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June 1, 2019

Getting a spiritual boost during June

In his monthly series of reflections, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge looks at getting a spiritual boost during June. Those of us who need regular boosts […]
May 31, 2019

Italian party, Pope Pentecost video, First Communions

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an Italian double celebration in Peterborough, Thy Kingdom Come events leading up to Pentecost and First […]
May 31, 2019

Can you help welcome the stranger to your church?

Can you help welcome the stranger to your church, asks Rebecca Bretherton. In an East Anglian tourist information office I asked “Where is the local Catholic […]
May 30, 2019

Fr Liam Crowley dies peacefully at the age of 91

Fr Liam Crowley, formerly of the Diocese of East Anglia, died peacefully on Thursday May 23 at the age of 91, in the nursing home in […]
May 29, 2019

Joyous East Anglia children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham

Over 550 children and families attended the annual East Anglia Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham yesterday (May 28), taking part in a walk, attending Mass and then […]
May 28, 2019

Invitation extended to attend East Anglian ordinations

No fewer than eight men will be ordained as either Priests or Deacons in the Diocese of East Anglia at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich over […]
May 24, 2019

Papal Nuncio concludes East Anglia visit in Cambridge

The final day of the Apostolic Nuncio’s visit to the Diocese of East Anglia yesterday (May 22) included a meeting with the Filipino and Syro-Malabar Communities […]
May 22, 2019

Papal Nuncio visits Walsingham, Sheringham & Oxburgh

The third day of the Apostolic Nuncio’s visit to the Diocese of East Anglia yesterday (May 21) included a private visit to Oxburgh Hall, Mass in […]
May 22, 2019

First chance to read June Catholic East Anglia paper

The June 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from the Diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham, a […]
May 22, 2019

Anti-terrorism Police give advice to Thetford parish

Norfolk counter terrorism police have spoken to parishioners from St Mary’s, Thetford about what to do in a security incident reports Paul Gilbert. The police were […]
May 21, 2019

Faith leaders, students and Curia meet Papal Nuncio

The second day of the Apostolic Nuncio’s visit to the Diocese of East Anglia included meeting the Curia at Poringland, dialogue with inter-faith leaders in Peterborough […]
May 19, 2019

Papal Nuncio begins four-day Diocese of East Anglia visit

The Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, His Excellency Archbishop Edward Adams, began a four-day visit to the Diocese of East Anglia today (May 19) by celebrating […]
May 19, 2019

Professions, marriage Mass invite, quartet welcomed

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Secular Franciscan professions, an invitation to the annual Marriage and Family Life Mass and a quartet […]
May 18, 2019

East Anglia parishes unite to support climate campaign

Parishioners from across the diocese of East Anglia have united to support CAFOD’s new climate campaign, Our Common Home including speaking to MPs at Parliament. On […]
May 17, 2019

Caritas East Anglia given a boost as Jacinta is appointed

Caritas has been given a major boost within the Diocese of East Anglia with the appointment of Jacinta Goode, from St George’s parish in Norwich, as […]
May 16, 2019

New Catholic primary school in Swaffham is approved

Following strong public support, Norfolk County Council has approved the Diocese of East Anglia’s proposal to open a new 210-place primary school on the site of […]
May 16, 2019

East Anglia group joins March for Life in London

A group from the Diocese of East Anglia travelled to London to join more than 5000 pro-life supporters to take part in this year’s March for […]
May 15, 2019

Clare pilgrimage, free seminar, online offer, thanks

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes the annual Clare Priory pilgrimage, a free historic church maintenance seminar, an online safeguarding awareness offer […]
May 15, 2019

Sri Lanka support, pilgrimage invite, free film offer

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a message of support over the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks, an invitation to a Walsingham pilgrimage […]
May 13, 2019

Cambridge team train teachers in the West Bank

A team from the Cambridge Nazareth Trust has visited the West Bank in Palestine to help provide training for teachers of English as part of the […]
May 13, 2019

Peterborough school comes top in Big Pedal challenge

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Peterborough has been named as the top school in the East of England in the recent Big Pedal 2019 […]
May 11, 2019

Jean is elected as honorary freeman of Woodbridge

Mrs Jean Wallace, a parishioner of Saint Thomas Church in Woodbridge, has been elected to be one of 12 Honorary Freemen of Woodbridge and received the […]
May 10, 2019

Thetford parish honours faithful steward John White

Tributes have been paid to Lay Father and President of the Parish of St Mary’s, Thetford, John White and his devoted wife Bernie after John’s recent […]
May 10, 2019

Sailing mission, city pastors and Feast of Divine Mercy

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Celebrate sailing mission, pastors on the streets of Norwich and a celebration of the Feast […]
May 9, 2019

Suffolk parish and school launches eco-friendly project

St Edmund’s Parish and Primary School in Bungay have taken a big stride towards being more environmentally friendly with the launch of 20 photo-voltaic panels on […]
May 9, 2019

A powerful weekend at Ignite Youth Festival

Over 200 young people from across the Diocese of East Anglia enjoyed and benefited from a powerful weekend at the Ignite Festival, over the Bank Holiday […]
May 8, 2019

Norwich scientist wins prestigious chemistry award

Dr Niki Kaiser, from Notre Dame Catholic High School in Norwich, has been named winner of the prestigious Schools Education Award from the Royal Society of […]
May 8, 2019

Jean Vanier – a man who made the Gospel come alive

Tributes have been paid to renowned Catholic philosopher, writer and humanist Jean Vanier, founder of two international organizations for people with intellectual disabilities, L’Arche  and Faith and Light, who died yesterday. Tony Gibbings, […]
May 7, 2019

Hundreds join East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham

Around 850 people joined the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, despite cold and cloudy weather. Keith Morris […]
May 7, 2019

Shumona runs to help end modern slavery

Shumona Knott, a member of St John Fisher Parish in Cambourne, ran the London Marathon on Sunday April 28 to raise funds and awareness for Unseen, […]
May 7, 2019

Easter egg hunt, pilgrimage and craft fair at Clare Priory

It is a busy time at Clare Priory in Suffolk with its annual pilgrimage and craft fair approaching and an Easter Egg Hunt just completed. The […]
May 3, 2019

Bishop Alan welcomes naming of new Bishop of Norwich

The announcement today of the new Anglican Bishop of Norwich has been warmly welcomed by Bishop Alan Hopes. The new Bishop of Norwich will be the […]
May 3, 2019

Bury St Edmunds Catholic school welcomes new head

St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds has welcomed a new headteacher who will see the school transition from two sites to operate on a […]
May 2, 2019

Adventure retreat, retirement and cup winner

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an adventure retreat, a retirement presentation and a cup winner. Young people from St George’s Parish […]
May 2, 2019

Student Cross, Catholic history and Lourdes bursaries

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a student pilgrimage, a Catholic history newsletter and student Lourdes bursaries. Parishioners from St Thomas of […]
May 1, 2019

Invitation extended to join East Anglia Lourdes pilgrimage

An invitation has been issued to join the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Lourdes in August, reports pilgrimage director, Deacon John Morrill. Every year […]
May 1, 2019

Celebrating Mary during the month of May

In the first of a new series of monthly reflections, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge looks at celebrations of Mary during May. She was probably only […]
April 29, 2019

Bishop’s invitation to annual pilgrimage to Walsingham

Bishop Alan has extended an invitation to laity and clergy across East Anglia to attend the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on May 6. The Diocese […]
April 29, 2019

Chance to attend Celebrate East Anglia renewal weekend

The seventh annual Celebrate East Anglia weekend will be held on June 1 and 2 at St Benedict’s High School in Bury St Edmunds organised for […]
April 26, 2019

Moving youth celebration of Easter in Cambridge

Young people from St John Fisher Cambourne and Our Lady of Lourdes Sawston joined up with friends from OLEM Youth Group in Cambridge for an annual […]
April 25, 2019

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

The May 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from the Chrism Mass and important ministries […]
April 24, 2019

Easter is celebrated across the Diocese of East Anglia

Easter is celebrated across the Diocese of East Anglia with Polish Easter baskets, ecumenical services, palms and olive branches. Palm Sunday at Our Lady Star of […]
April 23, 2019

Ministries of service on the road to priesthood

Three Diocese of East Anglia seminarians have recently received important ministries on their pathway to ordination. Michael Smith reports. During Lent, two of our seminarians (Mark […]
April 19, 2019

Bishop washes feet of parishioners at St John’s Cathedral

Bishop Alan Hopes washed the feet of 12 members of the congregation at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night (April 18), […]
April 18, 2019

Fun and faith combine at Ignite Lite weekend

The latest Ignite Lite weekend held in Walsingham at the end of March was filled with faith, fun and planning for future events that the Ignite […]
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