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January 23, 2019

Climbing, dancing, getting lost and Mass in Panama City

On Day Two of World Youth Day in Panama the East Anglia group saw some amazing views of Panama City, got lost and did some dancing. […]
January 22, 2019

East Anglia group flies 5,400 miles to WYD in Panama

A group of young people from the Diocese of East Anglia has flown 5,400 miles to Panama on the first day of their World Youth Day […]
January 22, 2019

First chance to read February Catholic East Anglia paper

The February 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of consultations on bids for four new Catholic primary […]
January 21, 2019

East Anglia group heads for World Youth Day in Panama

A group of young people from the Diocese of East Anglia will be joining Pope Francis and up to half-a-million other young pilgrims at World Youth […]
January 18, 2019

East Anglia focus on racial justice and modern slavery

Racial justice, discrimination and modern slavery are the focus of two coming events in the Diocese of East Anglia. Modern Slavery – a Christian Response, a […]
January 17, 2019

Franciscans celebrate, Norwich dinner, Catholic history

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Franciscan Christmas events, a Catenian dinner and an East Anglian Catholic History Society newsletter. The highlight […]
January 16, 2019

Churches urged to watch out for rural depression risk

Catholic churches across Norfolk and Suffolk are being encouraged to be watchful for those in tight knit farming and rural communities who are at risk of […]
January 11, 2019

Seminarians lunch, crib festival and Epiphany meal

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a seminarians lunch, a crib festival and an Epiphany parish meal. Bishop Alan Hopes entertained current […]
January 10, 2019

Fr Pat celebrates 40 years as a priest in East Anglia

After 40 years as a parish priest, Fr Pat Cleary would like to consider himself as the conductor of an orchestra. Keith Morris reports. On December […]
January 8, 2019

Diocese to bid for new Catholic Primary Schools in Cambs

The Diocese of East Anglia has announced its intention to submit bids to open three new voluntary-aided Catholic primary schools in areas of Cambridgeshire with increasing […]
January 7, 2019

Epiphany youth celebration lights up skies near Norwich

A youth celebration of Epiphany lit up the skies at Poringland near Norwich on Sunday evening (January 6) when around 200 young people and their families […]
January 7, 2019

Consultation on new Catholic primary in Swaffham opens

The Catholic Diocese of East Anglia has today (January 7) begun a consultation to open a new Catholic primary school in Swaffham. This will be on […]
January 3, 2019

Norwich pupils’ charity challenges in aid of Street Child

Pupils, staff and parents at Notre Dame Prep School, Norwich, have been taking on charity feats to raise money for charity Street Child which works in […]
January 3, 2019

Christmas cribs, recycling visit and Advent celebration

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Christmas cribs, a recycling facility visit and a celebration of Advent. Our Lady Star of the […]
January 2, 2019

Altar servers’ Mass, Christmas swim, medal honour

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an altar servers’ Mass, a Boxing Day swim in the North Sea and an honour for […]
December 31, 2018

Funding boost for Southwold church heritage project

Sacred Heart Church in Southwold has received a great Christmas present with confirmation of a National Lottery grant of £210,000 and a grant of £10,000 from […]
December 29, 2018

Bishop Alan’s pastoral letter about the Holy Family

A pastoral letter from Bishop Alan Hopes for the Feast of the Holy Family, to be read at Masses during the weekend of December 29/30, record […]
December 27, 2018

Tributes paid to inspirational nun Sister Wendy Beckett

Tributes have been paid to Norfolk Catholic nun Sister Wendy Beckett who earned an international reputation as an unlikely art critic and television star. Sr Wendy, […]
December 24, 2018

Full house at Cathedral in Norwich for Christmas Vigil

The Vigil Mass of Christmas saw the biggest congregation of the year in attendance earlier today (Christmas Eve) at a packed St John the Baptist Cathedral […]
December 24, 2018

Diamond jubilee celebration for Sawston church

The Community of Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated the 60th anniversary of the blessing of the first church in Sawston with a packed congregation at a […]
December 21, 2018

Bishop’s Christmas message about light and darkness

In his Christmas message, Bishop Alan Hopes addresses the battle between light and darkness in the Nativity story and the divisions which shadow our society today. […]
December 21, 2018

East Anglia’s Simon is ordained as a deacon

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Simon Davies was ordained to the diaconate at St John’s Seminary in Surrey by Bishop Alan Hopes on December 15. Here […]
December 20, 2018

Tributes paid to Caritas East Anglia stalwart Val Clark

Tributes have been paid to Caritas East Anglia stalwart Val Clark, from Roydon, who has died after a short illness. David Livesey, who worked alongside Val […]
December 19, 2018

St George’s Scouts have a busy time in Norwich

The 17th Norwich St George’s Scout Group have had a busy few weeks according to its chair Gillian Hanley. “Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were on […]
December 16, 2018

Work of unsung Ipswich heroes recognised with medals

Ten parishioners have been honoured with diocesan medals in recognition of their work for St Pancras in Ipswich, reports Stephen Donaghy. Fr Francis Leeder said: “As […]
December 15, 2018

Rediscovered statue in restored Huntingdon chapel

A hand-carved statue of Our Lady which had been hidden in a cupboard for around 20 years has been blessed and placed in a newly-restored chapel […]
December 14, 2018

Holy Land pilgrimage, charity boost, concert success

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Holy Land pilgrimage, charity fund-raising success and an interfaith concert. Thirty one parishioners from St […]
December 13, 2018

First chance to read the January East Anglia newspaper

The January 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of an historic visit of reconciliation by the Archbishop […]
December 12, 2018

Glow Day youth retreat at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

The Ignite Team and members of the Ignite Lite Team ran a day-long Glow Day retreat at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on November […]
December 11, 2018

Norwich duo see Network for a Better World in action

Two St John’s Cathedral parishioners have spent a fortnight visiting Malawi with development charity Network for a Better World (N4BW). Mary Clarke reports. At the end […]
December 10, 2018

Cambridge theology institute celebrates silver jubilee

Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge has been celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year and remains faithful to its founding aims of theological education of […]
December 7, 2018

Red Wednesday, Christmas fair and Samaritans concert

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Red Wednesday in King’s Lynn, a street fair in Bungay, singing for the Samaritans and a […]
December 6, 2018

East Anglia Synod focuses on youth hot topics

Over 60 people from across the Diocese of East Anglia came together on November 4 at a Synod to talk about current hot topics in the […]
December 5, 2018

St Felix pupils get creative as they protect environment

Pupils at St Felix Catholic Primary School in Haverhill applied what they have learnt about their responsibility as stewards of the earth when making new Christmas […]
December 4, 2018

East Anglia students have national writing success

Students from a Suffolk Catholic High School and a Peterborough Parish have won awards in this year’s Knights of St Columba East Anglia Province 27 essay […]
December 3, 2018

East Anglia Diocesan Yearbook 2019 now available online

The Diocese of East Anglia 2019 Yearbook and Liturgical Calendar is now available online and is already available in parishes. The annual printed publication, which this […]
December 3, 2018

Cambridge pupils have cracking time with Enigma

Pupils at St Mary’s School, Cambridge were set to working cracking codes after seeing a World War II Enigma cipher machine at the school. The machine, […]
November 29, 2018

Priest induction, Advent retreat and Epiphany crib festival

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a new priest induction, an Advent retreat weekend and an Epiphany crib festival. Fr Michael Ryan […]
November 29, 2018

New look for Cambridge faith school teacher course

A Cambridge-based course which helps train faith school teachers in Catholic thought and practice has been redesigned to incorporate online study and discussion to better fit […]
November 29, 2018

Samuel’s journey of faith from Pentecostal to Catholic

Australian former Pentecostal, Samuel Randall, was ordained to the Catholic Diaconate by Bishop Alan Hopes at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on […]
November 28, 2018

Cathedral move after final Mass at St Mark’s in Norwich

The Feast of Christ the King was celebrated at St Mark’s, Lakenham, for the last time on Sunday November 25 after 16 years. Michael Hill reports. […]
November 28, 2018

Parish walk, Advent talks, charity award, clergy night

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a parish walk, Advent talks, a charity award and a Catenian clergy night. An intrepid group […]
November 27, 2018

Hunstanton shrine in memory of Polish troops restored

A shrine to Our Lady in Hunstanton in North West Norfolk has been restored and consecrated in memory of Polish troops who helped defend the county […]
November 26, 2018

Trio of diaconate candidates become acolytes in Norwich

Three candidates to the diaconate were instituted as acolytes at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on November 3, reports Rev John Morrill, assistant director for the […]
November 24, 2018

Join St Nicholas at St John’s Cathedral Christmas fair

The Saint Nicholas Fair will be held once again this year on Saturday December 8 in the Narthex at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich including a […]
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