Dr Rowan Williams at Norwich Cathedral
As 2016 has a number of significant anniversaries such as the Queen’s 90th Birthday and the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme - the theme will be “A Time for Reflection”.
Many parishes and benefices will be celebrating their diversity and reflecting on how local life has changed during the Queen’s life and remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The week commences on Saturday 6 August with the 9th Norfolk Open Churches Car Run departing the Cathedral at 9am, shortly followed by the Diocesan Most Welcoming Church Awards.
Although the route remains a secret, the end destination is the spectacular All Saints, Beeston Regis. The beautiful church sits on top of the cliffs between Cromer and Sheringham and it is here that Bishop Graham will take a late afternoon “pit-stop” service.
If your church is hosting any activities or events please let everyone know by adding them to our website here.
The Diocese has also produced 6x2ft outdoor banners (shown below) which can be purchased for £30 from the online shop.
The churches in this diocese are amongst the most welcoming in the country and this is something we should celebrate and be immensely proud of.
A checklist for Open Churches Week:
To find out what events are happening during Open Churches Week please click here.
If you would like to take part or would like further details about Open Churches Week please email Caroline Rawlings or call 01603 882351.