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Bishop will take a tour of Great Yarmouth 

4th October 2017 

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Bishop Jonathan on a similar day in another part of the Diocese. Picture: Diocese of Norwich



Shoppers, children, and diners at McDonald’s will be among the people who will get the chance to meet a bishop on his tour of Great Yarmouth

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Bishop Jonathan on a similar day in another part of the Diocese. Picture: Diocese of Norwich



On Tuesday October 17 Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, will be spending the day in the Great Yarmouth to meet people and pray for the borough

His tour is part of an initiative amongst Church of England churches in Norfolk and Waveney which will see one of the three bishops in the region spend a day in each local area

Bishop Jonathan is inviting local people to join in as he travels, much of the time by foot, through the local area. His programme will include visiting a farm in Repps and schools in Caister and Gorleston, walking the Golden Mile and docks in Great Yarmouth, and spending some time at the James Paget University Hospital

He will have dinner at McDonald’s in the town centre and will also be visiting the Seafarers Mission on South Quay, East Coast College, and the walk around Gorleston

The Revd John Kinchin-Smith, Rural Dean for Great Yarmouth, who has led the planning team for the day, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Bishop Jonathan to our borough and hope that local people will take the opportunity to chat with him if they bump into him

We warmly welcome any who would like to join us for all or any part of the day”

Bishop Jonathan’s programme will begin at 7am at Hall Farm in Repps and conclude with Evening Prayer at Burgh Castle Church at 8pm

 

The full details of the tour are:

        

8am  

Morning Prayer in Repps Church

8.45am

visit Scratby and California caravan sites and beach

9.30am

visit Caister High School (bus to Great Yarmouth)

10.40am

 visit Great Yarmouth Market Square (coffee break)

11.30am

walk from Great Yarmouth Market to the Golden Mile via Regent Road

12noon

walk from Golden Mile to South Quay (via Minster Mission)

12.45pm 

visit the Seafarers’ Centre, South Quay

1pm 

walk from South Quay to East Coast College, Great Yarmouth Campus (via Haven Bridge and Southtown Road)

1.30pm

arrive at East Coast College (lunch break)

2.30pm

 leave East Coast College

2.45pm

visit Peterhouse DNEAT School, Gorleston

3.30pm

walk through Magdalen Estate to Beacon Park via Bradwell Bluebell Meadow new housing development

4.30pm

visit James Paget Hospital (tea break)

5.30pm

walk from James Paget Hospital to Gorleston Pier via Marine Parade

6.00pm

visit Coastwatch station at end of Gorleston Pier

6.30pm

supper at McDonalds

7.15pm

visit Fusion Youth Group, Gorleston Baptist Church

8pm 

Evening Prayer in Burgh Castle Church

8.30pm

Prayer Pilgrimage end