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July 12, 2021

Bishop Alan presents certificates to new Catechists

At a special Mass for diocesan Catechists at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, Bishop Alan Hopes spoke of the courage required to pass on the faith. […]
July 9, 2021

Michael ordained as Catholic priest in Norwich

After spending most of the last four years studying at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome, Deacon Michael Smith was ordained a priest in the Diocese […]
July 9, 2021

Secret Catholic chapel and a webinar invite

News in brief of interest to the Diocese of East Anglia includes the discovery of a secret Catholic chapel in Norfolk and a webinar invite. A […]
July 8, 2021

St George’s CAFOD group drink coffee to create peace

The CAFOD group at St George’s in Norwich recently enjoyed a summer coffee morning to raise money for a peace-building project in Colombia. The event took […]
July 7, 2021

Despite Covid, singing thrives at St John’s Cathedral

In spite of government restrictions on singing in church, Daniel Justin from St John’s Cathedral has been imaginatively keeping music alive. “The topic of singing has […]
July 6, 2021

Fr Henry invites men to a life of prayer and virtue

Twenty-six men from across the diocese and beyond joined Fr Henry Whisenant for a men’s retreat at Walsingham on Saturday. They were drawn from a variety […]
July 1, 2021

Chaplain organises shopping for stranded seafarers

With seafarers stranded on board and unable to come ashore due to Covid, the role of a port chaplain has become more vital than ever. Julian […]
June 30, 2021

Tony takes on provincial role for Catenian Association

Tony Baker from Norwich has been appointed provincial president of the Catenian Association, covering an area which stretches from London to King’s Lynn. Tony and his […]
June 29, 2021

Newman conversations tackle education in Scotland

Catholic education in Scotland will form the subject of the second in the series of Newman conversations. Archbishop Leo Cushley (St Andrews and Edinburgh) will be joining Professor […]
June 28, 2021

Stoneworkers restore Sudbury tower to first splendour

Skilled tradesmen have carried out a fine restoration of the Victorian tower of Our Lady and St John in Sudbury. Michael Evans reports. A quinquennial review […]
June 24, 2021

Jubilarian priests mark countless years of service

A Celebration of Priesthood Mass took place at Our Lady of the Annunciation in Poringland and at the Bishop’s White House on June 23. Around 60 […]
June 23, 2021

Newman Conversations are a first for the Diocese

Earlier in June, Professor John Morrill and Professor John Charmley took place in the first of a new series of Newman Conversations, which accompany the well-established […]
June 22, 2021

Concert marks St John’s Cathedral anniversary

A 13-piece orchestra joined the Cathedral Schola singers in a concert made possible by the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund for Heritage, and which celebrated the anniversary […]
June 18, 2021

Flavio steps up communication of Catholic Trust

After Flavio Vettese’s appointment as Interim Chief Executive Officer, the Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Trust has released its first newsletter. Flavio will be well known […]
June 15, 2021

Papal decoration places the accent on Christian unity

Bishop Alan Hopes has invested Priscilla Barlow as Dame of the Order of St Gregory for her services to Christian unity. Laurette Burton reports. The presentation […]