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To mark the 50 Faces of the Holy Land exhibition’s time in Norwich, special prayers will be said at evensong at Norwich Anglican Cathedral at 5.30pm on January 24 at a service attended by the Dean of St John’s Cathedral, Fr Alan Hodgson.


It will bring the communities of Norwich’s two cathedrals together along with the wider community of Norwich to pray for peace.  All are most welcome to attend.

The Evensong service will be followed by a simple reception where there will be an opportunity to speak with Brendan Metcalfe, CEO of Friends of the Holy Land who will provide an update on the little reported news from his network of contacts in the Holy Land.
 
Previously displayed in the Houses of Parliament, the poignant and impactful “50 Faces of the Holy Land” exhibition showcases the resilience and faith of the Christian community of the Holy Land – traditionally defined as the area of Israel, Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan.

Brendan said: “From the news we see unfolding in our media every day we see the daily suffering of our brothers and sisters; through the exhibition, Friends of the Holy Land seek to raise awareness and support for its mission to help the Christian community in crisis. At this Evensong service we will join together in prayer for the relief of this suffering, for a ceasefire and a lasting path to peace.”

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich is currently hosting “The 50 Faces of the Holy Land” exhibition until February 1. The Cathedral is open daily 7:30am – 6:30pm.

Picture courtesy of Norwich Cathedral.

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