We are open for Sunday Worship at 9.30am service (Common Worship) and on the second Sunday of every month an additional 8am service (Book of Common Prayer). From Ascension Day, May 13th, we will also be open for a regular Market Day service at 9.30am.
The church will remain open daily for individual prayer between approximately 9 am and 12 noon. For this, access is through the side door by the High Altar on the south side not the usual entrance. The prayer area is in the chancel on chairs specifically spaced and it is not possible during these times to go into the nave. Copies of a short prayer meditation guide are available for anyone to use providing they take it home with them as we cannot have pieces of paper being left for others to use. Hand sanitiser is available for use as you enter and leave.
We will continue to pray for our town community in the weeks ahead as we have done throughout the last few months. If you have any specific prayer requests you may always phone me on 01328 862268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Francis Mason, Rector
Announcement of the new Bishop of Lynn
10 Downing Street has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nomination of The Venerable Dr Jane Steen, currently Archdeacon of Southwark, to be the next Bishop of Lynn.
The first female bishop in Norfolk and Waveney, Dr Steen will also be the first suffragan bishop to have been consecrated in Norwich Cathedral for over 100 years, if not ever. This will take place on Wednesday 23 June. Suffragan bishops are usually consecrated in London and York, but this has been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new bishop was born in 1964 and studied at Newnham and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge, and Westcott House theological college. She was a curate in the Diocese of St Albans before moving to the Diocese of Southwark as Chaplain to Bishop Tom Butler.
Jane comes to the Diocese of Norwich after over 20 years of ministry in the Diocese of Southwark. Since 2013, she has been the Archdeacon of Southwark and was previously Canon Chancellor of Southwark Cathedral and Director of Ministerial Education.
She was the Bishop of Southwark’s chaplain for five years having served her title in the Diocese of St Albans. Jane trained for ministry at Westcott House in Cambridge, where she read theology at Trinity College. She read English at Newnham College, Cambridge and her PhD is on Samuel Johnson’s Anglicanism.
Jane has an LLM in Canon Law from the University of Cardiff. She is married to Pip and enjoys walking, reading and gardening on a small scale. Jane and Pip are thrilled to be coming to the Diocese of Norwich and look forward to ministry here. Read more about the Bishop of Lynn designate here.