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Bishop Peter leads Lent Station Masses across Diocese

Bishop Peter Collins has led Lenten Station Masses across the Diocese of East Anglia including in Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn.

On March 7, St Mary’s Church in Great Yarmouth was the setting for a very well-attended Lenten Station Mass by parishioners from all across the Coastal Deanery. The Mass, led by Bishop Peter Collins, was his inaugural Mass at the church.

Following the Mass, a substantial buffet and soup was on offer in the church hall. St Mary’s extends heartfelt thanks to Bishop Peter and all those who attended.

The Lenten season continues with the next Lenten Station Mass to take place at Our Lady and the English Martyrs in the Cambridge Deanery on March 14. Parishioners from the deanery and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend.

Pictured above is Bishop Peter with Clergy and servers at the Station Mass, St Mary’s.

A large number of parishioners gathered at the Church of Holy Family in King’s Lynn on February 27 to give a warm welcome to Bishop Peter, for his first visit, after he inadvertently missed last year’s Lenten Mass.

Pauline McSherry said: “The prayerful assembly began with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and time for Confessions, an hour of peace, prayer and holy quiet before Mass. That hour was indeed holy, silent prayer pervaded.

“Bishop Peter was the main celebrant and with him were 12 priests, two deacons and altar servers. In his opening words Bishop Peter made amusing reference to the Station Mass of 2023 when he lost his way. An inspiring sermon followed.

“In the Narthex we gathered as one joyful family. No strangers here, only friends together. It was such a joy, a real delight to have time to talk to so many church companions. I hope Bishop Peter had time for a bite of supper. Chat and cameras never ceased. Thank you to all who made our Station Mass such a memorable gathering.“

Pictured below are King’s Lynn parishioners with Bishop Peter at the Lenten Station Mass.