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News includes prayer walk, special service and dinner talk

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an ecumenical prayer walk, a special Ash Wednesday service and an informative talk to Norwich Catenians.

Acle Churches Together (ACT)held its traditional annual prayer walk on Sunday February 18, stopping at significant community locations in the East Norfolkvillage to recognise and pray for the work done by the staff within each building.

The walk was led by Church of England RectorRevMartin Greenland, Methodist MinisterRevSteve Cullis and Roman Catholic Deacon RevPeter Glanville, a retiredBBCRadio Norfolk producer who conceived the original idea of the walk about 14years ago as a useful tool to encourage ecumenism among the villagers.

A cross-section of denominations joined together to recite relevant prayers outside St.Edmund's Church, the Police Station, Barclays Bank, the Veterinary Hospital, the High School, the Cemetery, the Recreation Centre, the Medical Centre, the Library and finally the Methodist Church where the group enjoyed refreshments arranged by Steve Cullis.

Pictured above, in the centreof the group outside Acle Police Station, are Steve Cullis, Peter Glanville and Martin Greenland. (Photo by John Kenny)

The after dinner speaker at February's meeting of Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association, held in the Refectory of the Great Hospitalwas journalist Keith Morris who delivered a veryinformative talk on his career to date.

Keith, who is a graduate of Leicester University, is Director of Communications for the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia and editor of both "Catholic East Anglia"and "Good News for Norwich and Norfolk" newspapers.

He was also corporate communications manager of local media group Archant for 16 years and a former EDP journalist. He has been publisher of the website for the past 12 years.

During his work has met a number of famous personalities includingexplorer Sir RanulphFiennes and four different archbishops. Keith'sspeech wasreceived with warm applauseby the 20-strong audience led byCirclePresident John Kenny (pictured right with Keith).

The Ash Wednesday service (pictured right) at St Nicholas at Pakefield near Lowestoft was a special occasion with most of the large First Holy Communion group attending. Kathy Fallon said: "They wrote their Lenten Promises on a paperchain which is now on the pulpit and will remain there until Holy Week. As it was school holidays, we were delighted that so many of the children and their families attended. The children start their journey in September and this year we have 24 who will be making their First Holy Communion."