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July 3, 2020

Norwich cathedral dean welcomes back public Masses

The Dean of St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich, Canon David Paul, has welcomed the return to collective worship and public Mass from this weekend […]
July 3, 2020

Fr Seelan gives drive-through blessing in Peterborough

More than 70 carloads of parishioners from Sacred Heart and St Oswald took advantage of the opportunity for a drive-through blessing on the eve of Corpus […]
July 2, 2020

You can’t lock a good CAFOD group down says Jane  

After their summer parish lunch was cancelled because of Covid-19, the CAFOD group from St George’s parish in Norwich cooked up the idea of a takeaway. […]
July 1, 2020

Peter has his final word – live the love of Jesus

In a final column, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge, who died last week, says that Jesus calls us to live His love in the dirty world […]
July 1, 2020

Archbishops welcome re-opening of places of worship

The Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England have issued a statement regarding the resumption of collective worship in England from July 4. Dear Brothers […]
June 30, 2020

Celebrating seven years of the ministry of Pope Francis

The Margaret Beaufort Institute in Cambridge is putting on a series of online seminars to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. This […]
June 29, 2020

As churches re-open Rebecca tells us how to stay safe

The Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator Rebecca Bretherton has created a 15-minute zoom presentation on safety during the re-opening of churches in East Anglia. It is intended especially […]
June 27, 2020

Cambridge church ahead of game with live-streaming

St Laurence’s in Cambridge was well ahead of the game and began live-streaming Masses a whole year before lockdown began. One of the system’s creators, Sean […]
June 26, 2020

East Anglia paddle to raise funds for leprosy centre

A sponsored paddle to raise funds for a leprosy centre in Zimbabwe with links to a Norfolk Franciscan missionary is set to take place during July. […]
June 25, 2020

Bishop Alan praises actions of front-line workers

Actions speak louder than words was the message of Bishop Alan Hopes as he celebrated a Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich tonight (June 25), […]
June 25, 2020

East Anglia Catholic churches open for private prayer

Around 60 Catholic churches across the Diocese of East Anglia have re-opened their doors for private prayer in a move welcomed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and […]
June 24, 2020

The “fear factor” in reopening of churches and schools

South Norfolk spiritual director and school teacher Dr Margaret Mary McFadyen reflects on the re-opening of churches for private prayer. I found myself feeling quite emotional […]
June 24, 2020

Tributes paid to Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge

Deacon Peter Coates, from Woodbridge, has died, aged 80, after a long illness. Fr Edmund Eggleston pays tribute. Peter Coates was born during the Second World […]
June 24, 2020

Cardinal welcomes resumption of collective worship

The announcement that collective acts of worship in churches can resume from July 4 has been welcomed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ […]
June 23, 2020

East Anglia’s Michael is ordained a Deacon in Rome

Seminarian Michael Smith was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of East Anglia at an Ordination Mass that took place at the Beda College in Rome […]