Blog

Welcome to the Cathedral blog – a brand new feature of this website.

We’ll be using this space to post informal pieces that we hope you will enjoy reading. Whether they be reflections on the issues of the day, insights into Cathedral initiatives or guest features, we’ll be aiming to generate content that you’ll find interesting, insightful and challenging.

Please browse the latest offerings from our selection of bloggers below and, if you’ve got an idea for a blog that you think we’d like to feature, please contact our Marketing Manager.

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  • If alleluia is our song, why does it disappear in Lent?

    By The Revd Canon Aidan Platten, Canon Precentor - 06 March 2019
    St Augustine reminded the Church that ‘We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song’. People might be forgiven ...
  • Lent - The season for prayerful self examination

    By Mary Green - 28 February 2019
    Most people know that the reason the date of Easter moves is because of the pre-Christian link that ancient people ...
  • An invitation to some Serious Fun

    By The Revd Canon Andy Bryant, Canon for Mission and Pastoral Care - 28 January 2019
    How did a helter skelter end up being booked for ten days at Norwich Cathedral? Roll back two years and ...
  • A Christmas Message

    By The Very Revd Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich - 24 December 2018
    Newborn babies tend to attract attention! A new born was brought to a Cathedral service just a couple of weeks ...
  • Advent, the Season of Hopeful Expectation

    By Mary Green - 26 November 2018
    When we designed the format for the four annual evenings of Silence in the Cathedral, it was with both the ...
  • Meeting Edith: peace and turmoil combine

    By Janet Marshall - 06 September 2018
    In 2014 Edith Cavell went on the KS1 History curriculum nationally. As I researched, I became inspired by the powerful ...
  • Why we celebrate Lammas Sunday

    By The Dean of Norwich, Jane Hedges - 24 July 2018
    You are probably familiar with the Church celebrating Harvest Festival, but have you ever heard of Lammas? Traditionally there are three ...
  • Place, Spirituality and Mission

    By Canon Andy Bryant - 16 July 2018
    Traditionally at our churches, which are also heritage attractions, we have been taught to think that our mission is to ...
  • The Way of Blessing

    By Biddy Collyer - 05 July 2018
    As a city dweller, what joy to wake to the sound of a song thrush announcing the dawn. All last ...
  • Hospitals are holy ground

    By Canon Andy Bryant - 21 June 2018
    One of the many privileges of being a priest is visiting people in hospital, of being allowed to be alongside ...