Churches Together on the Broads is a voluntary association supporting Christian mission on the Broads. It welcomes all comers, encourages Broadland churches in their ministry of welcome and seeks to promote the Broads as a spiritual resource.
Based on the already existing structures for worship and pastoral care within the area CTOB seeks to provide a support group for Christian people and Broadland churches across denominational and organisational boundaries. It provides a network and forum for Christians working and taking recreation and somewhere to share ideas, insights and enthusiasms. It supports a walking group
WHAT CTOB DOES
It maintains a website – to which contributions are welcome – and an open Facebook Group, publishes contact telephone numbers for churches and information about Sunday worship, visits to churches, forthcoming events etc.. and organises consultations , study days walks etc. from time to time.
- CTOB is enabled by an organising group who set course by the expressed views of the membership
- regular gatherings – open to all – meet to take bearings.
- CTOB welcomes the participation of Christian people, organisations and churches
- Has an open membership
- Is self-financing
It was under the control of the monks of St. Benet’s that the peat was dug to create the Broads.
Whether you take a romantic view and believe the site to have been the home of hermits as early as the 8th century, or believe the foundation to be as late as the 11th century, the monastery was ancient. It was founded centuries before the Reformation and is part of our common Christian heritage.
On the first Sunday in August an ecumenical service is celebrated on the site