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Diocese and Church Army launch Lynn Centre of Mission 

A new Centre of Mission has been established in King’s Lynn through a partnership between the Diocese of Norwich and the Church Army, with Captain James Hawksworth appointed to the role of Lead Evangelist.

On November 15, Captain James Hawksworth was licenced into the role of Lead Evangelist and Community Development Worker for the new Centre of Mission in King’s Lynn.  James was licensed by the Bishop of Lynn, Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick at a service held in St Mary’s Church in South Wootton, King’s Lynn.

The new Centre of Mission in King’s Lynn is one of two in Norfolk that has been established by the Church Army and the Diocese of Norwich – the other in Redenhall, focussed on a group of rural villages in South Norfolk where Captain Trevor Clarke has been appointed Lead Evangelist.

James Hawksworth has moved from Yorkshire, where he was an Evangelist with the Bradford Centre of Mission, to take on the new role with his wife Laura and two children Sam and Becky.

In a newsletter to supporters James and his wife Laura wrote “We are seeking to develop a Centre of Mission that reaches those that have little or no experience of Jesus Christ and develop a community amongst them that represents God’s Kingdom on earth.”

A Centre of Mission is a partnership between a host diocese, the Church Army and local churches. It aims to bring a community of evangelists together to give people within the local community an opportunity to encounter the Good News of Jesus Christ.  It also exists to disciple new Christians in emerging or existing, if that suits their circumstances, Christian communities.

There are currently around 10 Centres of Mission in England and each is unique to its location. 

Photo: James Hawksworth with his family

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