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Please send news articles and pictures for the diocesan newspaper and website to editor Keitha Morris at keith.morris@rcdea.org.uk

November 12, 2020

Walsingham Shrine’s Rector lets us get to know him

Seven weeks after his induction as Rector of the National Shrine at Walsingham, Mgr Philip Moger agreed to an interview, to help people in the diocese […]
November 11, 2020

St Mary’s Thetford remembers those fallen in conflict

St Mary’s in Thetford celebrated Remembrance Sunday by laying a wreath for those who had made the ultimate sacrifice in conflict.  Due to the ongoing situation […]
November 10, 2020

Author Fr Anthony turns his craft to medieval history

Fr Anthony Foreman, a retired diocesan priest, has published a book on the intriguing medieval history of Lidgate, the Suffolk village where he lives. Lidgate, a […]
November 9, 2020

Ipswich children dress as heroes to celebrate All Saints

St Pancras Catholic Primary School in Ipswich celebrated All Saints with a special dressing up day, inviting children to come in as Saints and as their personal heroes.  […]
November 7, 2020

How to put your faith into action during lockdown

Churches may be closed, but CAFOD offers ways of putting your faith into action during lockdown. Jane Crone from CAFOD in East Anglia shares three ideas […]
November 6, 2020

Fr Paul Vincent graduates from University of London

Fr Paul Vincent OCD from St Mark’s Ipswich recently completed a Masters Degree at Birkbeck College in the University of London. He shares below some of […]
November 6, 2020

Knights of St Columba award prizes to winning artists

The prizegiving by the Knights of St Columba for their Nativity and Easter Scene Competitions, which was delayed by the pandemic, has finally taken place.  The […]
November 3, 2020

Bishop delivers birthday gift to Fr Padraig Hawkins

For his fortieth birthday, Bishop Alan presented Fr Padraig Hawkins, his private secretary, with a gift from Fr Seelan and the parishioners of Sacred heart and St Oswald’s Peterborough. […]
November 2, 2020

Breathtaking beauty as Our Lady visits in Peterborough

Three young people from Sacred Heart and St Oswald parish in Peterborough were touched deeply when Fr Arockiya Seelan brought a statue of Our Lady of […]
October 30, 2020

Historic England awards grants to repair churches

Three churches in the Diocese of East Anglia have received a total of nearly £600,000 for urgent repairs out of £3m awarded to Catholic churches in […]
October 30, 2020

Primary RE leaders gather for support and inspiration

Primary RE Leaders from the diocese recently gathered online for two morning Zoom meetings. Jan Southgate and Margaret Stewart report. The Religious Education (RE) leaders of […]
October 30, 2020

Margaret Mary becomes regular guest on Radio Maria

Margaret Mary McFadyen, Spirituality Representative for the Diocese, has started sharing reflections on Radio Maria England. She explains how it came about. Some of you may […]
October 29, 2020

Mgr Tony plants oaks for the Season of Creation

As part of CAFOD’s Season of Creation celebration, Mgr Tony Rogers from the parishes of Aldeburgh and Leiston has helped to plant 120 oak trees. The […]
October 29, 2020

Learn how to become a Sight Loss Friendly Church

The Christian charity Torch Trust is running a series of free Zoom meetings explaining how parishes can become accessible for people with sight loss. Torch Trust […]
October 26, 2020

Fresh Bible study resources from The God who Speaks

The God Who Speaks initiative, which encourages Catholics to study the Bible, continues to be active and to produce new material. Jean M Johnson, Suffolk Champion […]