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Church unity move, altar servers Mass, Catenian dinner

Latest news of interest across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a church unity initiative, an altar servers Mass and a Catenian dinner.

Churches Together in Norfolk and Waveney (NWCT) has launched a new online partnership with ecumenical Christian news website Network Norfolk which they hope will enhance church unity, a key aim of both organisations, across the region.

The Network Norfolk team have been working with County Ecumenical Officer Dr Ian Watson, a Catholic, to re-launch the nwct.org.uk website as the latest partner site within the long-established Norfolk Christian news website.
Network Norfolk editor Keith Morris, who is also the Director of Communications for the Diocese of East Anglia,  has redesigned the NWCT site with a modern-looking responsive website and content has been provided by Ian and includes bi-monthly ecumenical updates, the background to NWCT, details on Local Ecumenical Partnerships and the seven denominations which make up NWCT.
Keith said: “It has been great working with Ian and the church leaders because Network Norfolk shares their goal of helping churches work together more closely to help build up the Kingdom of God across our region. Helping the entire Norfolk Christian community to communicate and connect is what we are all about.”
Ian said: “Since starting my role as County Ecumenical Officer in November, my priority for NWCT, which is an intermediate body of Churches Together in England (CTE), is to make more visible and available details of national, regional and local ecumenical activities. It is also to  better align the message of Christian unity with other ecumenical projects and initiatives from across our area.” 
“Partnering with the ecumenical website Network Norfolk, which I believe is the premier network for Christian news in Norfolk, offers the best opportunity to do so.  It is mutually beneficial.  For NWCT it gives us access to a much greater number of people to promote, encourage and support ecumenism.  For Network Norfolk, it gives their subscribers and other partners more direct access to ecumenical information and support tools from NWCT and CTE . I am excited and looking forward to working together to support and encourage each other in serving the people of our great county.”
If you would like to sign up for the regular NWCT ecumenical update, please email web@networknorwich.co.uk with your name and email address.
You can find the website at nwct.org.uk

Pictured above are Keith Morris (right) and Ian Watson with the new NWCT website.

The Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association held its traditional annual dinner in the Debut restaurant of City College in Norwich on the evening of Wednesday, January 24. Hospitality students demonstrated all of their entertainment skills from cloakroom attendants to food and drink requirements in abundance.

Altar servers (pictured below), including those presented with Silver Medals, at the St Stephens Day Mass at St Philip Howard, Cambridge on December 26.