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.
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.
We can already announce the date this will take place in 2020
Thursday 23rd January from 10am to 4pm, again in St Luke’s chapel.
If you would like to be part of this or would like more information, please contact Catherine Howe (County Ecumenical Officer)
The Methodists of the Central Norfolk Circuit will be praying that last year’s ‘Beast from the East’ will give way to the ‘Best from the West this year, following the cancellation of the annual ‘Songs of Praise’ event at the Thursford Collection.
This year’s event is planned for a little later than last, being on Sunday March 24th. at 3pm. in the hopes that the Winter will be behind us.
The charity being supported this year is Action for Children, which is celebrating its’ 150th. Anniversary, and is the oldest established children’s charity in the country.
As usual, music will be provided by
- Danny Wakefield at the console of the collection’s Wurlitzer theatre organ,
- Fakenham Town band,
- the specially formed choir under the directorship of Pippa Cook.
The whole event will again be interpreted into British Sign Language by the Rev. Anne Richardson from the ‘Sign the Cross’ church for the hearing impaired.
Tickets for the event are free, and are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis by sending a 6″x 4″ stamped address envelope to,
Stephen Lynn, 34 Manor Drive, Litcham, Kings Lynn, PE32 2NX.
Tickets are not available through the Thursford Box Office.
On Sunday 14th April 2019 (Palm Sunday) there will be an Ecumenical Palm Sunday service, (organized on behalf of the Church Leaders of NWCT).
Location: Chapelfield Methodist Church, (Chapel Field Rd, Norwich, NR2 1SD)
Preacher: The Dean of St John’s Cathedral, The Very Reverend Provost David Paul
Everyone is very warmly invited.
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.
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.
The theme for January 2020 will be announced in late September. Once available, resources can be found on the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website at https://ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer