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.
What a wonderful time together this was! The church was full of Christians from across the different traditions worshipping & praising God together, then leaving with points to ponder as we journey though Holy Week. Many of our Church Leaders (or their representatives) took part in this beautiful service. We are indebted to everyone for their participation & to Chapel Field Methodist church for their very warm hospitality & organisation: thank you.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally celebrated during the octave of St Peter & St Paul which runs from 18th to 25th January each year.
As part & in support of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the DEOs of NWCT organised an Ecumenical Chain of Prayer in St Luke’s Chapel in the Anglican Cathedral in Norwich in 2019 on Thursday 24th January.
We would like to thank everyone who supported this initiative – those who led prayers, those who just dropped by to pray silently, our Ecumenical Canons & the Cathedral – who let us use their beautiful & peaceful chapel.
The date for for 2020 has already been set:
Thursday 23rd January from 10am to 4pm, again in St Luke’s chapel.
The theme for January 2020 is due to be announced by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) in late September. Once available, resources can be found on their website at https://ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer
If you would like to be part of this or would like more information, please contact Catherine Howe (County Ecumenical Officer)
Find details of the free online course ‘Embracing the Other’ on the CTE website. The course is a resource for Receptive Ecumenism produced by a team served by Churches Together in England which can be run as a stand alone session or as a five-session course. More
This was the headline in a recent edition of Osservatore Romano – the official daily bulletin of the Holy See. [The Vatican]
The publication was reporting on East Anglia’s own newspaper report [Catholic East Anglia] of the Archbishop of Canterbury set to visit St John’s Cathedral in Norwich – an unprecedented visit by any primate of the Church of England.