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This section contains archived news from Network Norwich & Norfolk from 2010 and before.
 

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Open Christmases feed hundreds in Norfolk
2009: Hundreds of Norfolk people, who would otherwise have been spending Christmas alone, packed into Open Christmas events in Norwich and Great Yarmouth, thanks to dedicated volunteers. More ...
New website is a window on Norfolk churches
2009: The beautiful images depicted on stained glass windows in Norfolk churches can now be accessed in people's homes, thanks to a new website. More ...
Norwich Archdeacon is Advent YouTube star
2009: The Archdeacon of Norwich, the Ven Jan McFarlane, features on the Church of England's online Advent Calendar at www.whywearewaiting.com More ...
Solicitor Richard is new YMCA Norfolk chair
2009: YMCA Norfolk has appointed West Norfolk Law Society president Richard Pennington as the new chairman for its board of trustees to replace outgoing chair David Ingham. More ...
God Goss bulletin launches on Norfolk radio
2009: “God Goss”, a weekly religious and showbiz radio and online news ad, launched on Heart 102.4 across Norfolk and North Suffolk on November 1. Its producer is now offering a media workshop in Norwich to help expand the scheme and offer media training More ...
Appeal for a Christmas welcome for disabled
2009: An appeal has been put out for information about Christmas church services and lunches being provided across Norfolk which can cater for the disabled. More ...
Norfolk leads the way on climate change
2009: Christian Aid and other charities are offering opportunities across the county to prepare for December's international conference on climate change in Copenhagen. More ...
Norwich Christian centre launches online shop
2009: The Norwich Christian Resource Centre has partnered with Network Norwich and Norfolk to offer Christian books, CDs, church supplies and gifts to purchase online at discounted rates. More ...
Norwich house of God rocks to sound of TBWNN
2009: Norwich Cathedral literally rocked and shook to the sound of popular Christian rock group thebandwithnoname as 600 jumping and dancing fans packed into the church. More ...
Christian Police branch to relaunch in Norfolk
2009: A Christian Police Association branch is being relaunched in Norfolk thanks to the help of Network Norfolk, prayer support from churches across the county and two faithful Police officers. More ...
Police quiz Norfolk Christian over gay beliefs
2009: A Norfolk grandmother and Christian was questioned by police after writing a letter objecting to a Gay Pride Parade in Norwich which she said was a “public display of indecency” and “offensive to God”. More ...
Bishop of Norwich ordains quartet of deacons
2009: The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James, has ordained four new deacons in Norwich Cathedral. More ...
Norfolk pregnancy crisis charity marks decade
2009: Pregnancy Crisis Norfolk is marking its tenth anniversary on October 22 with a celebration event addressed by Careconfidential director Dr Phil Clarke. More ...
Norfolk churches take action on climate change
2009: Churches across Norfolk are taking the challenge of climate change increasingly seriously and one local clergyman is cycling from Norfolk to Denmark to prove the point. More ...
Your chance to adopt an Indian granny
2009: A day care centre for dozens of destitute Indian grandmothers is the latest project from Norfolk-based Rev Canon Pat Atkinson and her Vidiyal Trust. More ...
New under18 Norfolk drugs service launched
2009: An innovative new young people’s drug and alcohol service is being launched across Norfolk today (October 1) when The Matthew Project’s Under18 Service comes into being. More ...
Norwich Friends International marks 10 years
2009: Norwich branch of national Christian charity Friends International is celebrating its 10th anniversary as well as welcoming scores more international students to the city, many at the UEA. More ...
New Diocese of Norwich chief executive named
2009: The next Chief Executive of the Diocese of Norwich will be Richard Butler currently chief executive of disability mobility charity Mobilise. More ...
Norfolk call to volunteer groups for royal honour
2009: A call has been made to nominate outstanding volunteer groups across Norfolk, which include churches, faith groups, organizations and agencies, to be honoured by the Queen. More ...
Last chance to have your say on faith in Norfolk
2009: Norfolk County Council want county residents to share their views and experiences about religion and belief in Norfolk today, but you only have a few days left to have your say. More ...
Norwich alcohol-free nightclub is a UK first
2009: The UK’s very first under 18s alcohol-free nightclub is set to be launched in the Open Venue in Norwich city centre at the end of August, six years after the vision for it was first drawn up by Christian entrepreneur Graham Dacre. More ...
£12m youth venue set to open doors in NorwichThis article has associated video
2009 AUDIO: The pioneering, state-of-the-art £12m Open Youth Venue in Norwich, is set to open its doors to young people in August, the result of six years of planning, dreaming and building by Graham and Russ Dacre and the Open Youth Trust. More ...
7,000 youngsters celebrate their faith at Newday
2009: VIDEO: While one new young people’s camp this summer is keen to remove God from the proceedings, another that has been held in Norfolk all this week has God unashamedly at the heart of proceedings More ...
Norwich MP joins young Christians in clean-up
2009: Chloe Smith, Conservative MP for Norwich North and Britain’s newest and youngest MP, picked up a paintbrush on Monday and joined hundreds of young Christians in the Mile Cross neighbourhood of Norwich. More ...
Christian event set to get 3000 on Norwich streets
2009: This summer will see between 2000–3000 Christian youngsters from all over the UK converge on the streets of Norwich and Norfolk for a week of community-based social action projects. More ...
Norwich clergy win Norfolk version of the Ashes
2009: In Norfolk's own version of The Ashes, the clergy of the Diocese of Norwich scored a crushing victory over the Funeral Directors of Norfolk in last night's nail-biting match cricket match. More ...
Norwich Bishop backs swine flu wine caution
2009: The Bishop of Norwich has reluctantly backed calls to suspend the sharing of the Holy Communion wine chalice during church services because of fears about the current spread of swine flu, but urged Anglican clergy not to add to public anxiety. More ...
Free music tour offered to Norfolk churches
2009: aLive Ministry is back on tour this autumn by popular demand bringing live music and testimony free of charge to churches in Norfolk. More ...
Church tent provides for children at Norfolk Show
2009: The church tent greeted thousands of visitors to its stand at the Royal Norfolk Show. This year was geared towards children with fun activities on offer including a speed stacking challenge, messy play and ideas for creative worship More ...
Norfolk EDA keen to work with church groups
2009: The Norfolk Eating Disorders Association has recently received funding to start working with youth groups across the county and is keen to make connections with Christian groups. More ...
Queen approves appointment of new Norfolk BishopThis article has associated video
2009: AUDIO: Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of the Reverend Canon Dr Alan Winton, from the Diocese of St Albans, as Suffragan Bishop of Thetford in the Diocese of Norwich. More ...
Gospel choirs formed at Norfolk schools
2009: Youth Gospel Choirs have been formed at two Norfolk High Schools with the help of Norwich Youth For Christ. The choirs build confidence, community and conversations about God. More ...
Norfolk bishop praises work of night shelters
2009: A Norfolk bishop has praised the work of church night shelters which saved more than 1,400 people from sleeping rough in London last winter alone. More ...
Norwich is gateway of prayer and revivalThis article has associated video
2009: An internationally-known African church pastor who helped to transform his country and lead the fight against Aids, has spoken in Norwich of his belief that the city and UK will help lead a move of God based on prayer and personal holiness. More ...
Free Bible with every bike at Norwich dealership
2009: Bikers Bibles are set to be given to every person buying a Harley Davidson motorbike from a dealership in Norwich after a partnership between its owner Russ Dacre and the local Christian Motorcyclists Association More ...
Mission England celebration in NorwichThis article has associated video
2009: VIDEO REPORT: Several hundred people have celebrated the 25th anniversary of American evangelist Dr Billy Graham preaching to over 63,000 people over four nights at Carrow Road football stadium in Norwich back in 1984 as part of Mission England. More ...
Norwich Bishop enters debate on MPs' expenses
2009: The Bishop of Norwich has entered the debate into MPs’ expenses, during an election week, saying it has shocked an unshockable society and prompted a bout of self-righteousness, but we need to take care in our reaction. More ...
Mission England legacy in Norfolk 25 years on
2009: Some 25 years after evangelist Dr Billy Graham visited Norwich during Mission England, the question is: “Did the crusade change the region's spiritual climate and Christian community and what are the lasting legacies today? More ...
Norfolk joins largest ever global wave of prayerThis article has associated video
2009: VIDEO REPORT: Hundreds of Christians from dozens of churches across Norfolk joined the world’s largest-ever prayer meeting on Sunday May 31 as part of the Global Day of Prayer. More ...
Christians urged to make Euro votes count
2009: Voters across the Eastern region are being offered the chance to vote for a party which promises that “the uncompromising Christian voice is heard where it counts” while Anglican Archbishops have urged voters to vote and vote wisely. More ...
Anglian bishops warn of risks of voting for BNP
2009: Church leaders across Norfolk have warned that voting for the British National Party could put the well-being of communities at risk. More ...
Norwich gets Parsons' inside track on teenagers
2009: International speaker and family expert Rob Parsons comes to Norwich in June to give parents the inside track on how to get themelves and their youngsters through the turbulent teenage years. More ...
Norfolk free furniture project comes to end
2009: After three years of distributing hundreds of sofas, beds, chairs and other bits of household equipment free to needy families across the county, the YMCA Norfolk furniture warehouse project has come to an end. More ...
Did Billy Graham crusade change Norfolk church?
2009: Some 25 years after evangelist Dr Billy Graham visited Norwich as part of the Mission England crusade, the question is: “Did Mission England change the region's spiritual climate and Christian community and what are the lasting legacies today?" More ...
New worship and credit crunch boosts churches
2009: New forms of worship and the economic recession are helping to boost numbers at Methodist churches across East Anglia, according to the district Methodist chairman. More ...
Two Norfolk churches celebrate new life
2009: Two historic Norfolk churches are celebrating after re-opening following successful community efforts to breathe new life into them. More ...
New Norfolk DVD looks at youth alcohol issues
2009: An innovative new DVD and CD Rom has been made by young people in Norfolk looking at some of the issues around alcohol with support from Christian charity The Matthew Project’s T2 team, in partnership with Community Music East. More ...
Norwich man launches church feedback toolkit
2009: Norwich Christian entrepreneur Martin Kentish has launched a new system to make it easier and faster for leaders to gather meaningful insight on any aspect of the church experience. More ...
Hundreds join Good Friday marches in Norfolk
2009: Hundreds of Christians across Norfolk joined in walks of witness behind wooden crosses on Good Friday in a show of faith and to highlight the real meaning of Easter. More ...
YMCA Norfolk names new chief executive
2009: YMCA Norfolk has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer to take over from John Drake who is stepping down after completing 30 years of distinguished service in July. More ...
Website awards open to Norfolk churches
2009: Does your church have a good website? Why not enter the Church Website of the Year Awards 2009 which recognise the best local websites, best blog, youth website and most innovative site. More ...
25 years since Billy Graham graced Carrow Road
2009: Exactly 25 years ago in June, American evangelist Dr Billy Graham graced the hallowed turf of Carrow Road in Norwich drawing over 63,000 people to hear him proclaim the Christian gospel. More ...
Norfolk church secures people investment award
2009: The Diocese of Norwich has become only the second in the whole country to be awarded the prestigious Investors in People standard. More ...
Norfolk's churches could open up for public use
2009: Norfolk's vast network of ancient churches could be opened up and used for services from health surgeries to elderly day care centres to post offices under new government plans. More ...
Minister meets with Norwich Christian charities
2009: Representatives of Norwich Christian social action charities have met with government minister Sadiq Khan MP to talk with him about engaging faith communities in the delivery of public services. More ...
Norfolk flying doctors in new bid for airplane
2009: Former Norfolk doctors, Craig and Rae Oranmore-Brown, are climbing new mountains in their dream to establish a Christian flying doctors service in isolated rural areas of Zambia and are also appealing for funds for a new aircraft. More ...
Norfolk churches attract more young people
2009: Norfolk’s Anglican churches are bucking the national trend with a large rise in the number of under-16s attending church according to a new report. More ...
Norwich event joins in Global Day of Prayer
2009: Norwich and Norfolk will be participating in the fifth Global Day of Prayer on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, with a service of repentance and prayer in Norwich Cathedral at 6.30pm. More ...
Delia's Lent recipes for spiritual health
2009: Television chef and Norwich City majority shareholder Delia Smith, is writing a series of Lent reflections for the website of the Catholic overseas development agency Cafod. More ...
Norwich Christian bookshop appeals for storage help
2009: A successful Norwich Christian bookshop which aims to get Christian books into the hands of patients and visitors at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is urgently appealing for storage space and for more volunteers. More ...
Bishop of Norwich takes a stand on women bishops
2009: A strong supporter of allowing female bishops within the Church of England, the Bishop of Norwich told the Synod why in conscience he felt he had to vote against the legislation to take it forward as it now stands. More ...
Norwich Diocese pledges £300k to mission
2009: The Diocese of Norwich has named some of the first projects to benefit from grant aid of £300,000 through its five-year Committed to Growth initiative. More ...
Church-going is on the increase says report
2009: Churchgoing in the UK is not in decline but is actually increasing, according to figures just released by Tearfund which show that one in four adults in the UK attend church at least once a year. More ...
Norfolk real lives book marks action week
2009: To mark Poverty and Homelessness Action Week 2009, YMCA Norfolk has published a second book of short true life stories about some of the amazing people whose lives have been touched by an encounter with it. More ...
New website aims to link Ipswich Christians
2009: A sister website to Network Norfolk, in neighbouring county Suffolk, has just been launched as a key source of information and communication for the local Christian community. More ...
Bid to launch Norfolk Christian Police group
2009: Officers within Norfolk Police are looking to re-form a branch of the Christian Police Association to support staff within the Force and link with the Christian community within Norfolk. More ...
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