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September 25, 2021

Bishop pays visit to Felixstowe Seafarers Centre

Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated a Mass at the Felixstowe Seafarers Centre on Monday September 13 as part of a pastoral visit organised by seafarers’ charity Stella […]
September 24, 2021

Heritage Open Days celebrate the beauty of Cathedral

A dozen volunteers helped to welcome pilgrims and visitors to St John’s Cathedral for the Heritage Open Days. Tania Gonzalez Duran reports. Without the enthusiasm and […]
September 23, 2021

Bishop Alan gathers ideas for the New Evangelisation

Bishop Alan Hopes has relaunched the Diocesan Commission for the New Evangelisation to take advantage of fresh opportunities. Bishop Alan relaunched the new Commission at the […]
September 22, 2021

Ermie shows the way by saying yes to organ donation

Organ Donation Week has been an opportunity to remember with gratitude much-loved parishioner Ermie Astorga from St John’s Cathedral, who passed away a year ago. Ermie […]
September 21, 2021

Construction begins on new Peterborough school

Construction of the new St John Henry Newman Catholic Primary School and Nursery in Peterborough is under way, with work benefitting the environment and nearby residents. Work on the new […]
September 20, 2021

Bishop’s letter marks start of Synodal Church process

Bishop Alan Hopes has written a Pastoral Letter to everyone across the Diocese of East Anglia to mark the start of the worldwide Synodal Church process […]
September 16, 2021

Bishop meets mayor, Duckett Library, Ipswich grotto

Bishop Alan Hopes recently met with the Metro Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson, to discuss mutual co-operation. The two covered a range of […]
September 15, 2021

Bishop Alan blesses new air ambulance HQ in Norwich

Faith leaders from across East Anglia, including Bishop Alan Hopes, took part in the official opening of the extended and renovated East Anglian Air Ambulance operational […]
September 14, 2021

The God Who Speaks, Pope’s intention, Pax Christi

The God who speaks initiative is focussing in September on ‘Scripture and the Environment’. This is to coincide with the Season of Creation and preparations for the […]
September 13, 2021

CAFOD walkers celebrate Climate Sunday at Blickling

Parishioners from North Walsham, Aylsham and Hoveton celebrated Climate Sunday with a beautiful walk on the Blickling estate. Jane Crone from CAFOD reports. The ecumenical Climate […]
September 12, 2021

Couples with miscarriages or infertility are not alone

Bishop Alan Hopes plans to celebrate two special Masses this autumn to support couples affected by miscarriage or infertility. Dr Jess Beckett reports. The two Masses […]
September 10, 2021

Newman lecture looks at what it means to be English

Dr Jacob Phillips, Director of the Institute of Theology at St Mary’s University, Twickenham will be presenting the next in the series of Newman lectures. St […]
September 9, 2021

East Anglia joins prayers to end tragedy of abortion

Parishioners from East Anglia were among thousands who gathered in London to march for life and pray for an end to abortion. Laurette Burton reports. The […]
September 8, 2021

SVP campaign asks for a million gestures of kindness

The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is seeking a million gestures of kindness to address the trail of poverty and loneliness left by the Covid-19 […]
September 7, 2021

Polish Consul pays historic visit to St John’s Cathedral

At the invitation of Bishop Alan Hopes, the Polish Consul General Mateusz Stąsiek visited St John’s Cathedral and paid tribute to Polish servicemen. “It was a […]