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  • Message from the Clergy

    Welcome to the online home of the Diss Team Ministry.

    Ordinarily this is where you can find information about our worshipping life together and how you might join in with us. However at this time we are all under the most unusual of circumstances as the nation responds to the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Click here to view our Holy Week Video Reflection for Palm Sunday

    "The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    This means all Church of England churches are closed with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. 

    There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.

    Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement."

    For more information from the Church of England Click Here

    Our website will therefore serve two main roles during this time. It will provide "News", keeping you up to date on our policies as displayed in our Church buildings, and it will offer some forms of reflection and resources for prayer under the "Blog" section.

    Please click here for a new Message from the Ministry Team: A "Not the Team News" update.

    Click here for the inaugural "Ramble from the Vicarage" by our Team Vicar Revd John Cruse.

    The Clergy shall continue to be praying for you, for all who live within the Diss Team Ministry and indeed for our nation and the world at this time during our shared discipline of praying the daily office.

    With every blessing,

    The Reverend Canon Tony Billett
    The Reverend John Cruse
    The Reverend Samuel S. Thorp

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  • Palm Sunday

    Click the Photo to go to our Palm Sunday Reflection

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  • Readings

    Palm Sunday 5th April:
    • Isaiah 50: 4-9a,
    • Philippians 2: 5-11,
    • Matthew 26: 14-27
    Maundy Thursday 9th April:
    • Exodus 12: 1-4, [5-10] 11-14,
    • 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26,
    • John 13: 1-17, 31b-35
    Good Friday 10th April:
    • Isaiah 52: 13- end of 53,
    • Hebrews 10: 16-25,
    • John 18: 1-end of 19
    Easter Day 12th April:
    • Acts 10: 34-43,
    • Colossians 3: 1-4,
    • Matthew 28: 1-10

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  • Diary

    In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. As such for the time being there are no public services or events in the Team Diary

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  • Prayer of the Bishop of Norwich

    God of compassion,
    have mercy upon this nation and our world in this time of fear and confusion:
    we bring before you those who are suffering and who tend to their needs;
    may those in isolation know your comfort and company
    and may neighbours show your love in works of care, kindness and prayer;
    we pray for the National Health Service and all engaged in scientific research
    and we pray too for those upon whose shoulders
    the yoke of leadership rests,
    that in their conversation and communication
    your still small voice may be heard;
    we ask this in the power of the Holy Spirit,
    through the One who stretched out his hands to bless and to heal
    even Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

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