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July 26, 2022

Priestly anniversaries and Ipswich pilgrimage

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes anniversaries of clergy in Diss and a pilgrimage to the Shine of Our Lady of Grace. The […]
July 25, 2022

First Communions at Our Lady in Stowmarket

Eight girls and boys, who had been preparing since early October last year at the parish of Our Lady in Stowmarket, finally received their First Communion […]
July 22, 2022

Ipswich parish says farewell to popular Carmelite priest

Fr Bineesh Elanjikkal OCD will be moving back to India in September and St Mark’s parish in Ipswich has given him a great send-off. Christine Meadway […]
July 19, 2022

Bishops release Synodal National Synthesis reflections

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have released a statement titled Seeking Our Hearts’ Desire offering their initial reflections on the National Synthesis document. This in turn was the […]
July 19, 2022

Abbey celebrations, Catholic Voices, Corpus Christi

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes Abbey celebrations in Bury St Edmunds, a conference with Bishop Barron, and Corpus Christi in Cambridge. Abbey […]
July 19, 2022

East Anglia clergy moves and autumn appointments

The following clergy moves and appointments have been announced across the Diocese of East Anglia by Bishop Alan Hopes, to be taken up in the autumn. […]
July 18, 2022

Bishop Alan celebrates special Mass for Altar Servers

Altar Servers from across the Diocese gathered for a special service at St John’s Cathedral and a BBQ in the garden. Around 110 altar servers attended […]
July 14, 2022

First-ever Cantonese Mass at OLEM in Cambridge

The Cantonese Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes Sawston, St John Fisher Cambourne and Our Lady of the Assumption and the English Martyrs, Cambridge joined together in […]
July 12, 2022

Funding boost for Sacred Heart primary in Swaffham

Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School in Swaffham has been selected by the Department for Education to be included in the latest round of its […]
July 12, 2022

Momentous ruling on abortion in US, says Bishop

The recent decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v Wade judgement, and so affirm that the constitution does not confer a right […]
July 11, 2022

SVP is back on the pilgrim route to Walsingham

After a two-year gap due to Covid, the SVP National Pilgrimage to Walsingham has resumed. Bishop Alan Hopes came to welcome the pilgrims and mingled with […]
July 9, 2022

Looking at fertility awareness methods

On the 54th anniversary of the publishing of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humane Vitae, Dr Antonia Braithwaite takes a look at fertility awareness methods. On July […]
July 7, 2022

Queen honours Mark’s 20-year battle against slavery

Mark Little is on a 20-year quest to battle slavery in India, Nepal, Thailand and Norfolk, which led to him being awarded an MBE by the […]
July 7, 2022

BIFFA Award brings Narthex toilets up to standard

Completion of a £50k project to refurbish toilets will make the Narthex a more welcoming and sustainable venue for parishioners and visitors alike. Last year the […]
July 6, 2022

Gianluca Savini joins the permanent diaconate

Bishop Alan Hopes ordained Guinluca Savini in St John’s Cathedral in Norwich as the latest member of the permanent diaconate in the diocese. Gianluca Savini will […]