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Catholic broadcasters and Cardinal on BBC local radio

A number of Catholic radio stations are broadcasting Masses and prayers, music and messages of encouragement available in East Anglia and Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be on 39 local BBC radio stations.

During the coronavirus lockdown, the stations are providing an opportunity for Catholics to build their faith and to stay in touch with the global Catholic community.

The Irish station Radio RTE, which is based in Dublin, is broadcasting to the UK on long wave 252kHz.

Every other Sunday they broadcast a Mass at 11am. The next one will be on Sunday April 5; this will be followed by Masses on April 19, May 3 and fortnightly thereafter.

The station Heaven’s Road fm from Wonersh in Surrey broadcasts 24/7 prayers, reflections, features and music.

Heaven’s Road is run by volunteers who live all over the UK and as far away as Nigeria and Canada. Based at St John’s seminary in Guildford, it makes programmes with a wide appeal, including such subjects as Father Brown stories, updates from Aid to the Church in Need, and teaching from the Redemptorist priest Fr Denis McBride.

You can listen to Heaven’s Road online at

Radio Maria England, which is based in Cambridge, broadcasts on DAB+ in Greater London and on DAB (Band 11C 220.352 MHz) in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas.

You can also listen to it from across East Anglia online at Broadcasts include Masses, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, and morning and evening prayer.

EWTN, which has a base in Walsingham, Norfolk, produces a wide range of radio programmes and can be reached on

Cardinal on radio and in national papers

Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be celebrating a short Easter Sunday Service on 39 BBC local radio stations 8am, including Radio Norfolk, Radio Suffolk and Radio Cambridgeshire.

He will be writing the Credo column in The Times on Easter Saturday and on Good Friday will have an opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph.  His confirmed media engagements for Good Friday are: 0830 BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 1030 Sky News – Adam Boulton Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday: 0710 BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme, 0730 BBC Radio 2, 1300 BBC Radio 4 The World This Weekend

On Good Friday, Premier Christian Radio (available online and on national DAB radio) will broadcast a Stations of the Cross at 3pm with Catholics from the Archdiocese of Birmingham taking part.