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Please send news articles and pictures for the diocesan newspaper and website to editor Keith Morris at keith.morris@rcdea.org.uk

December 8, 2017

World Youth Day Panama 2019 – here we come

Young people from across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered in Newmarket on November 26 to launch its preparations for going to World Youth Day in […]
December 7, 2017

Gold medal winning gardener retires from Cathedral

Zanna Foley Davies has retired as head gardener at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist after eight years in which she took the Narthex garden […]
December 6, 2017

Youth band keep the Ignite flame growing in Norwich

The Ignite Team ran an ‘Ignite Festival in a Day’ at the Cathedral Narthex in Norwich on Saturday November 25, taking many of the elements that […]
December 5, 2017

Bishop Alan blesses new stained glass windows

Bishop Alan celebrated Mass at the Montana Care Home at Great Barton, near Bury St Edmunds on November 20, the Feast of St Edmund. The home […]
December 4, 2017

2018 East Anglia Yearbook and Calendar published

The Diocese of East Anglia 2018 Yearbook and Liturgical Calendar is now available online and will be in parishes from December 9th. The annual printed publication, […]
December 4, 2017

St Edmund’s Day celebrated in style at Bungay

St Edmund-s Day was celebrated in style this year at St Edmund’s in Bungay, with a full church attendance at Family Mass, followed by an "open […]
December 1, 2017

Schools county champions, Mini Vinnies, charity boost

Latest schools news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a champion team, charity fund-raising and some Mini Vinnies. The St Mary-s School, Cambridge Under […]
November 29, 2017

Tributes paid to great champion of Our Lady

Mgr Georges Tutto, a great champion and advocate of Our Lady’s Shrine in Walsingham and the cause of Charlotte Boyd, has died, aged 92. Antonia Moffat […]
November 27, 2017

Red Wednesday, Christmas butterflies, Norwich dinner

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Red Wednesday services, a butterfly Christmas tree and an entertaining dinner evening. Churches and congregations across […]
November 25, 2017

Bishop Alan releases pastoral letter on video

Bishop Alan has released his pastoral letter for the Feast of Christ the King, the last weekend of the Christian year, in both written and video […]
November 22, 2017

Pop-up choir, plastic-bag football, farewell and dinner

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a pop-up choir, plastic-bag football, farewell to Sr Virna and a clergy dinner. A Pop-Up Choir […]
November 20, 2017

Please urge government to honour faith schools pledge

The Diocese of East Anglia is asking Catholic education supporters to call on the Government to meet its manifesto pledge to lift the 50% cap on […]
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 Peafrancia celebration on Norfolk Broads

The seventh annual Pilgrimage and Fiesta in honour of Our Lady of Peafrancia, 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 […]
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