The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th to 25th January

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 this, the DEOs of NWCT  organise an Ecumenical Chain of Prayer in Norwich.  The date for this is Thursday 23rd January from 10am to 4pm,  in St Luke’s chapel (with very kind permission of the Dean of the Cathedral).  The theme for this year is ‘Unusual kindness’ &  resources can be found on the CTBI  website at https://ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer

There are still some slots available.  If you are a church, from across the traditions, and would like to take one of these, please get in contact with Catherine Howe (County Ecumenical Officer)  catherine.howe@dioceseofnorwich.org or call 01603 270 360

If individuals would just like to drop by and join in to pray for Christian Unity at any time during the day, everyone will be very welcome which ever church will be taking the lead. We look forward to you joining us.

In addition to this Network Norwich also notes that there two additional & very special events happening in  Norwich to celebrate this initiative.

Firstly, on Wednesday 22nd January, the Boys, Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars of Norwich Anglican Cathedral Choir will be singing the service of Choral Evensong at to the Cathedral of St John the Baptist at 5:30pm.   It is believed that this is the first time that Evensong has ever been sung in the Cathedral.

Secondly, on Saturday 25th January, the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, the Schola Cantorum from St John the Baptist Cathedral will be singing Vespers in Norwich Anglican Cathedral at 3:30pm. There was a Catholic Mass at Norwich Anglican Cathedral some years ago as part of the Cathedral’s 900th Anniversary Celebrations, but it is  believed this will be the first time that the Catholic Office of Vespers has been sung at the Cathedral since the Reformation.

Everyone will be most welcome to all of these services