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June 30, 2020

Celebrating seven years of the ministry of Pope Francis

The Margaret Beaufort Institute in Cambridge is putting on a series of online seminars to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. This […]
June 29, 2020

As churches re-open Rebecca tells us how to stay safe

The Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator Rebecca Bretherton has created a 15-minute zoom presentation on safety during the re-opening of churches in East Anglia. It is intended especially […]
June 20, 2020

‘Calm, measured and devout’ headteacher steps down

Imelda Cooper is retiring as Head of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Lowestoft after 19 years of service. Matt Huke Jenner, Chair of Governors, […]
June 6, 2020

Cambourne celebrates Pentecost with a Zoom party

Craft-making, music and drama added zest to an online Pentecost party at St John Fisher in Cambourne. Loretta Pack reports from the parish. At Pentecost we […]
June 5, 2020

Diocese appoints new Clergy Welfare Coordinator

The Diocese of East Anglia has appointed former advice worker Sarah Truman as the new Clergy Welfare Coordinator to support its clergy, particularly those who are […]
June 3, 2020

Lowestoft parish makes Pentecost a red balloon day

Fr Paul Chanh has been live streaming from Our Lady Star of the Sea in Lowestoft every day, but the Mass for Pentecost went to a whole […]
June 3, 2020

Sacred Heart Primary in Swaffham celebrates first year

Beginning life in the grounds of an existing school gave the new Sacred Heart VA Primary School fantastic facilities with which to launch on September 1, […]
June 2, 2020

Catholic Church offers free online safeguarding training

The Catholic Church has been working with EduCare to create an e-learning package that raises awareness about safeguarding. Rebecca Bretherton, Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator, reports. In our […]
June 1, 2020

A story of friendship with the people of Cambodia

A parishioner from St Mary’s in Ipswich has written a book about the friendship which has grown up with villages in Cambodia through the diocesan Building […]
May 28, 2020

Poringland parish live streams into local care home

The parish priest and Eucharistic ministers from Our Lady of the Annunciation in Poringland, Norfolk, have arranged for Sunday Mass to be live streamed into a […]
May 27, 2020

Stepping into a strange world: Fr James in lockdown

Fr James Walsh from North Walsham found lockdown like stepping into a parallel world. He describes below how he has reconnected with the living stones which […]
May 26, 2020

Pentecost conference goes online for all who thirst

The Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism in Brentwood is helping to organise an online ecumenical retreat, which is taking place over the Pentecost weekend. The theme […]
May 23, 2020

Notre Dame staff take on PPE production for NHS

Members of staff at Notre Dame High School have been busy producing PPE for the NHS and other frontline workers. Jane Buck, Head of Technology at […]
May 22, 2020

Bishop Alan to lead Pentecost Rosary Relay

Bishop Alan Hopes will lead priests and people across the Diocese of East Anglia in responding to a call from Pope Francis to pray the Rosary […]
May 22, 2020

Fr Karol live streams weekly Mass in Italian

Father Karol Porczak MS from St Peter and All Souls in Peterborough is now live streaming a Mass in Italian at 9.30am every Sunday and Holy […]