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.

 

Friends of the Holy Land: 6th November 5.30pm at Norwich Cathedral

Hear from the Living Stones At Norwich Cathedral.
At 5.30pm on 6th November  there will be Evensong with prayers for the Holy Land at Norwich Cathedral
This will be followed with a talk at 6.30pm: hear about Living with the Living Stones by the Revd Canon David Longe introduced by Revd Helen Rengert  Refreshments Provided.

By way of background, Friends of the Holy Land (FHL) is an ecumenical charity (in the main CofE and RC) which helps individuals in the Holy Land when they are in difficulty.  This year they celebrate 10 years.

Revd Canon David Longe (Rector of Matlaske) will speaking on living with the Living Stones in the Holy Land, &  sits on the board of trustees of FHL.  He was chaplain to the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem from 2015 to 2018.  Revd Helen Rengert (Team Vicar at Reepham) is the Diocesan Ambassador for FHL.

 

Annual Chaplaincy conference on 18th November

All Chaplains and those working in  pastoral support are warmly invited to the Annual  Chaplaincy Conference that will take place on  18th November, 9.30am – 4.00pm at Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, NR8 5AH.  There is free parking at the centre .

The cost for the day is £10 and includes lunch and drinks throughout the day. Payment is due at registration on the day. (Cost can be redeemed through CMD). *Please detail any dietary requirements

In the morning Carla Grosch Miller  will give presentations on

  • Trauma and the Body Pastoral
  • Liturgical Responses to Trauma.

After lunch there will be workshops on

  • Carla Grosch Miller on Self Care
  • Susanna Alyce  on Mindfulness
  •  Nelsons Journey on  Trauma of bereavement for young people & families

For more information or to book your place, please email  to   chriscopsey@btinternet.com

Do feel free to pass this to colleagues who may be interested.

 

Next meeting of Norfolk Theological Society, on Thursday 28 November

The next meeting of Norfolk Theological Society, on Thursday 28 November at 7 p.m. which is open to anyone interested.

It will take place in the Weston Room, Norwich Cathedral Hostry.

The Revd Bruno Boldrini, a minister to Ipswich Road URC group, will speak on:

‘Mary in the Early Church’

and how the pre-Reformation view on the role and importance of Mary in Christianity can help us to understand our discipleship.

The cost of £5 is payable at the door.

If you would like to attend, please contact NCCL Administration Team [NCCL@cathedral.org.uk] to book a place.

Please pass on this information to anyone else you know who may be interested.

 

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