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Election statement, Dowry of Mary, Cambridge radio job

Latest news of interest to the Diocese of East Anglia includes a statement on the General Election,  a new job on Radio Maria in Cambridge and the Re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary.

The Catholic Bishops’ of England and Wales have issued a statement on the forthcoming General Election after their November 2019 Plenary meeting in Leeds. The statement concentrates on the key issues – not parties or manifestos – offering a series of points that can be put to candidates prior to voting.

The Bishops highlight the duty of all citizens – not just Catholics – to help shape politics that are “rooted in the service of human rights and peace”. The innate human dignity of all – particularly the vulnerable and those on the margins – lies at the heart of the statement as the Bishops encourage everyone to “engage with the election and vote.”

You can read and listen to the full statement here.

Pictured above is Archbishop of Southwark John Wilson at the Post Plenary press conference. Picture © Mazur/

The Bishops’ Conference has announced that it supports the Re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary, to be offered by every Catholic on March 29, 2020. It will include a suitable Service of Re-dedication to be held in each Cathedral on that date as a commitment to a renewed evangelisation.

The new Catholic station Radio Maria England is recruiting a part-time editorial assistant, to be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary of £15,000 per annum is being offered for the 18.5-hour part-time post.

The post holder will assist the priest director with the planning, scheduling and management of radio broadcasts and their content. The role will involve coordinating the invited speakers, and volunteer members of the editorial and social media teams.

For more information please contact Operations Manager Harry Ngatchu:  The closing date is December 31.

Read more about Radio Maria here.


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