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April 27, 2017

All are invited to join Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham

The annual Diocese of East Anglia Pilgrimage to Walsingham will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1. This year it will mark 120 years since […]
April 26, 2017

Free online resources for church and parish websites

The Diocese of East Anglia has a number of website resources which parishes and schools across the Diocese are encouraged to link to from their own […]
April 25, 2017

All are invited to join East Anglia’s Cambodian celebration

The Diocese of East Anglia Cambodian Twinning Celebration Mass takes place on Friday, April 28, in Aylsham and follows the Khmer New Year celebrations earlier in […]
April 25, 2017

Be the first to read the May edition of Catholic East Anglia

The May 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of Easter services and the diocesan Chrism […]
April 24, 2017

Members needed for East Anglia’s youth mission team

The Diocese of East Anglia Ignite Youth Mission team is looking for full time members to join for a year in September as well as part-time […]
April 22, 2017

Free workshops and resources to produce church news

Do you need help producing stories and pictures for your parish newsletter or church website or for sending to the local press to publicise what you […]
April 20, 2017

Cathedral hot cross buns in new Norfolk Cook Book

Chrism Mass hot cross buns from the catering team at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich are featured in the new Norfolk Cook Book, set for release […]
April 16, 2017

Easter vigil turns cathedral from darkness into light

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich was turned from pitch black to a mass of blazing light during an Easter Vigil on Saturday […]
April 14, 2017

Bishop washes feet of Norwich cathedral congregation

The Bishop of East Anglia washed the feet of 12 members of the congregation at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night […]
April 13, 2017

Warm Wisbech welcome for Student Cross pilgrims

Student Cross pilgrims on their way to Walsingham were greeted by the deputy mayor of Wisbech on April 11 and treated to a hearty Fen feast […]
April 12, 2017

Chrism Mass brings whole of the Diocese together

Over 1,000 people marked a “significant moment in the life of the Diocese of East Anglia” on Tuesday night (April 11) at the annual Chrism Mass […]
April 12, 2017

St Edmund’s marks Passover with a Paschal supper

For a second consecutive year, a Paschal supper has been celebrated in St Edmund’s Catholic church hall, Bungay, marking the Jewish festival of Passover. Helen Kirby […]
April 11, 2017

Norwich high school musical acclaimed a success

Notre Dame High School’s latest production Horizons has caught the attention of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Company which has produced legendary West End musicals such as Cats and Evita. […]
April 11, 2017

Archbishop leads speaker line-up at Norwich’s UEA

An Archbishop, a Professor and the ‘Catholic Woman of the Year’ will be speaking at this year’s Newman Lectures at the University of East Anglia in […]
April 10, 2017

Invitation extended to a youth summer camp in Norfolk

Swimming, basketball, a disco and talent show are all part of a three-day faith-based summer camp on offer to young people across the Diocese of East […]
April 7, 2017

Norwich pilgrims walk all the way to Walsingham

A group of around 30 pilgrims and volunteers have walked the 24 miles from Norwich Cathedral to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham in North […]
April 7, 2017

Pope Francis issues challenge to young people

Pope Francis has released a new video asking young people to take up the challenge of building a more just future for the world. The Pope […]
April 6, 2017

Funding boost to repair and open up Suffolk church

A project to make essential repairs to a landmark Suffolk Catholic church and widen its community access, including as a music venue, has received initial funding […]
April 5, 2017

East Anglian inter faith pilgrimage at Walsingham

The second East Anglian Inter Faith Pilgrimage took place on Saturday April 1, when around 100 pilgrims including Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Pagans from Norwich, […]
April 3, 2017

Mary’s medal to honour 40 years of musical service

Forty plus years of musical service have been recognised by the presentation of a Diocesan Medal to 92-year-old Mary Henriksen on Sunday March 12 by Fr […]
March 30, 2017

Queen, Pope and Bishop mark Norfolk couple’s 60th

A Norfolk couple have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a blessing from Pope Francis, a service of blessing from Bishop Alan Hopes at St John’s […]
March 29, 2017

Bishop Alan helps arrange Pope’s blessing for children

A group of young adults from a special needs school in Dublin have met and received a personal blessing from Pope Francis, thanks to Bishop Alan […]
March 28, 2017

East Anglia heads visit No 10 for education briefing

Two Catholic head teachers from the Diocese of East Anglia heard Prime Minister Theresa May repeat her commitment to new Free Schools with no faith cap, […]
March 27, 2017

Schools celebrate books, dads and relationships

Latest news from Catholic schools across East Anglia includes World Book Day fun in Norwich, a Dads4Daughters Day in Cambridge and an Ipswich school going on […]
March 25, 2017

Double boost for new East Anglia Catholic schools plan

The bid by the Diocese of East Anglia to open eight new Catholic schools across the region has received a double boost with a mention by […]
March 24, 2017

Filipino deacon Jaylord’s East Anglia vocation story

Seminarian Jaylord Magpuyo became the first-ever Filipino to be ordained as a deacon in the Diocese of East Anglia at Our Lady and the English Martyrs […]
March 23, 2017

All are welcome at Chrism Mass in Norwich

One of the largest diocesan gatherings of the year, the Chrism Mass, takes place on April 11, the Tuesday of Holy Week, at 7pm at St […]
March 22, 2017

St John’s Cathedral in Norwich needs a Financial Assistant

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich is looking to appoint a new Financial Assistant, as current post-holder, Paul Wilson, has been appointed as […]
March 22, 2017

Filipino ladies lead Bury St Edmunds world prayer service

The Women’s World Day of Prayer service in Bury St Edmunds on March 3 was led by a group of Filipino ladies who live in the […]
March 21, 2017

East Anglia seminary trio installed as Acolytes in Rome

Three Diocese of East Anglia seminarians at the Beda College in Rome received the Ministry of Acolyte at an evening Mass on March 15. There were 11 […]
March 21, 2017

Cambridge concert for peace and reconciliation

A concert for Peace and Reconciliation has been held at Wolfson College in Cambridge by musician Gila Margolin, co-founder of The Little Sisters of Joy, which […]
March 20, 2017

Marriage Tribunal Roadshow to go around the Diocese

In response to Pope Francis’ recent invitation to priests around the world to make the teaching of the church on marriage (and when they break down) […]
March 17, 2017

Wembley Catholic youth event fans flames of faith

Almost 10,000 young Catholics from across the country were joined by 175 from the Diocese of East Anglia at the Flame event which filled the SSE […]
March 17, 2017

Historic speaking competition held in West Norfolk

An historic Catenian speaking competition – the Saubolle Cup – was held in West Norfolk recently between incoming president elects from across Province 2. Staged at […]
March 16, 2017

King’s Lynn says farewell to Fr Henry at chocolate party

A farewell “chocolate party” was thrown for Fr Henry Whisenant at the end of February when he left Our Lady of the Annunciation in King’s Lynn […]
March 15, 2017

Grants available to help parishes share the Catholic faith

Money is available to help parish projects and events across the Diocese of East Anglia which focus on encouraging non-church-going Catholics to come back to their […]
March 14, 2017

East Anglia Catholic schools highlight international issues

News in brief from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia includes the Women’s World Day of Payer in Norwich, a Frugal Meal in Swaffham and […]
March 13, 2017

Inter Faith pilgrims will head to Walsingham

An Inter Faith pilgrimage is set to take place at Walsingham on Saturday April 1, involving Catholics, other Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jews and those of […]
March 10, 2017

Breaking the taboo about sharing our faith

Fr Sean Connolly and Rebecca Bretherton explore why we need to break the taboo about sharing our personal Christian faith. Some say there’s a culture in […]
March 8, 2017

Bishop greets those to be elected into Catholic Church

Around 50 people preparing to be baptised or confirmed and received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church were personally greeted by Bishop Alan Hopes at […]
March 8, 2017

First Pontifical Syro-Malabar Mass in Slipper Chapel 

An historic event took place at the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham on Thursday, March 2, when Bishop Joseph Srampicka became the first Syro-Malabar bishop […]
March 7, 2017

Cambridge exhibition focuses on Madonnas and Miracles

‘Madonnas and Miracles’ is the title of a major new exhibition which opens at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge today, and reveals the central place of […]
March 7, 2017

East Anglia Lent Station Masses start in Peterborough

People from Peterborough, March and Whittlesey joined Bishop Alan Hopes and the deanery’s priests at St Luke’s church for East Anglia’s first Station Mass this Lent last night. […]
March 6, 2017

All-night youth vigil, prayer and adoration in Norwich

An all-night vigil of prayer and reflection took place at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on March 3 with an extended period of Adoration of the […]
March 6, 2017

In brief: Women’s prayer, Ash Wednesday, Christian meditation, sex education

Latest news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia includes packed-out Ash Wednesday Masses, Women’s World Day of Prayer, a Catholic head-teacher talking about sex […]