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April 4, 2021

Bishop Alan baptises new members at Easter Vigil

Five Catechumens and two Candidates became full members of the Church as Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated the Easter Vigil at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich. In […]
March 31, 2021

Bishop Alan blesses the oils at cathedral Chrism Mass

As Bishop Alan Hopes blessed the sacred oils at the Chrism Mass at St John’s Cathedral, he spoke of how they were a powerful sign of […]
March 30, 2021

Ignite to lead Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

Members of the Ignite Team and Ignite Lite will be leading the Stations of the Cross as a special ‘First Fridays’ YouTube event for young people […]
March 30, 2021

Webinars of Trussell Trust, Stella Maris, Catholic Voices

The Trussell Trust, which runs the Foodbank network, will be hosting an online breakfast event for church leaders on Wednesday April 28. Many Catholic parishes are […]
March 29, 2021

Duckett Library reopens with range of religious books

The Duckett Library at St John’s Cathedral will be re-opening after the 10am Mass on Tuesday April 13, and is looking for new volunteers. The library’s […]
March 26, 2021

Bishop Alan to lead Easter celebrations at Cathedral

St John the Baptist Cathedral is making arrangements for everyone to be able to join Easter celebrations led by Bishop Alan, either in person via a […]
March 25, 2021

Sarah speaks of family life on popular YouTube channel

  Sarah Ward, pro-life representative on the Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Commission, has featured on a popular YouTube channel called One of Nine. The channel […]
March 24, 2021

Fr Paul Spellman walks half a million steps for charity

Fr Paul Spellman, from St Mary’s in Ipswich, has taken on the challenge of walking 500,000 steps or more during Lent for Aid to the Church […]
March 23, 2021

Adoration across Diocese marks lockdown anniversary

Parishes across the Diocese have responded to an appeal from Cardinal Vincent Nichols to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament as part of day of […]
March 23, 2021

Fr Alban appointed as Cambridge University Chaplain

Fr Alban Hood from Douai Abbey has been appointed as the new chaplain at Fisher House, the University Chaplaincy in Cambridge. “I know that Fr Alban […]
March 22, 2021

East Anglian poet and priest gives title to exhibition

The poet Robert Southwell, who was born just outside Norwich, has provided the title for an online exhibition recalling the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. […]
March 20, 2021

Bishop Alan blesses icon to launch Year of the Family

  Bishop Alan has celebrated a Mass and blessed an icon to inaugurate the Year of the Family, which began on March 19. The icon of […]
March 18, 2021

Hamish gets the band back together for a new album

Twenty-five years ago, Hamish MacQueen, Director of the Diocesan Youth Service, founded a full-time Catholic rock band called Revelation. They have just released a new album. […]
March 17, 2021

Cardinal Nichols joins readings for East Anglian martyr

John Bradburne, the Norfolk schoolboy who became a Franciscan missionary and martyr, is having his centenary marked this year with 100 days of readings of his […]
March 10, 2021

Sisters in Walsingham relaunch retreat programme

The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham will be running a series of online retreats, and then gradually opening for visitors as the year goes on. […]