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April 10, 2020

Bishop Alan celebrates Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated the Maundy Thursday Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich and it is now available to […]
April 5, 2020

Bishop Alan speaks at today’s Palm Sunday Mass

Bishop Alan Hopes preached at today’s 10am, Palm Sunday Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, saying although we are living through an unprecedented moment in […]
April 4, 2020

Bishop Alan suggests scriptural Way of the Cross

Bishop Alan Hopes has asked Catholics across East Anglia to consider using a Scriptural Way of the Cross from Pope John Paul II to help observe […]
April 3, 2020

Holy Week Masses online and Chrism Mass postponed

Holy Week Masses will all be online only this Easter because of Covid-19 restrictions and the Chrism Mass, when priests and people from across the Diocese […]
March 30, 2020

Your memories of Archbishop Peter Smith

Parishioners across the Diocese of East Anglia have sent in their memories and tributes to Archbishop Peter Smith, the former Bishop of East Anglia, whose funeral Mass […]
March 30, 2020

Chance for parishes to make online donations easy

Visitors to the Cathedral of St John the Baptist’s website can now make donations online and the opportunity to use the same system is open to […]
March 29, 2020

Videos as England rededicated as Dowry of Mary

England was rededicated as the Dowry of Mary on Sunday March 29 as an individual event taking place in thousands of homes up and down the […]
March 29, 2020

England to be rededicated as Dowry of Mary in homes

England will be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary on Sunday March 29 as an individual event taking place in thousands of homes up and down […]
March 29, 2020

Bishop Alan talks about England’s Rededication to Mary

Bishop Alan Hopes, talks about the Rededication of England as Mary’s Dowry, due to take place at Walsingham and across the country on Sunday March 29 […]
March 28, 2020

Social action steps that we can still take despite virus

Today was to have been the day that the Caritas Festival began its journey around the Diocese of East Anglia at St George’s in Norwich. Jacinta […]
March 28, 2020

Millions join Pope Francis in prayers for end to virus

Millions of people around the world joined Pope Francis yesterday (March 27) online, on television and radio, as he led prayers for an end of the […]
March 27, 2020

We must speak for the voiceless like Oscar Romero

The Third Principle of Catholic Social Teaching is the Preferential Option for the Poor writes Jacinta Goode – as demonstrated by Oscar Romero. On March 24, […]
March 26, 2020

Pope Francis to offer prayers in St Peter’s Square

In order to offer intercession and consolation during this exceptional time, the Holy Father will preside over a time of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in St […]
March 25, 2020

Maire was a wonderful doctor and heroic pro-lifer

The funeral of Dr ‌Margaret‌ ‌Mary‌ ‌(Maire)‌ ‌Heley, Life campaigner, founder member of the Guild of Our Lady of Ipswich and a parishioner at St Pancras […]
March 25, 2020

Bishop pays tribute to Canon Michael Hazell

Retired priest Canon Michael Hazell, who lived in Ipswich, has died after a long battle with cancer, Bishop Alan Hopes announced today (March 25). Writing to […]