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June 2, 2017

Theology of the Body teaching day in Newmarket

The Diocese of East Anglia welcomed the Bishop of Paisley to Newmarket on Monday May 22 to give a day of formation to clergy and representatives […]
June 1, 2017

News of royal honour, retreat day and aid project

News in brief from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes a royal honour, a retreat day and a talk about a project in Malawi. St […]
May 31, 2017

Fun and faith on children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham

Around 350 children and adults took part in an enthusiastic Diocese of East Anglia children-s pilgrimage to Walsingham on May 30. Arriving from across the diocese, […]
May 29, 2017

Papal preacher brings message of hope to Walsingham

Preacher to the Papal Household, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, brought a message of hope to the Anglican National Pilgrimage in the grounds of Walsingham Abbey today (May […]
May 29, 2017

Joyful trio professed as Franciscans in Norwich

Three candidates were solemnly professed as full members of the OFS (Ordo Franciscus Secularis), or the Secular Franciscan Order, of the Norwich "Pax et Bonum- fraternity […]
May 28, 2017

Website is a guide to the Art of Dying Well

As a Catholic approaches death, there are a series of comforting rites and rituals that can help a person spiritually prepare for the final journey. These […]
May 27, 2017

Pope and Cardinal highlight good communication

Both Pope Francis and Cardinal Vincent Nichols have highlighted the importance of good communications for the Catholic Church in messages for World Communications Day (May 28). […]
May 24, 2017

Mega Youth Poll for all 13 – 29 year olds – we want to hear from you!

Please note that the youth poll is now CLOSED, however, do keep an eye out for further updates regarding the synod. Next year, Bishops from all […]
May 21, 2017

Two Cambridge professors receive papal knighthoods

Two Cambridge University professors have been honoured with Papal Knighthoods by Pope Francis for their outstanding work for the Holy See and the Catholic Church. The […]
May 21, 2017

Norwich mother celebrates her namesake’s sainthood

A Norwich mother-of-two, who was named after a Portuguese shepherd girl, wascelebrating this week after Pope Francis canonised St Jacinta of Fatima. Jacinta Goode, a Eucharistic […]
May 20, 2017

King’s Lynn ‘largest’ church packed for First Communion

The largest chapel of ease in England - in King-s Lynn - was packed with young Catholic First Communion candidates and their families on May 7 […]
May 20, 2017

Bluebell walk, history society and miraculous fresco

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a bluebell walk, History Society AGM and a tale of a miraculous fresco. Parishioners from St Benedict’s […]
May 19, 2017

Diss parish receives LiveSimply Award inspired by pope

Diss Parish has been given the coveted LiveSimply Award, which is inspired by Pope Francis and championed by CAFOD. Father David Bagstaff and CAFOD-s parish volunteer, […]
May 18, 2017

Bishops encourage Catholics to use their election vote

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter to Catholics on the forthcoming general election, which will be distributed in parishes across all dioceses […]
May 18, 2017

St Edmund’s is first in East Anglia to receive language gold

St Edmund-s Catholic Primary school, in Bury St Edmunds, has become the first school in East Anglia to secure the prestigious Gold Linguamarque accreditation, thanks to […]
May 17, 2017

Outstanding Catholic primary celebrates its successes

Headteacher Joseph McCrossan has been at St Alban-s Catholic Primary School in Cambridge for nine years and in that time, with the support of the school […]
May 17, 2017

All are invited to children’s pilgrimage at Walsingham

The East Anglia Diocesan Children’s Pilgrimage will take place at Walsingham on Tuesday May 30, during half-term week, led by Bishop Alan Hopes. It starts from […]
May 9, 2017

Keep faith in public square, Archbishop says in Norwich

Faced by a wave of secularisation, people of faith need to remain engaged in the public square, asserted Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland, speaking […]
May 9, 2017

Video first as Bishop Alan releases Pastoral Letter

Bishop Alan Hopes has today released his Pastoral Letter for the Fourth Sunday of Easter in a video version for the first time. It is to […]
May 8, 2017

Papal preacher, marriage Mass and Gospel study events

Coming East Anglia events include a National Pilgrimage at Walsingham with the Papal Preacher, a marriage and family life Mass in Norwich and a Gospel study […]
May 5, 2017

East Anglian Catholics all set to celebrate in Suffolk

The Catholic charismatic weekend Celebrate East Anglia takes place in Bury St Edmunds on June 3 and 4 with a well-known line-up of speakers. Speakers include […]
May 4, 2017

Tribute paid to co-founder of West Norfolk Catenians

A heart-felt tribute has been paid to the founder of the West Norfolk Circle of the Catenians and the Norwich Circle has appointed a new president. […]
May 4, 2017

Faith is re-ignited at East Anglia youth festival

Over 200 Catholic young people gathered for the Ignite Youth Festival, camping at Sacred Heart School in Swaffham over the bank holiday weekend (April 29 to […]
May 4, 2017

East Anglia pilgrims walk together at Walsingham

Over 1,000 people joined the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1. The pilgrimage began in Walsingham-s Friday market […]
May 4, 2017

Fatima 100th anniversary to be marked in Norwich

On Saturday May 13, St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich will be hosting devotions for the centenary anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady […]
May 4, 2017

What is the relevance of Our Lady of Fatima today?

On the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Fr Henry Whisenant looks at their relevance for our lives today. "Do not be […]
May 2, 2017

Mass celebrates East Anglia links with Cambodia

The Diocese of East Anglia-s twinning link with the Cambodian Diocese of Battambang was celebrated on April 28 with a Cambodian-style Mass at St John of […]
April 26, 2017

Free online resources for church and parish websites

The Diocese of East Anglia has a number of website resources which parishes and schools across the Diocese are encouraged to link to from their own […]
April 25, 2017

Be the first to read the May edition of Catholic East Anglia

The May 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of Easter services and the diocesan Chrism […]
April 24, 2017

Members needed for East Anglia’s youth mission team

The Diocese of East Anglia Ignite Youth Mission team is looking for full time members to join for a year in September as well as part-time […]
April 22, 2017

Free workshops and resources to produce church news

Do you need help producing stories and pictures for your parish newsletter or church website or for sending to the local press to publicise what you […]
April 20, 2017

Cathedral hot cross buns in new Norfolk Cook Book

Chrism Mass hot cross buns from the catering team at St John-s Cathedral in Norwich are featured in the new Norfolk Cook Book, set for release […]
April 16, 2017

Easter vigil turns cathedral from darkness into light

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich was turned from pitch black to a mass of blazing light during an Easter Vigil on Saturday […]
April 14, 2017

Bishop washes feet of Norwich cathedral congregation

The Bishop of East Anglia washed the feet of 12 members of the congregation at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night […]
April 13, 2017

Warm Wisbech welcome for Student Cross pilgrims

Student Cross pilgrims on their way to Walsingham were greeted by the deputy mayor of Wisbech on April 11 and treated to a hearty Fen feast […]
April 12, 2017

Chrism Mass brings whole of the Diocese together

Over 1,000 people marked a "significant moment in the life of the Diocese of East Anglia" on Tuesday night (April 11) at the annual Chrism Mass […]
April 12, 2017

St Edmund’s marks Passover with a Paschal supper

For a second consecutive year, a Paschal supper has been celebrated in St Edmund-s Catholic church hall, Bungay, marking the Jewish festival of Passover. Helen Kirby […]
April 11, 2017

Norwich high school musical acclaimed a success

Notre Dame High School-s latest productionHorizons has caught the attention ofAndrew Lloyd Webber-s Company which has produced legendary West End musicals such as Cats and Evita. […]
April 11, 2017

Archbishop leads speaker line-up at Norwich’s UEA

An Archbishop, a Professor and the "Catholic Woman of the Year- will be speaking at this year-s Newman Lectures at the University of East Anglia in […]
April 10, 2017

Invitation extended to a youth summer camp in Norfolk

Swimming, basketball, a disco and talent show are all part of a three-day faith-based summer camp on offer to young people across the Diocese of East […]
April 7, 2017

Norwich pilgrims walk all the way to Walsingham

A group of around 30 pilgrims and volunteers have walked the 24 miles from Norwich Cathedral to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham in North […]
April 7, 2017

Pope Francis issues challenge to young people

Pope Francis has released a new video asking young people to take up the challenge of building a more just future for the world. The Pope […]
April 6, 2017

Funding boost to repair and open up Suffolk church

A project to make essential repairs to a landmark Suffolk Catholic church and widen its community access, including as a music venue, has received initial funding […]
April 5, 2017

East Anglian inter faith pilgrimage at Walsingham

The second East Anglian Inter Faith Pilgrimage took place on Saturday April 1, when around 100 pilgrims including Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Pagans from Norwich, […]
April 3, 2017

Mary’s medal to honour 40 years of musical service

Forty plus years of musical service have been recognised by the presentation of a Diocesan Medal to 92-year-old Mary Henriksen on Sunday March 12 by Fr […]