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November 23, 2018

Norwich teenager organises shoebox gifts for children

A Norwich teenager has galvanised his church, St George’s on Sprowston Road, to fill over 40 shoeboxes full of gifts for disadvantaged children around the world. […]
November 22, 2018

Priest inducted, Suffolk churches boost, Wisbech concert

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a priest’s induction in Newmarket, a £1.8m fund to help historic Suffolk churches and a Jewish […]
November 21, 2018

RC Chaplain vacancy at HMP Whitemoor in Cambs

HMP Whitemoor near March in Cambs is looking to appoint a permanent RC Chaplain for the prison. Salary Minimum: £26,438 – £29,760 Permanent post of 37 […]
November 21, 2018

Touching remembrance poppy displays in Lowestoft

A number of touching displays of poppies were on view for Remembrance Sunday at Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Nicholas in Lowestoft, reports […]
November 20, 2018

New priest celebration, healing day and slavery talk

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes  a new priest celebration in Cambridge, a healing day in Suffolk, a talk on Modern Slavery […]
November 19, 2018

Anne honoured for 25 years’ service to Catholic mission

A Norwich St John’s Cathedral parishioner has been honoured for 25 years’ service to Catholic overseas mission Missio with a medal and certificate. Anne Clark has […]
November 18, 2018

Bishop’s plea to give hope and reassurance to the poor

As the World Day of the Poor is marked this weekend, as requested by Pope Francis, Bishop Alan, in his Pastoral Letter, says that we are […]
November 17, 2018

Norwich seminar teaches how to share hope in a crisis

40 Christians from across East Anglia attended the first Sharing Hope in Crisis event hosted by the Diocese of East Anglia. Rebecca Bretherton reports. Leading the […]
November 16, 2018

Bishop Alan expresses deep sorrow for abuse victims

The Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes, has expressed his deep sorrow for the hurt and damage caused through the Catholic Church to the […]
November 15, 2018

St Benedict’s School is set to move onto single site

The Diocese of East Anglia, together with the Governors of St Benedicts School in Bury St Edmunds, have announced that from September 2019, the school will […]
November 14, 2018

Remembrance events across Diocese of East Anglia

Remembrance events were held across the Diocese of East Anglia to mark 100 years since the Armistice and the end of the First World War, they […]
November 12, 2018

Parish celebrates, clergy retreat and Cambodian Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a parish celebrating 40, a clergy retreat and a Cambodian-style Mass in Norfolk. St Philip Howard […]
November 10, 2018

Sacred Heart School Swaffham issues future statement

Sacred Heart School in Swaffham has made a statement about the future of the school following a government announcement that independent schools cannot now apply to […]
November 9, 2018

Walking group, remembrance and university Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Norwich walking group, remembrance commemorations and a university Mass. Members of St John’s Cathedral Walking […]
November 8, 2018

Bishop Alan joins Archbishop Justin in reconciliation talk

Bishop Alan Hopes joined the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in speaking at an evening of reflection on reconciliation at a packed Norwich Anglican Cathedral last […]
November 8, 2018

Archbishop Justin given ecumenical welcome to Norwich

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was welcomed to Norwich at an historic ecumenical service of welcome at St John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral on Wednesday. […]
November 7, 2018

Generous gift after Lowestoft church chalice stolen

A Lowestoft church which had a valuable silver communion chalice stolen during a heritage open day has received a generous donation from a stranger to enable […]
November 6, 2018

Director of Finance and Resources vacancy

The Diocese of East Anglia is recruiting a Director of Finances and Resources About the role The Director of Finance and Resources is a crucial role […]
November 5, 2018

New stained glass brings colour to Felixstowe church

A pair of new stained glass windows by renowned craftsman Thomas Denny have been installed at St Felix Church in Felixstowe, following a bequest from a […]
November 3, 2018

Seminarian Alan’s six-week Holy Land summer sojourn

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian, Alan Hodgson, spent six weeks this summer in the West Bank in the Holy Land, gaining pastoral experience in two very […]
November 2, 2018

Why not issue an invitation to remember?

Rebecca Bretherton suggests using Remembrance Sunday as the chance to invite someone to church. 100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world […]
November 1, 2018

A wonderful trip for March pilgrims in Rome

Do you ever get the feeling that you are about to experience something wonderful? The March and Chatteris parish pilgrimage to Rome was such an occasion […]
October 31, 2018

New statue of St Peter unveiled at Aldeburgh church

A new, hopefully long-lasting, statue of St Peter has been carved and installed, at the front of the Church of Our Lady and St Peter in […]
October 30, 2018

Diocese of East Anglia 2019 liturgical calendar now online

The Diocese of East Anglia liturgical calendar for 2019 has just been published online and can be downloaded for free. Click here to download the 2019 […]
October 30, 2018

Cathedral concert, netball win and mental health day

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia include a cathedral concert, netball victory and World Mental Health Day. Sacred Heart Primary School Choir […]
October 30, 2018

Tributes paid to Deacon John Steel from Ely

Deacon John Steel from Ely has died, aged 75, after bravely fighting cancer for a number of years and his funeral will take place at St […]
October 29, 2018

New Dereham mayor given civic welcome at church

New Dereham Town mayor, Cllr Hilary Bushell, has been welcomed into the post for an historic second consecutive time at a civic service held at her […]
October 29, 2018

Caritas social action team launched in East Anglia

Caritas East Anglia has been launched with a new team and a commitment to support the poor across the Diocese of East Anglia through parish projects […]
October 28, 2018

Alive in Faith – bringing good news to the poor

A £10,000 Alive in Faith grant has been made to the Reach Community Projects ecumenical group specifically to enable community outreach workers to address issues associated […]
October 26, 2018

Norfolk Sisters make First Profession and renew vows

Two Sisters from the Norfolk-based Daughters of Divine Charity have made their First Profession and two more renewed their vows during a Mass in Chesterfield. Sr […]
October 25, 2018

Youth faith into action awards scheme is launched

An exciting new awards scheme is launching this autumn in the Diocese of East Anglia to recognise young people who put their faith into action. The […]
October 24, 2018

Bishop Alan reports on Ad Limina visit to Rome

“Pope Francis told us to be joyful in the gospel, to pray more intensely and fix our eyes always on the Lord,” recalled Bishop Alan Hopes, […]
October 23, 2018

First chance to read November East Anglia newspaper

The November edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from Bishop Alan’s Ad Limina visit to Rome, […]
October 22, 2018

Peter finds a different culture in the Philippines

As part of formation at the Venerable English College, seminarians are encouraged to pursue pastoral experience in a radically different culture, and when his time came, […]
October 21, 2018

The mission goes on door-to-door in St Ives

In the third article in our series on the Proclaim Mission in Sacred Heart of Jesus parish, St Ives, Fr Karol Porczak asked participants for their […]
October 19, 2018

Pilgrimage for life converges on Walsingham

Pilgrims from across England converged on the Catholic National Shrine at Little Walsingham for the Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life on […]
October 18, 2018

Schools line-dancing, diversity debate and tennis triumph

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia include line-dancing in Swaffham, a diversity event in Peterborough and a tennis triumph in Bury St […]
October 17, 2018

Norwich curry lunch will aid Kerala flood victims

The Norwich Catholic Malayalee community has been rallying around to raise money and supplies to help rebuild their home region of Kerala in southern India which […]
October 17, 2018

Jamaica volunteers call, Franciscan celebration, Acle trio

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a volunteering opportunity in Jamaica, a Franciscan celebration in Norwich and a trio of Catenians in […]
October 15, 2018

Franciscans, just desserts, feast day and Vatican mention

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Franciscan fraternity meeting, the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, ecumenical desserts and an East […]
October 12, 2018

An inspiring day for SVP King’s Lynn conference members

On September 27, the feast of St Vincent de Paul, the St Mary’s SVP Conference in King’s Lynn gathered in the Holy Family church for a […]
October 11, 2018

Jesus asks us a challenging question

On Home Mission Sunday in mid September, we were invited to think about how we’d answer Jesus’ question, ‘Who do you say I am?’ For some the […]
October 10, 2018

Fr Luke installed as new priest in Brandon and Mildenhall

The youngest parish priest in the Diocese of East Anglia, 34-year-old Fr Luke Goymour, has been formally installed in the parish of Brandon and Mildenhall on […]
October 10, 2018

700 attend Peñafrancia celebration on Norfolk Broads

Around 700 devotees attended the eighth annual celebration of Our lady of Peñafrancia’s religious festivities which culminated with a High Mass in the church grounds of […]
October 9, 2018

Prisons Week service to be held at St John’s in Norwich

An ecumenical Prisons Week Service is to be held at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Sunday October 14 at 3pm. New Prison Fellowship co-ordinator for […]
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