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July 11, 2018

Norfolk sisters mark Congregation’s 150th anniversary

The Daughters of Divine Charity, who have a convent and school in Swaffham and a small care home in Hunstanton, have celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of their […]
July 10, 2018

Help solve 100-year mystery, strawberry tea, pilgrimage

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a charitable strawberry tea, a national pilgrimage to Walsingham and a request to help solve a […]
July 9, 2018

Norwich parish holds retreat day at Suffolk priory

Two dozen Readers, Welcomers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from St George’s Parish in Norwich held a Retreat Day at Clare Priory in Suffolk on […]
July 7, 2018

Tribute to New Dawn founder Myles Dempsey

Founder of the New Dawn conference at Walsingham, Myles Dempsey, has died aged 90. Antonia Moffat pays tribute. It was with sadness and gratitude to God […]
July 6, 2018

Indian saint is honoured at Huntingdon church

The Syro-Malabar community in Huntingdon celebrated the feast of St Alphonsa, the first woman of Indian origin to be canonised by the Catholic Church, on Saturday […]
July 5, 2018

St John’s Cathedral joins GoGoHares sculpture trail

A giant hare sculpture, inspired by the design of St John’s Cathedral, has joined the popular GoGoHares Norfolk-wide children’s summer trail in aid of children’s charity […]
July 5, 2018

Suffolk pupils learn of different ways to honour Mary

Pupils at The Catholic Primary Schools of the Waveney Valley (St Edmund’s in Bungay and St Benet’s in Beccles) have been learning about different ways of […]
July 4, 2018

Golden jubilee, refugee walk, free history lecture

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a golden jubilee celebration, a parish walk in support of refugees and a free Walsingham lecture. […]
July 3, 2018

Suffolk pupils enjoy a weekend of adventure in Norfolk

Year 4 pupils from federated RC Primary Schools St Edmunds in Bury St Edmunds and St Josephs in Sudbury recently attended a three-day residential trip to […]
July 2, 2018

School pupils celebrate 24-hour run and scholarships

Pupils and staff at Moreton Hall Catholic Prep School at Bury St Edmunds have completed a 24-hour run for local charities. The ambitious attempt to run […]
July 2, 2018

Art exhibition, chamber music and parish fete

Latest events across the Diocese of East Anglia include an unusual art exhibition, a parish fete and an evening of chamber music. Norwich artist Cheryl Lord […]
June 29, 2018

Jude is fourth seminarian to be ordained in two weeks

Jude Belnas was ordained to the diaconate at St Mary’s College, Oscott on Saturday June 23, the fourth Diocese of East Anglia seminarian to become a […]
June 27, 2018

Annual craft fair set for Clare Priory in Suffolk

Over 200 exhibitors of traditional and contemporary crafts, food, drink and children’s entertainment will be taking part in the Clare Priory Craft Fair weekend on July […]
June 25, 2018

East Anglia port chaplain plays vital role for seafarers

If you’re a Catholic seafarer, you can go for months without receiving the sacraments or having any contact with the Church. This is where Apostleship of […]
June 22, 2018

Will Fr Henry be a monk down under?

Diocese of East Anglia priest, Fr Henry Whisenant, has announced that he is to spend a year as a monk in Tasmania, in Australia, to discern […]
June 20, 2018

Couples celebrate marriage and family life in Norwich

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated marriage and family life with over 60 couples and their families in an annual Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich. […]
June 20, 2018

Celebration of priesthood takes place near Norwich

Three priests with a total of 150 years of service joined around 40 others from across the Diocese of East Anglia at a Celebration of Priesthood […]
June 19, 2018

Historic meeting, inter-faith celebration, First Communion

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an historic Catenian meeting in Ipswich, an inter-faith celebration in Peterborough and First Holy Communions in […]
June 19, 2018

Catholic history society AGM and new book published

The AGM of the East Anglian Catholic History Society has just taken place and a new book about the history of Catholicism in Bury St Edmunds […]
June 18, 2018

Chance to join Ignite network to pray for young people

The Ignite Youth Team has launched a new prayer network and is inviting people to join it to pray for the young people of the Diocese […]
June 17, 2018

Clare Priory becomes a Fairtrade parish

The parish of Clare Priory in Suffolk has become a Fairtrade Parish after running a monthly Fairtrade stall for the last ten years. The stall sells […]
June 15, 2018

East Anglia trio in historic Rome Ordinations

Three Diocese of East Anglia seminarians were ordained as deacons in Rome on Wednesday (June 13) in an historic Mass at St Paul’s-outside-the-Walls Basilica led by […]
June 15, 2018

The vocation stories behind three new Roman deacons

Three Diocese East Anglia seminarians, who were ordained as deacons in Rome earlier this week (June 13), all have different vocation stories. Alan Hodgson Born in […]
June 14, 2018

East Anglia ordinations in Rome was a day like no other

Pontifical Beda College seminarian Mike Brookes reports on his ordination to the diaconate, along with East Anglia colleagues Alan Hodgson and Paul Spellman, at St Paul’s Basilica […]
June 13, 2018

Schools’ treasured show, 24-hour fast and cycling treble

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a West End style theatre show, a 24-hour charity fast and a hat-trick of wins […]
June 12, 2018

Bishop visits, new head and charity trip at Ipswich school

It has been a busy time at St Alban’s Catholic High School, Ipswich, including a visit from Bishop Alan Hopes and a new head-teacher commissioned. Lay […]
June 11, 2018

Polish Mission, day of reflection, retreats, web accolade

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Bishop Alan meeting with Polish bishops, a day of reflection in Ely, two retreats in Walsingham […]
June 9, 2018

Warm East Anglian welcome for Cambodia’s Fr Totet

Parishes twinned with communities in Cambodia have just had the pleasure of welcoming Fr Totet to the Diocese of East Anglia. Stella Fox reports. Fr Totet […]
June 8, 2018

Cambridge school celebrates its 50th anniversary in style

St Laurences Catholic Primary School in Cambridge has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. History Curriculum Lead and past pupil Rachel Chalklin reports. Ten years after the […]
June 7, 2018

Corpus Christi processions take place across East Anglia

The feast of Corpus Christi was marked by processions across the Diocese of East Anglia including at Oxburgh Hall and in Norwich on Sunday June 3. […]
June 6, 2018

Norfolk parish praised for work with poor and refugees

The parish of Sacred Heart North Walsham together with St Helen, Hoveton and St John of the Cross, Aylsham, achieved the Catholic international aid charity (CAFOD) […]
June 5, 2018

Charismatic Catholics celebrate in East Anglia

People from across East Anglia gathered in Bury St Edmunds last weekend (June 2 and 3) for the annual Catholic Charismatic family weekend, Celebrate East Anglia. […]
June 4, 2018

One Mass celebration fills Peterborough Cathedral

Catholic parishioners from Peterborough filled the city-s Anglican cathedral for a One Mass and international celebration on Saturday evening (June 2). Keith Morris reports. Around 800 […]
June 4, 2018

First Communions and Swaffham sisters celebrate

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes First Holy Communions in Gorleston, record numbers in Wisbech and the Swaffham Sisters who are celebrating […]
June 3, 2018

Yarmouth church altar re-dedicated after arson attack

The Altar at St Mary-s Church in Great Yarmouth has been re-dedicated by Bishop Alan Hopes after it was desecrated during an arson attack in March, […]
June 3, 2018

St George’s Proclaim the Gospel message

Last autumn some parishioners from St George’s in Norwich undertook to participate in a Proclaim initiative piloted in the Plymouth Diocese on Evangelization. Monica Barnham reports […]
June 2, 2018

Colourful Pentecost, birthday double, charity fund-raising

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a colourful Pentecost celebration, a double 80th birthday and charity fund-raising. There was a very colourful […]
June 1, 2018

Date set for Adelaida’s life-changing operation in Norwich

A Catholic Norwich surgeon’s plan to operate for free on a young Tanzanian health care worker to restore the use of her legs has overcome bureaucratic […]
May 31, 2018

East Anglia events: rosary relay, conference and party

Latest events across the Diocese of East Anglia include a Global Rosary Relay, a Cathedral Friends drink party and a Catholic Concern for Animals conference at […]
May 30, 2018

Hundreds join children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham

Over 400 young people and adults joined in an enthusiastic Children-s Pilgrimage and Mass at Walsingham on Tuesday May 29, led by Bishop Alan Hopes. Large […]
May 27, 2018

Altar servers gather for Mass and barbecue in Norwich

Over 100 altar servers from across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered with their families for a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes on Saturday […]
May 26, 2018

International Pentecost celebrations in Bury St Edmunds

St Edmunds church in Bury St Edmunds marked Pentecost with an international weekend celebration. Fr Alvan Ibeh reports. This year Pentecost was celebrated in grand style […]
May 25, 2018

Professor to speak about Dead Sea Scrolls in Norwich

An Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls by Oxford University professor Hugh Williamson is the subject of an annual lecture at the Norfolk branch of the […]
May 24, 2018

First chance to read June edition of Catholic East Anglia

The June 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of the Diocesan Walsingham pilgrimage, an Archbishop […]
May 23, 2018

Parish’s mini-pilgrimages to two of St Walstan’s wells

Parishioners of Our Lady & St Walstan parish in Costessey visited the second of three local wells associated with St Walstan on Sunday May 13. The […]
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