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Bishop of Norwich using jigsaws to learn about new area during coronavirus outbreak

The Rt Revd Graham Usher. Credit: Graham Usher

The Bishop of Norwich has taken to piecing together jigsaw puzzles to learn more about his new home county during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Rt Revd Graham Usher, who was announced as the city's 72nd Bishop in May last year, has been tackling a jigsaw of Norwich from the safety of his home.

Before taking on the role in Norwich, he was the Bishop of Dudley in the West Midlands.

He says taking on the puzzle has helped him to get to know the area better, and he's now on the lookout for similar jigsaws of King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

"I'm finding it a really good way to learn the place names and the places," he said.

"In a strange way, as I relax doing this, each place becomes part of my prayer for communities across Norfolk during this pandemic."

Online stores have reported seeing a big demand for jigsaw puzzles during the outbreak, with some noting sales been even higher than Christmas.

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