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October 16, 2017

Pilgrimages to Portugal and Belgium are still available

Spaces on two Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimages to Portugal and Belgium are still available if booked soon. At the end of April 2018, the 100th […]
October 13, 2017

Vigil and torchlight procession set for Norwich city centre

A silent torchlight Eucharistic Procession of the Blessed Sacrament through Norwich city centre will be followed by an all-night Vigil in the Cathedral of St John […]
October 13, 2017

Chamber choir to perform Norwich Cathedral recital

The St Peter’s Singers, based at Leeds Minster, is celebrating its 40th anniversary year with a tour of East Anglia, singing at the Cathedral of St […]
October 12, 2017

Our Lady of Peñafrancia celebration on Norfolk Broads

The seventh annual Pilgrimage and Fiesta in honour of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, on the Norfolk Broads, proved a great success, reports chairman Al Garchitorena. Around […]
October 11, 2017

Sr Mary Clare’s contribution in Peterborough celebrated

The amazing contribution of Sr Mary Clare Mason to the parish of St Peter and All Souls Parish in Peterborough over 16 years was celebrated with […]
October 11, 2017

Suffolk pupil praised for helping to save drowning man

A Catholic prep school pupil in Suffolk has been commended for assisting a drowning man whilst on holiday in the Lake District. Moreton Hall Prep School […]
October 10, 2017

Port chaplain commissioned at AoS Mass in Norwich

A Mass in honour of Our Lady Star of the Sea was held at St John the Baptist Cathedral Norwich on September 26, organised by Apostleship […]
October 9, 2017

Colourful school, new seminarian and harvest hamper

Latest news from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes a school awash with colour, a new seminarian and a harvest hamper presentation. Notre Dame Prep […]
October 6, 2017

Norfolk convent welcomes “party girls” for new TV series

The Daughters of Divine Charity in Swaffham are set to feature in a new high-profile four-part TV documentary on Channel 5 called Bad Habits when five […]
October 4, 2017

Romero play premieres at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

St John the Baptist Cathedral hosted an awesome and inspiring premier performance of Romero – the heartbeat of El Salvador from Rise Theatre on September 30. […]
October 3, 2017

Tributes paid to 101-year-old priest Mgr Augustine Hoey

Monsignor Augustine Hoey, a priest of the Diocese of Westminster, who lived in Walsingham for some years to pray for and support the work of the […]
October 2, 2017

Diocese celebrates Mass in Cambodian-style

Over 100 people from 10 parishes across the Diocese joined together for the Cambodian Pchum Ben (Holy Souls) Mass at Sacred Heart, North Walsham on Friday […]
September 29, 2017

Pro Life Pilgrimage draws 1,000 supporters to Walsingham

The annual Pro Life Pilgrimage to Walsingham saw 1,000 pilgrims gather on September 17, in the 50th year since the passing of the Abortion Act in […]
September 28, 2017

Unusual Mass, Bible study course and CAFOD move

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Mass with an unusual twist, a new Bible study course and a new CAFOD representative […]
September 27, 2017

East Anglia pilgrims in inspirational visit to Holy Land

Pilgrims from the Diocese of East Anglia have visited the Holy Land recently and an opportunity to join a pilgrimage of remembrance to Belgium is being […]
September 26, 2017

School celebrates 60th anniversary and £3.5m opening

A full day of celebrations on Monday marked the 60th anniversary of St Martha’s Catholic primary school in King’s Lynn and the official opening of a […]
September 25, 2017

Peterborough school showcased in Parliamentary Review

St John Fisher Catholic High School in Peterborough has been highlighted as an excellent school in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review, which showcases best practice to leading […]
September 24, 2017

Fatima statue and relics visit Cathedral in Norwich

The Fatima Pilgrim Virgin statue and saints relics visited St John’s Cathedral in Norwich over the weekend (September 23 and 24) with hundreds of people turning […]
September 22, 2017

Cathedral team in Norwich rewarded for living simply

St John the Baptist in Norwich has become just the second Catholic cathedral to be awarded the CAFOD Live Simply Award, following a year of hard […]
September 21, 2017

Peterborough teaching assistant receives Papal blessing

Teaching assistant Lesley Carter was reduced to tears of joy when she was presented with a Papal Blessing to mark the end of her 23-year career […]
September 20, 2017

East Anglia schools gather for Norwich celebration Mass

Around 700 pupils and teachers from 25 Catholic schools across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich today (September 20) to […]
September 19, 2017

Sacred Heart in Southwold awarded £250,000 grant

The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Southwold has been awarded a Heritage Lottery grant of £250,000 to repair and restore the church tower and […]
September 18, 2017

Cambridge inter-parish walk reflects on creation

An inter-parish walk organised by the Cambridge Justice and Peace Group, including reflections from Laudato Si’ took place around the city on September 2. Around 15 […]
September 16, 2017

East Anglia pilgrims visit ‘wonderful’ Lourdes

The Diocese of East Anglia was, once again, well represented on the Catholic Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes (18-25 August) – taking more priests and more nurses […]
September 15, 2017

Bishop opens Walsingham retreat centre with a blessing

Dowry House Retreat, the new retreat facility for the RC National Shrine in Walsingham, has been officially opened by Bishop Alan Hopes. Bishop Alan celebrated midday […]
September 14, 2017

Norwich CAFOD supporters raise £94,000 for charity

A CAFOD group of supporters from St George’s Church in Norwich has raised a magnificent £94,000 for the Catholic international development charity over the last 25 […]
September 14, 2017

Cambodian-style Mass set for North Walsham parish

A Mass to celebrate Bon Pchum Ben, the Cambodian Feast of Ancestors/Holy Souls, will be held at Sacred Heart Parish in North Walsham on Friday September […]
September 13, 2017

Keralan festival, Felixstowe walkers and Bishop’s visit

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Keralan-style harvest festival, a walk between 13 churches in Felixstowe and a visit by Bishop […]
September 13, 2017

Media workshops help people communicate their faith

A series of free Media Workshops across the Diocese have now been completed with over 40 people receiving tailored training in how to be more effective […]
September 11, 2017

Pilgrims from universal church gather at Walsingham

Around 3,000 pilgrims, representing the universal Catholic Church, gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday September 10 for the annual Dowry […]
September 8, 2017

Mass marks start of cause for Suffolk hero’s canonization

A Memorial Requiem Mass to celebrate the life of Suffolk humanitarian and philanthropist Leonard Cheshire took place last night (September 7), in his home village of […]
September 8, 2017

Walsingham relaunches Novena to mobilise prayer

A Novena prayer booklet, in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham, which marks the start of a national mobilisation of prayer for the Church and for […]
September 5, 2017

Cambodia parishes in plea for East Anglian twins

A number of parishes in the Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang, Cambodia are twinned with parishes in the Diocese of East Anglia and others are keen to […]
September 1, 2017

Bishop Alan pays tribute to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Bishop Alan Hopes has paid tribute to the former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who died peacefully this afternoon (September 1), aged 85, surrounded by his […]
September 1, 2017

Catholic TV network opens first UK studio at Walsingham

International Catholic TV network EWTN has opened its first studio and office in the UK in Walsingham. The facility is located in a converted home in the […]
August 31, 2017

Fatima statue visitation set for Norwich and Walsingham

The Fatima Pilgrim Virgin statue and relics will be visiting the Diocese of East Anglia in both Norwich and Walsingham from September 23 to 27 as […]
August 30, 2017

Historic Mass, vocations night vigil and media workshop

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an historic first Mass in Wisbech, a vocations night vigil in Downham Market and a free […]
August 29, 2017

New Prior appointed for Augustine Community at Clare

A new Prior has been appointed as head of the Augustinian Community at the historic Clare Priory in Suffolk. Fr Stefan Park OSA, who has been […]
August 24, 2017

A never-ending mine of treasures – the Word of God

Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on a never-ending mine of treasures – the Word of God. When I was thinking of something to write for the September […]
August 23, 2017

Parishes raise a magnificent £6.5m through Alive in Faith

A magnificent £6.5m has been raised by parishes through the Diocese’s successful Alive in Faith campaign to help fund parish projects, social outreach, clergy pensions and […]
August 22, 2017

First chance to read September’s Catholic East Anglia

The September 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of a Santiago pilgrimage, golden jubilee celebrations […]
August 21, 2017

Vigil for Life, inspiring film, Ignite Lite and special Masses

Events set to be held across the Diocese of East Anglia include an inspiring film, a torchlight Vigil for Life procession, an Apostleship of the Sea […]
August 17, 2017

Norwich play to highlight work of human rights champion

Rise Theatre returns to St John’s Cathedral Norwich for a performance of Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador – which tells the true story of the […]
August 15, 2017

St John’s opens doors to 75 other cathedrals worldwide

A unique exhibition linking St John’s Cathedral in Norwich to the 75 other Catholic cathedrals across the world also dedicated to St John the Baptist will […]
August 14, 2017

Splashing time, special Mass, civic service, inspiring film

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a splashing time on the water, a special Mass in Cambridge, a mayor’s civic service and […]
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