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April 6, 2019

CAFOD young leader takes up challenge in Cambourne

Anastasia Ward, a CAFOD sixth form Young Leader from St Mary’s School Cambridge has taken up the challenge of leading a First Holy Communion group session […]
April 5, 2019

Peterborough high school celebrates 60th anniversary

St John Fisher Catholic High School in Peterborough has celebrated its 60th anniversary, and marked the retirement of its headteacher, with a special Mass. The Mass […]
April 5, 2019

Special reunion as Bishop visit James Paget Hospital

Bishop Alan Hopes visited the James Paget hospital in Gorleston on April 2 and for one member of staff there was the opportunity for a very […]
April 4, 2019

Ely priest celebrates a golden 50 years of ministry

Ely priest Fr Anthony Shryane celebrated 50 years of ministry as a priest with a Mass on Saturday, March 2, at St Etheldreda church, reports Mary […]
April 2, 2019

Making the stranger welcome at your church

Are you prepared to welcome the stranger asks Rebecca Bretherton, who gives some ideas on how to go about doing it. Last summer a young student […]
March 27, 2019

First chance to read the April Catholic East Anglia paper

The April 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of a record number of young East Anglian Catholics […]
March 26, 2019

New Yorkers are happy to wear outward signs of faith

American Catholics are unafraid to wear their Ash Wednesday crosses as an outward sign of faith, as Bungay parishioner Pio Altarelli discovered on a recent visit […]
March 25, 2019

Catholics urged to support Cyclone Idai aid appeal

Catholics across East Anglia are being asked to support an emergency joint CAFOD and Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for victims of the recent Cyclone Idai […]
March 23, 2019

A long but rewarding mission journey to Cambodia

A cold early morning in January saw a clutch of Bury St Edmund’s parishioners begin their long journey to Cambodia to visit their twinned St John’s […]
March 20, 2019

Ecumenical walk, church anniversary and Catenian dinner

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an ecumenical walk, a church 60th anniversary and a Catenian dinner. Acle showed its ecumenical credentials […]
March 18, 2019

Former Anglican vicar is ordained as Catholic priest

Australian former Anglican vicar, Dcn Sam Randall, was ordained to the Catholic priesthood by Bishop Alan Hopes at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in […]
March 18, 2019

Bishop Alan celebrates his 75th birthday in Norwich

Bishop Alan Hopes marked his 75th birthday yesterday when parishioners of St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich gathered in the Narthex after the Solemn Mass […]
March 15, 2019

Ipswich priest Sam is honoured on his 80th birthday

Fr Francis (Sam) Leeder was presented with a letter from Bishop Alan and more than £1,000 to celebrate his 80th birthday after parishioners at St Pancras […]
March 14, 2019

Bishop expresses sorrow as priest is jailed for abuse

Fr Francis McDermott, a retired priest from the Diocese of Northampton, who was found guilty of abusing six children during the 1970s in London, High Wycombe […]
March 13, 2019

Matthew takes over in diocesan chief financial role

Matthew Fernandez-Graham has been appointed as Director of Finance and Resources for the Diocese following John Pitt’s retirement after 12 years. Matthew first moved to the […]