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July 20, 2020

Quartet of ordinations set for Diocese of East Anglia

Seminarian Peter Wygnanski will be ordained as a priest in the Diocese of East Anglia on Saturday July 25 at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, the […]
July 10, 2020

Seafarers are unsung heroes of the global economy

Julian Wong, who has recently been appointed as the Stella Maris port chaplain for Felixstowe and the Haven ports, writes about Sea Sunday. July 12 would […]
July 8, 2020

Sea Sunday, Covid-19 response, children’s ministry

Latest news of interest to the Diocese of East Anglia include Sea Sunday, online children’s ministry and a survey of Catholic responses to the Covid-19 crisis. […]
July 4, 2020

East Anglia Catholic churches re-open their doors

All but a handful of the Catholic churches across East Anglia are re-opening their doors for collective public worship this weekend following the relaxation of government […]
July 1, 2020

Peter has his final word – live the love of Jesus

In a final column, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge, who died last week, says that Jesus calls us to live His love in the dirty world […]
July 1, 2020

Archbishops welcome re-opening of places of worship

The Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England have issued a statement regarding the resumption of collective worship in England from July 4. Dear Brothers […]
June 27, 2020

Cambridge church ahead of game with live-streaming

St Laurence’s in Cambridge was well ahead of the game and began live-streaming Masses a whole year before lockdown began. One of the system’s creators, Sean […]
June 26, 2020

East Anglia paddle to raise funds for leprosy centre

A sponsored paddle to raise funds for a leprosy centre in Zimbabwe with links to a Norfolk Franciscan missionary is set to take place during July. […]
June 25, 2020

Bishop Alan praises actions of front-line workers

Actions speak louder than words was the message of Bishop Alan Hopes as he celebrated a Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich tonight (June 25), […]
June 25, 2020

East Anglia Catholic churches open for private prayer

Around 60 Catholic churches across the Diocese of East Anglia have re-opened their doors for private prayer in a move welcomed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and […]
June 24, 2020

The “fear factor” in reopening of churches and schools

South Norfolk spiritual director and school teacher Dr Margaret Mary McFadyen reflects on the re-opening of churches for private prayer. I found myself feeling quite emotional […]
June 24, 2020

Tributes paid to Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge

Deacon Peter Coates, from Woodbridge, has died, aged 80, after a long illness. Fr Edmund Eggleston pays tribute. Peter Coates was born during the Second World […]
June 24, 2020

Cardinal welcomes resumption of collective worship

The announcement that collective acts of worship in churches can resume from July 4 has been welcomed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ […]
June 23, 2020

East Anglia’s Michael is ordained a Deacon in Rome

Seminarian Michael Smith was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of East Anglia at an Ordination Mass that took place at the Beda College in Rome […]
June 18, 2020

Volunteers plea from Wymondham crisis food project

A plea for volunteers has gone out from a community outreach project based at Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury in Wymondham, which has been […]