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CCJ talk in Norwich, Bishop’s medal and special Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a CCJ talk in Norwich, a Bishop’s Medal award in Ely and a special Mass in Acle.

Sibling Rivalry: Early Jewish-Christian Relations and Their Legacy Today is the subject of the next Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) talk in Norwich on September 12.

The speaker is Dr Ann Conway-Jones (pictured above), a biblical scholar, teacher and freelance writer.  She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, specialising in early Jewish–Christian relations and biblical interpretation.

Ann says she is fascinated by the different ways in which Jews and Christians have read the Bible, and passionate about making academic scholarship accessible.  She is Chair of Birmingham Council of Christians and Jews.

The talk takes place on Wednesday September 12, 7pm at the Synagogue, 3 Earlham Road.  NR2 3RA. Everyone is welcome and entry is £4, including refreshments.

The Council of Christians and Jews is the leading nationwide forum for Christian-Jewish engagement.

Fr Tony Shryane has presented a Bishop’s Medal to Margaret Gibbs (pictured).

The medal was presented in gratitude for Margaret’s many years working as a catechist in the parish of St Etheldreda’s in Ely.


Mass at St Edmund the Martyr church, Acle, on Saturday August 11, was celebrated by Fr Anthony Nwankwo assisted by Rev Deacon Paul Spellman, Rev Deacon Peter Glanville and long-time altar server Roger Hayes, reports John Kenny.

Paul Spellman is studying in Rome for the priesthood and expects to be ordained next year at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich. In the meantime he has been assisting Fr Nwankwo in the administration of the parish of St Mary’s, Great Yarmouth.

Pictured below, left to right are Roger Hayes, Rev Deacon Paul Spellman, Rev Father Anthony Nwankwo and Rev Deacon Peter Glanville.