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August 15, 2022

Clare Priory to host autumn festival for young adults

Building on the success of the Ignite Festival for teenagers, Diocesan Youth Services are launching a new festival ‘Transform’ for young adults aged 16-30. It will […]
August 10, 2022

Faith comes alive from nine months in the Highlands

Maria Belderbos recently came back inspired by nine months she spent at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer in the western Scottish Highlands. Maria, who is […]
August 8, 2022

Young people celebrate in St Ives parish

Over 30 young people have celebrated either their First Communion or Confirmation at Sacred Heart Parish, St Ives, this summer. A First Communion Mass was celebrated […]
June 17, 2022

Summer pilgrimage opportunities for young people

Hamish MacQueen, Director of Diocesan Youth Service, writes about plans for upcoming youth pilgrimages this summer and next. We love taking groups of young people on […]
June 1, 2022

Children bring petals to Our Lady of Walsingham

For this first time this year, the Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham was combined with the Diocesan Pilgrimage, creating an event in which extended families could take […]
May 20, 2022

Bishop Alan congratulates winners from Radio Maria

During a visit to Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge, Bishop Alan Hopes praised the way in which young people were sharing their faith […]
May 4, 2022

Burst of energy marks return of Ignite Youth Festival

The Ignite Youth Festival returned to the Sacred Heart Primary School in Swaffham this year with an extravaganza of light, sound and teenage enthusiasm. As the […]
April 25, 2022

A glowing Ignite youth day in Felixstowe

The Convent of Jesus and Mary in Felixstowe recently hosted a ‘Glow Day’ led by the Ignite Team. Glow days are days for young people to […]
April 8, 2022

Young walkers raise funds for new pro-life organisation

A group of young East Anglia Catholics have completed a 30-mile sponsored walk to raise funds for Abortion Resistance, a brand-new pro-life initiative. On March 26 they […]
April 1, 2022

Radio Maria teenagers win audio award for innovation

Radio Maria England’s Youth Team – RMEY Faith Vibe – has been named as Most Innovative in the Young Audio Awards.  The announcement was made on […]
March 28, 2022

The Ignite Youth Festival is set to return

It’s back. After two years online, the Ignite Team is excited to be getting ready for this year’s popular Ignite Festival. Youth Services Director, Hamish Macqueen, […]
March 17, 2022

Ignite trio record melodic prayer for Ukraine

The Diocese of East Anglia Ignite Youth Team have recorded a song, as a prayer for peace in Ukraine, set to traditional Irish melody Danny Boy, […]
March 14, 2022

Elliot Cannon to join Ignite Youth Mission Team 

The Ignite Youth Mission Team has recruited its first team member for this autumn with the appointment of Elliott Cannon from Birmingham.    The Ignite Youth […]
December 21, 2021

Move over Ed Sheeran – Hamish Advent song

Move over Ed Sheeran and Elton John, Diocese of East Anglia Youth Services Director Hamish MacQueen has released a cheerful Advent song which was a real […]
November 26, 2021

Hamish switches on all the lights for World Youth Day

The Diocesan Youth Service created an experience of Catholic faith for all the senses at its World Youth Day celebration in St John’s Cathedral Narthex on […]