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July 30, 2020

Bishop Alan ordains Jacob Cheriyan to the diaconate

Jacob Cheriyan from Sacred Heart and St Oswald in Peterborough joined the ranks of East Anglia’s deacons when he was ordained at St John’s Cathedral on […]
July 25, 2020

Bishop Alan ordains Peter Wygnański to the priesthood

Peter Wygnański arrived at the end of his seminary journey on July 25 as Bishop Alan Hopes ordained him to the priesthood at the Cathedral of […]
July 24, 2020

Bringing our loved ones as jewels into God’s presence

As public worship resumes, Fr Sean Connolly from St George’s in Norwich reflects on how we can be in God’s presence for our family and friends. […]
July 20, 2020

Spiritual director Dr McFadyen grows a sunflower blog

Dr Margaret-Mary McFadyen, the diocesan representative to the Bishops Conference Spirituality Committee, is developing a blog to encourage people on their spiritual journey. She has named […]
July 18, 2020

CYMFed hosts online series of youth ministry talks

CYMFed, the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales, is hosting a series of online talks for the youth ministry community featuring expert speakers from […]
July 17, 2020

St John’s Cathedral hosts first wedding since lockdown

The first wedding to be held at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich since lockdown was “a lovely occasion” according to the Dean, […]
July 16, 2020

A tribute to Cambridge professor Nicholas Lash

Nicholas Lash, a prominent Catholic professor of theology at Cambridge University, died on July 11. Here Mgr Mark Langham, chaplain at Fisher House in Cambridge, remembers […]
July 15, 2020

Commemorating East Anglia’s priest of the plague

The latest edition of the newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, Orientale Lumen, contains stories about recent discoveries relating to the history of Catholicism in East […]
July 14, 2020

Mass among the roses as March parish goes open-air

Fr Paul Spellman from March in Cambridgeshire has opened up the presbytery garden to include as many parishioners as possible in the Sunday Mass. Rebecca Bretherton […]
July 10, 2020

Applause as Suffolk churches re-open for worship

Fr David Bagstaff from Bury St Edmunds has spoken to BBC Radio Suffolk about the enthusiasm with which Catholics in Suffolk have returned to collective worship. Fr […]
July 9, 2020

Beautiful gifts on sale at Clare Priory’s virtual craft fair

After having to postpone its annual craft fair because of Covid-19 restrictions, the parish at Clare Priory came up with the idea of a virtual fair. […]
July 6, 2020

Fr Luke celebrates 10th anniversary with Papal blessing

Fr Luke Goymour, parish priest of Brandon and Mildenhall, is about to celebrate 10 years as a priest of the Diocese of East Anglia.  It was […]
July 3, 2020

Norwich cathedral dean welcomes back public Masses

The Dean of St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich, Canon David Paul, has welcomed the return to collective worship and public Mass from this weekend […]
July 3, 2020

Fr Seelan gives drive-through blessing in Peterborough

More than 70 carloads of parishioners from Sacred Heart and St Oswald took advantage of the opportunity for a drive-through blessing on the eve of Corpus […]
July 2, 2020

You can’t lock a good CAFOD group down says Jane  

After their summer parish lunch was cancelled because of Covid-19, the CAFOD group from St George’s parish in Norwich cooked up the idea of a takeaway. […]