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Lutheran Church in Nordkirche visit to the Diocese

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Lutheran Church in Nordkirche visit to the Diocese

Posted on Friday 25 January 2019
For the final week of Epiphany we were delighted to host a group of nine (9) clergy from our Diocesan link; the Lutheran Church in Nordkirche, Northern Germany.

The theme of the week was Identity, including varied experiences within a programme of excursions where the group had an opportunity to engage with the diversity of our Diocese; rural Norfolk, our market towns, the Wisbech Learning Community and the cities of Cambridge and Ely.

Our visitors were hosted by clergy from around diocese and started their visit with a weekend in the parishes where they attended a variety of services in different churches. The week continued with theological reflection on their own identity and conversations on topics including:

  • Revd Canon Wendy Thompson and Francesca: Experiences as Women Priests
  • Revd Canon David Pritchard: Identity and the Older Person
  • Brexit from a British point of view
  • Church identity in Germany 

They travelled around the Diocese visiting the range of things we have to offer: 

  • A day in Cambridge visiting ERMC (Eastern Region Ministry College) to discover what contextual and part-time training is on offer, as well as a visit to Ridley Hall where the Revd Michael Volland discussed the communion service with Anglicanism.
  • HMP Prison in Littlehey
  • Wisbech, including the Wisbech Learning Community and meeting some of the team who are part of the Changing Market Towns project.
  • Touring Ely Cathedral with the Dean of the Cathedral, Mark Bonney, including a visit to the Stained Glass Museum.
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