Posted on the 4th Feb 2015 in the category Latest News
Bishop Norman attended a meeting of 14 Bishops from Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Coptin Orthodox churches, from different parts of England at the Focolare Centre for Unity at Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. The ecumenical gathering also included the General Secretary of Churches Together in England, the Revd. David Cornick, himself a United Reform minister. The keynote address given by the Revd. Dr Calan Slipper, was entitled Chiara Lubich and Receptive Ecumenism, how spirituality facilitaties Christian unity.
Posted on the 1st Feb 2015 in the category Latest News
On a cold and windy morning in early February Bishop Norman walked to the four corners of the churchyard extension at Wainfleet St Mary, Lincolnshire, to bless, consecrate and pray for the souls of the departed. Bishop Norman was accompanied by Canon Terry Steele, Fr Gary Morgan (the recently Licensed Parish Priest), church wardens and members of the congregation. Shortly after leaving there was a heavy shower of sleet and rain.