Festival to show Norfolk churches in action

Pictured is some of the music from last year’s Celebrate event in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris

Pictured is some of the music from last year’s Celebrate event in Norwich. Photo: Keith Morris - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people are expected to attend an event in Norwich next week highlighting the work of the Christian community in action across Norfolk.

A full day of activities is planned in and around the Forum and Millennium Plain on Saturday June 16 as part of the the Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk festival.

An official opening takes place at 9am, attended by the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Christian leaders, exhibitors and visitors.

There will be a short opening speech by Celebrate director John Betts, together with singing from the London School of Theology.

The main Christian Social Action and Services Exhibition in The Forum and on Millennium Plain will be open 9am-4pm and Christian organisations appearing at the event include Christian Aid, Mothers' Union, Horstead Centre, Community Action Norwich, Healing Rooms Norwich and Norfolk, OMF, Hebron Trust, Norfolk Postal Bible School, Samaritan's Purse, Friends International, Christian Vision for Men, The Mix, Heartbeat Ministries, Good News, Rafiki Creative Ministries, Third Order of Franciscans, the London School of Theology and Norwich Quakers.

Norwich YFC is bringing its Tracks van onto Millennium Plain to provide a performance area to include music, choirs and interviews.

Key to Life will bring its award-winning interactive mobile education onto Millennium Plain to give free presentations to youth groups and young people.

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Director of HOPE 2018, Roy Crowne, will give a Christian leadership masterclass in the auditorium theatre inside the Forum.

Tickets are £5.50, available on the day or at www.networknorfolk.co.uk/shop).

Celebrate Norfolk project director John Betts said: 'Our aim, as we celebrate the work of the Christian community across Norwich and Norfolk, is to showcase a few of the many activities which go on 24/7 serving at all levels of our society. Frequently going where others don't go because the love of Christ persuades us to do so.'

For more information visit the website www.celebratenorfolk.co.uk.

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