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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. […]
March 9, 2021

Hamish features on Radio 4 Sunday morning worship

Hamish MacQueen, Diocesan Director of Youth Services, featured recently on a Radio 4 Programme about a new community for young people at Ditchingam. Hamish read the […]
March 8, 2021

Cambridge enquirers prepare for Easter Rite of Election

The desire to learn about God has been the glue bonding an RCIA group at Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge. Mgr Eugène Harkness […]
March 5, 2021

Architect sets course to repair and enhance Cathedral

A team of craftsmen is busy at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, carrying out essential repairs. Suzi Pendlebury, the Cathedral Architect, reports. In our […]
March 4, 2021

Fr Paul offers company on your spiritual journey

Fr Paul Maddison, who recently returned to the Diocese, has set up an on-line service providing spiritual direction. Below he explains the opportunity. During the pandemic […]
March 3, 2021

St Felix’s School Haverhill joins CAFOD’s Walk for Water

  Home learners and pupils in class from St Felix’s School in Haverhill joined the CAFOD Walk for Water this Lent. Jane Crone from CAFOD in […]
March 2, 2021

Bishop Alan joins Europe-wide prayer for Covid victims

Bishop Alan joined bishops celebrating a chain of Masses across Europe during Lent to pray for the victims of the Covid pandemic. The bishops of England […]
March 2, 2021

Norwich parishioner to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for charity

Julia Hull from St George’s parish in Norwich will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in summer 2022 to raise money for charity. Julia Hull is […]
February 26, 2021

Fr Stefan and Fr Luke lead evenings of renewal for Lent

The Diocesan team for renewal in the Holy Spirit is organising two Zoom evenings this Lent, under the title of “Come and See”.  Philip Walters, Chair […]
February 24, 2021

Bishop Alan launches series of Lenten Station Masses

At the first of a series of Lenten Station Masses in Peterborough, Bishop Alan spoke of how the cross is a new beginning for each one […]