Norfolk Remembers

A service to remember those lost and suffering due to substance misuse.

On Thursday 23rd September, The Matthew Project will be hosting a remembrance service at the church of St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, to remember those lost and suffering due to substance misuse. This event offers time for reflection to anyone struggling or grieving as a result of drug and alcohol addiction and is free to attend. Entry is via the glass doors at the west end (under the tower) from 6.30pm with the service commencing at 7.00pm.

​Order of Service

  • Welcome and Opening prayer with Reverend Dr Fiona Haworth

  • Hymn – Amazing Grace

  • Poem read by Claire Duckworth, member of our Next Steps recovery support programme

  • Song 'I'll never love again' by Lady Gaga from Unity Service and Data Manager, Ellie Coulson. During this, attendees are invited to come forward and light a candle

  • Prayer of Remembrance 'God give them peace' read by The Matthew Project founder, Peter Farley

  • Poem read by John Harvey, a client of our Outside The Wire veteran support programme

  • Reading from the bible St Luke 9.1-6, by Caroline Jarrold, Sheriff of Norwich

  • A short reflection from Canon Richard Capper

  • Song ‘You’ve got a friend’ by Carol King from Unity and Affected Others Norfolk Counsellor North, West & Breckland, Suzanne Stephan. During this, remembrance candles be distributed

  • Prayers of Intercession with Stephen Lock, The Matthew Project Trustee

  • Lord’s Prayer with Stephen Lock

  • Hymn – Abide with me

  • Blessings with Reverend Fiona Hayworth


After the service, free refreshments and homemade cake from St Georges Church, will be available and The Matthew Project staff will be on hand to talk. There will also be a book of remembrance if you would like to add a note for your loved one.

If you are unable to attend but would like a candle lit in remembrance of your loved one, we can do this for you. Click here for more information.

Covid 19 restrictions

There is a set route through the church to keep everyone safe, which ends at the North door which leads out to Norwich market. In light of new Government Guidelines and Lockdown Restrictions being lifted from Monday 19th July 2021, we politely ask while you are in the building to:

  • Wear a face mask

  • Use the hand sanitiser provided

  • Keep a safe distance

  • Use the NHS "Track & Trace" App

You'll be able to walk round, sit, pray and light a candle.

How to get to St. Peter Mancroft

By car

The Forum NR2 1TF (opposite St Peter Mancroft).

Chantry surface car park NR2 1RG (just over the road from St Peter Mancroft.

Chantry Place Shopping Centre (was intu Chapelfield shopping centre) NR1 3SH (Exit the car park via the Chantry Road entrance on Upper Ground level, head to Theatre Street, cross the road and the church is opposite The Forum on your right).

Disabled parking

All of the above car parks have disabled badge spaces. There are also blue badge spaces on Theatre Street next to The Forum, opposite the Assembly House.

By train

For information on timetables call 0345 600 7245 or visit It is a 20 minute walk, mostly uphill, from Norwich railway station to the church.

From the train station, there are buses and also licenced black cabs available outside the entrance, and dedicated taxi phones within the station.

By bus

Visit Traveline to plan your route. It is a 10 minute walk from the bus station to St Peter Mancroft, with a gentle uphill slope towards the end of the journey.

For information on local bus timetables call First Bus on 08456 020 121

By cycle

Cycle racks are available outside the church and outside The Forum.

On foot

Visit to plan your journey time and route. It can even recommend traffic free or scenic routes to make your journey to St Peter Mancroft a more pleasurable experience.


St Peter Mancroft want everyone who visits to have a warm welcome and a good experience. They are working to improve the welcome they give so if you have a need that isn’t covered by the information below then please get in touch with the church office. Level access to St Peter Mancroft is available through the South Door – that’s the one nearest to NEXT on Hay Hill. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome inside St Peter Mancroft.


Please note there are no facilities at St. Peter Mancroft. Attendees can make use of facilities at the Forum, which is a short walk across millennium plane plaza.

If you need any further information about this event, please contact us by calling 01603 626123 or by email [email protected].

We hope to see you there.

The Matthew Project Team x