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Hope Community Church in Wymondham is celebrating two awards in the recent South Norfolk Community Awards 2020 - the Lifetime Community Hero for Elisabeth Louis and runner-up in the Community Group of the Year.
A new Thetford church, launched during the pandemic, has boxes and boxes of children’s clothes which it wants help to give to vulnerable families in the town.
St Mary Magdalene in Gorleston put on a socially-distanced Christmas Day lunch for those who would otherwise have been alone.
In the lead-up to Christmas Norfolk Christian charity ENYP has been working to distribute thousands of food and toy hampers to vulnerable families.
The Salvation Army has shared Christmas joy with 6,766 vulnerable people across Norfolk, including 3,810 children who will have presents to open on Christmas Day thanks to its annual Toys and Tins Appeal.
Gateway Vineyard church in Norwich and Beccles has teamed up with a number of local agencies to make sure almost 200 hampers packed with food and toys find their way to vulnerable families and deserving NHS workers this Christmas.
The foodbank run by the churches in Martham have introduced a Reverse Advent calendar, to encourage people to donate those treats which food parcel recipients often cannot afford to buy.
Kingsgate Community Church in Great Yarmouth has provided nearly ten thousand meals for the local community during this difficult summer, as well as providing its “Smile at home” activity packs for families.
Revd Matthew Price, who leads a food bank in Gorleston, along with Jon Clemo, chief executive of Community Action Norfolk, and Sir Norman Lamb, former North Norfolk MP, have been discussing the possible impacts of the second lockdown.
There has been a surge in the growth of Community Fridges, often run by churches and Christian groups. Norfolk already has fourteen up and running, with several more in the pipeline.
As the country goes into lockdown again, Norwich Christian charity ENYP is launching a new initiative, called Operation Zechariah, to help encourage collaborative working together with churches and other organisations across the city.
An appeal has been issued to churches, Christian organisations and charities across Norfolk to talk about what they will be doing to help vulnerable people through the second national lockdown.
Over 100 children in Norwich have been busy using Harvest activity packs including craft and cookery items over the half-term holiday, thanks to two local churches.
Lighthouse Community Church in Sheringham has launched a project to provide packed lunches to local needy children over the October half term, when school lunches are not available.
The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, says he has been amazed by the response of the county’s church goers and clergy to the Covid-19 pandemic, in an interview to mark the end of his first year in office.
A Gorleston vicar has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List, delayed from June to provide an opportunity to recognise some of those involved in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A line-up of eminent speakers is applying lessons from Covid-19 to climate change. Willem Buttinger, who initiated this webinar for Norfolk, describes how it came into being.
Charities and community organisations in Norfolk who have been struggling to maintain their work can access £500 of funding from Tesco’s Covid-19 fund, administered by community charity Groundwork.
Soul Foundation, the outreach arm of Soul Church, Norwich, has delivered around 800,000 meals to people in need across the area during lockdown.
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