Sunday September 6th

From the Church of England this week, we have a service making the start of the new school year.

Featuring contributions from St Thomas CofE Academy, this online service is led by Rev Tim Bateman from Gas Street Church, recognising teachers and school staff as unsung heroes and praying for the start of the new school year. The Dean of Birmingham, Matt Thompson, preaches and Sarah Smith, Director of Education for the Church of England in Birmingham, shares a reflection.

You can find this here

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/recognising-teachers-and-school

The Diocese of Norwich is also marking the return to school with a podcast.

West Norfolk headteacher Belinda Allen shares her experience of lockdown across her three schools in the latest episode of Saving Graces; a podcast by the diocese also broadcast on BBC Radio Norfolk.

Hear how she survived the exhaustion and pressure and experienced hope through the beauty of God’s creation and how she’s supporting pupils as they return to school.

You can find that here

Podcast: ‘Saving Graces’

Our service in the Benefice this Sunday is at Hoveton St John at 10am. The news sheet for this week is here, and includes the readings of the day.

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