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.


St Benet’s Annual Ecumenical Open Air Service on 4th August at 3.30pm

[Details taken from Diocese of Norwich website]

Sunday 4 August 2019 on 3.30pm
Venue: St Benet’s Abbey NR12 8NJ
The St Benet’s Abbey Annual Open Air Ecumenical Service held at the Abbey site to which, by tradition, the Abbot arrives at the Abbey site resplendent on the bough of a Norfolk Cruising Wherry.


This service has become part of the established Norfolk annual calendar and reminds us of the spiritual nature of the Abbey site on this the 1000th anniversary of the foundation of St Benet’s Abbey. It is organised by the Community of St Benet’s, successors to the Brothers of St Benet’s.

The preacher this year will be the Rt Revd Dr Alan Winton, Bishop of Thetford, in his capacity as acting Bishop of Norwich, who in turn is, by tradition, the Abbot of St Benet’s. He will be joined at the foot of the Oak Cross which marks the point of the Abbey’s high altar by Clergy and Choirs representing the local Christian Community.  The North Walsham Salavation Army Band will accompany the hymn singing.

Visitors are advised that the parking is in fields and therefore on uneven ground. Only cars carrying demonstrably disabled passengers will be allowed onto the Abbey Site.


  • By road, off the A1062 at Johnsons Street, Ludham, signposted St Benet’s.
  • By water, just downstream from Antmouth on the river Bure.
  • On foot, Along the Three Rivers Way from Horning or Ludham.

Alternatively enjoy a trip on the “Souther Comfort” riverboat to the Abbey Site departing from and returning to Horning Green.  Tickets available from Horning Post Office.

Abbey site OS Grid Reference TG3802615785.


Contact details:

Revd David Smith (Prior of St Benet’s and Rector of the Benefice of St Benedict) 01693 630216

The Annual Science-Faith Cathedral Lecture on Monday 14th October

The next SFN event is the Annual Science-Faith Cathedral Lecture. There is more information on the SFN website.

Professor Mike Hulme will ask “Who Controls the World’s Climate: God, Nature or People?”.

The lecture will be held in Norwich Cathedral on Monday 14th October, from 7.00 – 8.30 pm.

All are welcome.

Please put this date in your diary and help to publicise the lecture through your local media.


Ecumenical Chain of Prayer in Norwich 2020

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  organise an Ecumenical Chain of Prayer.

The date for for 2020 is Thursday 23rd January from 10am to 4pm, again in St Luke’s chapel (with very kind permission of the Dean of the Cathedral).

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)

Ecumenical Palm Sunday service 2020 will be on Sunday 5th April

NWCT Church Leaders’ have confirmed  at their meeting in May the following details for the Ecumenical Palm Sunday service  2020:

Please save the date!

Date: Sunday 5th April 2020

Time: 6.15pm (the slightly later start time makes parking nearby so much easier!)

Location: Norwich Salvation Army Citadel, 36 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1LL

Preacher: Rev Mark Fairweather- Tall (NCBC)

Everyone is warmly invited to join this service