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December 13, 2019

Clare Priory youth ‘swim against the tide’ with charity stall

Twelve young people from Clare Priory parish responded to the Pope’s call to care for the poor as they prepared for confirmation next year. Jane Crone […]
December 12, 2019

What happens when we hear God speaking in Scripture

Continuing our series about the year of The God Who Speaks, Rebecca Bretherton writes about when God started speaking directly to her through Scripture. “The older […]
December 10, 2019

Be first to read the January Catholic East Anglia paper

The January 2020 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from the Caritas East Anglia team commissioning […]
December 9, 2019

Election statement, Dowry of Mary, Cambridge radio job

Latest news of interest to the Diocese of East Anglia includes a statement on the General Election,  a new job on Radio Maria in Cambridge and […]
December 9, 2019

Alive in Faith provides fine flat for Fr Tony

Money raised through the Alive in Faith appeal has enabled the Diocese to buy a flat for the retired priest Fr Tony Shryane. The 2-bed flat […]
December 5, 2019

Something for all at St John’s Cathedral this Christmas

There is something for everyone at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich this Christmas. The Christmas celebrations begin with Solemn Sung Latin Vespers at 3:15pm […]
December 3, 2019

Show your support for new Catholic school, says Diocese

A consultation has shown that there is strong support for the establishment of a new Catholic primary school in Hampton East, Peterborough, with supporters now urged […]
December 2, 2019

Ignite Team lays on rich menu of youth events for 2020

A candlelit Epiphany Mass at Poringland will launch a rich series of events which the Diocesan Youth Service is running for young people across the Diocese […]
December 2, 2019

Christmas fairs, Saint Nicholas and festive concert

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Christmas street fair, Saint Nicholas in Norwich and a festive concert in aid of the […]
November 29, 2019

East Anglia duo take part in inter religious dialogue

Brian Keegan and Priscilla Barlow, from the Diocese of East Anglia, joined other diocesan inter religious co-ordinators at a meeting held in Leicester on November 12 […]
November 26, 2019

Mother of eight makes pilgrimage on foot to Walsingham

Bernice Zieba, a mother of eight, has written a book about her five-day pilgrimage on foot from home in Cambridgeshire to Walsingham. She describes the journey […]
November 25, 2019

Prize-winning brothers, patronal Mass, Remembrance

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes prize-winners brothers, a patronal Mass and a Remembrance service. Altar-serving brothers Thomas and James Gigy have […]
November 21, 2019

Bishop Alan speaks on air about Advent book

Bishop Alan has contributed to a book of reflections on Advent, which has just been published by the Catholic media network EWTN. He will be speaking […]
November 19, 2019

East Anglian treasurers hone their financial skills

The Diocese of East Anglia provided an opportunity to learn more about finance at a special seminar in the Narthex at St John’s Cathedral on Saturday […]
November 19, 2019

Christmas crafts, church celebrates 60, icons exhibition

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Christmas craft opportunities, a church’s 60th anniversary celebrations and a display of icons. Following the closure […]
November 18, 2019

Caritas East Anglia commissioned at Mass and lunch

The work of Caritas East Anglia was formally commissioned by Bishop Alan Hopes at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on Sunday November […]
November 16, 2019

Bishop Alan’s call to action on annual Day for the Poor

This Sunday has been set aside by Pope Francis as the annual ‘Day for the Poor’ and in his pastoral letter Bishop Alan says it is […]
November 15, 2019

Mission opportunity in Jamaica, oldest church claim

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a chance to go on a mission to Jamaica and details of the oldest Catholic church […]
November 14, 2019

Polish parishioner celebrates 100 years of adventure

A Bury St Edmunds parishioner with an intriguing life story has celebrated his 100th birthday at a special Mass. John Sanders reports: “It is rare for someone […]
November 12, 2019

Ipswich churches create a waterfall of poppies

Parishioners at St Mary’s, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich marked Remembrance Sunday with a waterfall of poppies around the church door. Jean McSorley from St Mary’s writes: “Could […]
November 12, 2019

Clergy study day, Advent prayer, Abbey set to celebrate

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a clergy study day, an open day of prayer and celebrating 1,000 years of the Benedictine […]
November 12, 2019

Peterborough prayers said for Vietnamese lorry victims

Prayers have been said in Peterborough in memory of the 39 Vietnamese victims found dead in a lorry container in Essex recently. Vietnamese prospective seminarian, Peter […]
November 11, 2019

Offer to help rediscover Catholic musical history

An experienced Catholic choirmaster has offered to help parishes and schools in East Anglia reintroduce the riches of Latin and Plainchant. Paul Henriksen, who lives in […]
November 11, 2019

An East Anglian recipe for confident Catholics

A Southwold grandmother has described her new confidence in speaking about her faith, after successfully completing an online diocesan course in Catechetics. Laurette Burton, from the […]
November 8, 2019

Couple add digital dimension to diocesan archives

In the former sacristy, down a spiral staircase, deep under St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, are hundreds of boxes comprising the Diocese of East Anglia Archives. […]
November 7, 2019

Barbara offers to share embroidery skills

A parishioner from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich is appealing for people with the skills and willingness to help repair vestments across the Diocese of East […]
November 6, 2019

East Anglia priest writes new Pilgrim’s Guide to Rome

Diocese of East Anglia priest Fr Michael Rear has written a Pilgrim’s Guide to Rome, reviewed here by Fr Tony Rogers. I devour travel literature, but […]
November 5, 2019

Monastic vows, Advent retreats, Orientale Lumen

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes monastic vows for former parish priest, Advent retreats in Walsingham, and the History Society newsletter Fr […]
October 31, 2019

Sarah shares vision for prayer on the air

An international network of Catholic radio stations dedicated to prayer may soon have a branch in East Anglia. Sarah Taylor is part of a group of […]
October 31, 2019

Teachers take fresh look at Humanae Vitae

Teachers, priests and religious from around the diocese met recently at Newmarket to study the Church’s teaching on marriage and family life. Fr Paul Grogan of […]
October 30, 2019

Pilgrims witness to the Sanctity of Life

Over 1000 pilgrims braved heavy rain to take part in a pilgrimage to Walsingham of reparation and prayer for the Sanctity of Life. Pilgrims joined the […]
October 29, 2019

New vocations boost Swaffham convent

Three young women have been accepted as Postulants with the Daughters of Divine Charity at their convent in Swaffham. The Sisters – who became famous through […]
October 29, 2019

Diocese of East Anglia Yearbook and Calendar is out

The Diocese of East Anglia Yearbook and Calendar has been published and printed copies will be available in all parishes from Saturday November 2, priced just […]
October 28, 2019

Anthony takes a step closer to priesthood

Seminarian Anthony Asomugha received the Ministry of Acolyte on 26 October at a service at Allen Hall in Chelsea. Anthony, from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, […]
October 24, 2019

Be first to read the November Catholic East Anglia paper

The November 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of a key East Anglia role in […]
October 24, 2019

New knights, Holy Land talk, entertaining students

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a quartet of new knights in Norwich, a talk on the Living Stones of the Holy […]
October 22, 2019

Newman Masses, harvest celebration, school boost

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes thanksgiving Masses for John Henry Newman in East Anglia, a double celebration in Gorleston and new […]
October 18, 2019

The God who Speaks initiative is launched

The ‘God who Speaks’ initiative, which is a partnership between the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Bible Society, began on September 30 […]
October 17, 2019

Stories of East Anglians in Rome for Newman Mass

More stories about East Anglians in Rome for the Newman canonisation are emerging including a journey of thanksgiving, changing perceptions of St Peter’s Square and a […]
October 16, 2019

Letter from Newman shown to Harleston parishioners

Harleston parishioners were shown an original letter written by St John Henry Newman at Mass on Sunday October 13 – the day that he was canonised […]
October 15, 2019

New priest inducted, Posada reminder, charity appeal

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a new priest in Stowmarket, a Posada reminder and a charity back-pack appeal. On Tuesday October […]
October 14, 2019

Jean’s Rome trip after 30-year link with Newman cause

Jean Johnson from Ipswich was in Rome for the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman – a cause with which she has been personally involved for […]
October 14, 2019

Papal blessing as Norfolk family go to Rome canonisation

Three generations of a Thetford family attended the Cardinal John Henry Newman canonisation Mass in Rome yesterday (October 13) after a personal invitation from Pope Francis […]
October 14, 2019

Peter’s key role in Newman canonisation Mass in Rome

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian, Deacon Peter Wygnański described as the “privilege of a lifetime” the moment he sang the Gospel in front of large crowds […]
October 13, 2019

Jack is honoured for church history and music work

Jack Robbins, a parishioner of St Dominic’s Church, Downham Market, and former Head of St Gregory’s School, Bedford, has received an honorary Master of Arts Degree […]
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