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May 24, 2018

First chance to read June edition of Catholic East Anglia

The June 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of the Diocesan Walsingham pilgrimage, an Archbishop […]
May 23, 2018

Parish’s mini-pilgrimages to two of St Walstan’s wells

Parishioners of Our Lady & St Walstan parish in Costessey visited the second of three local wells associated with St Walstan on Sunday May 13. The […]
May 23, 2018

CAFOD appeals for volunteers across East Anglia

CAFOD East Anglia is currently looking for Area Coordinators in Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Deaneries to work with and motivate local volunteers as part of […]
May 22, 2018

Priest Fr Philip in Carrow Road return for Norwich City

Former Norwich City star Philip Mulryne preached from the heart at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Sunday morning, just hours before he made a return […]
May 22, 2018

First Communion, Confirmations & Celebrate East Anglia

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an invitation to the Celebrate East Anglia conference, a first Holy Communion and a Confirmation Mass. […]
May 18, 2018

Bishop’s invitation to celebration of marriage and family

Bishop Alan Hopes has invited all married and engaged couples across the Diocese of East Anglia to the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass at the […]
May 17, 2018

Songs of praise as Cambridge church celebrates 60 years

St Laurence’s Church in Cambridge has celebrated its 60th birthday in style with a Songs of Praise service. The foundation stone for St Laurence’s, was laid on […]
May 14, 2018

East Anglia pilgrims visit Flanders to remember the fallen

A small group of pilgrims from the Diocese of East Anglia have just returned from a pilgrimage to Flanders commemorating the end of the First World […]
May 13, 2018

Seminarian Michael receives ministry of lector in Rome

East Anglia Diocese seminarian Michael Smith received the ministry of lector on May 9 at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome during an evening vigil mass […]
May 11, 2018

Disappointment as schools faith cap pledge abandoned

Following the Government’s announcement today to abandon its election promise to remove the 50% faith cap on new free schools, the Bishop of East Anglia has […]
May 10, 2018

Norwich 40 Days for Life vigil changed hearts and minds

Hearts and minds being changed was the most evident fruit of a 40 Days for Life vigil held outside an abortion clinic in Norwich. Eldred Willey […]
May 9, 2018

Women’s Day of Prayer, Polish lunch and sewing invite

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a world day of prayer, a Polish Sunday lunch and an invitation to people who like […]
May 8, 2018

900 join East Anglia Diocese pilgrimage to Walsingham

Around 900 people joined the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, which took on a new format in […]
May 7, 2018

Youth festival aims to ignite young people’s faith

Over 150 young people from across the Diocese of East Anglia enjoyed the Ignite Youth Festival over the weekend (May 5-6) camping at the Sacred Heart […]
May 6, 2018

Bishop Alan is welcomed at Moreton Hall School

Bishop Alan Hopes spent the day at Moreton Hall Prep School on April 30 where he celebrated Mass and met with staff, pupils and governors. The […]
May 5, 2018

Schools painting winners and pupils walk for charity

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia includes winners of a painting competition and pupils walking to raise funds for a trip to […]
May 4, 2018

Cathedral group make pilgrimage journey to Lourdes

A group of 38 people from the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich recently took part in a three-day pilgrimage to Lourdes. Dr Martin […]
May 3, 2018

Cambodia Mass, church celebrates 60 and debating win

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Cambodian celebration, a church marking its 60th birthday and a debating cup victory. The parish […]
May 2, 2018

Ciaran’s action-packed year with the Ignite youth team

Diocese of East Anglia Ignite youth team member Ciaran Losasso looks back on a packed year so far. Looking back over the months since I joined […]
April 30, 2018

Hundreds join Rosary on the Coast prayers in East Anglia

The Rosary on the Coast prayer event was marked by hundreds of people at over a dozen locations across the Diocese of East Anglia yesterday. Hundreds […]
April 27, 2018

New books with Bury St Edmunds links are published

Two books with Catholic links to Bury St Edmunds have recently been published. Praise for Edmund: In Search of Englands Lost King Bury St Edmunds is […]
April 26, 2018

First chance to read May edition of Catholic East Anglia

The May 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of an arson attack on a Yarmouth […]
April 25, 2018

East Anglia to join in Rosary on the Coast prayers

A Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life & Peace in the British Isles is set to take place this Sunday April 29, around 3pm and […]
April 24, 2018

Cambridge introduction course for Catholic teachers

A short course introduction to the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies – the national programme for Catholic Teachers – is being offered at the Margaret Beaufort […]
April 24, 2018

Ex-archbishop’s stories of urban saints at UEA in Norwich

Holiness – demonstrated through the lives of three modern urban saints – was the subject of a Newman Lecture, given by former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr […]
April 21, 2018

Bishop’s pastoral letter on the vocation to be a priest

On Good Shepherd Sunday, Bishop Alan Hopes focuses his pastoral letter on the specific vocation, the unique call, to be a priest. To be read at […]
April 19, 2018

Charity shave, peace campaigner and Easter baskets

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a charity shave, a peace campaigner speaking and Polish Easter baskets. The Polish community at Our Lady […]
April 19, 2018

Eddie’s on road to recovery after Chrism Mass emergency

Eddie Francis, a parishioner from St Ives who collapsed with suspected heart problems just before the Chrism Mass began in St Johns Cathedral on March 27 […]
April 18, 2018

Swaffham Sacred Heart School pupils just love to sing

Two choirs from Sacred Heart School in Swaffham have been called outstanding at county music festivals in Norfolk. Attending the Norfolk County Music Festival at Springwood […]
April 17, 2018

Join Thy Kingdom Come prayer campaign plea

Catholics across the Diocese of East Anglia are being urged to join global prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come for ten days in May, reports Rebecca Bretherton. […]
April 16, 2018

Sr Rosalie was humble, selfless and loved the poor

Sister Rosalie Temple, a retired Franciscan nun, who lived near Oundle and was well-known in Peterborough and Walsingham, died on March 12 after a short illness. […]
April 14, 2018

Divine afternoon of celebrations in Peterborough

Divine Mercy Sunday (April 8) was marked at St Peter and All Souls in Peterborough by an afternoon of celebrations organised by Deacon ClaudioChiappinelli. Claudio said: […]
April 13, 2018

Bishop Alan blesses the new stone cathedra

A permanent new stone cathedra (or bishops chair) has been installed into the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich, the mother church of the […]
April 12, 2018

Band, DJ and TV stars to appear at Ignite Youth Festival

More details have been announced of the Ignite Youth Festival at the Sacred Heart School in Swaffham from May 5 to 6 including appearances from a […]
April 11, 2018

Clare Priory craft fair raises over 10,000 for charities

Charities have received over A?10,000 in donations thanks to the annual Clare Priory Craft Fair in July, which brings together over 200 exhibitors of traditional and […]
April 10, 2018

Cambridge course for women explores Merton’s theology

The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge is running a short course for Catholic women interested in exploring Thomas Merton’s theology for their life, workandprayer. […]
April 9, 2018

Anti-trafficking charity appoints Jacinta as East Anglia rep

Catholic anti-trafficking charity the Medaille Trust has appointed a representative in the Diocese of East Anglia one of four new posts. Jacinta Goode (pictured above), […]
April 7, 2018

Thousands join Filipino Walsingham pilgrimage

Around 2000 pilgrims joined the annual Filipino Catholic Palm Sunday Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Sunday March 25. The annual pilgrimage started in 2011 with just two […]
April 6, 2018

Landmark donation, civic visit and Cambodian Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a landmark blood donation, a Cambodian Mass, an Easter egg hunt and a civic visit. A […]
April 6, 2018

Leading academic to open Newman Lectures in Norwich

This years Newman Lectures at the University of East Anglia open with a lecture by leading Catholic academic Professor Stephen Bullivant. A former atheist, Professor Bullivant […]
April 5, 2018

40 years of service, unusual lunch and first Reconciliation

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes 40 years of service, an unusual Lent lunch and childrens first Reconciliation. The parishioners of St […]
April 4, 2018

Engaging visit to Cambourne by Ignite youth team

A recent visit by the Ignite Youth Team to the new Cambourne and Sawston Parish saw 50 youngsters engage in musical, dramatic and reflective activities. Confirmation […]
April 3, 2018

Norwich school project makes clothes for Malawi children

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Norwich has been visited by Andy and Mary Clark who took all the children for an unusual Monday […]
April 3, 2018

Cambridge school marks women’s right to vote victory

St Marys School, Cambridge, marked the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in the UK, by inviting Classworks Theatre group to perform a special […]
April 2, 2018

Picture galleries from St John’s Cathedral Easter Masses

Hundreds of people attended Holy Week and Easter Masses at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich and picture galleries have now been published online. Picture […]
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