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Norwich Chinese church appoints worker

EdmundTsuiNorwich’s first Chinese Cantonese church has appointed a lay mission worker.
Edmund Tsui (Tsui Chi-Wai) (pictured right) will be formally recognised into the role on Sunday October 14, at 2pm, at Wroxham Road Methodist Church Sprowston, where the congregation is based.
Edmund graduated from the Chinese Overseas Christian Mission Bible College at Milton Keynes earlier this summer and will work for two days a week in Norwich. The rest of the time he will be teaching at the College in Milton Keynes.
A Chinese Cantonese congregation has been meeting at the Wroxham Road premises since 2003. The vibrant congregation, called Chinese Congregation Methodist Church Norwich, is one of a network of similar groups among Methodist churches around the country.
“Edmund will be working with the congregation but also in outreach to the University of East Anglia Chinese students and also making contact with Chinese staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital,” explained liaison officer Margaret Hardingham, from Wroxham Road.
“Edmund is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and his English is good as well. The congregation is anything between 20 and 50 and we have a thriving Junior Church with several teenagers,” said Margaret.
ChineseChurchEdmund said: “College life has been interesting. For me the most memorable and precious things have been fellowship with God in the Spirit and building up friendships with fellow students. At times discussions between us got quite animated, but we saw it as encouraging and admonishing one another in love.
“We’ve not only been equipped with knowledge. Our time at college has been a process of each student being broken and refined, so that we begin our ministry for God well-pruned and clean. I pray that these three years will not have been in vain. May what we have learnt aid us in our service for God.”
The Congregation’s aim is to continue to serve all Chinese people in the area, whether Christian or not.
A Junior church has been established with both Chinese and English helpers and a Cell has been planted at Beccles.
The Chinese church meets every Sunday at 2pm and on the 1st Sunday of the month there is All Age Worship. The Chinese church also meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays.
Members travel from outside Norwich and speak both Cantonese and Mandarin.
Details about CCMCN can be found on the host Church's site:


., 17/09/2007

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