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August 26, 2021

Pandemic means youth pilgrims walk closer to home

With the challenges of pandemic travel restrictions, the East Anglia Diocesan Youth Service decided to team up with Cambridge-based Radio Maria England for a pilgrimage close […]
July 19, 2021

Faith journeys inspire young people on YouTube

The Ignite Team have posted a series of First Fridays chat shows which share the inspirational stories of Catholics from around the Diocese and beyond. Each […]
May 25, 2021

Ignite year could change your life says Ciaran

Spending a year with the Diocese of East Anglia Ignite Youth Team can be a life-changing experience and applications are now open for those who might […]
May 24, 2021

A real journey of faith to Walsingham for young people

This year the Diocesan Youth Service is putting on a pilgrimage to one of the Church’s most famous sites – Walsingham. Hamish MacQueen reports. Each year […]
May 6, 2021

Powerful speakers give call to faith at Ignite Festival

Youth groups from Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich joined the Ignite Festival online over the weekend, which was livestreamed from south Cambridgeshire. “On the Saturday […]
March 30, 2021

Ignite to lead Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

Members of the Ignite Team and Ignite Lite will be leading the Stations of the Cross as a special ‘First Fridays’ YouTube event for young people […]
March 18, 2021

Hamish gets the band back together for a new album

Twenty-five years ago, Hamish MacQueen, Director of the Diocesan Youth Service, founded a full-time Catholic rock band called Revelation. They have just released a new album. […]
March 9, 2021

Hamish features on Radio 4 Sunday morning worship

Hamish MacQueen, Diocesan Director of Youth Services, featured recently on a Radio 4 Programme about a new community for young people at Ditchingam. Hamish read the […]
February 18, 2021

Ciaran speaks on Radio Maria about his journey of faith

Ciaran Losasso, leader of the Ignite youth mission, spoke recently on Radio Maria’s Songs in the Wilderness about his favourite music and his journey of faith. […]
January 3, 2021

Bishop Alan talks about his story of faith

Bishop Alan Hopes has talked about his story of faith, his conversion to the Catholic Church and life as a bishop on the Ignite First Fridays […]
November 24, 2020

New youth chat show and Mass launched

The Ignite Youth Team have set up a virtual studio in Norwich and launched an online chat show and youth Mass. Ciaran Losasso reports. ‘Chat show host’ […]
October 12, 2020

Youth Mission Team stays ignited in unusual times

The Ignite Youth Mission Team has just celebrated its fifth birthday but this academic year, unsurprisingly, poses some unique challenges to their work of evangelisation among […]
May 12, 2020

Ignite brings an array of talent to online youth festival

From May 8-10 the Ignite Team staged its first online youth festival, with a line-up of speakers and worship leaders from around the UK and beyond. […]
April 9, 2020

Ignite Team gets back to the basics of evangelisation

As we journey through the Easter season in lockdown, Emily Murphy from the Ignite Team issues a call to prayer for the youth of the Diocese. […]
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 […]