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January 16, 2020

Historic Norwich services during Christian Unity Week

Two historic services involving both Norwich cathedrals, plus an Ecumenical Chain of Prayer, will take place as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity […]
January 15, 2020

Diocese leads the way with safeguarding training

The Diocese has reaffirmed its commitment to safeguarding by organising a mandatory day of training for all priests, religious and deacons. Liam Ring from the National […]
January 14, 2020

Special re-commissioning service to honour Readers

Hundreds of parishioners who regularly read out Scripture during Masses across East Anglia will be formally re-commissioned on Sunday January 26 in churches across the diocese. […]
January 11, 2020

Appointment of new Bishop of Northampton is welcomed

The appointment of Canon David Oakley as the thirteenth Bishop of Northampton by Pope Francis has been welcomed by Bishop Alan Hopes. Bishop-elect Oakley has served […]
January 10, 2020

Reflecting as Caritas East Anglia launch hits the headlines

The Caritas East Anglia launch made front page news in the last edition of Catholic East Anglia.  The story also made the headlines in some national […]
January 9, 2020

Bishop Alan blesses newly reopened chapel in Ipswich

The historic chapel at the heart of St Joseph’s College in Ipswich has reopened after a £750k repair and refurbishment. The principal of St Joseph’s College, […]
January 7, 2020

Youth Mass launches the year with fire and light

‘Christ our light’ was the theme of a special youth Mass celebrated at Poringland near Norwich on Sunday January 5, the Feast of the Epiphany. Eldred […]
January 7, 2020

Ipswich school receptionist is ‘like mum to everyone’

St Albans Catholic High School in Ipswich made a huge fuss of its receptionist, Pat Swann, as she celebrated her 70th birthday. “It is just a […]
January 6, 2020

Concerts in Cambridge, Peterborough and Ipswich

Latest events across the Diocese of East Anglia include concerts in Cambridge, Peterborough and Ipswich, with partnerships encompassing the Jewish Community and the Bible Society. Gila […]
January 3, 2020

New Evangelisation takes shape at Rome meeting

Fr Karol Porczak reports from the International Meeting organized by the Holy See Council for the New Evangelisation, which took place in Rome from November 28-30. […]
January 1, 2020

Shout the Good News of Jesus from the rooftops

The good news that Jesus is risen and with His people is not a secret to be hidden but a truth to be shouted from the […]
December 28, 2019

Why marriage and family life are so important

In his pastoral letter for the Feast of the Holy Family (December 28-29), Bishop Alan reflects on why the Church believes that marriage and family life […]
December 26, 2019

Diocese gives Nazareth Trust an early Christmas present

The Cambridge Nazareth Trust (CNT) received an early Christmas present when it was given £5,527.34, from the Diocese of East Anglia’s 2019 Lenten collection, reports its […]
December 24, 2019

Christmas Mass, church restoration, diocesan medal

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Christmas Family Mass, church restoration work and a diocesan medal. The Cathedral of St John […]
December 23, 2019

New religious order, Advent celebration, 50 years’ service

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a new religious order, an Advent celebration and 50 years’ of altar service. A new religious […]