Marriage and Family Life

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Please send news articles and pictures for the diocesan newspaper and website to editor Keitha Morris at keith.morris@rcdea.org.uk

September 12, 2021

Couples with miscarriages or infertility are not alone

Bishop Alan Hopes plans to celebrate two special Masses this autumn to support couples affected by miscarriage or infertility. Dr Jess Beckett reports. The two Masses […]
August 4, 2021

Couples share the keys to a long and happy marriage

Couples celebrating anniversaries after being married for many years recently took part in a Mass organised by the Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Commission. Bishop Alan […]
August 2, 2021

Couples for Christ launches a group in Peterborough

Jolanta Mokrzycka from St Luke’s in Peterborough has launched a branch of Couples for Christ in the city. Here she explains how it came about. Couples […]
July 6, 2021

Fr Henry invites men to a life of prayer and virtue

Twenty-six men from across the diocese and beyond joined Fr Henry Whisenant for a men’s retreat at Walsingham on Saturday. They were drawn from a variety […]
June 9, 2021

Fr Henry to lead Walsingham retreat for Catholic men

The Marriage and Family Life Commission is putting on a retreat day at Walsingham for Catholic Men entitled ‘a life of prayer and virtue’. Fr Henry […]
May 25, 2021

Sarah to represent diocese at March for Life online

Sarah Ward, pro-life representative on the Marriage and Family Commission, will be representing the diocese at an online March for Life. She will be taking part […]
May 5, 2021

Retrouvaille marriage charity organises online course

The Catholic marriage charity Retrouvaille is putting on an online weekend for couples experiencing difficulties from July 1 to 4. Clive and Kathy Jones from Retrouvaille […]
April 22, 2021

Newmarket couple write of most enriching experience

In the Year of the Family, Newmarket parishioner couple, Juliet and Richard Burnford, write about the most enriching experience of their life together – the Cana […]
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 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 […]
February 17, 2021

Catholic course offers hope to troubled marriages

The Catholic charity Retrouvaille is offering an online course this month to help couples who are struggling in their marriage. Rachael Beale reports. Marriage difficulty and […]
October 18, 2020

A new opportunity to use the gift of listening

The diocese is launching a new lay ministry to provide listening and prayer for those who are troubled. Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson from the Marriage and […]
October 13, 2020

Jess offers invitation to see fertility as a gift from God

Jess Beckett, the new Fertility Awareness Methods Co-ordinator for the Diocese, is inviting people to connect and contribute to her work. Jess also works part-time as […]
October 31, 2019

Teachers take fresh look at Humanae Vitae

Teachers, priests and religious from around the diocese met recently at Newmarket to study the Church’s teaching on marriage and family life. Fr Paul Grogan of […]
June 12, 2019

Marriage and family life is celebrated at Mass in Norwich

Around 300 people attended the annual Marriage and Family Life Mass on Saturday June 8 at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich to celebrate the joy of […]