Latest News

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August 16, 2019

Sharing your faith in public – free training chance

A team from the well-known Catholic Voices project are set to run a free training day in Wymondham near Norwich on Saturday September 7 to help […]
August 14, 2019

Bungay priest has narrow escape as cross falls in storm

Bungay parish priest, Father Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, had a narrow escape at the weekend as violent winds blew a stone cross onto the roof of St Edmund’s […]
August 14, 2019

Norwich nun Sr Mary Richard is a real diamond

A well-known Norwich Catholic nun has celebrated an impressive 60 years of service with the Congregation of Jesus. Sr Mary Richard Prendergast, who has worked as […]
August 13, 2019

Can you  help CAFOD with its Family Fast Day in October?

Supporters across East Anglia are being asked to help CAFOD by taking part in its Family Fast Day on Friday October 4. The Family Fast Day […]
August 12, 2019

Schools’ Walsingham pilgrimage and netball champions

Latest news from East Anglia Catholic schools includes news of a Walsingham pilgrimage and county netball champions. Cambridge schools St Alban’s, St Laurence and St Bede’s […]
August 12, 2019

Creation Mass celebrated in South Norfolk home

Twenty parishioners aged from nine to 89 from all over the tiny parish of St Edmund Bungay and Harleston turned out on a rainy night in […]
August 9, 2019

Suffolk’s Fr John writes Saint Jude at Home reflections

East Anglia priest Fr John Warrington has written the latest set of reflections called Saint Jude at Home on behalf of the Shrine of Saint Jude […]
August 6, 2019

Chloe is honoured for 30 years of service to toddlers

Parents and children have helped to honour the unstinting service of Chloe Gill who, over 30 years, has run a parents and toddlers group at Our […]
August 5, 2019

Acknowledged Walsingham history book is republished

An updated version of the standard historical work on pilgrims and pilgrimage to Walsingham, including new research on the possible discovery of the original Our Lady […]
August 1, 2019

Suffolk nun awarded medal for lifetime of teaching

Suffolk nun, Sr Berchmans Conway, has been awarded the prestigious Benedict Medal by St Mary’s University, London in recognition of a lifetime of teaching and promoting […]
July 31, 2019

First Communions, Walsingham pilgrimage, recycling

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes bumper First Holy Communions, a Walsingham pilgrimage and a recycling idea. A bumper 30 children from […]
July 29, 2019

Walsingham retreats on culture, prayer and marriage

A series of weekend retreats are being offered by the sisters of the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham at Dowry House in Walsingham on subjects […]
July 26, 2019

First Communions, art show and choir on tour

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes First Communions, a colourful art show and a youth choir on tour. St Felix Parish (Haverhill, […]
July 25, 2019

Free workshop to help couples communicate better

The Diocese of East Anglia is offering a free half-day session on the Smart Loving Breakthrough programme, which aims to help couples improve the way they communicate with […]
July 23, 2019

Alive in Faith summer newsletter is out now

The summer Alive in Faith newsletter is now available online and contains news of funds received and details of how it is being spent on parish […]
July 22, 2019

Growing church, 800th anniversary and FEPOW memorial

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes bumper First Communions, an 800th anniversary of the Sultan and St Francis meeting and a plea […]
July 22, 2019

Chance to give view on how you see and use the Bible

As part of the preparations for its 2020 Initiative – The God who Speaks: The Year of the Word – the Catholic Bishops’ Conference is conducting a […]
July 22, 2019

A day of celebrations for Cambourne Catholics

St John Fisher in Cambourne celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for both this year’s First Holy Communion and Confirmation Preparation groups on Saturday July 5, reports Mel […]
July 21, 2019

Peter is ordained as a deacon at Mass in Rome

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Peter Wygnanski from Cambridge was ordained as a transitory deacon by Bishop Alan Hopes at a Mass in Rome on Sunday […]
July 18, 2019

Clare Priory Craft Fair attracts 11,000 visitors

Around 11,000 visitors enjoyed the sunshine, unique arts and crafts and a range of adult and children’s entertainment at Clare Priory Craft Fair, Clare last weekend […]
July 16, 2019

Evangelisation and discipleship initiative in Peterborough

An evangelisation and discipleship initiative has been started by a group at St Peter & All Souls in Peterborough to try to re-ignite the faith of […]
July 15, 2019

Anniversary concert, SVP pilgrimage and 90th birthday

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a church’s 80th anniversary concert, an SVP Walsingham pilgrimage and a 90th birthday celebration. A concert […]
July 12, 2019

Cambridgeshire retreat day reflects on ministries

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers from Cambourne, Huntingdon and Sawston took part in a Retreat at Buckden Towers on Sunday June 30, reports Mel Ward. Parishioners from […]
July 10, 2019

Former Norfolk schoolboy is on the path to sainthood

The Vatican has approved the Sainthood Cause of John Bradburne, a Franciscan missionary and former Norfolk schoolboy, who cared for a colony of lepers in Zimbabwe […]
July 8, 2019

Historic day as five men are ordained as Catholic priests

An event unprecedented in the 43-year history of the Diocese of East Anglia took place on Saturday July 6 in St John’s Cathedral, Norwich, when five […]
July 6, 2019

Former Anglican priest Richard is ordained as a deacon

Former Anglican minister Richard Ireson was ordained as a Deacon at Our Lady of The Annunciation, Poringland on May 29, the Eve of The Solemnity of […]
July 5, 2019

Confirmations, Global Rosary Relay and Police Guild

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Confirmations, a Global Rosary Relay and a Catholic Police Guild event. Parishioners at Sacred Heart Church, […]
July 4, 2019

Catholics join 12,000 climate campaigners in lobby of MPs

Catholics from across East Anglia were among over 12,000 campaigners on London’s South Bank on June 26 calling on MPs to urgently act over climate change, reports […]
July 4, 2019

Corpus Christi, First Communions, honour, church repairs

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes First Communions, a Corpus Christi procession, a Catenian presentation and help with church repairs. The children […]
July 3, 2019

Clare Priory craft fair expecting up to 10,000 visitors

The popular annual Clare Priory Craft Fair, which has run since 1993 in the Suffolk town, takes place once again on July 13 and 14 and […]
July 2, 2019

Former ship’s captain speaks to mark coming Sea Sunday

To mark Sea Sunday on July 14, former ship’s captain and new vice-chair of Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), tells Greg Watts what it […]
July 1, 2019

Altar servers enjoy Mass and a barbecue in Norwich

Altar servers from across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered with their families for a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes on Saturday (June 29) […]
July 1, 2019

Priest moves, appointments and retirements announced

The appointment of newly ordained priests, priestly moves and retirements have been announced across the Diocese of East Anglia by Bishop Alan Hopes. The following priests […]
June 30, 2019

Bishop Alan writes on apostles, ordinations and vocations

In his pastoral letter for the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul (June 28/29), Bishop Alan talks about the two great apostles, ordinations in Norwich […]
June 29, 2019

Are you honest when you pray?

In his monthly series of reflections, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge asks are you honest when you pray? Are you honest when you pray?  It is […]
June 23, 2019

Trio of new deacons are ordained at Cathedral in Norwich

Three men from across East Anglia were ordained to serve as Permanent Deacons during a Mass at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on Saturday […]
June 23, 2019

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

The July 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from the Papal Nuncio visit to East […]
June 21, 2019

Gorleston church celebrates its 80th anniversary

There was a crowded church to welcome Bishop Alan when he visited Gorleston to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Gill’s Church of St Peter the Apostle […]
June 20, 2019

Children celebrate First Communion at Lowestoft church

The Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Lowestoft celebrated its First Holy Communion day on June 15, reports Kathy Fallon. It was held […]
June 19, 2019

Chance to join climate pilgrimage to lobby Parliament

CAFOD campaigners from across East Anglia will join thousands of others on June 26 for a Mass Lobby of Parliament, where hundreds of MPs are expected […]
June 18, 2019

Anthony takes first step on the path to priesthood

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Anthony Asomugha, from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, has received Candidacy, the first stage leading towards priesthood. Anthony received his Candidacy […]
June 17, 2019

An introduction to Caritas in East Anglia

New Caritas Development Worker for East Anglia, Jacinta Goode explains what Caritas is all about and what she will be doing in the role. In the […]
June 16, 2019

Tributes paid to Rosie Hope founder of Open Christmas

Personal tributes have been paid to the strong Christian faith of Rosie Hope who, with husband Michael, founded Open Christmas in Norwich 25 years ago. Paying […]
June 16, 2019

Cambridge church live streaming of services is a first

St Laurence’s in Cambridge has started to stream its services live online and is believed to be the first parish church in the Diocese to do […]
June 15, 2019

Pentecost celebration, icon exhibition, Catenian event

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Pentecost celebration, an icon exhibition and a Catenian conference. Pentecost, the birthday of the Christian […]
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