Downing Street has announced that the Rt Revd Graham Usher will become the 72nd Bishop of Norwich. Bishop Graham, 48, is currently the Bishop of Dudley.  Prior to this he was Rector of Hexham in Northumberland, following his time working in Middlesbrough.  He has also spent time living and working in Ghana. Following the announcement, Bishop Graham will tour the Diocese this afternoon, including visits to a local housing trust, a primary school garden and outdoor reflective space, a church after-school club run by volunteers, and culminating in a special Evensong at Norwich Cathedral at 5.30 on Friday 3rd May to which everyone is invited.

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This year's Canaan Open Day is on Saturday 8th June at 11.00 a.m. The Canaan Christian Centre in Holt Road, Sheringham is one of our Mission Partners, and its founder and Director, Evelyn Smith, is a member of the Cromer Church family. Canaan's work has always had a strong focus on reaching children and this year's Open Day will reflect that. Members of the Incredible Kids Club will be there so that supporters can meet them and learn how the Canaan team reach out to them. Daniel, a local children's evangelist will be there with his puppets and illusions and the event will include songs and a quiz, and Jeff Greaves - who was involved with Canaan many years ago - will encourage everyone with a talk for all ages and testimony. The day will finish with refreshments/lunch at 12.30 - outside with music, weather permitting. The gifts this year will be supporting the children's ministry/minibus.

The 2019 recitals season begins on Tuesday 4th June at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Church, with an organ recital by our Director of Music, David Shippey. The season then continues weekly until the end of September.

You can see full details here. Leaflets with full details are available at the Parish Church and St Martin's, or you can pdf download one here. (177 KB)

Thursday 30th May is Ascension Day and there's a special service of Holy Communion at 10.00 a.m. in the Parish Church. Whatever your age or experience, you'll find a warm welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

Then, in the evening - at 7.30 at the Parish Church - we're hosting a special prayer night, with other local churches, to mark the start of this year's 'Thy Kingdom Come' initiative. 'Thy Kingdom Come' is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Come and join us to pray that Jesus would transform many lives in our town and region. Who might you be praying for? The #TKC19 wave of prayer starts on 30th May and runs for 10 days, between Ascension Day and Pentecost.

A pair of Peregrine Falcons has set up home on the Parish Church tower. In cooperation with the Hawk and Owl Trust and the North-East Norfolk Bird Club, a CCTV monitor has been made available in the church lounge to enable church family members and visitors to watch the birds on their nesting tray. Please note that this facility is not available during service times, which means that it won’t be possible to view the pictures between 9.30 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, or between 8.30 a.m. and 12.15 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. on Sunday, or at any time when a wedding, funeral or other service is taking place. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Peregrines are protected birds and disturbing their nest site is an offence. This means that the tower will remain closed to visitors until further notice. We know that a lot of people look forward to climbing the tower when they visit Cromer but that simply isn't possible at the moment. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.