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East Anglia events: Cantonese, Baroness, climate 

Coming events of interest to the East Anglia Catholic community include Cantonese Masses at Sawston, a lecture on safeguarding by Baroness Hollins and a talk on climate change.

Canon Hoan Minh Nguyen will be celebrating a regular Mass in Cantonese at Our Lady of Lourdes, 135 High Street, Sawston CB22 3HJ at 2pm on Saturdays.

Upcoming dates of the Cantonese Masses are October 15, November 12, December 10. January 28 and February 25.

The Masses will be followed by tea and an opportunity to mingle. More information from

Safeguarding will be the topic of this year’s Craigmyle Lecture with the Catholic Union. Baroness Hollins will speak on the subject of ‘Keeping Children and Vulnerable Adults Safe – Insights from the Vatican’. It will take place at the University of Notre Dame on Monday November 28. 

Nigel Parker, Director of the Catholic Union, comments: “We are delighted that Baroness Hollins has agreed to give this year’s Craigmyle Lecture. Her practical insights into safeguarding based on her personal experience will be invaluable.”

Baroness Hollins is a crossbench life peer and is a former President of both the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Medical Association. In 2014 she was appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. She is also a Vice-President of the Catholic Union of Great Britain.

The lecture will be both in person, followed by a drinks’ reception, and online. You can register here:

The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge is organising a talk on climate change on Wednesday October 5 from 5pm to 7.30pm.

The aim of this talk will be to offer a very general framework within which to consider climate change and global warming. Because it threatens life on the entire planet, the environmental crisis is one of the most serious ethical challenges – perhaps the most serious – that humanity, taken as a whole, has ever faced.

The speaker is Peter Coughlan, who has licentiates in philosophy, theology and canon law from the Gregorian University, Rome, and a doctorate in theology, University of London.

Tickets are £15 and you can register here: