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May 1, 2020

Peterborough priest issues 12-hour prayer challenge

Fr Arockiya Seelan Poobalan, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart and St Oswald’s, Peterborough, has committed himself to 12 hours of Prayer and Adoration from 8am to […]
May 1, 2020

Pain cannot be fought but it can be beaten, says Peter

In his monthly series of reflections, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge looks at the problem of pain and offers some thoughts on how to address it. […]
May 1, 2020

Encouragement and prayers from Pope Francis

Pope Francis has written a letter to the faithful for the month of May to encourage them and offer some prayers. Dear Brothers and Sisters, The […]
April 29, 2020

Bishop Alan backs ecumenical Covid-19 response

An online initiative to help the Christian community across Norfolk respond to the developing Covid-19 crisis has been backed by senior church and charity leaders including […]
April 27, 2020

Former Bishop of Northampton dies at age of 94

The Right Rev Patrick Leo McCartie, Bishop Emeritus of Northampton, has died at the age of 94. Bishop McCartie was Bishop of Northampton from February 20, 1990 […]
April 27, 2020

Newmarket churches step up response to Covid-19

Newmarket has been praised for getting its volunteer response to the lockdown in place quickly. John Borda, a Town Councillor and active at Our Lady with […]
April 19, 2020

Peter addresses the often-taboo subject of death

“Christ is risen from the dead” is the message that prepares me for death, says Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge, in an addition to his monthly […]
April 16, 2020

Thousands watch online Masses across East Anglia

Tens of thousands of Catholics have watched live streamed Masses from up to 20 churches across the Diocese of East Anglia over Easter, after churches were […]
April 16, 2020

A life-changing year for Jess with Ignite team

As applications for the Ignite youth team for 2020-21 open, Jess McCall, who was on the Ignite Team last year, writes about her experiences. I vaguely […]
April 14, 2020

Knights election, secret Jacobite and street collection

Recent news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes the Knights of St Columba, a secret Jacobite at Oxburgh Hall and a King’s Lynn street […]
April 12, 2020

Bishop’s Easter message of tears into joy and fears into peace

In an online Easter message, Bishop Alan Hopes, says that although we cannot celebrate Easter in our usual way, as the Resurrection of Jesus teaches us, […]
April 12, 2020

Bishop Alan celebrates Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated the Solemn Mass of Easter Sunday at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich and it is now available to view online on […]
April 12, 2020

Vigil and First Mass of Easter celebrated by Bishop Alan

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated the Solemn Vigil and First Mass of Easter at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich and it is now available to view […]
April 11, 2020

Peterborough students compile video Way of the Cross

Confirmation candidates and parishioners from Sacred Heart and St Oswald, Peterborough, have compiled a Way of the Cross video from their individual homes while in lockdown. […]
April 11, 2020

Bishop Alan celebrates Solemn Liturgy of the Passion

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated the Good Friday Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich and it is now available to view […]