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Latest Norfolk Christian community events 

Events of interest to the Norwich and Norfolk Christian community happening over the next four weeks.

20/02/2020 7:30pm
Norwich Healing Rooms every Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. at St Edmunds Church Fishergate
21/02/2020 1:00pm
Our talk this month will be about the activities of that wonderful organistation: Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF).  Medical teams from MSF act fast to save peoples lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics in over 65 countries around the world.
 
On any given day, there are over 30,000 inspiring doctors, nurses, logisticians and other project staff working for MSF overseas.  Our UK office is responsible for 300 staff and many of them are happy to share their stories once they have returned home.   And this is the case with our speaker today, Christopher Peskett.
Christopher is a Registered General Nurse who has worked in the field for over 10 years, in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  He had a variety of roles: nursing manager, research coordinator, medical team leader and project coordinator.  No one could be better equipped to give us a valuable insight into the activities of Medecins Sans Frontiers.  Don't miss it!
21/02/2020 3:00pm
Cromer Beach Fest will running an indoor beach party in February half-term, from 3pm to 5pm on Friday February 21. Families can come along and enjoy an indoor Hawaiian theme beach party in the Parish Church. There will be games, craft activities and a party-pack tea. Entry is free, although donations are welcome.
Cromer Beach Fest is a brand new initiative organised by Cromer Church in partnership with other local churches and community organisations.
 
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/CromerBeachFest
21/02/2020 3:00pm
The Sheringham BeachLife team will be following up their hugely successful summer outreach with an indoor beach party during half term week.
All primary school age children, and younger, can come along from 3pm to 5pm join in the fun and games, with a giant inflatable, music, competitions, crafts and ice cream sundaes. The children will also gather to hear how Jesus can impact their lives. Younger children are very welcome to the party, but anyone under four should bring an adult with them. The fun continues in the evening when young people of high school age can come along from 7.30pm to 9pm, when the activities will continue to have a beach-related theme.
The event is completely free but, as always, any donations are very welcome.
 
22/02/2020 9:30am
It will take about 30 minutes for people to plant their tree which will be provided at the site. A suggested donation of £5 will fund 2 whips (young trees). The Just Giving account for the Trees of Hope project is HSBC King's Lynn sorting code 40-26-11; account number 81039504.
22/02/2020 10:00am
A free training day to help Christians to share their faith in urban areas where traditional bible studies may not be so effective.
The training will be delivered by Dawn Lonsdale, chief officer with Unlock Training. This is an opportunity open to anyone across the Eastern Region of England who may be interested in learning more about Unlock's approach to the Bible, giving both clergy and laity insights and practical, hands-on experience in applying this approach to Bible engagement with small groups of oral learners in their local area.
Light lunch will be provided. No charge, but booking essential - ring Anna Heydon on 07471 347072.
22/02/2020 10:00am
22/02/2020 6:00pm
All are invited to four hours of non-stop worship to launch Burn 24-7 in Great Yarmouth. This evening of extended worship will see the commissioning of the Burn 24/7 movement in the borough by directors Phil and Debs from Norwich Burn 24/7. Worship teams involved will include members from Norwich, Cambridge, and Great Yarmouth. Burn 24/7 is a time of nonstop worship. A time of worshiping an awesome God with voice, dance, and through art. Entry is free, and those attending are welcome to come and go as they feel led.
For more information, contact Alan Hendry (Director) 07450 814929 or Alick Sutherland (Co Director) 07884 582859
 
23/02/2020 12:00pm
St Margaret’s Church in Thorpe Market will be continuing its programme of community events again this winter with a series of “Snowdrop Sundays” during February, which will include art exhibitions. The snowdrops attracted over 1200 visitors over four Sundays last year, raising valuable funds to help to keep the church and churchyard in good order, available for community use and, most importantly, open as a place of worship for the people of the village and further afield. This year there will again be rotating exhibitions by local and visiting artists in the church, as well as stalls from local businesses. Home-made cakes and refreshments will be available. 
For further information please contact the Churchwarden, Martin Castle, at mdcastle57@gmail.com or on 07817 027589.
 
 
24/02/2020 9:30am
An activity for babies and their parents or carers. There will be opportunities for parents and carers to chat, meet new friends, take part in action songs, have breakfast, and have fun.  There is no cost.
 
24/02/2020 7:00pm
“Growing the Garden” is the theme for an evening with Norwich vicar, Dave Lloyd, who will be speaking at the North Norfolk Filling Station meeting.
Dave Lloyd has been the Associate Vicar at St Thomas Church, Norwich since 2013. Everyone is welcome for an evening of fellowship and worship followed by the main talk. There will also be a time for prayer ministry at the end. The evening starts at 7pm for coffee, cakes and chat, with the talk from around 7.30pm.
 
25/02/2020 6:00pm
The project is exploring food which is kind to the planet. There will be a short talk and discussion.  This will be followed by a pancake feast, cookery demonstrations, competitions and recipe swaps. Participants are encouraged to bring pancakes and vegetarian pancake fillings to share.
25/02/2020 7:00pm
Broadcasting Faith Programmes - Difficulties and Success.
Anthony Isaacs heads the Sunday Morning Faith programmes on BBC Radio Norfolk.  You may know the voice now come and meet him.  Anthony Isaacs will tell us about faith, belief and the future on the BBC.   We can hear examples of the successes and difficulties in broadcasting.
7pm .  Followed by light refreshments. Donations towards venue and refreshments in the region of £3:00
This event is organised by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ)
26/02/2020 9:45am
Guided Retreats at Letton Hall - Preparation for Lent: Into the desert with Jesus.
Individually guided retreats will enable you to take time out of your busy schedule to draw near to God, to think, to reflect, pray and grow, noticing and finding God in all things. During your retreat you will meet with a Spiritual Director (booking in advance required) and you will be welcome to join in with the monastic rhythm of prayer, good food and fellowship.
Total costs for full board and led programme is £160. For further information about retreats and for a sample retreat programme contact Revd.
Deborah Hamilton-Grey, Retreats Director. email: retreats@lettonhall.org www.guidedretreats.org.uk
27/02/2020 9:30am
Over the next six months the Quiet Waters Christian Retreat House, set in a large Georgian House on the Suffolk and Norfolk border, is hosting a series of four art-based day retreats to consider the gift of creativity.  

The leaders of CARM (Creative Arts Retreat Movement) Brian and Claire Watts will lead the series giving time to reflect on God’s creativity, creativity in the Bible, and where it all fits with our own faith journeys.

All materials and lunch are provided. The retreats cost £30 for each one-day session or £100 for all four sessions.
To book a place or find out more information about any of the retreats contact Quiet Waters on 01986 893201 or email mail@quietwaters.org.uk
27/02/2020 7:30pm
Norwich Healing Rooms every Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. at St Edmunds Church Fishergate
28/02/2020
Monthly two-course dinner with guest speaker.
This month: Members’ Stories of healings, changed lives, answered prayers, needs met – and so much more. And what God has done for them, He can do for you, so do come.
Start at 7 for 7.30pm.
Bookings for all events should be made in advance to booking secretary, Lisa by email to fgbnorwich@gmail.com or by phone to 01603 935000.
The cost of each dinner is £15 per person.


 
28/02/2020
Please come and join the Celebrate team and others in prayer at the Forum in Norwich to pray for this year's event on June 20 and for all who participate and attend. This prayer makes such a difference.
We meet at 7.30pm at the Café Bar Marzano. Get a coffee and join in the prayer session right where Celebrate happens.
The other prayer dates at the Forum are: March 27, April 24, May 22 and June 12.
Contact: John Betts at johnbetts2.jb@gmail.com
28/02/2020 10:30am
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight this is a Fairtrade Coffee Morning, with quizzes, stalls and, of course, Fairtrade cakes. All welcome - whether you're 9 or 90, or somewhere between!!
28/02/2020 7:00pm
Jonathan and Paige Squirrell, senior leaders at the Beacon Church, Bacton, will talk about carrying God's glory and beauty to a broken world
29/02/2020 7:00pm
Neil O’Boyle, the National Director of Youth for Christ, will be the keynote speaker at a “2020 vision” evening being held in Great Yarmouth later this month. East Norfolk Youth for Christ invites all Christians with a heart for young people to come and find out what is going on and what changes are afoot for 2020. This event is an opportunity to find out about the work, the people who lead and support it and the exciting changes and challenges coming up in 2020 and beyond. Local Christians are urged to come along to support the event and maybe even find out if there is a role they could play in this exciting and challenging work.
For further information, call Ali on 07733 143660
02/03/2020 9:30am
An activity for babies and their parents or carers. There will be opportunities for parents and carers to chat, meet new friends, take part in action songs, have breakfast, and have fun.  There is no cost.
 
02/03/2020 6:30pm
Lent: The season of prayerful self-examination. Cloister will be candlelit, and open from 6.30pm for meditative walking.
Join us for a brief but silent haven from the concerns of daily life.
The only sound will be music playing at the beginning and end of the silence. Please enter via the North West door and wear shoes with soft soles to help maintain the silence. Admission is free, donations welcome. Convened by the Silence in the Cathedral Group
04/03/2020 2:00pm
Rev Canon Stuart Nain will be speaking at 2.15pm on 'The Scottish Prayer Book 1637' followed by Evensong at 3.30pm
05/03/2020 7:30pm
Norwich Healing Rooms every Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. at St Edmunds Church Fishergate
06/03/2020 3:20pm
On the first Friday of each month you can join with others over tea and cake to share what you thought and felt about one of Julian of Norwich’s visions or ‘shewings’. This week: Fifteenth Shewing, suddenly you will be delivered of your pains
07/03/2020 7:30pm
Christ Church, Eaton will be holding another of its popular “Quiz and Chips” evenings. The quiz starts at 7.30pm and teams of up to 8 people are invited, but you can come by yourself and join a team on the night as well.  Tickets cost £10 per person. Contact Carrie on 01603 455413 to book. Vegetarian option available but please state at time of booking.
08/03/2020
 international speaker and apologetics scholar, Michael Ramsden, will be speaking at all four services at Soul church with a powerful Gospel message for all9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm
12/03/2020 7:30pm
Norwich Healing Rooms every Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. at St Edmunds Church Fishergate
13/03/2020 7:00pm
Garboldisham Village Hall
Mark Aldridge from New Wine will be the speaker at this evening's event, where we can draw near to God through worship, testimony and hearing from God's word.
14/03/2020 9:00am
Rev. Dr. Fiona Haworth, assistant priest at St. Peter Mancroft church, will speak about her recent trip to Ethiopia where she saw first-hand the work which Christian Aid partners are doing to tackle the effects of climate change.
14/03/2020 12:00pm
Norwich Healing Rooms will be at St Stephens Church every second Saturday of the month from 12 O’clock until 3 pm
15/03/2020 5:00pm
"Lighthouse 5" praise and worship event - most months. Spend an hour with God away from the hustle and bustle. 
16/03/2020
Monthly two-course dinner with guest speaker.
This month: Terry Lowe - Football, football, football – and three close encounters with death. Then an unexpected encounter led to Terry becoming one of the happiest people on earth!
Start at 7 for 7.30pm.
Bookings for all events should be made in advance to booking secretary, Lisa by email to fgbnorwich@gmail.com or by phone to 01603 935000.
The cost of each dinner is £15 per person.


 
19/03/2020 7:30pm
Norwich Healing Rooms every Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. at St Edmunds Church Fishergate
20/03/2020 5:30pm
20/03/2020 7:00pm
A special evening of Taize worship with Brother Paolo. All are welcome.
21/03/2020 10:00am
Speakers from Portugal and Poland. 
Parking: East Runton playing fields (opposite side of the road, 200m in direction of Sheringham)
Contact name and tel for more details: Simon Gay 01603 720576
21/03/2020 1:00pm
An opportunity for us to connect and share some of the stories going on at Norwich Youth For Christ and hear about plans for the future
26/03/2020 7:30pm
Norwich Healing Rooms every Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. at St Edmunds Church Fishergate
27/03/2020
Please come and join the Celebrate team and others in prayer at the Forum in Norwich to pray for this year's event on June 20 and for all who participate and attend. This prayer makes such a difference.
We meet at 7.30pm at the Café Bar Marzano. Get a coffee and join in the prayer session right where Celebrate happens.
The other prayer dates at the Forum are: April 24, May 22 and June 12.
Contact: John Betts at johnbetts2.jb@gmail.com
27/03/2020 7:00pm
Green Pastures is providing an opportunity to meet two authors who will share their stories and respond to questions in an informal atmosphere.

 
28/03/2020 6:30pm
Lighthouse Juniors "NERF" night. Anyone in school years 3 to 6 is welcome. Please bring your own gun and goggles if you have them. Cost £1.50.
28/03/2020 7:30pm
Kingsgate Community Church's comedy night starring renowned comedian Tony Vino. 
Preston funny man Tony Vino has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005. Well aware of social and political issues he mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick-witted responses.
Adult tickets are £5 each. Family tickets are £15. 
Purchase tickets from: https://wearekingsgate.churchsuite.com/events/pu785pgz
Tel: 01493 442861
31/03/2020 7:00pm
Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography will speak on‘William Beveridge, William Temple and R. H. Tawney: Founding the Welfare State and welcoming Jewish refugees.’  Remarkable men
The relationships between three of the founders of the welfare state - William Beveridge, it's architect; William Temple, wartime Archbishop of Canterbury an d the man who coined the very term 'welfare state'; and R. H. Tawney, the author of the most famous 20th century British socialist text, Equality (1931). They were friends at Oxford; Tawney married Beveridge's sister; Temple officiated at that wedding and at the later wedding of Beveridge. They were all very active in assisting Jewish scholars in the 1930s who were fleeing from Nazism and Tawney was a founder of what became the CCJ. Beveridge took the lead in assisting Jewish scholars from his position as Director of the London School of Economics. Temple and Tawney were profound Christians as well (though Beveridge was an atheist).
7pm The Light House, Fishergate Norwich, NR3 1SE.  Followed by light refreshments. Donations towards venue and refreshments in the region of £3:00
This event is organised by the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ)
 
 

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