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February 8, 2018

Events include Laudato Si talks, Lent groups, Latin Mass

Latest events being held across the Diocese of East Anglia include talks on Laudato Si, a Justice & Peace group, a musical fundraiser, Lenten soup lunches […]
February 7, 2018

Marriage season, birthday surprise and God Calls app

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes couples preparing for marriage in Peterborough, a surprise birthday party in Beccles and a new God Call […]
February 6, 2018

Lenten Station Masses to be held across East Anglia

Lenten Station Masses will be held in the seven deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia, celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes. Each Mass will begin with […]
February 5, 2018

Silver wedding surprise, saintly mystery and dinner talk

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a silver wedding surprise, an appeal to solve an historic saintly mystery and an entertaining after-dinner speech. […]
February 2, 2018

Bishop blesses school mission and student chaplaincy

St John Fisher Catholic High School in Peterborough has a new mission statement and a student chaplaincy team following a visit to the school by Bishop […]
February 1, 2018

Cross-carrying pilgrims set for Walsingham this Easter

This Easter, groups of pilgrims will once again embark on a Holy Week pilgrimage from all over England to Walsingham carrying a large wooden cross with […]
January 31, 2018

Bishop urges Cambridge students to be ‘counter-cultural’

Cambridge students have been urged to be "counter cultural" by Bishop Alan Hopes during a visit to St Mary-s Catholic School on January 23. The school […]
January 30, 2018

Double celebration as Bishop visits Peterborough school

There was a double decker celebration at St Thomas More Catholic Primary on Friday January 26 when Bishop Alan Hopes blessed the school-s new library bus […]
January 30, 2018

Norwich conference tackles issues of social justice

Bishop Alan Hopes yesterday opened a conference which brought together over 170 faith and secular social justice practitioners and organisations from across Norfolk at the King-s […]
January 29, 2018

Peterborough brothers both win essay-writing prizes

Two Peterborough brothers and altar servers have won essay-writing competition awards from the Knights of St Columba. Brothers James and Thomas Gigy, who are altar-servers at […]
January 28, 2018

An unexpected priest request in mid-flight

Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on an unexpected request on a plane journey. Unexpected things happen to priests on planes. A few months ago I was on […]
January 27, 2018

Simon explains his vocation with the Goldilocks formula

The Diocese of East Anglia has 12 men studying for the priesthood at seminaries across Europe, the highest number for 30 years and amongst the largest […]
January 26, 2018

Support for Holy Land teacher is key for future

Training a young female teacher to take a leading role in a Catholic school is the latest initiative being supported in the Holy Land under the […]
January 25, 2018

Be first to read February 2018 Catholic East Anglia paper

The February 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of a light-filled Epiphany youth celebration, the […]
January 24, 2018

Silver and bronze medals for Peterborough altar servers

The large altar servers team at the Parish of St Peter and All Souls and Our Lady of Lourdes in Peterborough has been boosted with the […]
January 23, 2018

Epiphany celebration and theology lecture in Cambridge

Latest news in brief from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an Epiphany celebration and a theology lecture and a concert for peace and reconciliation. […]
January 22, 2018

East Anglian ‘miss a meal’ call to help hungry

CAFOD is calling on people to miss a meal on February 23 so that families in need in places like Zimbabwe can stop going hungry every […]
January 19, 2018

East Anglia challenge to become missionary disciples

A challenge to become missionary disciples and missionary parishes was issued at a New Evangelisation conference in Newmarket on Saturday January 13 when a team from […]
January 17, 2018

New Cambs parish created in Diocese of East Anglia

A new parish was officially launched in the Diocese of East Anglia over the weekend of January 13 and 14 with the creation of Our Lady […]
January 16, 2018

News of Bishop’s Chair, Canada link and museum visit

Latest news in brief from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a new Bishop’s Chair, a Canadian connection, a museum visit and an historical newsletter. […]
January 15, 2018

Joining together in Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

We are approaching the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18 -25. The readings, hymns and reflections to be used have been chosen and produced […]
January 10, 2018

Walsingham Sisters set to open new Dereham convent

The newest religious community in the UK has just received the keys to its very first convent - a converted barn complex near Dereham in Mid […]
January 9, 2018

Call to respond to Pope’s challenge for Peace Sunday

The Justice and Peace Commission in the Diocese of East Anglia have urged people to respond to a challenge from Pope Francis on Peace Sunday (January […]
January 9, 2018

East Anglia links to new film teaching course on Mary

A new video course on Mary, called Let It Be, has been produced by Catholic Faith Exploration (CaFE), with several Diocese of East Anglia links behind […]
January 8, 2018

Light-filled Norwich celebration of Epiphany to start year

There was a light-filled celebration of Epiphany near Norwich on Saturday evening (January 6) when around 120 young people and their families from across the Diocese […]
January 4, 2018

Diocese has highest number of seminarians for 30 years

The Diocese of East Anglia has 12 men studying for the priesthood at seminaries across Europe, the highest number for 30 years and amongst the largest […]
January 3, 2018

Every leaflet is an invitation to join Norfolk parish

A team from Cromer and Sheringham parish is preparing to hit the streets to invite people to join the parish. Simon Mustoe- Arthur told Rebecca Bretherton […]
January 2, 2018

Golden honour for Steve’s 63 years of service in Norwich

Altar server Steve Aldus has received a gold medal to recognise 63 years of service at St John-s Catholic Cathedral in Norwich. Very appropriately, Steve received […]
January 1, 2018

Learn about creating a missionary parish

Creating Missionary Parishesis a day to help those across the Diocese of East Anglia who need a practical framework to create or refresh a parish mission […]
December 30, 2017

Family theme to Bishop Alan’s pastoral letter on video

Bishop Alan Hopes has released his pastoral letter for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in both written and video format. Both are now […]
December 30, 2017

A New Year challenge to share your faith

Rebecca Bretherton asks: "Have you invited anyone to join you at Mass this Christmas?" and poses a New Year challenge. If you are reading this article […]
December 23, 2017

Harleston parishioners have a productive charitable year

Harleston parishioners are celebrating raising over £750 for charity by holding several stalls at Fressingfield Produce Market during 2017. Mary Kirk began selling produce to raise […]
December 22, 2017

Street fair draws hundreds into Bungay Catholic church

Over 250 people visited St Edmund-s in Bungay as part of the town-s annual Christmas Street Fair on December 4, reports Andy Parris. Bungay-s Christmas street […]
December 20, 2017

A Christmas message from Bishop Alan

As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas Season I send my warmest greetings to you all! I hope that it will be a time of great […]
December 20, 2017

Twins use birthday gifts to help transform lives

Two 11-year-oldPeterboroughtwins have asked friends and family for donations instead of birthday presents to ensure families living in poverty receive life changing gifts this Christmas. Catholic […]
December 19, 2017

News of Minnie Vinnies, Santa ship visit and dinner

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Minnie Vinnies bringing festive cheer in Beccles, Santa visiting a ship in Felixstowe and an entertaining […]
December 18, 2017

Catholic East Anglia set to be published monthly

The Catholic East Anglia newspaper will be going monthly from January 2018 to help get news out across the diocese of East Anglia more quickly, and […]
December 18, 2017

Catholics invited to Norwich social justiceconference

Catholic churches and organisations across Norfolk are being invited to take part in a Norwich conference on social justice in January at which Bishop Alan Hopes […]
December 15, 2017

Felixstowe seafarers given Communion after loss at sea

Fr John Barnes, parish priest of St Felix Church, Felixstowe provided Holy Communion to a group of seafarers on board their ship after their crew mate […]
December 13, 2017

Be first to read January 2018 Catholic East Anglia paper

The January 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of an historic ordination, a Christmas message […]
December 13, 2017

Mass in Rome and organ donation consent debate starts

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Mass in Rome and the public debate on presumed consent for organ donations. Three seminarians who […]
December 12, 2017

Our Lady of Walsingham amidst Oxford Street shoppers

Our Lady of Walsingham was processed down London-s Oxford Street amidst the Christmas shoppers on Friday December 8. St Patrick-s Soho Square Parish, along with the […]
December 12, 2017

Was Norfolk ‘vagabond of God’ a saint?

Known as The Vagabond of God, former Norfolk schoolboy John Bradburne is the subject of a new biography and a growing movement to have him canonised […]
December 11, 2017

Swaffham TV nuns pass on good habits

Channel 5 reality TV series Bad Habits - Holy Orders, took five party-loving, selfie-obsessed, young women and challenged them to live in the Norfolk convent of […]
December 9, 2017

Ordination of Filipino priest is first for East Anglia Diocese

Deacon Jaylord Magpuyo became the first priest to be ordained in the Diocese of East Anglia for four years and the first-ever Filipino, at the Cathedral […]
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