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Developing a Dementia Friendly Church
Sat 9 Sep 2017
A Practical Workshop looking at what it means to be a Dementia Friendly Christian and Church,
PCC Tonight - with Graham Archer of CPAS
Thu 5 Oct 2017
How's your PCC doing? Fun and fruitful? Following the launch of a new resource to help PCCs function well CPAS is running an event to clarify the purpose and place of PCCs, to explore some common dysfunctions, and to introduce material you can use to shape its life.
Recent news articles
Over £7 million collected in parish share in 2016
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, has written an open letter of thanks to all in the Diocese for their generosity throughout 2016.
Funding Opportunities - ChurchCare Grants
ChurchCare, the Church of England's national resource to support parish churches and cathedrals offers grants to Anglican churches across England to help care for, preserve and conserve these buildings.
Churches urged to be winter-ready this year as cold spells takes hold
With the cold spell now well underway and the first of the seasonal storms already taking hold Ecclesiastical Insurance is advising churches to get ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ for winter.
Keeping your church building safe and secure
There are a number of useful websites and resources providing handy tips and guides on how to keep your church building safe
An easier way to submit annual finance and statistics forms
The Research and Statistics department of the Archbishop's Council ask that two annual forms be completed by each parish in the Church of England.
Lead Theft - a reminder to be vigilant
There have been a number of incidents in the south of our region over the last few weeks, where churches have been again targeted by lead thieves.
Advice and guidance on security for places of worship
The government have issued advice and guidance on personal security and security for places of worship.
Celebrating the many uses of church buildings
‘50 Things to do in a Church’ celebrates the many and diverse uses of church buildings and asks the public to share their favourite things to do in a church or chapel.
Do you know a Heritage Angel?
Historic England are looking to find the heroes who have helped save historic places for the next generation.
Government support for vulnerable church buildings welcomed by Church of England
Nearly 300 Church of England parishes are to receive grants for urgent repairs to their church roofs in the second round of awards from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.
Dignity in Ministry - the prevention of bullying and harassment
The Diocesan Synod has adopted the document entitled 'Dignity in Ministry - the prevention of bullying and harassment”.
New Archdeacon of Norwich and Warden of Readers Announced
The Bishop of Norwich has announced that The Revd Canon Karen Hutchinson, currently Vicar of The Bourne and Tilford United Benefice in the Diocese of Guildford is to become Archdeacon of Norwich and Warden of Readers.
Bishop launches new five year Mission Strategy
The Bishop of Norwich has launched a new five year strategy for mission in the Diocese.
Church of England expands support network on money and debt
The Church of England is embarking on an ambitious programme to grow a nationwide network of support for people to help them take action on money and debt.
Promote your regular church activities and groups
Churches are being encouraged to add and check their regular groups and activities on Bright Map, which is an online map highlighting the church's engagement in the local community.
Competition to find the church with brightest local community ideas opens
Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has this week a launched national competition to find the church with the brightest idea to help its local community.
Diocesan Synod - March report
On Saturday 19 March Diocesan Synod met at Northgate High School in Dereham.
Norwich East Deanery launches Deanery Mission Plan
The Deanery Mission Plan was launched this week at the Norwich East Deanery Synod.
National Eco church award scheme launches
Eco Church is A Rocha UK’s new award scheme for churches in England and Wales that want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
Applying for a faculty – changes to the system
From 1 January 2016 a new piece of legislation, The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules (2015) will come into force. This will change which pieces of work require a faculty and, for those that still do need a faculty, what documents will need to be submitted.
Top tips for winter church maintenance
It’s that time of year again when the weather sets in and we need to be extra vigilant in looking after our churches.
Important changes to Gift Aid
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have introduced some new changes to Gift Aid declarations and the small donations scheme which will require action by parishes
Governments Feed-in Tariff scheme and reductions in PV subsidies
The Government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme is currently being consulted on with a view to major reductions in PV subsidies.
New Directory now available
The new printed Directory (July 2014) is now available to purchase online.
2015 Benefice Share Requests
On 30 June 2014 the 2015 Benefice Share requests were posted to PCC Secretaries and PCC Treasurers.