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February 17, 2024

SVP in East Anglia celebrates its 90th anniversary

International Christian voluntary network, the St Vincent de Paul Society is marking the 180th anniversary of its founding in London and 90 years of work in East […]
October 18, 2023

Norfolk churches urged to join shoebox project

Churches and families across Norfolk are being urged to pack shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for needy children across the world in partnership with Operation Christmas Child. […]
October 13, 2023

East Anglia school staff to run marathon for Cafod

Four staff members from two Diocese of East Anglia schools are set to run the London Marathon in April 2024 for Cafod and are asking for […]
October 12, 2023

East Anglia SVP festival: growth and community

East Anglia SVP hosted Festival Days in Norwich and Newmarket on September 30 and October 1, focusing on the organisation’s growth, spirituality, and community outreach. Joan […]
October 7, 2023

82-year-old Cambridge priest to walk 82km for charity

Cambridge priest Fr Colin Carr OP, marking his 82nd birthday, will embark on an 82-km sponsored walk to raise crucial funds for Zimbabwe’s Mutemwa Leprosy Care […]
October 3, 2023

Cardinal urges support for Prisoners’ Sunday

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of Pact, urges public support for Prisoners’ Sunday on October 8. The national Catholic charity aids prisoners and their families, irrespective of […]
September 16, 2023

Margaret Clark to speak at Caritas Festival

Margaret Clark, a seasoned leader in global management, who will be speaking at the Caritas Festival in Cambridge, has been spearheading efforts for workplace equity and […]
September 8, 2023

Emmaus founder to speak at Caritas in Cambridge

Caritas East Anglia will stage its first-ever Caritas Festival in Cambridge on November 4 at St Laurence’s Church, where there will be stalls and the chance […]
September 5, 2023

Catholic Chinese seafarer visits Felixstowe church

Chinese seafarers docking in Felixstowe found spiritual comfort thousands of miles from home, as Port chaplain Julian Wong, representing Stella Maris charity, led crew members to […]
August 25, 2023

Norfolk churches urged to join shoebox project

A Norwich Catholic parishioner is helping more churches across Norfolk to engage with the Operation Christmas Child campaign, run by international relief organisation Samaritan’s Purse, and […]
August 17, 2023

Asylum seekers visit special Wisbech gardens

Wisbech Catholic parishioner Sean Finlay and friends have shown the gardens at Peckover House in Wisbech to asylum seekers living in the town’s historic Rose and […]
August 3, 2023

Bishop announces East Anglian Caritas festivals

A series of Caritas festivals across the Diocese of East Anglia, starting this November, has been announced by Bishop Peter Collins as a celebration of love […]
July 25, 2023

St Francis exhibition and honours for loyal volunteers

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an exhibition of St Francis,  a long-service award and a honour for a charity representative. A […]
July 17, 2023

Accident halts Thetford pilgrim’s cycle ride to Lourdes

Thetford Catholic parishioner Simon John’s bid to cycle the 1371 kms between the Marian shrines of Walsingham and Lourdes in France to raise awareness of modern […]
July 5, 2023

Bertie is a big hit with Yarmouth hospital patients

Bertie, the newest member of St Mary’s Great Yarmouth Saint Vincent De Paul (SVP) conference, has proved a big hit with hospital patients, young and old […]