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.

Faith groups across Norfolk & Waveney unite to call for climate justice at the COP26 UN climate talks

From 21st – 29th August, faith groups in Norfolk came together to do a multifaith relay pilgrimage towards Glasgow, where world leaders plan to meet in November for the COP26 UN climate talks. Organised by Quakers and the Church of England in Norfolk, the pilgrimage route ran in sections between churches and Quaker meeting houses, allowing participants to join by walking, cycling or taking public transport for as many or as few sections as they would like to.

The pilgrimage organisers invited anyone of any faith group or none to join to express their urgent concern that the climate talks at COP 26 produce realistic commitments by governments to the radical changes needed to save the planet from ecological disaster.

This was written up in the EDP

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/people-gather-kings-lynn-climate-change-pilgrimage-8280476

Ecumenical Chain of Prayer 2022

The annual Ecumenical Chain of Prayer will take place in person on Thursday 20th January 2022 (as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity) & will take place next year in a new location – St Joseph’s chapel in St John’s Cathedral in Norwich – with grateful thanks to the kind hospitality of the Dean. There may also be some decentralised similar events in other parts of the County.

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 will be ‘We Saw His Star in the East…’, & has been prepared by the churches of the Middle East.  These usually provide the theme & focus for our prayers. The publication of the WPCU materials for 2022 has been slightly delayed and will be available online only, from middle to late September.  

Further details will be given later.

In the meanwhile if any Christian groups or Churches would like to participate in this, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Catherine Howe (County Ecumenical officer) on catherine.howe@dioceseofnorwich.org

The visit of Dippy the dinosaur to Norwich Cathedral Summer 2021

Dippy the Dinosaur has now arrived at Norwich Cathedral & will be there until Saturday 30th October & there is no entry charge to see this very special visitor.  

Please see the Cathedral website for opening hours; please note visiting Dippy is not possible on Sundays.  https://dippy.cathedral.org.uk/

There will be associated lectures put on by Science and Faith in Norfolk can be contacted on SFNorfolk1@gmail.com

The next Science & Faith in Norfolk (SFN) lecture is in September

The next SFN Lecture is scheduled at Norwich Cathedral on Tuesday 21st September, when Nick Spencer will talk on “Dinosaurs, Evolution and Religion”. This will explore the history of ideas linking evolution and religion. From the time of Darwin to the present day, what is the place of humankind in the natural world?

In October, there will be three talks on the impact of climate change. These are linked to the Gaia Exhibition at St Peter Mancroft.

For the links, contact Nick Brewin sfnorfolk1@gmail.com

Palm Sunday Ecumenical Service 2022

In previous years there has been an Ecumenical service on Palm Sunday in Norwich where the NWCT Church Leaders worship together with Christians from across the denominations.

The details for this are currently being confirmed but ‘save the date’ for 2022 – Sunday 10th April at 6.15pm in Norwich.

Watch this space for more details.

Online Ecumenical Chain of Prayer on 21st January 2021

We are hugely grateful to all our contributors for their support of our new initiative.

This  has been be released on our  YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9EMLIem_nyonNzK4QCK7cg/

The ‘running order’ is as follows:   

Introduction:     (Laurette Burton RC DEO)                                                 0.00.00 to 0.02.32

Ecumenical Canon & Chair of the East Anglia Methodist District Revd Julian Pursehouse                                                                                                                                                                     0.02.33 to 0.10.42

St Margaret’s Drayton (Sylvia Barwick & Revd Marc Palmer)                                                                                                                                                                                  Part 1: 0.10.43 to 0.14.42                                                                                                                                               Part 2: 0.14.43 to 0.21.27

Oakgrove Community Church (Revd Darren Woodward)                0.21.28 to 0.30.43

Christian Aid (Julian Bryant)                                                                         0.30.44 to 0.42.03

Revd Beth Powney – The Baptist Church Leader for NWCT             0.42.04 to 0.48.05

Bowthorpe LEP (Revd Mark Elvin)                                                              0.48.06 to 0.58.33

Sprowston Church (Revd Dean Akrill)                                                       0.58.34 to 1.02.17

Trinity Thorpe Marriot LEP (Revd Mary Sachikonye & members of her congregation)                                                                                                                                                         Part 1:  1.02.18 to 1.06.25                                                                                                                                              Part 2:  1.06.26 to 1.09.08                                                                                                                                              Part 3:  1.09.09 to 1.11.23

Hingham & Mothers’ Union (Revd Sally Wallace-Jones)                1.11.24 to 1.21.04

Guild of Health & St Raphael (Eleanor Laming)                                    1.21.05 to 1.30.15

Norwich Salvation Army Citadel (Major Mark Sawyer)                    1.30.16 to 1.41.08

Benefice of St George Colegate & Tombland                                        1.41.09 to 1.49.46

St George’s RC Church, Sprowston (Fr Sean Connolly)                      1.49.47 to 1.56.04

St Peter’s LEP Church, Jessop Road (Margaret Dann, Elizabeth Sidebottom & Jenny Poltock                                                                                                                                            1.56.05 to 2.07.39

St Peter Mancroft (Ben Almond & Michael Winter)                           2.07.40 to 2.17.35

St Mark’s, Lakenham                                                                                      2.17.36 to 2.29.15

URC Norwich (Revd John Potter)                                                               2.29.16 to 2.34.12

Ecumenical Canon: Pastor Jon Norman                                                   2.34.13 to 2.42.23

Conclusion  (Laurette Burton RC DEO)                                                     2.42.24 to 2.42.53

 

If you would like more information, please contact Catherine Howe County Ecumenical Officer (catherine.howe@dioceseofnorwich.org)

The provisional date for the Ecumenical Chain of Prayer in 2022 is Thursday 20th January – hopefully that will be possible back in a church setting….

 

30th anniversary of the inauguration of CTE

 

Churches Together in England (CTE) had big plans for celebrating this exciting anniversary but these are now not feasible due to the challenges of COVID19.  There will be celebrations & the details of which will announced once these have been finalised.

Watch this space!

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