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July 13, 2021

Downside monks to leave Bungay after 350 years

More than 350 years of Benedictine association with the parish of Bungay in Suffolk will come to an end this summer. Mary Kirk reports. The Abbot […]
July 12, 2021

Bishop Alan presents certificates to new Catechists

At a special Mass for diocesan Catechists at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, Bishop Alan Hopes spoke of the courage required to pass on the faith. […]
July 8, 2021

St George’s CAFOD group drink coffee to create peace

The CAFOD group at St George’s in Norwich recently enjoyed a summer coffee morning to raise money for a peace-building project in Colombia. The event took […]
July 7, 2021

Despite Covid, singing thrives at St John’s Cathedral

In spite of government restrictions on singing in church, Daniel Justin from St John’s Cathedral has been imaginatively keeping music alive. “The topic of singing has […]
July 6, 2021

Fr Henry invites men to a life of prayer and virtue

Twenty-six men from across the diocese and beyond joined Fr Henry Whisenant for a men’s retreat at Walsingham on Saturday. They were drawn from a variety […]
July 1, 2021

Chaplain organises shopping for stranded seafarers

With seafarers stranded on board and unable to come ashore due to Covid, the role of a port chaplain has become more vital than ever. Julian […]
June 30, 2021

Tony takes on provincial role for Catenian Association

Tony Baker from Norwich has been appointed provincial president of the Catenian Association, covering an area which stretches from London to King’s Lynn. Tony and his […]
June 29, 2021

Newman conversations tackle education in Scotland

Catholic education in Scotland will form the subject of the second in the series of Newman conversations. Archbishop Leo Cushley (St Andrews and Edinburgh) will be joining Professor […]
June 28, 2021

Stoneworkers restore Sudbury tower to first splendour

Skilled tradesmen have carried out a fine restoration of the Victorian tower of Our Lady and St John in Sudbury. Michael Evans reports. A quinquennial review […]
June 18, 2021

Flavio steps up communication of Catholic Trust

After Flavio Vettese’s appointment as Interim Chief Executive Officer, the Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Trust has released its first newsletter. Flavio will be well known […]
June 15, 2021

Papal decoration places the accent on Christian unity

Bishop Alan Hopes has invested Priscilla Barlow as Dame of the Order of St Gregory for her services to Christian unity. Laurette Burton reports. The presentation […]
June 14, 2021

Eloise takes up new role to preserve historic buildings

Eloise Limmer has been appointed as Historic Churches Support Officer, a new role within the diocese supported by Historic England. This is a three-year, part-time post […]
June 11, 2021

A diamond wedding after catching the wrong bus

Fr David Finegan from St Etheldreda in Ely presented Rodger and Terry Germany with a papal blessing on their diamond wedding anniversary. The occasion had been […]
June 10, 2021

Bringing together the streams of Charismatic Renewal

Philip Walters has been appointed as the leader of the new CHARIS team in the diocese for Charismatic Renewal. He explains the background. Pope Francis refers […]
June 9, 2021

Fr Henry to lead Walsingham retreat for Catholic men

The Marriage and Family Life Commission is putting on a retreat day at Walsingham for Catholic Men entitled ‘a life of prayer and virtue’. Fr Henry […]