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East Anglia events: rosary relay, conference and party

Latest events across the Diocese of East Anglia include a Global Rosary Relay, a Cathedral Friends drink party and a Catholic Concern for Animals conference at the UEA.

The annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests will include the Slipper Chapel at the National Catholic Shrine at Walsingham on June 8 and will be screened live by EWTN to a global audience.

Organised by the relay, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, aims to encircle the world in prayer for the ninth year.

Each of the participating shrines in 50+ countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day in thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests, for all her priestly sons.

At the Slipper Chapel, prayers will be at 2.45pm and all are welcome. By midnight on June 8, the entire world will have been encircled in prayer for our priests on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.

The Friends of St John's Cathedral will be holding a Drinks Party with Canaps in the garden of The White House at Poringland following Mass at 11am (so approximately 12 noon) on Sunday July 8, by kind permission of Bishop Alan.

The event is open to both Friends (who will receive an invitation), those who might like to consider becoming a Friend and those who would simply like to come and enjoy the occasion. The cost is £15.

Chairman of the Friends, Jeremy Evans, said: "Following our assistance with the Sanctuary, we are now raising funds to assist with the reordering of The Chapel of The Most Precious Blood."

For those who would like to come or simply make a donation, please contact Jeremy Evans at The Mill House, Leavenheath, Suffolk, CO6 4PT. Tel 01787 210146 or email: Cheques should be made payable to Friends of the RC Cathedral of East Anglia.

Catholic Concern for Animals is holding a day conference at the University of East Anglia in Norwich on Saturday June 23.

It is entitled Animal Advocacy in the Era of LaudatoSi, runs from 9am to 5.30pm, is free to attend and open to all. Speakers will include academics from UEA, Catholic Concern for Animals, Bucknell University and Rutgers University.

It takes place in Lecture Theatre 1 as part of the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies.

For more details click below or email

Conference – Animal Advocacy in the Era of Laudato Si