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Norwich parish provides warm welcome at winter party

Bringing the generations together, St George’s Parish Proclaim team in Norwich organized a Winter Party at the end of January.  Monica Barnham reports.

The Proclaim team supports the wider parish in its efforts to become ever more welcoming and outward looking, trying hard to reach out to all. 

The SVP from both St George’s Parish, and St John’s Cathedral Parish Norwich supported the Winter Party event on January 25 and gave out invitations to the elderly and those living on their own, as well as providing lifts to the guests.

The event began with a morning Mass followed by a light lunch.  Notre Dame High School students and staff helped serve lunch as well as tea and cakes in the afternoon.  A number of parishioners volunteered additional support in the kitchen and serving the guests. 

Parish Priest at St George’s, Fr Sean Connolly, along with Anthony Asomugha, one of the diocesan seminarians who recently joined the parish on placement, chatted to the guests and participated in the preparation for the event. 

After lunch there was a bingo game for those attending finishing with a raffle.  Musical entertainment was also provided during the lunch.

The event was attended by people from across Norwich parishes. 

St George’s Proclaim Team, which organized the event, meet on the second Wednesday of every month at St George’s church, to pray together and are interested in exploring together how, as a parish and as individuals, they can better respond to the call to evangelize.

Pictured above is the Winter Party at St George’s in Norwich.