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Norfolk Churches Trust has warmly welcomed an extension to a VAT tax concession until March 2022.
YMCA Norfolk is asking you to give up your own bed for one night to join with hundreds of others in a nationwide Sleep Easy event to raise money for and awareness of youth homelessness.
Emergency repair grants of more than half a million pounds have been awarded to 28 historic churches in Norfolk.
Churches Together in England are running webinars to address resistance to vaccination among Christian communities.
Rev Helen Garrard, Lead Chaplain for Norfolk Community Health and Care is holding a weekly two-hour online prayer meeting following on from a 24-hour prayer vigil for all NHS acute and community services and other care providers.
A recent survey by Belsey Bridge Conference Centre near the Norfolk/Suffolk border has revealed that 91% of their customers say they do not believe that video conferencing will replace face-to-face contact.
A poignant memorial inside Norwich Anglican Cathedral bears silent witness to the more than 1,000 people who have now died from Covid-19 across Norfolk.
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 takes place next week (January 18-25) including initiatives in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Long Stratton, Poringland and Watton.
The Bishop of Norwich has said that 90% of churches across the Diocese of Norwich will take their services online-only during the current third national lockdown, despite government regulations allowing them to remain open for public worship.
In his new year message, Chair of the Methodist Church East Anglia District, Rev Julian Pursehouse, says that this is a time to embrace and embody hope.
A 20-year tax “concession” to help meet repair costs of places of worship could be lost from April, a leading Norfolk church conservation charity has warned.
Whether in the church building itself or in the churchyard, in a car park or a community garden, churches across Norfolk are going ahead with Christmas services this year.
Eight churches across Norfolk will share £25,500 in the latest grants from the Norfolk Churches Trust, made possible by a record-breaking £170,000 raised by the annual Churches Bike Ride in September.
The Salvation Army’s Toys and Tins Appeal across Norfolk has seen a 37 per cent increase in referrals for vulnerable children from social services, schools and support groups with more expected before Christmas.
The Diocese of Norwich is facing a significant fall in parish income in the light of Covid-19 and has announced a review which aims to cut costs and reduce both clergy numbers and the number of churches open for regular worship.
The Matthew Project says that 2020 is one of the most challenging years it has ever faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a real increase in mental health issues and substance misuse especially alcohol abuse.
The UK Government wants to engage with faith groups in England and has asked for the views of people of faith, church leaders and public servants, among others, to help it decide the best way forward.
As Samaritans Purse celebrates a record year for creating shoeboxes for children online, Trish Ellse from Alive Church in Wymondham encourages churches to get involved.
The Annual Meeting of Community Chaplaincy Norfolk (CCN) was held yesterday and shared news of the 57 people supported by the charity this year on release from prison.
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