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Cantonese and English first in Norwich church

ChineseEnglishGreetingBy Margaret Hardingham

A church service held simultaneously in both Cantonese and English at a Norwich church is believed to be a first for the county.
The first ever joint English and Chinese Cantonese Methodist Church service was held at Wroxham Road Methodist Church, Sprowston,.on July 6 to help celebrate their respective 50-year and 10-year anniversaries.
It is believed to be the first such service in Norwich and possibly Norfolk. The hymns were sung simultaneously in Cantonese and English by the 150-strong congregation and they both finished at the same time.
The speakers were the Rev Nigel Fox and Edmond Tsui. After the service there was a free barbecue, despite lots of rain.
A retiring collection was taken for the ongoing relief work in Sicheuen China following the recent earthquake and £430 was received.
Pictured above are the two congregations greeting each other during the service.


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