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March 25, 2020
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Safeguarding statement regarding Rev Michael Ryan

The Rev Michael Ryan, a priest of the Diocese of East Anglia, and parish priest of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter Catholic Church, […]
March 25, 2020

Catholic churches across East Anglia close doors

Following the Prime Minister’s historic announcement last night (March 23) strengthening restrictions in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19, all Catholic churches in East […]
March 24, 2020

Work goes on but Curia offices in Poringland are closed

The work of the Diocesan Curia is continuing, but the offices in Poringland will be closed from the afternoon of Tuesday March 24 until further notice, […]
March 23, 2020

New Catholic school in Peterborough is named

Bishop Alan Hopes has announced that the new Catholic primary school due to open in Peterborough in September 2022, will be called St John Henry Newman […]
March 22, 2020

Bishop’s birthday, radio message, volunteer thank-you

Latest news includes Bishop Alan celebrating his 76th birthday and speaking on Radio Suffolk, and a thank-you event for volunteers at St John’s Cathedral. Bishop Alan, […]
March 20, 2020

Two pilgrimages and Ignite Festival are cancelled

A number of high-profile events around the Diocese of East Anglia have been cancelled or postponed following the measures put in place on March 16 by […]
March 19, 2020

April edition of Catholic East Anglia is now live online

The April 2020 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains a tribute to Archbishop Peter Smith, news about the immediate […]
March 19, 2020

Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers a message of hope

Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers a message of hope with Jesus, in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as public acts of worship will cease in Catholic […]
March 18, 2020

Public acts of worship to stop in Catholic churches

A letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, on behalf of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, was issued today, stopping […]
March 14, 2020

Updated Coronavirus guidelines from the CBCEW

In light of the fast-evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has published updated guidelines and useful information for parishes. […]
March 14, 2020

Bishop Alan joins call for rededication of our country

In his pastoral letter for the third Sunday in Lent, Bishop Alan Hopes writes about Mary as the church’s spiritual mother and the opportunity to rededicate […]
March 13, 2020

Churches in Ipswich enjoy the Bible in music and art

Churches Together in Ipswich gathered for an event called “Enjoy the Bible – Sensing the Sacred Through Music and Art” on Saturday March 7, as part of […]
March 12, 2020

Fr Sandro talks about Ethiopian mission role

Our Lady of Lourdes, Sawston and St John Fisher Cambourne welcomed back Fr Sandro Barbieri, who had spent several months with the parish studying English a […]
March 11, 2020

An extraordinary two weeks on Jamaica mission

Wells-next-the-Sea parishioner Prisca Hastings has recently returned from the most extraordinary two weeks of her life, volunteering with the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica. Prisca […]
March 11, 2020

Fr William was a greatly-loved and respected priest

Fr William Wells (29 May 1929 – 21 February 2020) had a very unusual and wide-ranging ministry. Fr Michael Rear pays tribute. Born into an Australian […]