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October 1, 2020

Tributes paid to inspirational charity co-founder

Tributes have been paid to Bob Maidment, the inspirational co-founder and treasurer of charity Support Cambodia, and a parishioner of Sacred Heart based in Aylsham. Bob, […]
September 29, 2020

Tribute to renowned East Anglian Catholic historian

Dr Francis Young pays tribute to renowned East Anglian Catholic historian Joy Rowe who died on September 7 at the age of 93. Joy was a […]
September 22, 2020

600-year-old Psalm manuscript found at Oxburgh Hall

An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk has uncovered one of the largest underfloor archaeology hauls of its […]
September 18, 2020

Bishop welcomes return of East Anglia paper

In a message welcoming the return of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper to parishes, Bishop Alan Hopes issues a call to return to Mass in person. […]
September 10, 2020

Seminarians gather before academic year starts

Bishop Alan Hopes hosted Diocese of East Anglia seminarians at Our Lady of The Assumption and The English Martyrs, Cambridge, on August 31. Present for the […]
September 7, 2020

Diocese reduces expenditure as income falls

Faced with falling offertory income during the Covid-19 lockdown, the Diocese of East Anglia has looked to reduce its expenditure where appropriate, but rather than closing […]
August 24, 2020

Fr Henry appointed chaplain for Latin Mass

At the invitation of Bishop Alan Hopes, Fr Henry Whisenant has taken up the role as chaplain for the celebration of the Mass and sacraments in […]
August 19, 2020

East Anglia pilgrimage to Lourdes goes online

The annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Catholic Association is set to take place again this coming week – but it will […]
August 19, 2020

Tributes paid to Norfolk deacon Ron O’Toole

North Norfolk Permanent Deacon Ron O’Toole, who had a great love of the Catholic faith,  died on August 11 at the age of 90. Fr James […]
August 18, 2020

Warm postcard welcome back to Mass in March

Postcard invitations for all the parishioners of Our Lady and Good Counsel and St Peter in March and Chatteris have been sent out to help encourage […]
August 17, 2020

Family trio baptised into Catholic Church in Huntington

More than three months after the Easter Vigil three catechumens from St Michael’s, Huntingdon, were finally baptised and welcomed into the Catholic Church, reports Fr Philip […]
August 14, 2020

Cycling Peterborough pilgrims raise cash for Macmillan

Parish priest Fr Seelan and a small group of parishioners from Sacred Heart and St Oswald in Peterborough are cycling the 75 miles from the church […]
August 7, 2020

Review set for Walsingham Shrine development plans

Plans for a major re-development of the Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham in North Norfolk are to be reviewed after concerns were raised about its effect […]
July 20, 2020

Quartet of ordinations set for Diocese of East Anglia

Seminarian Peter Wygnanski will be ordained as a priest in the Diocese of East Anglia on Saturday July 25 at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, the […]
July 10, 2020

Seafarers are unsung heroes of the global economy

Julian Wong, who has recently been appointed as the Stella Maris port chaplain for Felixstowe and the Haven ports, writes about Sea Sunday. July 12 would […]