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September 8, 2017

Mass marks start of cause for Suffolk hero’s canonization

A Memorial Requiem Mass to celebrate the life of Suffolk humanitarian and philanthropist Leonard Cheshire took place last night (September 7), in his home village of […]
September 8, 2017

Walsingham relaunches Novena to mobilise prayer

A Novena prayer booklet, in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham, which marks the start of a national mobilisation of prayer for the Church and for […]
September 5, 2017

Cambodia parishes in plea for East Anglian twins

A number of parishes in the Apostolic Prefecture of Battambang, Cambodia are twinned with parishes in the Diocese of East Anglia and others are keen to […]
September 1, 2017

Bishop Alan pays tribute to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

Bishop Alan Hopes has paid tribute to the former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who died peacefully this afternoon (September 1), aged 85, surrounded by his […]
September 1, 2017

Catholic TV network opens first UK studio at Walsingham

International Catholic TV network EWTN has opened its first studio and office in the UK in Walsingham. The facility is located in a converted home in the […]
August 31, 2017

Fatima statue visitation set for Norwich and Walsingham

The Fatima Pilgrim Virgin statue and relics will be visiting the Diocese of East Anglia in both Norwich and Walsingham from September 23 to 27 as […]
August 30, 2017

Historic Mass, vocations night vigil and media workshop

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an historic first Mass in Wisbech, a vocations night vigil in Downham Market and a free […]
August 29, 2017

New Prior appointed for Augustine Community at Clare

A new Prior has been appointed as head of the Augustinian Community at the historic Clare Priory in Suffolk. Fr Stefan Park OSA, who has been […]
August 24, 2017

A never-ending mine of treasures – the Word of God

Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on a never-ending mine of treasures – the Word of God. When I was thinking of something to write for the September […]
August 23, 2017

Parishes raise a magnificent £6.5m through Alive in Faith

A magnificent £6.5m has been raised by parishes through the Diocese’s successful Alive in Faith campaign to help fund parish projects, social outreach, clergy pensions and […]
August 22, 2017

First chance to read September’s Catholic East Anglia

The September 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of a Santiago pilgrimage, golden jubilee celebrations […]
August 21, 2017

Vigil for Life, inspiring film, Ignite Lite and special Masses

Events set to be held across the Diocese of East Anglia include an inspiring film, a torchlight Vigil for Life procession, an Apostleship of the Sea […]
August 17, 2017

Norwich play to highlight work of human rights champion

Rise Theatre returns to St John’s Cathedral Norwich for a performance of Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador – which tells the true story of the […]
August 15, 2017

St John’s opens doors to 75 other cathedrals worldwide

A unique exhibition linking St John’s Cathedral in Norwich to the 75 other Catholic cathedrals across the world also dedicated to St John the Baptist will […]
August 14, 2017

Splashing time, special Mass, civic service, inspiring film

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a splashing time on the water, a special Mass in Cambridge, a mayor’s civic service and […]
August 11, 2017

World Youth Day group on their bikes in Peterborough

Parishioners and clergy from St Peter and All Souls Church in Peterborough got on their bikes to raise money to send a group of young people […]
August 9, 2017

Papal Blessing, saintly prayer walk and history update

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Papal blessing, a saintly prayer walk and a Catholic history newsletter. A day for celebration […]
August 9, 2017

Walsingham pilgrim offers support to Syrian archbishop

A statue of Our Lady of Walsingham has been presented to the Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Samir Nassar, by Antonia Moffat, Outreach Co-ordinator at the National […]
August 8, 2017

The East Anglian Way to Santiago de Compestela

A group from the Diocese of East Anglia completed a ten-day Youth Pilgrimage walking the Camino in Spain to Santiago at the end of July. Pete […]
August 7, 2017

Former Norwich City star is ordained as Dominican priest 

Former Norwich City midfield player Philip Mulyrne was ordained as a priest in the Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) in Dublin on July 8 swapping his […]
August 3, 2017

East Anglia pilgrimage to bring men together in prayer

A new 26-mile pilgrimage to bring men together from around East Anglia, to take up the role of spiritual fatherhood in praying for our diocese, is […]
August 2, 2017

St Edmund’s Mass remembers those who gave their lives

Catholics from Bury St Edmunds who gave their lives during two world wars were remembered at a special Mass in the town this week and some […]
August 1, 2017

Pope blesses Wisbech couples for 100 years of marriage

Two Wisbech couples who have enjoyed a combined total of over 100 years of married life have received Papal blessings from Pope Francis to add to […]
August 1, 2017

Pupils rewarded for learning skills at Norwich ceremony

A group of pupils from both St Edmund’s RC Primary School in Bungay and St Benet’s RC Primary School in Beccles attended a “Joy of Not […]
July 29, 2017

St John’s Cathedral youth group respond to refugee crisis

The youth group at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich has started packing rucksacks for asylum seekers arriving into the city. Responding to the refugee crisis, they […]
July 28, 2017

Golden jubilee priest, first communion and charity coffee

Latest news from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes a priest celebrating 50 years of ministry, a charity fund-raiser in Norwich and a first communion […]
July 27, 2017

Free media training workshop to be held in Ipswich

The latest in a series of free media workshops across the Diocese of East Anglia will be held in Ipswich on Wednesday August 30, from 7-9pm. […]
July 27, 2017

Centenary Mass for Leonard Cheshire will start campaign

A Memorial Requiem Mass to celebrate the life of Suffolk humanitarian and philanthropist Leonard Cheshire is to be held on September 7, the centenary of his […]
July 26, 2017

Diocese wants to appoint its first Caritas Director

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking to appoint a first-ever Director to lead its social action arm – Caritas East Anglia. Caritas East Anglia aims […]
July 25, 2017

Walsingham youth retreat to explore the consecrated life

Young adults aged 18-38 are invited to join a weekend exploring the beauty of living the consecrated life in the 21st Century – to be held […]
July 24, 2017

105-year-old Eileen rings in cricket world cup final

The ICC Women’s World Cup Final at Lord’s yesterday (July 23) was started by a bell rung by 105-year-old Eileen Ash, a regular at St George’s […]
July 21, 2017

St Mary’s celebrates school 50th anniversary with Bishop

St Mary’s Catholic Primary in Lowestoft is marking its Golden Jubilee in 2017 and a special end-of-year Mass with Bishop Alan Hopes, helped to mark the […]
July 21, 2017

St Laurence’s Lizzy is named Cambridge teacher of year

A Catholic deputy head has been named Teacher of the Year in the Cambridge News and Media Education Awards and a Catholic primary was also shortlisted […]
July 20, 2017

Adrian brings 33-year teaching career to an end

Headteacher Adrian La Chapelle is retiring on Friday (July 21) after 18 “well worthwhile” years at St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Costessey near Norwich, in […]
July 20, 2017

Peter receives Ministry of Acolyte from Bishop in Rome

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Peter Wygnanski received the Ministry of Acolyte at a conferral at the English College at Pallazola in Rome from his very […]
July 19, 2017

Prime Minister’s backing for faith schools welcomed

Theresa May’s renewed backing for more faith schools, during Prime Minister’s Question Time in Parliament today, has been welcomed by Bishop Alan Hopes. She was asked […]
July 19, 2017

Silence is golden for 500 Catholic mothers at Walsingham

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes 500 silent mothers, an interfaith network and a Catenian dinner. It was a case of “mum’s […]
July 18, 2017

Warm welcome offered to Walsingham pilgrims

For over 500 years Dowry House in Walsingham has been used as a pilgrim hostel and since early 2017 this purpose has been restored by the […]
July 17, 2017

Ely parishioners volunteer in Myanmar

Three parishioners from St Etheldreda’s in Ely have joined others to travel to Pathein, Myanmar to volunteer with a local charity organisation by teaching English and […]
July 14, 2017

Schools prize-giving, sports awards and confirmations

Latest schools news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes confirmations, a school prize giving and sports awards dinner. A group of youngsters from Notre Dame […]
July 13, 2017

King’s Lynn parish celebrates 1,175 years of history

King’s Lynn Parish celebrated an amazing 1,175 years of Catholic history in a very special Anniversaries Mass in the grounds of St Martha’s School on June […]
July 12, 2017

Joy as Bishop Alan visits Cambourne Catholic church

Bishop Alan Hopes paid a second-ever visit to the Catholic community in Cambourne on Saturday May 24 to celebrate Mass and receive two people into the […]
July 11, 2017

New support and training for East Anglian Catechists

The Diocese of East Anglia is to step up its support and training for catechists by going into collaboration with the School of the Annunciation, Buckfast.  […]
July 10, 2017

Catholic apologist says go out to highways and byways

Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on a famous apologist who took the Catholic faith into the public arena. I’ve been having a whale of a time reading […]
July 10, 2017

Ipswich community which aims to live out the Gospel

A Catholic community which brings people with learning disabilities into the heart of the church has a home in Ipswich with opportunities for people to get […]
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