PUBLISHED: 22:05 02 March 2019 | UPDATED: 22:10 02 March 2019 Michael Pollitt Tuttington Church. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2018 Five grants worth £12,000 have been made towards repairs of East Anglia’s distinctive round tower churches. The Round Tower Churches Society has awarded £4,000 to St Peter’s, Haveringland, near Norwich, which needs to raise £19,000 for repairs, £4,000 to St Mary’s, Brome, towards the £20,000 cost of repairing the tower roof.The society is giving an extra £1,000 to St Margaret’s Church, Syleham, £2,000 to St Peter & St Paul Church at Tuttington, near Aylsham, plus another £1,000 to St Mary’s, Burnham Deepdale.Stuart Bowell, chairman, said: “We’re in a position where we could make some further grants to help some round tower churches meet the challenge of raising funds to carry out vital repairs.”He will report further at the … [Read more...] about Thousands in grants for round tower churches
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PUBLISHED: 16:28 06 February 2019 | UPDATED: 17:26 06 February 2019 Rev Simon Harvey, who is new vicar in the parish of St Mary and St Peter in Bury St Edmunds Picture: ST MARY'S Archant Hundreds of people filled a Bury St Edmunds church this week to welcome a new vicar to his parish. The Bishop of Dunwich, The Rt Rev Mike Harrison, (left) with Rev Simon Harvey and wife Jo Picture: ST MARY'SRev Simon Harvey has joined the parish of St Mary and St Peter and the Bishop of Dunwich The Rt Rev Mike Harrison, presided at the service held at St Mary’s on Monday. The mayor of St Edmundsbury Margaret Marks, the Archdeacon of Sudbury The Ven Dr David Jenkins, and the Dean of St Edmundsbury The Very Rev Joe Hawes also attended the service. The parish has two churches – St Mary’s and St Peter’s – a community centre and several congregations. Rev Harvey said: “It is an enormous privilege to be joining a very large and gifted team in this very active parish. … [Read more...] about New vicar joins parish in Bury St Edmunds
In what will be the first time the event has been held, 37 people from across Sussex will be commissioned at a special service in Chichester Cathedral tomorrow (Sunday, January 13). According to the Diocese of Chichester, the individuals from its Anglican churches will form the largest group ever to be recognised for the completion of their studies - the culmination of skills-based training for Authorised Lay Ministry (ALM), which shares in the public ministry of the local church as they serve their local parishes. Reverend Jayne Prestwood, officer for Lay Vocation and Ministry, who runs the lay ministry training programme said: “It is wonderful to mark the start of our Diocesan Year of Vocation by commissioning the first of our Authorised Lay Ministers.“Authorised Lay Ministry is now recognised across the Church of England as a vibrant and growing expression of lay ministry. “I am delighted that we will be expanding our ALM training … [Read more...] about Church commissions lay ministers for the first time in Sussex
BARRON, WIS. — Two Catholic parishes at the center of Jayme Closs' life celebrated her homecoming Sunday morning, with many calling her return a testament to the power of faith. At St. Joseph Church in Barron and at St. Peter Church in nearby Cameron, dozens of people gathered in the same spaces where they had prayed for 88 days that the 13-year old girl would come home. "We are overjoyed and we couldn't be happier. It's a miracle and it's wonderful," said Mary Haas, who attends St. Joseph. "We prayed and prayed and prayed." At St. Peter, Larry Leff said the teen's return was evidence of the power of God. "It's a great day up in our area. God answered all our prayers," he said, adding that he was "tingly" walking into church. Both churches offered prayers for Jayme, her family and friends, and those who searched for her until Thursday, when she escaped from the man authorities believe killed her parents and abducted her from the family's home Oct. 15. Authorities say Jake T. … [Read more...] about At Sunday church services in and near Barron, Jayme Closs’ return called a miracle
Gallery PUBLISHED: 09:39 07 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:47 07 November 2018 The Queen leaves a Christmas morning service at Sandringham's St Mary Magdalene church. Picture: Paul John Bayfield PAUL JOHN BAYFIELD They have been places of worship and community for centuries, and now East Anglia’s historic churches have been recognised as some of country’s most fascinating places to visit. A study by the National Churches Trust rated more than 2,000 British churches, picking out the best tourist drawcards factoring in their interiors, stained-glass windows, churchyards, atmosphere, wildlife, monuments and social history. Norfolk’s churches were found to have the highest percentage (96pc) of stunning interiors, meaning virtually all of them boast highlights like embroidered altar cloths, sculptures, wood and stone carvings as well as ancient and modern wall and ceiling paintings. Nelson’s County was also lauded as the place with the most churches … [Read more...] about Visitor hotspots: How many of these 12 fascinating East Anglian churches have you been to?