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.
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
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).
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.
For information on timetables call 0345 600 7245 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk 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.
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
Cycle racks are available outside the church and outside The Forum.
Visit www.walkit.com 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