From the Inside first page:
Many readers will no doubt recognise the cover of the first edition of Phoenix, as the Coat of Arms of our own Bishop Alan Clark, and the arms of our Diocese.
The motto, chosen by the Bishop, "Ministerio Christi Addictus" means completely given over to the ministry of Christ.
The shield itself records the historic roots of this diocese. It bears two of the three crowns of the Arms of Ely and one of the three mitres of the Arms of Norwich. Across the top are three lilies on blue, signifying the consecration of this diocese to the care of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Welcome to our new magazine, which it is proposed to produce bi-monthly. Phoenix will cover the Parishes of St. John's, St. George's, Holy Apostles, Costessy, Poringland, Loddon, Wymondham and Dereham plus the outstations of the Norwich Parishes. This issue will also be sold in Swaffham and depending on their response they may well be joining us on a permanent basis.
The success of the magazine will lie heavily on the shoulders of the parishioners of the above churches because we can only print the news we receive from you.
Phoenix will normally have photos as well as local news and views plus we hope items of interest written by you. We welcome also your letters on any subject you like but please include your name, address and parish when doing so.
We also need help in selling these so if you are prepared to sell Phoenix outside your church please inform the parish priest or the local Phoenix team.
Items and photos, (black and white only), for inclusion in the next edition should be sent to Mrs. Stollery, 60 Avenue Road, Norwich to reach her not later than Friday 5th August.
If you would like to have someone also report your event or have photos taken please let Allen Howes 21 Sandringham Road, Norwich, or, Pat Scrutton, 54 St. Philips Road, Norwich, know and they will try to get someone to cover it.
Lastly we will welcome ideas to improve the magazine so please tell us.
The next edition of Phoenix will be on sale on Sunday 11th September.