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).
"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."
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.
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
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.