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March 23, 2019

A long but rewarding mission journey to Cambodia

A cold early morning in January saw a clutch of Bury St Edmund’s parishioners begin their long journey to Cambodia to visit their twinned St John’s […]
March 20, 2019

Ecumenical walk, church anniversary and Catenian dinner

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an ecumenical walk, a church 60th anniversary and a Catenian dinner. Acle showed its ecumenical credentials […]
March 18, 2019

Former Anglican vicar is ordained as Catholic priest

Australian former Anglican vicar, Dcn Sam Randall, was ordained to the Catholic priesthood by Bishop Alan Hopes at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in […]
March 18, 2019

Bishop Alan celebrates his 75th birthday in Norwich

Bishop Alan Hopes marked his 75th birthday yesterday when parishioners of St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich gathered in the Narthex after the Solemn Mass […]
March 15, 2019

Ipswich priest Sam is honoured on his 80th birthday

Fr Francis (Sam) Leeder was presented with a letter from Bishop Alan and more than £1,000 to celebrate his 80th birthday after parishioners at St Pancras […]
March 14, 2019

Bishop expresses sorrow as priest is jailed for abuse

Fr Francis McDermott, a retired priest from the Diocese of Northampton, who was found guilty of abusing six children during the 1970s in London, High Wycombe […]
March 13, 2019

Matthew takes over in diocesan chief financial role

Matthew Fernandez-Graham has been appointed as Director of Finance and Resources for the Diocese following John Pitt’s retirement after 12 years. Matthew first moved to the […]
March 13, 2019

John retires after 12 years in diocese chief finance role

After 12 years with the Diocese of East Anglia, Lt Col John Pitt has retired as Diocesan Financial Secretary. John has had a varied career as […]
March 12, 2019

Tributes paid after Fr David Hennessy dies peacefully

Fr David Hennessy, a former parish priest in Felixstowe and ex-headmaster of St Joseph’s College in Ipswich, has died peacefully after a long illness. Bishop Alan […]
March 12, 2019

Lenten appeal details and talk on Norwich charity

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a diocesan Lenten appeal and a talk about a Norwich charity working with the vulnerable. Lenten […]
March 11, 2019

Over 60 people welcomed at Church’s Rite of Election

Over 60 people seeking to become members of the Catholic Church were personally greeted by Bishop Alan Hopes at the Rite of Election service at St […]
March 11, 2019

Strong support for new Primary School in Swaffham

Following strong public support for a new Catholic primary school in Swaffham, the Diocese of East Anglia has decided to proceed with its recent proposal to […]
March 9, 2019

Bishop Alan addresses abuse revelations in the Church

In his pastoral letter for the first Sunday in Lent (March 10) Bishop Alan Hopes addresses the recent revelations about abuse in the Catholic Church. Dear […]
March 8, 2019

Lent Week 1 – Examen

In the first of the Ignite Team’s weekly Lent blog posts, we look at one way of taking Jesus’ call to repent seriously: the Examen. Today […]
March 7, 2019

East Anglia schools painting competition winners named

Children from two East Anglia Catholic schools have received certificates and prizes from the recent Knights of St Columba Nativity Painting Competition. Winners from St Mary’s […]