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March 11, 2020

An extraordinary two weeks on Jamaica mission

Wells-next-the-Sea parishioner Prisca Hastings has recently returned from the most extraordinary two weeks of her life, volunteering with the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica. Prisca […]
March 11, 2020

Fr William was a greatly-loved and respected priest

Fr William Wells (29 May 1929 – 21 February 2020) had a very unusual and wide-ranging ministry. Fr Michael Rear pays tribute. Born into an Australian […]
March 10, 2020

Suffolk monasticism book marks abbey millennium

To mark the millennium of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds in 2020, Catholic historian Dr Francis Young has written a new book that looks at […]
March 10, 2020

Coastal youth faith clubs celebrate first anniversary

Children from St Mary’s Great Yarmouth and St Peter’s Gorleston Faith Club helped celebrate its first anniversary on February 9 and 16 when Fr Alvan Ibeh […]
March 9, 2020

Record number at Bishop’s Council of the Laity meeting

A record number of parish representatives attended the Bishop’s Council of the Laity Meeting on November 23 at Poringland, reports its Secretary, Maureen Costello. After answering […]
March 7, 2020

Tributes paid to former East Anglia Bishop Peter Smith

Tributes have been paid to Archbishop Peter Smith, the former second Bishop of East Anglia, who died peacefully yesterday, after a short illness. Writing to Diocese […]
March 6, 2020

Prayer walk, Lent lunch invite, Holy Land pilgrimage chance

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a prayer walk, a Holy Land pilgrimage opportunity and Lent lunches. Acle Churches Together held its […]
March 2, 2020

Church gives warm welcome to families at Rite of Election

Bishop Alan Hopes welcomed individuals and families from across the Diocese who are preparing to enter full communion with the Catholic Church at Easter. Priests and […]
March 1, 2020

Don’t be miserable – have a happy Lent instead

Don’t be miserable – have a happy Lent instead, urges Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge, in his monthly reflection. So often we are urged, in effect, […]
February 29, 2020

Cambridge church links up with CAFOD Colombia project

St Laurence’s church in Cambridge has chosen Hands on Colombia as its CAFOD project for 2020 and recently held a evening to find out more. Nora […]
February 27, 2020

Pupils from two East Anglia schools win painting prizes

Pupils from two Catholic Primary schools in the Diocese, St Augustine’s at Costessey, and St Mary’s at Lowestoft, were presented with certificates, up to £10 prize-money […]
February 27, 2020

Bishop Alan leads blessing and distribution of ashes

On Ash Wednesday priests across the Diocese of East Anglia placed ashes on the foreheads of parishioners to mark the beginning of the season of Lent. […]
February 27, 2020

Second principle is Community and Participation

The Second Principle of Catholic Social Teaching is Community & Participation writes Jacinta Goode – God created us to be together, to live in community. Recently […]
February 26, 2020

Caritas Festival set for first date in Norwich

Following the very successful launch of Caritas East Anglia in November, we are now looking forward to the Festival, which will visit three venues in various […]
February 25, 2020

Valentines’ dinner, Bible drama, party for volunteers

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a romantic Valentines’ dinner, a Candlemas party for volunteers and an Open the Book project. With […]