Anglican Diocese of Norwich


Anglican Diocese of Norwich

Diocese
name=Diocese of Norwich
province=Canterbury
parishes=567
churches=645
suffragans=Lynn, Thetford
bishop=Bishop of Norwich
cathedral=Norwich Cathedral
archdeaconries= Lynn, Norfolk, Norwich
website=http://www.norwich.anglican.org/

The Diocese of Norwich forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England.

It traces its roots in an unbroken line to the diocese of Dunwich founded in 630. In common with many Anglo-Saxon bishoprics it moved, in this case to Elmham in 673. After the Norman invasion it moved to Thetford in 1070 finally moving to Norwich in 1094.

It covers 577 parishes with 646 churches covering all of the county of Norfolk save for the extreme west beyond the River Great Ouse that is part of the diocese of Ely. It includes the deanery of Lothingland, (the port of Lowestoft and its immediate hinterland) is in the county of Suffolk. This totals an area over 1,800 square miles with a population (2001) of some 815,000.

The diocese is divided into 22 Deaneries:
*Blofield, Breckland, Brisley & Elmham, Burnham & Walsingham
*Depwade, Dereham in Mitford,
*Great Yarmouth
*Heacham & Rising, Holt, Humbleyard
*Ingworth
*Loddon, Lothingland, Lynn
*Norwich East, Norwich North, Norwich South
*Redenhall, Repps
*St Benet, Sparham
*Thetford & Rockland

References

* [http://www.cofe.anglican.org/info/statistics/churchstatistics2002 Church of England Statistics 2002]

ee also

*Bishop of Norwich
*Norwich Cathedral

External links

* [http://www.norwich.anglican.org/ Diocesan website]
* [http://www.acny.org.uk/result.php?d=26 Churches in the Diocese of Norwich ("A Church Near You")]


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