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Busy time for Bishop Peter and a new president

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a busy time for Bishop Peter Collins – co-celebrating at an episcopal ordination, a Mass in Ely Cathedral and his own special birthday – as well as a new Catenian president.

On Saturday May 11, Dames and Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem gathered at the historic Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Ely, Cambs (pictured above) for the annual Mass of the Eastern Section of the Lieutenancy of England and Wales. The celebrant was Rt Rev Peter Collins, KC*HS, Bishop of East Anglia, who is pictured with participants at the Mass 

Amongst the participants were a number of Irish members of the Equestrian Order, a charitable organisation which provides financial and Humanitarian Aid to Christians in the Holy Land.

Bishop Bosco MacDonald was ordained the Tenth Bishop of Clifton at Clifton Cathedral on Wednesday May 8 and Bishop Peter Collins was one of two co-consecrating bishops.

A packed Cathedral welcomed the new Bishop, along with his family and almost all the Clifton diocesan priests and deacons, and bishops from England and Wales.

Archbishop Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham and Metropolitan Principal was the Consecrating Bishop, with Bishop Declan and Bishop Peter, as Co-consecrating Bishops.

Also present were His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, His Eminence Cardinal Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and His Excellency Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendìa, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.

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Pictured is Bishop Peter Collins (right) at the ordination of Bishop Bosco MacDonald. Picture by Mazur/CBCEW.

The  appointment of Richard McGreevy as president of Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association coincided with his appearance as Cord Elam in Oklahoma at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich in May. A healthy contingent of the Circle’s members plus wives attended the event’s matinee performance on Saturday May 11.

Bishop Peter Collins yesterday celebrated his 66th birthday and officially reaching his State Pension age. He was joined by members of the diocesan Curia and Ignite Youth Team to mark the occasion with a home-made cake at the White House in Poringland.