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May 21, 2024

Open invitation to join children’s Walsingham pilgrimage

The annual Diocese of East Anglia Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place on Tuesday May 28. This is during the school half term week and an […]
April 7, 2024

Apply to join the Ignite Team!

To watch a video about joining the Ignite Team, click here.
April 6, 2024

Young people invited to the Ignite Festival weekend

All Young People in Year 8 and above are invited to the Ignite Festival weekend on 4th – 5th May in Bury St Edmunds. Come and […]
February 10, 2024

Why not join youth pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

Hamish MacQueen, Director of Youth Service shares some personal thoughts about this year’s youth pilgrimage to Santiago de Compestela. When it was suggested that for our […]
January 12, 2024

Inviting young people (age 16 – 30) to Transform for Lent

It might seem that Christmas was only yesterday but already it’s not long until Lent! The Ignite Team are hosting a weekend retreat for young people […]
December 3, 2023

Pilgrims join East Anglia World Youth Day reunion

A reunion for World Youth Day pilgrims who went to Portugal this summer was held in Poringland recently, reports Alexander Thanickal. The evening, on October 21, […]
December 1, 2023

Young people celebrate at Rise Up event in Norwich

Young people from across the diocese gathered in the Narthex at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist on November 11 for an evening of music, […]
November 23, 2023

This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King and World Youth Sunday!

Throughout the world, Pope Francis has asked for this Sunday to be a day we celebrate and recognise the role of young people in the Church. […]
November 21, 2023

Chance to join exciting new musical youth initiative

The Diocesan Youth Service has launched an exciting new initiative which seeks to bring together young contemporary Catholic musicians from around the Diocese of East Anglia […]
October 22, 2023

Two new members join the Ignite Youth Team

Two new members have joined the Ignite Youth Team from September for a year. They are UEA master’s student Adam Dodd and Peterborough parishioner Alexander Thanickal, […]
October 11, 2023

Bishop meets lay chaplains from East Anglia schools

Bishop Peter Collins met with Lay Chaplains to Diocese of East Anglia Catholic Secondary Schools and the Chaplain to St Bede’s Inter Church School, on Friday […]
September 30, 2023

750 pupils from across Diocese attend Schools Mass

Around 750 pupils from all 28 Catholic schools across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered in St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on Friday September […]
September 28, 2023

Yarmouth youth Faith Club trip away from the seaside

The Faith Club for children at St Peter’s, Gorleston and St Mary’s, Great Yarmouth Parish visited Thetford for its annual summer outing in late August reports […]
August 9, 2023

Two amazing weeks with 1.5m pilgrims in Portugal

A 57-strong Diocese of East Anglia mostly-young pilgrims spent almost two weeks at World Youth Day in Portugal, having a fun, joyful and faith-enriching time. Keith […]
August 6, 2023

1.5 million attend final WYD Mass with Pope Francis

An estimated 1.5 million people attended the final Mass of World Youth Day, and the overnight Vigil before it, with Pope Francis, at the Field of […]