- Anglican Diocese of Norwich
name=Diocese of Norwich
Bishop of Norwich
archdeaconries= Lynn, Norfolk, Norwich
The Diocese of Norwich forms part of the
Province of Canterburyin England.
It traces its roots in an unbroken line to the diocese of
Dunwichfounded in 630. In common with many Anglo-Saxon bishoprics it moved, in this case to Elmhamin 673. After the Norman invasion it moved to Thetfordin 1070 finally moving to Norwichin 1094.
It covers 577
parishes with 646 churches covering all of the county of Norfolksave for the extreme west beyond the River Great Ousethat is part of the diocese of Ely. It includes the deanery of Lothingland, (the port of Lowestoftand 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,
*Heacham & Rising, Holt,
*Norwich East, Norwich North, Norwich South
*Thetford & Rockland
* [http://www.cofe.anglican.org/info/statistics/churchstatistics2002 Church of England Statistics 2002]
Bishop of Norwich
* [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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