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Winning prayer, river trip and long-service award

Latest news of interest across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a winning prayer, a community boat trip and a long-service award.

Congratulations to Chumdiuto Kenechukwu of St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Costessey, Norwich, pictured above on Monday September 11, receiving her National Winner’s Certificate, £30 prize and personal trophy for her winning prayer in the KSC Prayer Writing 2023 competition. Chumdiuto also won a £200 award from the KSC to the school, gratefully accepted by Head Teacher Miss Rachel Swindell, pictured with ‘Diuto’ and PGK Bro Jason Wickard (left) and PPGK Bro Chris Brooks.

The St Vincent de Paul Conference at the Sacred Heart Parish in St Ives recently organised the annual boat trip for the elderly and disabled who were collected from their homes and nursing homes by the SVP members and Fr Tom.

It was a fine sunny afternoon to enjoy the sail on the Lady Bird boat specially adapted for the elderly and disabled. The boat left Hartford Marina at 2pm sailing to Brampton and returning via St Ives to Hartford Marina at 4.30pm. During the sail tea and cakes were served to those on board by SVP members.

The President, Elizabeth Barker, said that it was a wonderful outing for so many who are unable to leave their homes unaided and a good time was had by all.  

The  highlight of the July meeting of the Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association held at the George Hotel in the city was the presentation (pictured right) of a scroll to John Flynn certifying his 50-year membership of the Association.

Director of Province 2, Mike Evans, made the presentation to John who is an old boy of West Park Catholic Grammar school, St Helens and  Stonyhurst College, Lancashire and a graduate in law from Cambridge University.

His career revolved around his work as a solicitor for Norwich Union (Now Aviva) insurance company.