Church of England Diocese of Norwich St. George, Tombland, Norwich

Announcements and News

Fr John's Retirement:

Fr John Minns will be retiring in April. There will be a special Eucharist to celebrate his ministry as Priest in Charge from 1991-2018, on Sunday April 22nd at 10.30 a.m. Celebrant and Preacher: the Bishop of Norwich.

New appointment: We are delighted to announce that with effect from 9 April 2018 Fr Alaric Lewis will be appointed as our Assistant Curate and will work with Fr John until he retires.

After a very short interregnum Fr Alaric will be licensed and installed as our Priest-in-Charge. The licensing is expected to take place on 5 June 2018. At this time we shall also enter into a new joint benefice with St George, Colegate - the two separate parishes of St George remaining independent but working and drawing closer together under Fr Alaric.

Fr Alaric is currently a priest in the Diocese of Europe serving as Chaplain of the Anglican Chaplaincy of Saint Andrew, Costa Del Sol East, Spain where he looks after four different parishes over a large geographical area.

Fr Alaric’s biography is available on his website at

Palm Sunday: There will be a procession starting at the Forum at 10.00 a.m., in which City Churches and the Cathedral will join together for the blessing of palms and the first Gospel. After processing to City Hall the congregations will divide and go to their respective churches. Please join us there or in St George's. We expect to start the service at St George's at about 10.40 a.m.

Fr Alaric's Licensing: The licensing service takes place at St George's Colegate on Monday 9th April at 7 pm. At this service Fr Alaric will be licensed as priest in charge at Colegate, and as curate for Tombland. Our congregation are very welcome to attend. To assist with planning, please give your name to Helena Hudson by 26th March if you know you will be going. 

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