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Church to celebrate 150th anniversary

Just Regional
Nov 20, 2023 2 mins read

Christ Church Eaton will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary over the weekend of November 25 and 26. 
It is one of the many churches built in response to the huge increase in population during Queen Victoria’s reign.

SPECIAL OCCASION: Christ Church Eaton is getting ready to celebrate its 150th anniversary.  Picture: STUART BEARD PHOTOGRAPHY


In Norwich, the population rose from 37,256 in 1811 to 80,368 in 1871. In response, a huge number of places of worship were built on previously agricultural land where there had been a great influx of people.
Work was began in faith and progressed rapidly; although the monies needed were great – many churches were built and opened before all the monies needed had been secured – including Eaton.
There will be a thanksgiving service at 10am on Sunday, November 26, to which all are welcome. 
The Bishop of Norwich, The Lord Mayor, The Lady Mayoress, and the Sheriff will be in attendance and the service will be followed by sparkling refreshments and nibbles.
A new anthem, Behold! How Good and Joyful it is, by Simon Lole, has been specially commissioned and will be featured. 
A Fantastic Fish Exhibition will be held in the church from November 24-27. Everyone was invited to take part and a huge range of entries have been received from young and old, individuals and groups. Entry to the exhibition is free.

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