Sleep out at Norwich Cathedral and tackle poverty

The Dean and Chapter at Norwich Cathedral "warmly" invite you to join them for a sponsored Sleepout in the Cloisters on Friday January 26.

People are invited to take part in the sleepout and to raise money through sponsorship for the Church Urban Fund as it seeks to tackle poverty in thier work with the homeless across the UK. The Church Urban Fund currently have projects working in both Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn as well as in cities across England.

Canon Andy Bryant said, "At Norwich cathedral we are aware that homelessness in our city and across the country is on the rise.  Through the sleepout we want to raise awareness of the issue and help support the Church Urban Fund in its work amongst some of the most vulnerable groups in cities across the country."

"One night sleeping out in the Cloisters is no great hardship compared with those for whom homelessness is a daily reality so please do come and join us and help us raise funds for a very good cause." 

The Cloister Sleepout is part of Homelessness Weekend, during which a series of events are taking place. 

Prior to the Sleepout, on Friday 26 January at 7pm, theatre company Cardboard Citizens will perform a play in the Nave called "Priority Needs". Tickets will be £8.50 for adults and £5 for under 18s, with all proceeds going to the Church Urban Fund. 

On Sunday 28 January, Michael Newey (Chief Executive Office, Broadland Housing), will give the address at Choral Matins at 10.30am. This will be followed by a congregational meeting in the Weston Room from 12.30pm (Soup & Roll lunch provided), during which Michael will show a film about homelessness and its effects and answer questions.

If you would like to join in the sleepout then please contact Canon Andy Bryant via and he will send you more details

Pictured above: a previous charity sleepout in the cloisters at Norwich Cathedral

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