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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 […]
October 12, 2019

Norwich parishioners create penny paths of peace

St George’s Parish in Norwich has decided to get ‘Hands On’ and link with a Colombian community to help create a brighter future for young people. […]
October 11, 2019

Fr Anthony retires after 50 years of ministry

Fr Anthony Shryane has retired after 50 years of ministry, 21 of which were in St Etheldreda’s parish, Ely, reports Stella Fox. The parish celebrated the […]
October 10, 2019

Colourful school, church history day, angelic celebration

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a bright school charity day, the history of a church revealed and a international celebration of […]
October 9, 2019

New priests in Wisbech and Ipswich, Acle churches event

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes news of priestly installations in Wisbech and Ipswich and an ecumenical gathering in Acle. Fr James […]
October 8, 2019

Acolytes inducted as deacons’ Mass is held in Norwich

Two men who are in formation for the Permanent Diaconate received the Ministry of Acolyte as Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated Mass with the College of Deacons […]
October 7, 2019

Diss church extends warm welcome to priest from Ghana

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated Mass at Holy Trinity Parish, Diss with new parish priest, Father Alex Anaman, who arrived in Norfolk from Ghana in West […]
October 5, 2019

Priestly changes, charity coffee and homeless appeal

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes farewell to one priest and hello to another, a charity coffee morning and an appeal to […]
October 3, 2019

Kerala community in Sawston celebrate harvest festival

The Kerala community in Sawston and the surrounding areas have gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes hall to celebrate their prestigious event of Onam, reports Maria […]
October 2, 2019

School auction, special gift, exam invigilators needed

Latest schools news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes new stained glass windows, an auction of school goods and an advert for exam invigilators. […]
October 2, 2019

Now is the moment God wants from you

Now is the moment which God wants from me, says Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge, in his October monthly reflection. When I was about eight, innocent […]
October 1, 2019

Fr Richard is seventh priest to be ordained in East Anglia

Richard Ireson became the seventh priest ordained in the Diocese of East Anglia this year at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on Sunday September […]
September 30, 2019

The first principle of social teaching is human dignity

The first principle of Catholic Social Teaching is Human Dignity says Caritas East Anglia Development Worker Jacinta Goode. Julie Andrews famously sang in The Sound of […]
September 30, 2019

Fond farewell as Fr Denys retires from Norfolk parish

The parish of Our Lady and St Joseph, Cromer and Sheringham, said fond farewell to their shared Parish Priest, Fr Denys Lloyd, at a special party […]
September 28, 2019

Youth ministry brings Emily from the USA to East Anglia

The newest member of the Ignite Team for the next year is American Emily Murphy from New England. She explains what brought her to East Anglia. […]
September 27, 2019

Walsingham Sisters offer a series of weekend retreats

A series of weekend retreats are being offered by the sisters of the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham at Dowry House in Walsingham on subjects […]
September 24, 2019

Be first to read the October edition of Catholic East Anglia

The October 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from a pilgrimage to Lourdes,  the new-look […]
September 22, 2019

Bishop’s Council of Laity meeting – invite to parishes

Each year in May and November, Bishop Alan meets with representatives from parishes across the diocese at Poringland at the Bishop’s Council of Laity, reports Secretary […]
September 21, 2019

East Anglia schools celebrate Year of the Word in Norwich

Hundreds of pupils and staff from 28 schools across the Diocese of East Anglia came together on September 20 for a special Schools Mass at St […]
September 21, 2019

Peterborough Catholic Primary consultation – please respond

The Diocese of East Anglia has sent out a reminder for as many people as possible to respond to their current consultation on the proposal to […]
September 20, 2019

New-look Ignite Youth Team enters fifth year

The Ignite Team is now entering its fifth academic year of full-time youth ministry in schools, parishes and at events across the Diocese. This year’s full-time […]
September 19, 2019

Jean tells of her love of scripture and the God who speaks

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated 2020 as a Year in celebration of “The God who Speaks”, inviting the Church to listen afresh to […]
September 18, 2019

Nun is honoured, help for the needy, prayers for life

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a celebration for a long-serving nun, a fund to help those in need and a chance […]
September 17, 2019

Appeal for help to solve 19th century paintings mystery

Diocese of East Anglia archivists are appealing for help to solve a nineteenth century artistic mystery concerning Italian paintings, the Duke of Norfolk and St John […]
September 16, 2019

Youngsters enjoy fun-filled diocesan summer camp

Over 50 young people and helpers enjoyed a fun-filled diocesan summer camp over the August bank holiday weekend. Among them was 11-year-old Tabitha Blackman Northwood. My […]
September 15, 2019

New role for spiritual director Margaret Mary

Spiritual director and school teacher Dr Margaret Mary McFadyen has been appointed as the diocesan representative to the Bishops Conference Spirituality Committee. Here she talks of […]
September 11, 2019

Catholic Voices workshop shows how to defend your faith

How to defend your faith and share the story of the church without raising your voice was the subject of a well-attended workshop run in Wymondham […]
September 9, 2019

Joyful international Walsingham pilgrimage attracts 3,500

Around 3,500 pilgrims, representing the world-wide Catholic Church, gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday (September 9) for the colourful and […]
September 9, 2019

Century-old time capsule discovered in Southwold church

An almost 100-year-old time capsule, discovered under the pulpit of The Sacred Heart Church in Southwold during renovations, has been opened to reveal some fascinating items. […]
September 9, 2019

Teddy bears’ picnic, cycling hub, Norwich pilgrimage

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia include a teddy bears’ picnic, a Norwich pilgrimage and an octogenarian cyclist. Fr John Barnes hosted a […]
September 9, 2019

Peterborough Catholic primary consultation is launched

Today (September 9) the Diocese of East Anglia has launched a six-week consultation on its proposal to build a new Catholic primary school at the Hampton […]
September 6, 2019

Record number of East Anglia Lourdes pilgrims

Pilgrimage Director Deacon John Morrill reflects on a successful time of prayer and healing in Lourdes for a record number of pilgrims from East Anglia This […]
September 4, 2019

Tributes paid to Clare priest of 20 years, Fr Ben O’Rourke

Fr Ben O’Rourke OSA, who was parish priest of the Clare Priory church of Mother of Good Counsel for 16 years, has died at the age […]
September 3, 2019

Diss parish bids farewell to Fr David after five years

Five years, almost to the day, since he arrived at Most Holy Trinity Parish, Diss, parishioners gathered at the beginning of September to bid farewell to […]
September 2, 2019

Three Peaks bid, Walsingham poet, Catenian award

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia include news from St Alban’s School, a Catholic poet in Walsingham and a Catenian award. St Alban’s […]
September 2, 2019

Autumn is a time rich with opportunities

Autumn is rich with opportunity and is the time of new beginnings says Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge in his monthly reflection. I was sitting musing […]
September 1, 2019

Ipswich priest Fr Francis retires after 56 years in ministry

An 80-year-old Ipswich priest retired on Sunday September 1 after an impressive 56 years in ministry. Stephen Donaghy reports. Fr Francis Leeder, often known as Sam, […]
August 29, 2019

Carnival parade is an opportunity to open church doors

Carnival Day in Downham Market was an opportunity for St Dominic’s evangelisation team to spring into action, writes Joe Walton. During Carnival Day in Downham Market […]
August 28, 2019

Cambridge parish celebrates creation with garden tidy-up

Parishes across the Diocese of East Anglia have been holding Creation Celebrations over the summer. St Laurence’s in Cambridge, a CAFOD Live Simply parish, combined its […]
August 27, 2019

Listen to Bishop Alan’s homily at Lourdes pilgrimage

The Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Lourdes is currently taking place and you can watch Bishop Alan giving the homily at the opening Mass on […]
August 21, 2019

First chance to read the September Catholic East Anglia

The September 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from historic ordinations of priests and deacons […]
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