NWCT is an Intermediate Body of Churches Together in England covering the whole of Norfolk and those parts of the Waveney area around Lowestoft.
Our work is to enable Christian denominations to work together to spread the Good News that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to us to rescue us from the penalty of falling short of God’s standards and to offer us his gift of life in Jesus.
In 2018 this initiative will run from Ascension day (Thursday 10th May) to Pentecost (Sunday 20th May) & beyond!
Different denominations have written about this in their publications:
There is an article on this in the May edition of Catholic East Anglia page 4
‘The Magazine’ produced by the Diocese of Norwich ran an article in their March /April edition pages 10-12 https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/files/1215/1862/4324/DON11183_-_The_Magazine_-_issue_22_-_Mar-Apr_2018.pdf
Around the region there is much ecumenical activity:
In Fakenham they are having a joint service on Sunday 20 May followed by a picnic at 1 pm in St Peters garden if fine, in the parish church if wet.
In Mattishall their prayers will be built around the usual pattern of daily morning prayer at 08.30h (09.30h on Saturday)
In the Quidenham area including Banham, Old Buckenham, Wilby & New Buckenham:
Every day 10th-19th they have 7am-7.30am prayers at St. Mary’s Banham – led by people from different churches on different days according to their own customs.
Saturday 19th May 7pm – New Life Church bring: Elevate, a dance company to the Banham Community Centre.
Then ‘regular’ church again on Sunday 20th
- All Saint’s Old Buckenham 9.30am, Banham 9.30am,
- New Life Church 10am Banham Community Centre,
- Methodist Church Old Buckenham 10.45am
- Quidenham and New Buckenham 11am
Sunday 20th May 4pm Messy Church St. Mary’s, Banham – exploring prayer and asking the Spirit to come.
On Saturday 26th May 2018 at St Faith’s Church, Gaywood, there will be prayer stations all day 8.30am-8.30pm. There will also be prayer services at 8.30am, 10am, 12noon 2pm, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm. All will be most welcome.
We have a local office for Christian Aid in Norwich & Julian Bryant is the contact.
Here is their website: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/contact-us/office/norwich
Details for Christian Aid week 2018 are here:
On Friday 25th May 2018 there is a Women’s World Day of Prayer Guided Reflection Day at St Mary and St Margaret’s Church, Church Lane, Sprowston, NR7 8AU, 10.00am for 10.30am – 3.00pm. The speaker will be Pat Atkinson. The cost is £4 – drinks provided but please bring your own lunch. For further information, or if you need a lift please contact Maggie on 01508 498157
Feed the Minds Book Fair – 49th year – thousands of book bargains
Wednesday 13 June 2018 – Friday 15 June 2018
10am – 5pm in St Andrew’s, St Andrew’s Street, Norwich
Saturday 16 June 2018
10am – 1pm in St Andrew’s, St Andrew’s Street
The 2018 Feed the Minds Book Fair, offering thousands of book bargains, is raising funds on behalf of Rema. This is a ministry which helps women and unaccompanied children who have been refugees as they return to reclaim their family land in Makamba province, southern Burundi.
Books can be dropped off at the Jarrold warehouse in Bessemer Road Norwich (on the corner with Sandy Lane), Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon & 2pm to 4pm
Jonathan Piesse, 01603744233, email@example.com
The Norfolk Show 2018 will take place on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th June at the Norfolk Show ground.
The RNAA Show Chaplain, Revd Paul Thomas, will be leading a team of voluntary Ecumenical Show Chaplains who will be out & about around the Show.
The Diocese of Norwich will also have a presence: speaking about their vision, Gordon Darley, Director of Marketing & Communications, said:
“The Show is an amazing opportunity to highlight what God is doing across Norfolk and Waveney through the local church as well as promoting Christians working together through many different charities. Through a vibrant, colourful and engaging presence we want to give just a taste of the love God has for all.”
Other local Christian charities and organisations will be exhibiting with the Diocese to showcase the work they do, including Scripture Union, Christian Aid, Norfolk Community Chaplaincy, Norfolk YMCA, Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk Postal Bible School, Mothers’ Union, PlayVan, Horstead Centre and Spire Property Consultants.
Norfolk Day is Friday 27th July & a wonderful opportunity to highlight our unique county.
There will be an Ecumenical service at St Peter Mancroft church at 09.30h led by the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Revd Graham Jones. Everyone will be most welcome.
For more information, please contact Revd Graham Kirk-Spriggs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In 2018, this will take place on Sunday 5th August.
Further details will be published nearer the time