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June 16, 2020

Bishop Alan to celebrate Mass for front-line workers

Bishop Alan Hopes will celebrate a Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Thursday June 25, to show spiritual solidarity with front-line workers in hospitals […]
June 14, 2020

Bishop Alan blesses Norwich and the Diocese

Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated a Solemn Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, […]
June 11, 2020

Cathedral’s live-stream is flexible long-term solution

When the coronavirus pandemic lockdown restrictions came into force across East Anglia, closing churches overnight, the Diocese of East Anglia only had two churches across its […]
June 7, 2020

Cathedral choir beats lockdown with online rehearsals

The St John’s Cathedral choir in Norwich have been unable to meet for three months due to the lockdown restrictions but that has not stopped them […]
June 4, 2020

Peter counts his blessings as he turns 80

In his monthly series of reflections, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge reflects on a long life and counting his blessings as he celebrates his 80th birthday. […]
June 4, 2020

Stowmarket parish lunch with a difference

The CAFOD Plus group in Stowmarket parish organised a soup lunch with a difference last week – it was held online via Zoom, writes Jane Crone […]
May 28, 2020

Pope to join archbishops in Pentecost service

Pope Francis will take part in an online church service alongside the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and a number of other senior UK church leaders […]
May 19, 2020

Website visitors double as East Anglia faith stays strong

Despite lockdown, news from across the Diocese of East Anglia has been flowing thick and fast and visitors to the diocesan website have doubled. In March […]
May 18, 2020

Pope’s Laudato Si’ call for a ‘contagion of hope’

Five years ago Pope Francis issued his second encyclical Laudato Si’. Recalling this he’s invited us to participate in Laudato Si’ week from May 16-24 writes […]
May 12, 2020

Bishops respond to Government’s recovery strategy

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has responded to the UK Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy, released on May 11. In a statement, the CBCEW […]
May 11, 2020

Pope’s plea for day of prayer for humanity

The Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID) has restated Pope Francis’ appeal for all religious believers to unite in a day of prayer, fasting and […]
May 6, 2020

Grace-filled moments amid coronavirus pandemic

Wells-next-the-Sea parishioner Prisca Hastings writes of grace-filled moments amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last time I wrote about my time in Jamaica as a volunteer with a […]
May 4, 2020

Could prayers to St Edmund help end the pandemic?

Local historian and member of St Edmund’s Church in Bury St Edmunds, John Saunders, explores the story of Saint Edmund, the true whereabouts of his remains […]
May 3, 2020

Bishops proclaim hope in the Risen Lord

Writing on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the five Metropolitan Archbishops have addressed the Covid-19 pandemic and, specifically, the measures taken and […]
May 2, 2020

Suffolk friar takes on feared TV quiz show Chasers

A Suffolk Augustine friar was among the first to take on the feared Chasers in new ITV quiz show Beat the Chasers last week. Fr George […]