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Archbishop to come to Norwich

PUBLISHED: 06:30 22 February 2010 | UPDATED: 08:19 02 July 2010

Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

The Archbishop of Canterbury will read a selection of his own poetry when he visits Norwich Cathedral later this year.

The Archbishop of Canterbury will read a selection of his own poetry when he visits Norwich Cathedral later this year.

During his visit to the county, The Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams will speak at the largest and one of the smallest churches in the Diocese.

At Norwich Cathedral on Saturday, May 1, the Archbishop (himself a poet), will join prize-winning British poet, broadcaster and great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin, Ruth Padel, where he will talk about the relationship between poetry and prayer, and discuss the need for both in our world today.

Both will read a selection of their poetry, and, following coffee, the Archbishop will answer questions from the audience.

Big screens will allow the speakers to be seen from around the Cathedral, and the event will take place from 10am-12.30pm.

On the previous day, Friday, April 30, Dr Williams will be speaking at the small church of All Saints in Sharrington, in north Norfolk.

He will be the sixth Sharrington Lecture speaker and will discuss 'A Sense of Place: What is the Local Church?' at the event chaired by the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James.

The Norwich Cathedral event is open to all, but admission is by ticket only. Tickets are available from the University of East Anglia box-office at www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk or 01603 508050. Tickets cost £5 (£3 concessions).

The Sharrington Lecture is invitation only.

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