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September 20, 2021

Bishop’s letter marks start of Synodal Church process

Bishop Alan Hopes has written a Pastoral Letter to everyone across the Diocese of East Anglia to mark the start of the worldwide Synodal Church process […]
May 23, 2021

Pastoral Letter on the Environment for Pentecost

A Pastoral Letter on the environment, prepared by the Bishops of England and Wales, for use in churches on May 23, Pentecost Sunday. The Solemnity of […]
February 22, 2021

Bishop reflects on Jesus’ preparation for His mission

In his pastoral letter for the First Sunday of Lent (February 20-21), Bishop Alan Hopes reflects on Jesus’ time of fasting and prayer in the desert […]
March 14, 2020

Bishop Alan joins call for rededication of our country

In his pastoral letter for the third Sunday in Lent, Bishop Alan Hopes writes about Mary as the church’s spiritual mother and the opportunity to rededicate […]
December 28, 2019

Why marriage and family life are so important

In his pastoral letter for the Feast of the Holy Family (December 28-29), Bishop Alan reflects on why the Church believes that marriage and family life […]
November 16, 2019

Bishop Alan’s call to action on annual Day for the Poor

This Sunday has been set aside by Pope Francis as the annual ‘Day for the Poor’ and in his pastoral letter Bishop Alan says it is […]
June 30, 2019

Bishop Alan writes on apostles, ordinations and vocations

In his pastoral letter for the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul (June 28/29), Bishop Alan talks about the two great apostles, ordinations in Norwich […]
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 […]
December 29, 2018

Bishop Alan’s pastoral letter about the Holy Family

A pastoral letter from Bishop Alan Hopes for the Feast of the Holy Family, to be read at Masses during the weekend of December 29/30, record […]
November 18, 2018

Bishop’s plea to give hope and reassurance to the poor

As the World Day of the Poor is marked this weekend, as requested by Pope Francis, Bishop Alan, in his Pastoral Letter, says that we are […]
September 8, 2018

Bishop’s pastoral letter on great mystery of the Eucharist

As the Eucharistic Congress is being celebrated in Liverpool this weekend, Bishop Alan Hopes focuses his pastoral letter on the Eucharist as the fulfilment of the […]
April 21, 2018

Bishop’s pastoral letter on the vocation to be a priest

On Good Shepherd Sunday, Bishop Alan Hopes focuses his pastoral letter on the specific vocation, the unique call, to be a priest. To be read at […]
February 10, 2018

Bishop’s pastoral letter on Liberia, leprosy and Lent

Bishop Alan Hopes has released a pastoral letter about Liberia, leprosy and Lent, to be read at all Masses celebrated in the Diocese over the weekend […]
December 30, 2017

Family theme to Bishop Alan’s pastoral letter on video

Bishop Alan Hopes has released his pastoral letter for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in both written and video format. Both are now […]
November 25, 2017

Bishop Alan releases pastoral letter on video

Bishop Alan has released his pastoral letter for the Feast of Christ the King, the last weekend of the Christian year, in both written and video […]