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March 25, 2020

Pope Francis tells Catholics to confess directly to God

As lockdown prevents many Catholics from accessing the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Pope Francis has encouraged them to ask forgiveness from God directly. “This is the right […]
March 25, 2020

Parish stays united through its Facebook group

Fr Paul Chanh from Our Lady Star of the Sea Lowestoft has created a Facebook group to live stream Masses, music and prayers to his parishioners. […]
March 25, 2020

Bishop pays tribute to Canon Michael Hazell

Retired priest Canon Michael Hazell, who lived in Ipswich, has died after a long battle with cancer, Bishop Alan Hopes announced today (March 25). Writing to […]
March 25, 2020
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Safeguarding statement regarding Rev Michael Ryan

The Rev Michael Ryan, a priest of the Diocese of East Anglia, and parish priest of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter Catholic Church, […]
March 25, 2020

Catholic churches across East Anglia close doors

Following the Prime Minister’s historic announcement last night (March 23) strengthening restrictions in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19, all Catholic churches in East […]
March 24, 2020

Work goes on but Curia offices in Poringland are closed

The work of the Diocesan Curia is continuing, but the offices in Poringland will be closed from the afternoon of Tuesday March 24 until further notice, […]
March 24, 2020

Chaplains launch online activities for young people

As the UK goes into lockdown, the School Chaplains, the Diocesan Youth Team, the 17th Norwich Scouts and Jane Crone from CAFOD have united to launch […]
March 23, 2020

New Catholic school in Peterborough is named

Bishop Alan Hopes has announced that the new Catholic primary school due to open in Peterborough in September 2022, will be called St John Henry Newman […]
March 23, 2020

Walsingham shrine launches live streaming

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham has launched a new website and 24/7 live streaming service to keep Catholics connected to its cycle of […]
March 22, 2020

Bishop’s birthday, radio message, volunteer thank-you

Latest news includes Bishop Alan celebrating his 76th birthday and speaking on Radio Suffolk, and a thank-you event for volunteers at St John’s Cathedral. Bishop Alan, […]
March 21, 2020

CAFOD provides online Sunday liturgy for children

The CAFOD education team has put together an online children’s liturgy which families can use at home during the current crisis when public Masses are suspended. […]
March 21, 2020

Catholics gain free online access to Mass readings

The Catholic magazine Magnificat has responded to the current Coronoanvirus crisis by waiving the subscription to its online version. This means that the faithful can get […]
March 20, 2020

Two pilgrimages and Ignite Festival are cancelled

A number of high-profile events around the Diocese of East Anglia have been cancelled or postponed following the measures put in place on March 16 by […]
March 19, 2020

April edition of Catholic East Anglia is now live online

The April 2020 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains a tribute to Archbishop Peter Smith, news about the immediate […]
March 19, 2020

Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers a message of hope

Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers a message of hope with Jesus, in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as public acts of worship will cease in Catholic […]