Welcome

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.

 Plagues and Pandemics:  Perspectives from Science and Faith Monday 22nd June 7.30 – 8.30 pm

 Plagues and Pandemics:  Perspectives from Science and Faith

Professor Bob White FRS: Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge

Monday 22nd June 7.30 – 8.30 pm

To obtain the Zoom link, contact Nick Brewin – sfnorfolk1@gmail.com

You can obtain further information and download a poster from the SFN website

https://sites.google.com/site/scienceandfaithinnorfolk/resources/plagues-and-pandemics

 

Science and Faith in Norfolk is a Norwich-based group affiliated to Christians in Science. Meetings and lectures aim to explore the interface between science and religious belief.

FaithHopeLoveNorfolk: the new Norfolk Christian initiative launched in response to Covid 19

Faithlovehopenorfolk is a new ecumenical project to help churches and Christian groups across Norfolk respond to the developing Covid-19 crisis.

The project aims to quickly gather information about, report on and publish a bank of stories and project profiles on Christian churches, organisations and groups which are stepping forward to help tackle social and pastoral needs in response to Covid-19.

It has been backed by Transforming Norwich and senior church leaders from across the county.

The faithhopelovenorfolk project launch has been supported by Transforming Norwich.

The research and reporting team behind faithhopelovenorfolk is from Network Norwich & Norfolk

 

Yourneighbourhood.org

Over 1,000 churches have now signed up to the ecumenical project YourNeighbour.org, which has been set up in response to the coronavirus crisis.

YourNeighbour.org aims to support vulnerable and isolated people who are not able to access help in other ways. Anyone who contacts them by email or their helpline (0300 323 9952) will be connected with a local church, who can help with a phone call, shopping, picking up prescriptions, advice or pastoral support.

More than 40 denominations have joined the efforts according to YourNeighbour.org’s director, Dom Llewellyn. “We’ve been delighted at how the Church is showing that it is one in Christ in responding to the COVID-19 crisis… churches’ extensive work in demonstrating the gospel through  providing vital food supplies or employment and debt advice, as well as having volunteers who are safe and well supported, is needed now more than any time this century. ”

“It is so inspiring to see the church across the nation standing up for such a time as this.”

Many of CTE’s Member Churches are already involved including the Baptist Union, Assemblies of God, Methodist Church, Salvation Army, and dioceses from both the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.

YourNeighbour.org is an initiative of the Good Faith Foundation (GFF), a new charity seeking to combat social exclusion by bringing people together.

The Caister Talks: an update. The first two are available online

20.05.20:  Update:  The Caister Talks are being recorded. You can access the first two through the links below.

1.  Sally-Anne Lomas, “An Imaginary Day in the Life of Medieval Norwich, 1411”   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqfTzHNVQ74&t=1081s)
2. Frank Meeres, ‘The Life, Times and Will of Richard Caister’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRWX61WjIR8&t=9s)

The Caister Talks

“The Life and Times of Richard Caister” – Frank Meeres
“Richard Caister and Margery Kempe” – Dr Laura Varnam
“Caister’s Pilgrim Badges and their Context” – Dr Michael Schmoelz
“Can the English Pray? Caister as Vernacular Theologian” Rv Dr Alex Irving
“The Manuscripts of Caister’s Prayer” – Dr Elizabeth McDonald
“Caister and Lollardy” – Professor Richard Rex
“The Ministry of Richard Caister Continues” – Rv Cn. Madeline Light

For more information go to https://www.ststephensnorwich.org/the-richard-caister-talks/

These form part of the

“Grant Me Grace” The Richard Caister Project: :  A Hidden Story in the City of Stories

A festival of poetry, workshops and public talks to mark the 6th centenary of Richard Caister, the 15th century Norwich-based poet and priest at St Stephen’s, Norwich.

 

For more information: officemanager@ststephensnorwich.org

 

COVID-19 The Police Need Your Support

This letter comes  to you from the Community Engagement Officer – Norwich District,  James Marrison

I am writing to you at this difficult time as we are trying to find out what local Churches and faith groups are doing to support their communities.  I know many will be involved in providing some vitally needed practical support to the vulnerable e.g. donating food, acting as food banks, delivering to those isolating etc. I am also aware that livestreams for Sunday services are taking place during this period of social distancing.

It is clear that Churches will be relied upon by many for both practical support and for help to combat loneliness and maintain their mental and emotional wellbeing.   I have been tasked with collating what is being provided by Churches and faith groups across the county in order that these things can be promoted and those in need put in contact with the right people.

Could you please respond directly to me (James.Marrison@norfolk.pnn.police.uk) with any information you can provide around what is happening that would help us with this.

Many thanks,  James

 

James Marrison  Community Engagement Officer – Norwich District

NCCL Courses 2020

These lectures are in the process of being re-scheduled

  •  Find the Lady: A look at the origins of wisdom and evidence for the personification of wisdom in the Old Testament and beyond.
  •  St Paul and women
  •   Teilhard de Chardin: God and Evolution

 

The following will remain under review until they have a clearer idea of how the situation is progressing.

Date: 6 June 2020, 10am-12.30pm in Norwich Cathedral Library,

Faith for the gambler: an introduction to Pascal’s wager

Tutor: Dr Anthony Speca

Cost: £10

Date: 25 July 2020, 10am-12.30pm in Norwich Cathedral Library

God and nature in art

Tutor: Dr Chris Joby,

Cost: £10

Booking To book please complete the booking form, or for more information, please contact NCCL Admin Team, 01603 218443, NCCL@cathedral.org.uk

www.norwichcentreforchristianlearning.co.uk

Science and Faith in Norfolk Programme for 2020

Monday 16th November, 7.30 – 8.45 pm Science, Reason and Christian Belief  Revd Dr Rodney Holder  Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge

 

Science-Faith Lectures in Norwich Cathedral

To coincide with the visit of Dippy the Diplodocus (which is currently postponed)

See the Cathedral link to Dippy on Tour

 

Science and Faith in Norfolk is a Norwich-based group affiliated to Christians in Science. Meetings and lectures aim to explore the interface between science and religious belief.

Contact: Prof Nick Brewin, Secretary: 07901 884114 sfnorfolk1@gmail.com

Chair: Revd Dr Patrick Richmond.

Life Together: LEPs Today & Tomorrow on Saturday 6th June

This is a day conference for anyone involved in Local Ecumenical Partnerships (LEPs) or working ecumenically at the local level.

It is on Saturday 6th June from 10am to 4.30pm at Wesley House& Westminster College, Cambridge.

The keynote speaker will be Prof. David Ford – Does Ecumenism still matter?

This will be followed by a choice of afternoon workshops with practical information & inspiring ideas about working ecumenically at a local level led by the Methodist & Anglican NEOs & others

Conference price: £35

Booking: lifetogetherleps.eventbrite.co.uk

Further information: admin@westminster.cam.ac.uk

[This is a collaboration between Westminster College, Wesley House & CTE]