Preparations for Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Caister under way

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Picture: Jeff Overs/BBC

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Picture: Jeff Overs/BBC - Credit: PA

Preparations are well under way for the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to Caister next month.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby will visit the coast on November 8 as part of a three-day tour of the Diocese of Norwich.

While there, he will visit Caister Lifeboat Station where he will lead a short service from 11am.

Schoolchildren from Caister Junior School will contribute, with a dramatisation of the Caister Lifeboat Disaster to be performed.

The Archbishop will then board the lifeboat, and lay a wreath at sea for all those who have died at sea in wars over the last century.

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All are welcome to attend the service.

In the evening, the Archbishop will be in conversation with the BBC's Andrew Sinclair about being a Christian disciple at Great Yarmouth Minster at 7.30pm.

The event is free, and a light bite of fish and chips is also being offered. Click here to register to attend the Minster event.

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