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March 14, 2020

Updated Coronavirus guidelines from the CBCEW

In light of the fast-evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has published updated guidelines and useful information for parishes. […]
March 14, 2020

Bishop Alan joins call for rededication of our country

In his pastoral letter for the third Sunday in Lent, Bishop Alan Hopes writes about Mary as the church’s spiritual mother and the opportunity to rededicate […]
March 13, 2020

Churches in Ipswich enjoy the Bible in music and art

Churches Together in Ipswich gathered for an event called “Enjoy the Bible – Sensing the Sacred Through Music and Art” on Saturday March 7, as part of […]
March 12, 2020

Fr Sandro talks about Ethiopian mission role

Our Lady of Lourdes, Sawston and St John Fisher Cambourne welcomed back Fr Sandro Barbieri, who had spent several months with the parish studying English a […]
March 11, 2020

An extraordinary two weeks on Jamaica mission

Wells-next-the-Sea parishioner Prisca Hastings has recently returned from the most extraordinary two weeks of her life, volunteering with the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica. Prisca […]
March 11, 2020

Fr William was a greatly-loved and respected priest

Fr William Wells (29 May 1929 – 21 February 2020) had a very unusual and wide-ranging ministry. Fr Michael Rear pays tribute. Born into an Australian […]
March 10, 2020

Suffolk monasticism book marks abbey millennium

To mark the millennium of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds in 2020, Catholic historian Dr Francis Young has written a new book that looks at […]
March 10, 2020

Coastal youth faith clubs celebrate first anniversary

Children from St Mary’s Great Yarmouth and St Peter’s Gorleston Faith Club helped celebrate its first anniversary on February 9 and 16 when Fr Alvan Ibeh […]
March 9, 2020

Record number at Bishop’s Council of the Laity meeting

A record number of parish representatives attended the Bishop’s Council of the Laity Meeting on November 23 at Poringland, reports its Secretary, Maureen Costello. After answering […]
March 7, 2020

Tributes paid to former East Anglia Bishop Peter Smith

Tributes have been paid to Archbishop Peter Smith, the former second Bishop of East Anglia, who died peacefully yesterday, after a short illness. Writing to Diocese […]
March 6, 2020

Prayer walk, Lent lunch invite, Holy Land pilgrimage chance

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a prayer walk, a Holy Land pilgrimage opportunity and Lent lunches. Acle Churches Together held its […]
March 2, 2020

Church gives warm welcome to families at Rite of Election

Bishop Alan Hopes welcomed individuals and families from across the Diocese who are preparing to enter full communion with the Catholic Church at Easter. Priests and […]
March 1, 2020

Don’t be miserable – have a happy Lent instead

Don’t be miserable – have a happy Lent instead, urges Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge, in his monthly reflection. So often we are urged, in effect, […]
February 29, 2020

Cambridge church links up with CAFOD Colombia project

St Laurence’s church in Cambridge has chosen Hands on Colombia as its CAFOD project for 2020 and recently held a evening to find out more. Nora […]
February 27, 2020

Pupils from two East Anglia schools win painting prizes

Pupils from two Catholic Primary schools in the Diocese, St Augustine’s at Costessey, and St Mary’s at Lowestoft, were presented with certificates, up to £10 prize-money […]
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