Latest News

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September 21, 2019

Peterborough Catholic Primary consultation – please respond

The Diocese of East Anglia has sent out a reminder for as many people as possible to respond to their current consultation on the proposal to […]
September 20, 2019

New-look Ignite Youth Team enters fifth year

The Ignite Team is now entering its fifth academic year of full-time youth ministry in schools, parishes and at events across the Diocese. This year’s full-time […]
September 19, 2019

Jean tells of her love of scripture and the God who speaks

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated 2020 as a Year in celebration of “The God who Speaks”, inviting the Church to listen afresh to […]
September 18, 2019

Nun is honoured, help for the needy, prayers for life

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a celebration for a long-serving nun, a fund to help those in need and a chance […]
September 17, 2019

Appeal for help to solve 19th century paintings mystery

Diocese of East Anglia archivists are appealing for help to solve a nineteenth century artistic mystery concerning Italian paintings, the Duke of Norfolk and St John […]
September 16, 2019

Youngsters enjoy fun-filled diocesan summer camp

Over 50 young people and helpers enjoyed a fun-filled diocesan summer camp over the August bank holiday weekend. Among them was 11-year-old Tabitha Blackman Northwood. My […]
September 15, 2019

New role for spiritual director Margaret Mary

Spiritual director and school teacher Dr Margaret Mary McFadyen has been appointed as the diocesan representative to the Bishops Conference Spirituality Committee. Here she talks of […]
September 11, 2019

Catholic Voices workshop shows how to defend your faith

How to defend your faith and share the story of the church without raising your voice was the subject of a well-attended workshop run in Wymondham […]
September 9, 2019

Joyful international Walsingham pilgrimage attracts 3,500

Around 3,500 pilgrims, representing the world-wide Catholic Church, gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday (September 9) for the colourful and […]
September 9, 2019

Century-old time capsule discovered in Southwold church

An almost 100-year-old time capsule, discovered under the pulpit of The Sacred Heart Church in Southwold during renovations, has been opened to reveal some fascinating items. […]
September 9, 2019

Teddy bears’ picnic, cycling hub, Norwich pilgrimage

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia include a teddy bears’ picnic, a Norwich pilgrimage and an octogenarian cyclist. Fr John Barnes hosted a […]
September 9, 2019

Peterborough Catholic primary consultation is launched

Today (September 9) the Diocese of East Anglia has launched a six-week consultation on its proposal to build a new Catholic primary school at the Hampton […]
September 6, 2019

Record number of East Anglia Lourdes pilgrims

Pilgrimage Director Deacon John Morrill reflects on a successful time of prayer and healing in Lourdes for a record number of pilgrims from East Anglia This […]
September 4, 2019

Tributes paid to Clare priest of 20 years, Fr Ben O’Rourke

Fr Ben O’Rourke OSA, who was parish priest of the Clare Priory church of Mother of Good Counsel for 16 years, has died at the age […]
September 3, 2019

Diss parish bids farewell to Fr David after five years

Five years, almost to the day, since he arrived at Most Holy Trinity Parish, Diss, parishioners gathered at the beginning of September to bid farewell to […]
September 2, 2019

Three Peaks bid, Walsingham poet, Catenian award

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia include news from St Alban’s School, a Catholic poet in Walsingham and a Catenian award. St Alban’s […]
September 2, 2019

Autumn is a time rich with opportunities

Autumn is rich with opportunity and is the time of new beginnings says Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge in his monthly reflection. I was sitting musing […]
September 1, 2019

Ipswich priest Fr Francis retires after 56 years in ministry

An 80-year-old Ipswich priest retired on Sunday September 1 after an impressive 56 years in ministry. Stephen Donaghy reports. Fr Francis Leeder, often known as Sam, […]
August 29, 2019

Carnival parade is an opportunity to open church doors

Carnival Day in Downham Market was an opportunity for St Dominic’s evangelisation team to spring into action, writes Joe Walton. During Carnival Day in Downham Market […]
August 28, 2019

Cambridge parish celebrates creation with garden tidy-up

Parishes across the Diocese of East Anglia have been holding Creation Celebrations over the summer. St Laurence’s in Cambridge, a CAFOD Live Simply parish, combined its […]
August 27, 2019

Listen to Bishop Alan’s homily at Lourdes pilgrimage

The Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Lourdes is currently taking place and you can watch Bishop Alan giving the homily at the opening Mass on […]
August 21, 2019

First chance to read the September Catholic East Anglia

The September 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from historic ordinations of priests and deacons […]
August 20, 2019

Catholic Social Teaching – the church’s best kept secret

It’s said that Catholic Social Teaching is the best kept secret of the Catholic Church. In the latest of her series of articles, Jacinta Goode begins […]
August 20, 2019

Felixstowe Stella Maris ship visitor reaches milestone

Felixstowe ship visitor and St Mark’s Ipswich parishioner, Julian Wong, reached a milestone in his ship-visiting ministry recently, with his 1,000th ship, the Suecia Seaways. Julian […]
August 19, 2019

Three junior Sisters renew their vows at Norfolk convent

Three junior Sisters from the Daughters of Divine Charity, based in Norfolk, renewed their vows for another year on August 14. Sr M Renata Pivarnikova, Sr […]
August 14, 2019

Bungay priest has narrow escape as cross falls in storm

Bungay parish priest, Father Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, had a narrow escape at the weekend as violent winds blew a stone cross onto the roof of St Edmund’s […]
August 14, 2019

Norwich nun Sr Mary Richard is a real diamond

A well-known Norwich Catholic nun has celebrated an impressive 60 years of service with the Congregation of Jesus. Sr Mary Richard Prendergast, who has worked as […]
August 13, 2019

Can you  help CAFOD with its Family Fast Day in October?

Supporters across East Anglia are being asked to help CAFOD by taking part in its Family Fast Day on Friday October 4. The Family Fast Day […]
August 12, 2019

Schools’ Walsingham pilgrimage and netball champions

Latest news from East Anglia Catholic schools includes news of a Walsingham pilgrimage and county netball champions. Cambridge schools St Alban’s, St Laurence and St Bede’s […]
August 12, 2019

Creation Mass celebrated in South Norfolk home

Twenty parishioners aged from nine to 89 from all over the tiny parish of St Edmund Bungay and Harleston turned out on a rainy night in […]
August 9, 2019

Suffolk’s Fr John writes Saint Jude at Home reflections

East Anglia priest Fr John Warrington has written the latest set of reflections called Saint Jude at Home on behalf of the Shrine of Saint Jude […]
August 6, 2019

Chloe is honoured for 30 years of service to toddlers

Parents and children have helped to honour the unstinting service of Chloe Gill who, over 30 years, has run a parents and toddlers group at Our […]
August 5, 2019

Acknowledged Walsingham history book is republished

An updated version of the standard historical work on pilgrims and pilgrimage to Walsingham, including new research on the possible discovery of the original Our Lady […]
August 1, 2019

Suffolk nun awarded medal for lifetime of teaching

Suffolk nun, Sr Berchmans Conway, has been awarded the prestigious Benedict Medal by St Mary’s University, London in recognition of a lifetime of teaching and promoting […]
July 31, 2019

First Communions, Walsingham pilgrimage, recycling

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes bumper First Holy Communions, a Walsingham pilgrimage and a recycling idea. A bumper 30 children from […]
July 29, 2019

Walsingham retreats on culture, prayer and marriage

A series of weekend retreats are being offered by the sisters of the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham at Dowry House in Walsingham on subjects […]
July 26, 2019

First Communions, art show and choir on tour

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes First Communions, a colourful art show and a youth choir on tour. St Felix Parish (Haverhill, […]
July 25, 2019

Free workshop to help couples communicate better

The Diocese of East Anglia is offering a free half-day session on the Smart Loving Breakthrough programme, which aims to help couples improve the way they communicate with […]
July 23, 2019

Alive in Faith summer newsletter is out now

The summer Alive in Faith newsletter is now available online and contains news of funds received and details of how it is being spent on parish […]
July 22, 2019

Growing church, 800th anniversary and FEPOW memorial

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes bumper First Communions, an 800th anniversary of the Sultan and St Francis meeting and a plea […]
July 22, 2019

Chance to give view on how you see and use the Bible

As part of the preparations for its 2020 Initiative – The God who Speaks: The Year of the Word – the Catholic Bishops’ Conference is conducting a […]
July 22, 2019

A day of celebrations for Cambourne Catholics

St John Fisher in Cambourne celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for both this year’s First Holy Communion and Confirmation Preparation groups on Saturday July 5, reports Mel […]
July 21, 2019

Peter is ordained as a deacon at Mass in Rome

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Peter Wygnanski from Cambridge was ordained as a transitory deacon by Bishop Alan Hopes at a Mass in Rome on Sunday […]
July 18, 2019

Clare Priory Craft Fair attracts 11,000 visitors

Around 11,000 visitors enjoyed the sunshine, unique arts and crafts and a range of adult and children’s entertainment at Clare Priory Craft Fair, Clare last weekend […]
July 16, 2019

Evangelisation and discipleship initiative in Peterborough

An evangelisation and discipleship initiative has been started by a group at St Peter & All Souls in Peterborough to try to re-ignite the faith of […]
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