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December 1, 2020

Bishop Alan video marks the start of Advent

Bishop Alan Hopes has recorded a message for people across the Diocese of East Anglia to mark the start of Advent. Click here to view the […]
November 30, 2020

Diocese of East Anglia Yearbook and Calendar is out

The Diocese of East Anglia Yearbook and Calendar has been published and printed copies are available in all parishes now, priced just £2. The annual Yearbook […]
November 24, 2020

New youth chat show and Mass launched

The Ignite Youth Team have set up a virtual studio in Norwich and launched an online chat show and youth Mass. Ciaran Losasso reports. ‘Chat show host’ […]
November 20, 2020

Bishops accept IICSA abuse report recommendations

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a statement, following their plenary meeting, in which they accept the recommendations of the IICSA report on […]
November 19, 2020

Diocese makes good progress in its key aims says ARA

The Annual Report and Accounts of the Diocese of East Anglia have just been published online and show that, in 2019, it made good progress towards […]
November 11, 2020

Fr Sean and Dylan the dog are back with new podcast

Lockdown is back and so is the very popular Evening Prayer podcast by Fr Sean Connolly and his dog Dylan from St George’s in Norwich.   […]
November 10, 2020

Catholic Church welcomes IICSA report into abuse

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has welcomed the report, published today, from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, relating to the institutional response […]
November 6, 2020

Churches should be places of prayer during lockdown

As Parliament today passed national lockdown legislation including the prohibition of public worship, the Catholic Bishops of England expressed their misgivings but urged obedience to the […]
November 6, 2020

East Anglia 2021 liturgical calendar now online

The Diocese of East Anglia liturgical calendar for 2021 has just been published online and can be downloaded for free. Click here to download the 2021 […]
November 5, 2020

Italian welcome to Peterborough for Bishop Alan

Bishop Alan recently made a special visitation to the Italian community of the Working Sisters of Nazareth in between two Confirmations in the parishes of All […]
November 1, 2020

Bishops express concern over end of communal worship

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday evening of a second national lockdown in England, the Catholic Bishops Conference has expressed anguish at the cessation of […]
October 23, 2020

Treasurer convicted of stealing £222k from Cathedral

A former treasurer of St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich, has today (October 23) been sentenced at Norwich Crown Court to 27 months in jail […]
October 17, 2020

Seafarers charity needs East Anglia volunteers

Catholic seafarers charity Stella Maris is looking for volunteer parish representatives and ship visitors across the Diocese East Anglia, explains Port Chaplain Julian Wong. Stella Maris […]
October 6, 2020

40 children celebrate First Communion in King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn Parish celebrated first Holy Communions for 40 children over six separate Masses during the last two weekend in September, reports Fr Gordon Adam. The […]
October 5, 2020

Pope Francis issues Encyclical Letter: Fratelli Tutti

Fratelli tutti is the title Pope Francis has chosen for his encyclical letter dedicated to “human fraternity” and “social friendship”. He said: “I offer this social […]