Latest News

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August 16, 2018

Celebration as Ipswich priest marks 25 years of service

Fr John Warrington, parish priest at St Mary’s in Ipswich, celebrated his silver jubilee as a priest with the help of a packed church of parishioners […]
August 15, 2018

Ecumenical celebration, heart-felt thanks and barbecue

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an ecumenical saint’s celebration, a heart-felt thanks from a Tanzanian health worker and an American barbecue […]
August 14, 2018

Appeal to take part in Norfolk churches bike ride and walk

Organisers of the Norfolk Churches Trust Annual Bike Ride and Walk are appealing for Catholic churches to join in with the event by opening their doors […]
August 14, 2018

Chance to join CAFOD at climate summit in Poland

CAFOD is looking for supporters who are passionate about tackling climate change to join its delegation to the UN Climate Summit at Katowice, Poland in December. […]
August 13, 2018

When crisis hits home, SVP in Norfolk steps in

When the police found Larry standing on Cromer Pier preparing to throw himself into the sea, it was the St Vincent de Paul Society in Norfolk […]
August 9, 2018

Taking the Gospel message door-to-door near St Ives

The Proclaim group from the St Ives parish have been following in a 120-year-old tradition of evangelisation, led by Fr Karol Porczak, in visiting homes in […]
August 8, 2018

Parish gardening group in Bury St Edmunds is blooming

A parish gardening group at St Edmund King and Martyr in Bury St Edmunds is celebrating a successful first year. Sarah Green reports. The group was […]
August 7, 2018

Refugee solidarity walk, 80th celebration and sewing day

Latest news from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes a refugee solidarity walk, an 80th birthday celebration and an opportunity for sewing. A 55-strong group […]
August 6, 2018

Young Anglian pilgrims go in search of northern saints

A pilgrimage in pursuit of the northern saints of Britain was the aim of a group of young people from the Diocese of East Anglia over […]
August 3, 2018

Lottery grant boost for £285k Lowestoft church project

A project to make essential repairs to a landmark Lowestoft Catholic church and widen its community access, with a digital visitor guide, has received support from […]
August 2, 2018

Bonnie is new Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator

Cambridge University academic and author Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson is the new Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator for the Diocese of East Anglia. Bonnie (pictured above) […]
August 1, 2018

Singing success for St John’s Cathedral choir duo

Two members of St John the Baptist Cathedral Choir, Caitlin Obee and Sam Kibble are leaving the Norwich choir after two years of dedicated service, to […]
July 31, 2018

Catholic care home in Suffolk rated as outstanding

A Catholic care home in Great Barton near Bury St Edmunds is celebrating after being rated outstanding in a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission. […]
July 31, 2018

East Anglia supporters join CAFOD’s refugee campaign

Parishes and schools across East Anglia have been joining CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign this summer, inspired by Pope Francis’ call to show compassion and solidarity […]
July 27, 2018

Ipswich priest celebrates 60 years of ministry

Ipswich priest Canon Michael Hazell has celebrated 60 years of service to the Catholic Church reports John Cassidy. St Mary’s Parish Ipswich hosted Diamond Jubilee celebrations […]
July 26, 2018

Patronal festival, Walsingham talk and first Communion

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a patronal festival, a Walsingham talk and a first Holy Communion. St Benet’s in Beccles celebrated […]
July 25, 2018

Bible certificates, saint’s day celebration, silver award

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Bible study certificate presentation, an annual saint’s day celebration and a silver salver award. Parishioners […]
July 24, 2018

Norfolk Catholic couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

A Norfolk Catholic couple, who met each other as teenagers in 1944, have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a party at St Helen’s Church in […]
July 23, 2018

Church’s 60th anniversary celebration and dinner talk

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a church 60th anniversary celebration in Cambridge and an interesting after-dinner talk. Bishop Alan Hopes said […]
July 21, 2018

Ordination is a first for 25 years from St John’s Cathedral

Academic and former prison chaplain, Andrew Eburne, last night (Friday July 20) became the first parishioner from St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich to be […]
July 20, 2018

Mini Vinnies, African celebration, school’s charity walk

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia include new Mini Vinnie groups, an African celebration and pupils joining CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign. […]
July 19, 2018

Norfolk school stages literary extravaganza

For three days the pupils at the Sacred Heart School in Swaffham were released from their normal timetable to take part in a literary extravaganza, reports […]
July 18, 2018

East Anglia first for Sharing Hope in Crisis training

East Anglia is the first Catholic diocese to join with UK Disaster Relief to provide training for Catholics who would like to learn how to share the hope of the […]
July 17, 2018

St John’s received share of £40m cathedral repairs fund

A £40m scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals, including £190,000 for St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, has significantly reduced immediate risks, according to a report […]
July 16, 2018

Thousands of visitors enjoy sunny Clare Priory Craft Fair

Thousands of visitors who enjoyed the sunshine at the Clare Priory Craft Fair 2018 held on the July 14 and 15 and were entertained with a […]
July 13, 2018

Adelaida’s life-changing double hip operation is a success

A young Tanzanian health care worker has had a successful operation in Norwich to restore the use of both of her legs thanks to the work […]
July 12, 2018

Vocation: Fr Benedict found a place that felt like home

Fr Benedict Bedingfeld (aged 41), grew up in Oxburgh Hall near King’s Lynn and is a priest in the Community of St John, serving in the […]
July 11, 2018

Norfolk sisters mark Congregation’s 150th anniversary

The Daughters of Divine Charity, who have a convent and school in Swaffham and a small care home in Hunstanton, have celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of their […]
July 10, 2018

Help solve 100-year mystery, strawberry tea, pilgrimage

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a charitable strawberry tea, a national pilgrimage to Walsingham and a request to help solve a […]
July 9, 2018

Norwich parish holds retreat day at Suffolk priory

Two dozen Readers, Welcomers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from St George’s Parish in Norwich held a Retreat Day at Clare Priory in Suffolk on […]
July 7, 2018

Tribute to New Dawn founder Myles Dempsey

Founder of the New Dawn conference at Walsingham, Myles Dempsey, has died aged 90. Antonia Moffat pays tribute. It was with sadness and gratitude to God […]
July 6, 2018

Indian saint is honoured at Huntingdon church

The Syro-Malabar community in Huntingdon celebrated the feast of St Alphonsa, the first woman of Indian origin to be canonised by the Catholic Church, on Saturday […]
July 5, 2018

St John’s Cathedral joins GoGoHares sculpture trail

A giant hare sculpture, inspired by the design of St John’s Cathedral, has joined the popular GoGoHares Norfolk-wide children’s summer trail in aid of children’s charity […]
July 5, 2018

Suffolk pupils learn of different ways to honour Mary

Pupils at The Catholic Primary Schools of the Waveney Valley (St Edmund’s in Bungay and St Benet’s in Beccles) have been learning about different ways of […]
July 4, 2018

Golden jubilee, refugee walk, free history lecture

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a golden jubilee celebration, a parish walk in support of refugees and a free Walsingham lecture. […]
July 3, 2018

Suffolk pupils enjoy a weekend of adventure in Norfolk

Year 4 pupils from federated RC Primary Schools St Edmunds in Bury St Edmunds and St Josephs in Sudbury recently attended a three-day residential trip to […]
July 2, 2018

School pupils celebrate 24-hour run and scholarships

Pupils and staff at Moreton Hall Catholic Prep School at Bury St Edmunds have completed a 24-hour run for local charities. The ambitious attempt to run […]
July 2, 2018

Art exhibition, chamber music and parish fete

Latest events across the Diocese of East Anglia include an unusual art exhibition, a parish fete and an evening of chamber music. Norwich artist Cheryl Lord […]
June 29, 2018

Jude is fourth seminarian to be ordained in two weeks

Jude Belnas was ordained to the diaconate at St Mary’s College, Oscott on Saturday June 23, the fourth Diocese of East Anglia seminarian to become a […]
June 27, 2018

Annual craft fair set for Clare Priory in Suffolk

Over 200 exhibitors of traditional and contemporary crafts, food, drink and children’s entertainment will be taking part in the Clare Priory Craft Fair weekend on July […]
June 25, 2018

East Anglia port chaplain plays vital role for seafarers

If you’re a Catholic seafarer, you can go for months without receiving the sacraments or having any contact with the Church. This is where Apostleship of […]
June 22, 2018

Will Fr Henry be a monk down under?

Diocese of East Anglia priest, Fr Henry Whisenant, has announced that he is to spend a year as a monk in Tasmania, in Australia, to discern […]
June 20, 2018

Couples celebrate marriage and family life in Norwich

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated marriage and family life with over 60 couples and their families in an annual Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich. […]
June 20, 2018

Celebration of priesthood takes place near Norwich

Three priests with a total of 150 years of service joined around 40 others from across the Diocese of East Anglia at a Celebration of Priesthood […]
June 19, 2018

Historic meeting, inter-faith celebration, First Communion

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an historic Catenian meeting in Ipswich, an inter-faith celebration in Peterborough and First Holy Communions in […]
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