Latest News

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November 16, 2017

Creative writing, prayer for Ireland and 90th birthday

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia include a priest marking his 90th birthday, an afternoon of prayer for Ireland and a creative writing […]
November 14, 2017

Tributes paid to courageous priest Fr Bill Mason

Tributes have been paid to Fr Bill Mason, first ordained as an Anglican Priest, who went on to join the Catholic Church and serve in Bury […]
November 13, 2017

Posada Advent journey starts in East Anglia soon

The Posada Journey starts on Advent Sunday, December 3, and parishes across the Diocese of East Anglia are being encouraged to make it a missionary initiative. […]
November 2, 2017

Cathedral and Shrine to turn red to highlight persecution

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia include a Red Wednesday religious freedom campaign and a church response to a town’s future vision. Two […]
November 1, 2017

Fair trade protest, student custom, engaging speaker

Latest news in brief from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a fair trade protest in Cambridge, an academic custom at the UEA and an […]
October 31, 2017

Colourful school, creative thinking and the Day of the Girl

Latest news in brief from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a colourful school, thinking outside the box and the Day of the Girl. […]
October 30, 2017

Come Home For Christmas initiative opens doors

Come Home For Christmas is an initiative of the Catholic Church which aims to offer a seasonal welcome to Catholics who for different reasons no longer […]
October 28, 2017

Hundreds join Norwich silent procession and vigil for life

Around 700 Catholics from across the Diocese of East Anglia took part in a silent Eucharistic procession through Norwich city centre last night (Oct 27), which […]
October 26, 2017

Road to Panama World Youth Day starts in Newmarket

The next World Youth Day will be in Panama City in 2019, a group from East Anglia will be going and there is a diocesan launch […]
October 25, 2017

Gorleston six step out to raise £1000 for Cambodia

Six parishioners from St Peter’s in Gorleston have walked along the seafront and raised £1000 for the independent charity, Support Cambodia. Interest in Cambodia has been […]
October 24, 2017

East Anglia’s Ignite youth mission team is growing

The Ignite Team – the Youth Mission Team of the Diocese of East Anglia – is growing. Joining Hamish MacQueen (Director of Diocesan Youth Service) and […]
October 23, 2017

First chance to read November’s Catholic East Anglia

The November 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of schools celebrations, reality TV visiting a […]
October 20, 2017

Catholic high schools help students show real progress

Four Catholic High Schools in East Anglia have achieved impressive results in the recent GCSE Progress 8 figures which shift the focus of school league tables […]
October 19, 2017

Swaffham nuns launch pop-up restaurant in London

Catholic nuns from the Daughters of Divine Charity in Swaffham are today serving free soup at NUNdos, a three-day pop-up restaurant in London’s Shoreditch, to launch […]
October 18, 2017

Music study, day of reflection, history, website accolade

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Justice & Peace day of reflection, a study day for musicians, a history newsletter and […]
October 16, 2017

Pilgrimages to Portugal and Belgium are still available

Spaces on two Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimages to Portugal and Belgium are still available if booked soon. At the end of April 2018, the 100th […]
October 13, 2017

Vigil and torchlight procession set for Norwich city centre

A silent torchlight Eucharistic Procession of the Blessed Sacrament through Norwich city centre will be followed by an all-night Vigil in the Cathedral of St John […]
October 13, 2017

Chamber choir to perform Norwich Cathedral recital

The St Peter’s Singers, based at Leeds Minster, is celebrating its 40th anniversary year with a tour of East Anglia, singing at the Cathedral of St […]
October 12, 2017

Our Lady of Peñafrancia celebration on Norfolk Broads

The seventh annual Pilgrimage and Fiesta in honour of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, on the Norfolk Broads, proved a great success, reports chairman Al Garchitorena. Around […]
October 11, 2017

Sr Mary Clare’s contribution in Peterborough celebrated

The amazing contribution of Sr Mary Clare Mason to the parish of St Peter and All Souls Parish in Peterborough over 16 years was celebrated with […]
October 11, 2017

Suffolk pupil praised for helping to save drowning man

A Catholic prep school pupil in Suffolk has been commended for assisting a drowning man whilst on holiday in the Lake District. Moreton Hall Prep School […]
October 10, 2017

Port chaplain commissioned at AoS Mass in Norwich

A Mass in honour of Our Lady Star of the Sea was held at St John the Baptist Cathedral Norwich on September 26, organised by Apostleship […]
October 9, 2017

Colourful school, new seminarian and harvest hamper

Latest news from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes a school awash with colour, a new seminarian and a harvest hamper presentation. Notre Dame Prep […]
October 6, 2017

Norfolk convent welcomes “party girls” for new TV series

The Daughters of Divine Charity in Swaffham are set to feature in a new high-profile four-part TV documentary on Channel 5 called Bad Habits when five […]
October 4, 2017

Romero play premieres at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

St John the Baptist Cathedral hosted an awesome and inspiring premier performance of Romero – the heartbeat of El Salvador from Rise Theatre on September 30. […]
October 3, 2017

Tributes paid to 101-year-old priest Mgr Augustine Hoey

Monsignor Augustine Hoey, a priest of the Diocese of Westminster, who lived in Walsingham for some years to pray for and support the work of the […]
October 2, 2017

Diocese celebrates Mass in Cambodian-style

Over 100 people from 10 parishes across the Diocese joined together for the Cambodian Pchum Ben (Holy Souls) Mass at Sacred Heart, North Walsham on Friday […]
September 29, 2017

Pro Life Pilgrimage draws 1,000 supporters to Walsingham

The annual Pro Life Pilgrimage to Walsingham saw 1,000 pilgrims gather on September 17, in the 50th year since the passing of the Abortion Act in […]
September 28, 2017

Unusual Mass, Bible study course and CAFOD move

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Mass with an unusual twist, a new Bible study course and a new CAFOD representative […]
September 27, 2017

East Anglia pilgrims in inspirational visit to Holy Land

Pilgrims from the Diocese of East Anglia have visited the Holy Land recently and an opportunity to join a pilgrimage of remembrance to Belgium is being […]
September 26, 2017

School celebrates 60th anniversary and £3.5m opening

A full day of celebrations on Monday marked the 60th anniversary of St Martha’s Catholic primary school in King’s Lynn and the official opening of a […]
September 25, 2017

Peterborough school showcased in Parliamentary Review

St John Fisher Catholic High School in Peterborough has been highlighted as an excellent school in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review, which showcases best practice to leading […]
September 24, 2017

Fatima statue and relics visit Cathedral in Norwich

The Fatima Pilgrim Virgin statue and saints relics visited St John’s Cathedral in Norwich over the weekend (September 23 and 24) with hundreds of people turning […]
September 22, 2017

Cathedral team in Norwich rewarded for living simply

St John the Baptist in Norwich has become just the second Catholic cathedral to be awarded the CAFOD Live Simply Award, following a year of hard […]
September 21, 2017

Peterborough teaching assistant receives Papal blessing

Teaching assistant Lesley Carter was reduced to tears of joy when she was presented with a Papal Blessing to mark the end of her 23-year career […]
September 20, 2017

East Anglia schools gather for Norwich celebration Mass

Around 700 pupils and teachers from 25 Catholic schools across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich today (September 20) to […]
September 19, 2017

Sacred Heart in Southwold awarded £250,000 grant

The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Southwold has been awarded a Heritage Lottery grant of £250,000 to repair and restore the church tower and […]
September 18, 2017

Cambridge inter-parish walk reflects on creation

An inter-parish walk organised by the Cambridge Justice and Peace Group, including reflections from Laudato Si’ took place around the city on September 2. Around 15 […]
September 16, 2017

East Anglia pilgrims visit ‘wonderful’ Lourdes

The Diocese of East Anglia was, once again, well represented on the Catholic Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes (18-25 August) – taking more priests and more nurses […]
September 15, 2017

Bishop opens Walsingham retreat centre with a blessing

Dowry House Retreat, the new retreat facility for the RC National Shrine in Walsingham, has been officially opened by Bishop Alan Hopes. Bishop Alan celebrated midday […]
September 14, 2017

Norwich CAFOD supporters raise £94,000 for charity

A CAFOD group of supporters from St George’s Church in Norwich has raised a magnificent £94,000 for the Catholic international development charity over the last 25 […]
September 14, 2017

Cambodian-style Mass set for North Walsham parish

A Mass to celebrate Bon Pchum Ben, the Cambodian Feast of Ancestors/Holy Souls, will be held at Sacred Heart Parish in North Walsham on Friday September […]
September 13, 2017

Keralan festival, Felixstowe walkers and Bishop’s visit

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Keralan-style harvest festival, a walk between 13 churches in Felixstowe and a visit by Bishop […]
September 13, 2017

Media workshops help people communicate their faith

A series of free Media Workshops across the Diocese have now been completed with over 40 people receiving tailored training in how to be more effective […]
September 11, 2017

Pilgrims from universal church gather at Walsingham

Around 3,000 pilgrims, representing the universal Catholic Church, gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday September 10 for the annual Dowry […]
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