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June 25, 2020

East Anglia Catholic churches open for private prayer

Around 60 Catholic churches across the Diocese of East Anglia have re-opened their doors for private prayer in a move welcomed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and […]
June 24, 2020

The “fear factor” in reopening of churches and schools

South Norfolk spiritual director and school teacher Dr Margaret Mary McFadyen reflects on the re-opening of churches for private prayer. I found myself feeling quite emotional […]
June 24, 2020

Tributes paid to Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge

Deacon Peter Coates, from Woodbridge, has died, aged 80, after a long illness. Fr Edmund Eggleston pays tribute. Peter Coates was born during the Second World […]
June 24, 2020

Cardinal welcomes resumption of collective worship

The announcement that collective acts of worship in churches can resume from July 4 has been welcomed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ […]
June 23, 2020

East Anglia’s Michael is ordained a Deacon in Rome

Seminarian Michael Smith was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of East Anglia at an Ordination Mass that took place at the Beda College in Rome […]
June 22, 2020

Winners of East Anglia Easter painting competition

The results have been announced of the KSC East Anglia Province 27 Easter Scene Primary School KS2 Painting Competition 2020 with winners from St Augustine’s and […]
June 18, 2020

Volunteers plea from Wymondham crisis food project

A plea for volunteers has gone out from a community outreach project based at Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury in Wymondham, which has been […]
June 16, 2020

Bishop Alan to celebrate Mass for front-line workers

Bishop Alan Hopes will celebrate a Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Thursday June 25, to show spiritual solidarity with front-line workers in hospitals […]
June 14, 2020

Bishop Alan blesses Norwich and the Diocese

Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated a Solemn Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, […]
June 11, 2020

Cathedral’s live-stream is flexible long-term solution

When the coronavirus pandemic lockdown restrictions came into force across East Anglia, closing churches overnight, the Diocese of East Anglia only had two churches across its […]
June 10, 2020

Come together with CAFOD’s Summer of Hope

CAFOD will officially launch its Summer of Hope campaign on June 18 with an assembly for schools in England and Wales. Jane Crone from CAFOD in East […]
June 9, 2020

Expired: Webinar explores opportunities as churches reopen

As the reopening of our churches approaches, Hannah Vaughan-Spruce from Divine Renovation introduces a webinar to discuss how best to respond to the opportunity.   This […]
June 9, 2020

Dr Mike Scanlan offers help on getting through grief

Caritas Social Action Network recently facilitated a webinar on coping with grief, and invited Dr Mike Scanlan, a psychiatric nurse, to share his insights. Jacinta Goode […]
June 7, 2020

Cathedral choir beats lockdown with online rehearsals

The St John’s Cathedral choir in Norwich have been unable to meet for three months due to the lockdown restrictions but that has not stopped them […]
June 6, 2020

Cambourne celebrates Pentecost with a Zoom party

Craft-making, music and drama added zest to an online Pentecost party at St John Fisher in Cambourne. Loretta Pack reports from the parish. At Pentecost we […]
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