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September 22, 2020

600-year-old Psalm manuscript found at Oxburgh Hall

An archaeologist working alone through lockdown in the attic rooms of Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk has uncovered one of the largest underfloor archaeology hauls of its […]
September 21, 2020

Bishop Alan ordains Andrew Neate to the priesthood

As he ordained Andrew Neate to the priesthood on Saturday, Bishop Alan encouraged him to mould his life on the mystery of the Lord’s presence. Fr […]
September 18, 2020

Bishop welcomes return of East Anglia paper

In a message welcoming the return of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper to parishes, Bishop Alan Hopes issues a call to return to Mass in person. […]
September 18, 2020

Candidates advance on the road to the Diaconate

Bishop Alan recently celebrated Mass at Poringland for the three men in formation for the permanent diaconate. Professor John Morrill reports. One of the three men […]
September 16, 2020

Wisdom on how to evangelise in uncertain times

Michael Dopp from Canada and the U Evangelize Team are organising a free webinar to look at how we can share the Gospel as the world […]
September 12, 2020

Our Lady of Mount Carmel comes to Ipswich parish

A dusty unwanted statue in a garden centre has become the central feature of a Carmelite grotto. Fr Paul Vincent OCD from St Mark’s Ipswich tells […]
September 11, 2020

Lowestoft seeker after truth celebrates her find

From not knowing whether Jesus existed, Amy Beenham began a search which led her into the Catholic Church. Lucy Walker from Our Lady Star of the […]
September 10, 2020

Seminarians gather before academic year starts

Bishop Alan Hopes hosted Diocese of East Anglia seminarians at Our Lady of The Assumption and The English Martyrs, Cambridge, on August 31. Present for the […]
September 8, 2020

Fr John Warrington shares reflections on Covid-19

Fr John Warrington, who is taking up a position as Parish Priest at St Felix in Haverhill on October 19, has contributed to a book entitled […]
September 7, 2020

Diocese reduces expenditure as income falls

Faced with falling offertory income during the Covid-19 lockdown, the Diocese of East Anglia has looked to reduce its expenditure where appropriate, but rather than closing […]
September 4, 2020

Bishop gives parting tribute to Mgr John Armitage

At a farewell Mass at the National Shrine in Walsingham, Bishop Alan recounted the achievements of Mgr John Armitage over the last five years. His text […]
September 3, 2020

Diocesan priests on the move for a new season

As the autumn begins, Bishop Alan Hopes has announced a series of moves and new appointments of priests across the diocese. Andrew Neate, who has been […]
September 3, 2020

Lourdes pilgrims recall life-changing miracle moments

Fr Peter Wygnanski and Deacon John Morrill were among speakers who shared memories of miracle moments at Lourdes during a recent virtual pilgrimage. The virtual pilgrimage […]
September 2, 2020

Researcher seeks memories of Sue Ryder home

Desmond Crone of Suffolk Archives is researching the history of what is now Devonshire House in Cavendish, headquarters of the Sue Ryder Foundation from 1953 to […]
August 26, 2020

Top marks as Catholic schools rise to the challenge

Catholic schools in the diocese have overcome the odds this year to take some remarkable steps forward. Flavio Vettese, Deputy Director of the Diocesan Schools’ Service, […]