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July 27, 2017

Centenary Mass for Leonard Cheshire will start campaign

A Memorial Requiem Mass to celebrate the life of Suffolk humanitarian and philanthropist Leonard Cheshire is to be held on September 7, the centenary of his […]
July 26, 2017

Diocese wants to appoint its first Caritas Director

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking to appoint a first-ever Director to lead its social action arm - Caritas East Anglia. Caritas East Anglia aims […]
July 25, 2017

Walsingham youth retreat to explore the consecrated life

Young adults aged 18-38 are invited to join a weekend exploring the beauty of living the consecrated life in the 21st Century - to be held […]
July 24, 2017

105-year-old Eileen rings in cricket world cup final

The ICC Women-s World Cup Final at Lord-s yesterday (July 23) was started by a bell rung by 105-year-old Eileen Ash, a regular at St George-s […]
July 21, 2017

St Mary’s celebrates school 50th anniversary with Bishop

St Mary’s Catholic Primary in Lowestoft is marking its Golden Jubilee in 2017 and a special end-of-year Mass with Bishop Alan Hopes, helped to mark the […]
July 21, 2017

St Laurence’s Lizzy is named Cambridge teacher of year

A Catholic deputy head has been named Teacher of the Year in the Cambridge News and Media Education Awards and a Catholic primary was also shortlisted […]
July 20, 2017

Adrian brings 33-year teaching career to an end

Headteacher Adrian La Chapelle is retiring on Friday (July 21) after 18 "well worthwhile" years at St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Costessey near Norwich, in […]
July 20, 2017

Peter receives Ministry of Acolyte from Bishop in Rome

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Peter Wygnanski received the Ministry of Acolyte at a conferral at the English College at Pallazola in Rome from his very […]
July 19, 2017

Prime Minister’s backing for faith schools welcomed

Theresa May-s renewed backing for more faith schools, during Prime Minister-s Question Time in Parliament today, has been welcomed by Bishop Alan Hopes. She was asked […]
July 19, 2017

Silence is golden for 500 Catholic mothers at Walsingham

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes 500 silent mothers, an interfaith network and a Catenian dinner. It was a case of "mum-s […]
July 18, 2017

Warm welcome offered to Walsingham pilgrims

For over 500 years Dowry House in Walsingham has been used as a pilgrim hostel and since early 2017 this purpose has been restored by the […]
July 17, 2017

Ely parishioners volunteer in Myanmar

Three parishioners from St Etheldreda-s in Ely have joined others to travel to Pathein, Myanmar to volunteer with a local charity organisation by teaching English and […]
July 14, 2017

Schools prize-giving, sports awards and confirmations

Latest schools news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes confirmations, a school prize giving and sports awards dinner. A group of youngsters from Notre Dame […]
July 13, 2017

King’s Lynn parish celebrates 1,175 years of history

King-s Lynn Parish celebrated an amazing 1,175 years of Catholic history in a very special Anniversaries Mass in the grounds of St Martha-s School on June […]
July 12, 2017

Joy as Bishop Alan visits Cambourne Catholic church

Bishop Alan Hopes paid a second-ever visit to the Catholic community in Cambourne on Saturday May 24 to celebrate Mass and receive two people into the […]
July 11, 2017

New support and training for East Anglian Catechists

The Diocese of East Anglia is to step up its support and training for catechists by going into collaboration with the School of the Annunciation, Buckfast. […]
July 10, 2017

Catholic apologist says go out to highways and byways

Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on a famous apologist who took the Catholic faith into the public arena. I-ve been having a whale of a time reading […]
July 10, 2017

Ipswich community which aims to live out the Gospel

A Catholic community which brings people with learning disabilities into the heart of the church has a home in Ipswich with opportunities for people to get […]
July 6, 2017

Lady in the pink hat is new port chaplain Pat

Pat Ezra, known in the ports along the coast of East Anglia as the lady with the pink hard hat, is the new Apostleship of the […]
July 6, 2017

Schools news of refugee fundraising and robotics success

Latest schools news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes fundraising for refugees and success in a robotics championship. A quartet of pupils from St John […]
July 5, 2017

News of Chile trip, new books and mardle with the Bishop

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a student going to Chile, a priest who has published two new books and a mardle with […]
July 4, 2017

Fr Henry marks 40 years as East Anglian priest

People gathered from across the Diocese of East Anglia, the UK and Ireland to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ordination of Norfolk Catholic priest Fr […]
July 3, 2017

Training chances to engage with media about your faith

If you would like to engage with the media to help tell your story and the story of the Catholic faith, two opportunities are coming up. […]
June 30, 2017

East Anglia anti-slavery work mentioned in Lithuanian parliament

Work by the Diocese of East Anglia to combat human trafficking and modern slavery in the region has been mentioned in the Lithuanian Parliament during an […]
June 30, 2017

E Anglian Catholics urged to pray for baby Charlie Gard

Catholics across East Anglia have been urged to pray for baby Charlie Gard, his parents and all those caring for him as his life-support is turned […]
June 28, 2017

East Anglia trio honoured for service by Pope Francis

Three volunteers from the Diocese of East Anglia have been awarded Papal Blessings in recognition of a combined 90 years of service to the aid agency […]
June 27, 2017

Market day Mass, city of sanctuary and worldwide prayer

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a market day Mass in St Ives, a sanctuary pledge in Cambridge and a world-wide prayer link […]
June 26, 2017

50 children join together at first East Anglia choirs festival

Over 50 children from three church choirs across East Anglia came together at the first-ever Diocese of East Anglia Children-s Choirs Festival at OLEM in Cambridge […]
June 23, 2017

Celebration of marriage and family life

Over 3,500 years of marriage were represented at the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass which took place on Saturday, June 17 at the Cathedral of […]
June 23, 2017

Bishop says write to your MP over lifting schools faith cap

Following the Queen-s Speech, the Bishop of East Anglia has written to MPs across the diocese urging them to support the pledge to remove the 50% […]
June 23, 2017

James bids farewell to Walsingham on path to priesthood

On the feast day of Corpus Christi (Sunday, 18 June) East Anglian Seminarian James Hernandez bade farewell to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham […]
June 22, 2017

Cambourne Catholics celebrate with hope for future

A church held in a Portacabin, bungalow and doctor-s surgery and Mass celebrated on a car boot or a pantomime stage are all part of the […]
June 22, 2017

Corpus Christi, car for African priest and RoboCup bid

Latest news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Corpus Christi procession, help for an African priest and a school-s Robocup success. An […]
June 22, 2017

Schools news of footballer, rowers and SVP Conference

Latest schools news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a football scholarship, an SVP conference, a million metre rowing challenge and a special […]
June 21, 2017

Clare Priory set to hold its 25th anniversary craft fair

Clare Priory in Suffolk is set to hold its 25th anniversary craft fair over the weekend of July 8 and 9. Since 1993, Grade 1 listed […]
June 19, 2017

Faith, fun and friends chance at youth summer camp

Faith, friends, good food and a lot of fun are promised at the Diocese of East Anglia Youth Summer Camp, to be held in late August […]
June 16, 2017

Be the first to read July edition of Catholic East Anglia

The July 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from East Anglian pilgrimages to Walsingham, words […]
June 15, 2017

A celebration of priesthood in Diocese of East Anglia

Four priests with a total of 160 years of service joined around 40 others from across the Diocese of East Anglia at a Celebration of Priesthood […]
June 15, 2017

Top Jewish choir to sing at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

The UK-s leading mixed voice Jewish Choir is to sing at Norwich-s Catholic Cathedral on June 25 at an interfaith event to raise funds for the […]
June 14, 2017

Course helps teachers learn about the Catholic faith

Teachers from the schools in Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust recently enjoyed participating together in the Diocesan Course in Catholic Studies run by […]
June 13, 2017

East Anglian Catholic History Society holds AGM

The second annual general meeting of the East Anglian Catholic History Societytook place in the chapel of St Margaret and the Immaculate Conception atOxburgh Hall, on […]
June 12, 2017

Film shows God’s love for the vulnerable

An extraordinary new documentary film, Summer in the Forest, about a special Catholic community in France, is arriving in UK cinemas, including two dates in East […]
June 12, 2017

Challenging and inspirational Bible study in Norwich

Parishioners from St George-s in Norwich have completed a challenging and inspiration year-long Bible study. Helen Savelli reports. Completed in June, the comprehensive study is called […]
June 9, 2017

Seminarian Jude is admitted as candidate for Holy Orders

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Jude Belnas was admitted to the rite of Candidacy, the final stage before Ordination to the Diaconate and then the Priesthood, […]
June 8, 2017

Newmarket media workshop to help you share your faith

The latest in a series of Media Workshops across the deaneries of the Diocese of East Anglia is due to be run in Newmarket on Tuesday […]
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