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Visit by Archbishop of Canterbury 

JUSTIN WELBY 2013 VISIT TO NORWednesday 7 November

The Archbishop will arrive in Norwich on Wednesday 7 November. He will start his visit to the Diocese with a visit to St John's Roman Catholic Cathedral for an ecumenical act of worship. Everyone is welcome to attend the event which will start at 12noon
 
At 5.30pm the Archbishop will attend Evensong at Norwich Cathedral followed by an evening of exploration into the subject of reconciliation
 
In the context of the WW1 anniversary, the evening will highlight not only our world’s need for peace today but also the fact that every single one of us is called to be a peacemaker.”Blessed are the peacemakers” Jesus tells us. “Love your enemies”. But what might this actually look like in your life and mine? We hope this event will offer lots of ideas
 
Everyone is warmly invited to the evening – to all of it or as much as you can manage. It will begin at 5.30pm with Choral Evensong and end at 9.15pm after Compline by Candlelight. At 6.30pm, you will be able to spend time moving around some specially devised Stations of Reconciliation
 
At 7.15pm, Bishop Graham will chair ‘Reflections on Reconciliation’ and we will listen to opening contributions from a richly diverse panel including Pastor Rolf Stahl from Koblenz, Norwich’s German twin-town; Dr Marian Prinsley, President of the Norwich Hebrew Congregation; those who will speak about the need for reconciliation in a world peopled by homeless refugees and also in a divided Church
 
In response to these initial reflections, the Archbishop will make his own presentation before leading us into a time of gathered silence and prayer. There will then be more time for people to make their pilgrimage around the Stations of Reconciliation before Compline brings the evening to a close
 
Thursday 8 November—’Archbish and Fish
 
On Thursday 8 November Archbishop Justin will be in the east of the Diocese. In the evening there will be a unique opportunity to hear the Archbishop in conversation with BBC Look East’s Andrew Sinclair about being a Christian disciple. Everyone is invited to come along to enjoy a light bite of fish and  chips at Great Yarmouth Minster at 7.30pm. You may even be served your fish and chips by the Archbishop himself!

Either book tickets online via the diocesan web-site or sign up on the lists in our churches

Friday 9 November
 
The Archbishop will visit King’s Lynn. An important component of his time in the town will be a large-scale event in King’s Lynn Minster involving local children in a memorable and meaningful event: The Big Sing for Peace