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.

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come runs between Ascension and Pentecost, and in 2021 will take place from 13-23 May

There will be a launch webinar for this on Tuesday 9th March at 2pm GMT where plans for this year including new resources will be shared and lots of ways churches, families and individuals can be involved.

Please book here.

For more resources go to https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

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.

Due to the uncertainties & difficulties of COVID 19 restrictions at present, it has been decided not to have such a service in 2021 but rather to ‘save the date’ in 2022 – Sunday 10th April

The visit of Dippy the dinosaur to Norwich Cathedral Summer 2021

Dippy the Dinosaur will be visiting Norwich Cathedral this Summer arriving on Tuesday 13th July until Saturday 30th October.  

They are looking for  volunteers to help: for more information: https://www.cathedral.org.uk/dippy-on-tour/dippy-volunteers

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

Science and Faith in Norfolk is chaired by the Rev Dr Patrick Richmond, Vicar, Christ Church, Eaton.

For more information, please co
ntact the secretary – Professor Nick Brewin (nick.brewin@jic.ac.uk), Emeritus Fellow, John Innes Centre, Norwich.

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship service from With Community

In case you missed it – the Radio 4 Sunday worship at 8.10am came from the WITH community at Ditchingham on Sunday 7th March .  With the schools returning the following day, they focussed on young people in lockdown. It was led by Jamie Cutteridge from the UK’s first bespoke ecumenical Christian community serving young people.  BBC Radio 4 – Sunday Worship, Young People In Lockdown

Ecumenical was mentioned a number of times & there were contributions from some of our denominations – which was lovely.

The community website is With Community | Home | With (bewith.community): based at what was previously All Hallows at Ditchingham, is a creative and inclusive community for young people to come and explore their faith. 

IIf you have a moment (& you haven’t already heard it) do tune in to discover more about the vision for the project and their hopes for young people!

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!

In the meantime, do read

 

NCCL Courses 2021

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation the next three NCCL sessions have been CANCELLED:
28 March – Find the Lady
18 April – St Paul and women
25 April – God and evolution

They hope to reschedule these sessions for some time beyond the current situation.
Decisions will be taken about the other planned NCCL sessions (6 June Pascal’s wager and 25 July – God and art in nature) in due course as the situation is progresses.

For more information, please contact NCCL Admin Team, 01603 218443, NCCL@cathedral.org.uk

www.norwichcentreforchristianlearning.co.uk