Lent, Holy Week and Easter

The Archbishops’ letter of 19th March says:

"Our celebration of Easter this year is going to feel very strange as we will not be able to get together in the way we would wish. But Holy Week could be a profound experience of walking the way of the cross and experiencing the isolation that Jesus experienced as everyone fell away and he faced the cross alone. “

We are exploring ways of how we can ‘journey’ through Passiontide and Holy Week towards Easter together as a virtual community. One resource is the beautiful set of Stations of the Cross from Turvey Abbey (nr. Bedford) - ‘The Footsteps of Christ’.  I have contacted the Abbey and spoken to the publisher, McCrimmons Publishing, who have given us permission to use the images for the HON Facebook page (with appropriate accreditation). Our Stations of the Cross will begin on Wednesday 1st April and take us through to Easter Morning.

Meanwhile, the Archbishops have recommended the book: Walking the Way of the Cross: Prayers and Reflections on the Biblical Stations of the Cross by Stephen Cottrill, Philip and Paula Gooder. See also the Prayer resources section of this bulletin.

There will be regular broadcasts of services on Radio 4 Sunday, 8.10am, including worship led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. You may also like to check-out Archbishop Justin’s web-pages from time to time https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/

Some Norwich churches transmitting services live with only the worship team and pastors preaching include Soul church, Alive church, Proclaimers & Eternity and all can be found on Facebook.


Sunday Hope

The Diocese of Norwich has launched a new weekly podcast by and for the Diocese of Norwich called 'Sunday Hope'. The first episode, by The Bishop of Norwich, came from the chapel at Bishop’s House on Mothering Sunday.

The Heart of Norfolk website  www.heartofnorfolkchurches.org.uk and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/heartofnorfolk/ continue to be regularly updated.

More information and guidance for churches is available here: Church of England Covid-19 Guidand for Churches .

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