Church of England Diocese of Norwich Taverham

St Edmund's Annual Report for 2020

The St Ed’s Annual report for 2020 is attached.

The document includes the Officers’ Reports to the 2021 Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2021 which was held on 18th May 2021.

A few words, below, from Rev Paul to set the context for the report.

We will all have our own memories and images from 2020; an extraordinary year. It has been unsettling, traumatic, frustrating, inspiring, boring, surprisingly joyful, difficult, lonely and peaceful all at different times, and sometimes all at the same time!

None of us could ever have conceived that we would be living through something that had such a massive impact on every area of our lives at a global, national and local level.

When the 2020 Annual Report was written we were still living through the Covid Pandemic, and through it all we can truly testify that the Lord has been faithful in so many good, powerful and life – changing ways.

The Pandemic has been life – changing, not only in everyday life, but in what we see as our church life. If anything the lockdowns have taught us to live more simply, to give thanks more heartily, and to pray we may be crystal – clear about who the Lord calls us to be as His people, what our true priorities are, and of the vital importance of the message we have to proclaim of salvation and New Life in Jesus.

Our prayers are needed now more than ever for the next generation, and the one after that. Not only are we witnessing the effects of the Pandemic, we have the impact of climate change too, which is in many ways even more devastating and far – reaching.

Whatever shape our gatherings for worship and prayer are to be in future years, we can be sure nothing will ever be the same again. We are called to fix our eyes on Jesus, to trust in Him, and to be the people He is calling us to be for this broken, confused and searching world.

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