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Ecumenical walk, church anniversary and Catenian dinner

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an ecumenical walk, a church 60th anniversary and a Catenian dinner.


Acle showed its ecumenical credentials with its traditional prayer walk around the village on Sunday March 17.

Led by Methodist Minister Rev Steve Cullis and Church of England Vicar Rev Martin Greenland, representatives of Roman Catholic, Methodist and Anglican churches enjoyed their traditional annual prayer walk on the afternoon of Sunday March 17.

Assembling at St Edmunds Church for initial prayers the group processed around the village, pausing to recite appropriate prayers at Barclays Bank, the Fire Station, the Primary School, the Social Club, the Medical Centre and the Library before finishing up with final prayers at the Methodist Chapel where refreshments were served.

Pictured above, far left Steve Cullis and far right Martin Greenland with John Kenny, forefront, outside Acle Fire Station.


There will be celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the St Helen’s church in Hoveton, on Friday May 3.

Richard Mcgreevy said: “A concelebrated Mass will be followed by a buffet supper. “We want to make this an evening to remember and hope that many old friends will be attending.”

If you would like more details of the event please ring Richard on 07585 731298.


The enrolment of head teacher Gerry Batty who attends St George’s Church, Norwich, and musical director Nick Walmsley, who attends St Helen’s Church, Hoveton, was the highlight of the latest Norwich Catenian Association meeting.

Enrolment scrolls were presented by Provincial President Mike Evans assisted by Norwich Circle President, Tony Baker.

The monthly meeting and dinner of the Circle of the Catenian Association was held on March 14 in the Refectory of the Great Hospital Norwich.

Pictured, left to right, are Tony Baker, Gerry Batty, Nick Walmsley and Mike Evans.

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