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June 28, 2017

East Anglia trio honoured for service by Pope Francis

Three volunteers from the Diocese of East Anglia have been awarded Papal Blessings in recognition of a combined 90 years of service to the aid agency […]
June 27, 2017

Market day Mass, city of sanctuary and worldwide prayer

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a market day Mass in St Ives, a sanctuary pledge in Cambridge and a world-wide prayer link […]
June 26, 2017

50 children join together at first East Anglia choirs festival

Over 50 children from three church choirs across East Anglia came together at the first-ever Diocese of East Anglia Children’s Choirs Festival at OLEM in Cambridge […]
June 23, 2017

Celebration of marriage and family life

Over 3,500 years of marriage were represented at the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass which took place on Saturday, June 17 at the Cathedral of […]
June 23, 2017

Bishop says write to your MP over lifting schools faith cap

Following the Queen’s Speech, the Bishop of East Anglia has written to MPs across the diocese urging them to support the pledge to remove the 50% […]
June 23, 2017

James bids farewell to Walsingham on path to priesthood

On the feast day of Corpus Christi (Sunday, 18 June) East Anglian Seminarian James Hernandez bade farewell to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham […]
June 22, 2017

Cambourne Catholics celebrate with hope for future

A church held in a Portacabin, bungalow and doctor’s surgery and Mass celebrated on a car boot or a pantomime stage are all part of the […]
June 22, 2017

Corpus Christi, car for African priest and RoboCup bid

Latest news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Corpus Christi procession, help for an African priest and a school’s Robocup success. An […]
June 22, 2017

Schools news of footballer, rowers and SVP Conference

Latest schools news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a football scholarship, an SVP conference, a million metre rowing challenge and a special […]
June 21, 2017

Clare Priory set to hold its 25th anniversary craft fair

Clare Priory in Suffolk is set to hold its 25th anniversary craft fair over the weekend of July 8 and 9. Since 1993, Grade 1 listed […]
June 19, 2017

Faith, fun and friends chance at youth summer camp

Faith, friends, good food and a lot of fun are promised at the Diocese of East Anglia Youth Summer Camp, to be held in late August […]
June 16, 2017

Be the first to read July edition of Catholic East Anglia

The July 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from East Anglian pilgrimages to Walsingham, words […]
June 15, 2017

A celebration of priesthood in Diocese of East Anglia

Four priests with a total of 160 years of service joined around 40 others from across the Diocese of East Anglia at a Celebration of Priesthood […]
June 15, 2017

Top Jewish choir to sing at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

The UK’s leading mixed voice Jewish Choir is to sing at Norwich’s Catholic Cathedral on June 25 at an interfaith event to raise funds for the […]
June 14, 2017

Course helps teachers learn about the Catholic faith

Teachers from the schools in Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust recently enjoyed participating together in the Diocesan Course in Catholic Studies run by […]
June 13, 2017

East Anglian Catholic History Society holds AGM

The second annual general meeting of the East Anglian Catholic History Society took place in the chapel of St Margaret and the Immaculate Conception at Oxburgh Hall, on […]
June 12, 2017

Film shows God’s love for the vulnerable

An extraordinary new documentary film, Summer in the Forest, about a special Catholic community in France, is arriving in UK cinemas, including two dates in East […]
June 12, 2017

Challenging and inspirational Bible study in Norwich

Parishioners from St George’s in Norwich have completed a challenging and inspiration year-long Bible study. Helen Savelli reports. Completed in June, the comprehensive study is called […]
June 9, 2017

Seminarian Jude is admitted as candidate for Holy Orders

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Jude Belnas was admitted to the rite of Candidacy, the final stage before Ordination to the Diaconate and then the Priesthood, […]
June 8, 2017

Newmarket media workshop to help you share your faith

The latest in a series of Media Workshops across the deaneries of the Diocese of East Anglia is due to be run in Newmarket on Tuesday […]
June 8, 2017

School pupils gather in Norwich to celebrate Pentecost

Over 100 children from four Catholic primary schools in Norfolk and Suffolk took part in a day of reflection and celebration on the theme of Pentecost led […]
June 8, 2017

Plea to support Norwich broad walk for water aid funds

A group from St John’s Cathedral, Norwich, are set to undertake a Sponsored ‘Water Walk’ to and from Whitlingham Broad, Norwich on Sunday July 2 when […]
June 7, 2017

Pentecost is celebrated in style across East Anglia

Pentecost Sunday was celebrated in style across churches in the Diocese of East Anglia on June 4, marking the feast which celebrates the birthday of the […]
June 7, 2017

Tributes paid to extraordinary sister and friend Jo Langley

March parish has celebrated the life of Sister Jo Langley, who died in March, aged 98, at a special memorial Mass. Her fellow sisters of the Franciscan […]
June 6, 2017

Bury St Edmunds’ international celebration of Pentecost

A colourful and enthusiastic International Mass took place in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday (June 4), involving a number of different nationalities, timed to coincide with […]
June 5, 2017

Charismatic Catholics celebrate in East Anglia

Hundreds of Charismatic Catholics from across the region met Bury St Edmunds over the weekend at the Celebrate East Anglia event at the same time as […]
June 2, 2017

Theology of the Body teaching day in Newmarket

The Diocese of East Anglia welcomed the Bishop of Paisley to Newmarket on Monday May 22 to give a day of formation to clergy and representatives […]
June 1, 2017

News of royal honour, retreat day and aid project

News in brief from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes a royal honour, a retreat day and a talk about a project in Malawi. St […]
May 31, 2017

Fun and faith on children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham

Around 350 children and adults took part in an enthusiastic Diocese of East Anglia children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham on May 30. Arriving from across the diocese, […]
May 29, 2017

Papal preacher brings message of hope to Walsingham

Preacher to the Papal Household, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, brought a message of hope to the Anglican National Pilgrimage in the grounds of Walsingham Abbey today (May […]
May 29, 2017

Joyful trio professed as Franciscans in Norwich

Three candidates were solemnly professed as full members of the OFS (Ordo Franciscus Secularis), or the Secular Franciscan Order, of the Norwich ‘Pax et Bonum’ fraternity […]
May 28, 2017

Website is a guide to the Art of Dying Well

As a Catholic approaches death, there are a series of comforting rites and rituals that can help a person spiritually prepare for the final journey. These […]
May 27, 2017

Pope and Cardinal highlight good communication

Both Pope Francis and Cardinal Vincent Nichols have highlighted the importance of good communications for the Catholic Church in messages for World Communications Day (May 28). […]
May 24, 2017

Mega Youth Poll for all 13 – 29 year olds – we want to hear from you!

Next year, Bishops from all over the world will gather to consider the issue of ‘Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment’. Our Bishops in England have […]
May 21, 2017

Two Cambridge professors receive papal knighthoods

Two Cambridge University professors have been honoured with Papal Knighthoods by Pope Francis for their outstanding work for the Holy See and the Catholic Church. The […]
May 21, 2017

Norwich mother celebrates her namesake’s sainthood

A Norwich mother-of-two, who was named after a Portuguese shepherd girl, was celebrating this week after Pope Francis canonised St Jacinta of Fatima. Jacinta Goode, a Eucharistic […]
May 20, 2017

King’s Lynn ‘largest’ church packed for First Communion

The largest chapel of ease in England – in King’s Lynn – was packed with young Catholic First Communion candidates and their families on May 7 […]
May 20, 2017

Bluebell walk, history society and miraculous fresco

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a bluebell walk, History Society AGM and a tale of a miraculous fresco. Parishioners from St Benedict’s […]
May 19, 2017

Diss parish receives LiveSimply Award inspired by pope

Diss Parish has been given the coveted LiveSimply Award, which is inspired by Pope Francis and championed by CAFOD. Father David Bagstaff and CAFOD’s parish volunteer, […]
May 18, 2017

Bishops encourage Catholics to use their election vote

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter to Catholics on the forthcoming general election, which will be distributed in parishes across all dioceses […]
May 18, 2017

St Edmund’s is first in East Anglia to receive language gold

St Edmund’s Catholic Primary school, in Bury St Edmunds, has become the first school in East Anglia to secure the prestigious Gold Linguamarque accreditation, thanks to […]
May 17, 2017

Outstanding Catholic primary celebrates its successes

Headteacher Joseph McCrossan has been at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School in Cambridge for nine years and in that time, with the support of the school […]
May 17, 2017

All are invited to children’s pilgrimage at Walsingham

The East Anglia Diocesan Children’s Pilgrimage will take place at Walsingham on Tuesday May 30, during half-term week, led by Bishop Alan Hopes. It starts from […]
May 9, 2017

Keep faith in public square, Archbishop says in Norwich

Faced by a wave of secularisation, people of faith need to remain engaged in the public square, asserted Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland, speaking […]
May 9, 2017

Video first as Bishop Alan releases Pastoral Letter

Bishop Alan Hopes has today released his Pastoral Letter for the Fourth Sunday of Easter in a video version for the first time. It is to […]
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