sunday, January 17, starting at midnight.
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 takes place next week (January 18-25) including initiatives in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Long Stratton, Poringland and Watton.
The Bishop of Norwich has said that 90% of churches across the Diocese of Norwich will take their services online-only during the current third national lockdown, despite government regulations allowing them to remain open for public worship.
In his new year message, Chair of the Methodist Church East Anglia District, Rev Julian Pursehouse, says that this is a time to embrace and embody hope.
A 20-year tax “concession” to help meet repair costs of places of worship could be lost from April, a leading Norfolk church conservation charity has warned.
An Indonesian literacy charity with links to Norwich is aiming to raise enough funds to teach 2,000 young people to read.
Whether in the church building itself or in the churchyard, in a car park or a community garden, churches across Norfolk are going ahead with Christmas services this year.
Eight churches across Norfolk will share £25,500 in the latest grants from the Norfolk Churches Trust, made possible by a record-breaking £170,000 raised by the annual Churches Bike Ride in September.
The Salvation Army’s Toys and Tins Appeal across Norfolk has seen a 37 per cent increase in referrals for vulnerable children from social services, schools and support groups with more expected before Christmas.
The Diocese of Norwich is facing a significant fall in parish income in the light of Covid-19 and has announced a review which aims to cut costs and reduce both clergy numbers and the number of churches open for regular worship.
The Matthew Project says that 2020 is one of the most challenging years it has ever faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a real increase in mental health issues and substance misuse especially alcohol abuse.
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.
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