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June 2, 2020

Catholic Church offers free online safeguarding training

The Catholic Church has been working with EduCare to create an e-learning package that raises awareness about safeguarding. Rebecca Bretherton, Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator, reports. In our […]
June 1, 2020

Cambridge workshops explore Eucharistic imagination

The Margaret Beaufort Institute in Cambridge is putting on four interactive workshops about the way the pandemic has changed our sacramental imagination. Sue Price reports. Covid-19 […]
June 1, 2020

A story of friendship with the people of Cambodia

A parishioner from St Mary’s in Ipswich has written a book about the friendship which has grown up with villages in Cambodia through the diocesan Building […]
May 30, 2020

Bishop Alan’s message for the Feast of Pentecost

Bishop Alan Hopes has released a short video message to mark the Feast of Pentecost, which we celebrate this weekend, and which brings an end to […]
May 30, 2020

Pope to join archbishops in Pentecost service

Pope Francis will take part in an online church service alongside the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and a number of other senior UK church leaders […]
May 29, 2020

Join Pope Francis and Walsingham in pandemic Rosary

Tomorrow, Pope Francis will lead the Rosary at 4.30pm (5.30pm Rome time) with the principal Marian Shrines of the world, including the Basilica of Our Lady […]
May 29, 2020

Petra helps make hot meals for homeless in Cambridge

After the city council placed homeless people in bed and breakfast accommodation, a Cambridge parishioner joined the Salvation Army in helping to feed them. Petra Tucker […]
May 28, 2020

Poringland parish live streams into local care home

The parish priest and Eucharistic ministers from Our Lady of the Annunciation in Poringland, Norfolk, have arranged for Sunday Mass to be live streamed into a […]
May 27, 2020

Stepping into a strange world: Fr James in lockdown

Fr James Walsh from North Walsham found lockdown like stepping into a parallel world. He describes below how he has reconnected with the living stones which […]
May 26, 2020

Pentecost conference goes online for all who thirst

The Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism in Brentwood is helping to organise an online ecumenical retreat, which is taking place over the Pentecost weekend. The theme […]
May 23, 2020

Notre Dame staff take on PPE production for NHS

Members of staff at Notre Dame High School have been busy producing PPE for the NHS and other frontline workers. Jane Buck, Head of Technology at […]
May 22, 2020

Bishop Alan to lead Pentecost Rosary Relay

Bishop Alan Hopes will lead priests and people across the Diocese of East Anglia in responding to a call from Pope Francis to pray the Rosary […]
May 22, 2020

Fr Karol live streams weekly Mass in Italian

Father Karol Porczak MS from St Peter and All Souls in Peterborough is now live streaming a Mass in Italian at 9.30am every Sunday and Holy […]
May 21, 2020

Stay close to Jesus – we are in this together

On April 25 Catholics from East Anglia joined over 4000 others for the UEvangelize virtual summit. In the last of three articles, Rebecca Bretherton reports on […]
May 19, 2020

Website visitors double as East Anglia faith stays strong

Despite lockdown, news from across the Diocese of East Anglia has been flowing thick and fast and visitors to the diocesan website have doubled. In March […]