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November 11, 2019

An East Anglian recipe for confident Catholics

A Southwold grandmother has described her new confidence in speaking about her faith, after successfully completing an online diocesan course in Catechetics. Laurette Burton, from the […]
November 8, 2019

Couple add digital dimension to diocesan archives

In the former sacristy, down a spiral staircase, deep under St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, are hundreds of boxes comprising the Diocese of East Anglia Archives. […]
November 7, 2019

Barbara offers to share embroidery skills

A parishioner from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich is appealing for people with the skills and willingness to help repair vestments across the Diocese of East […]
November 6, 2019

East Anglia priest writes new Pilgrim’s Guide to Rome

Diocese of East Anglia priest Fr Michael Rear has written a Pilgrim’s Guide to Rome, reviewed here by Fr Tony Rogers. I devour travel literature, but […]
November 5, 2019

Monastic vows, Advent retreats, Orientale Lumen

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes monastic vows for former parish priest, Advent retreats in Walsingham, and the History Society newsletter Fr […]
October 31, 2019

Sarah shares vision for prayer on the air

An international network of Catholic radio stations dedicated to prayer may soon have a branch in East Anglia. Sarah Taylor is part of a group of […]
October 31, 2019

Teachers take fresh look at Humanae Vitae

Teachers, priests and religious from around the diocese met recently at Newmarket to study the Church’s teaching on marriage and family life. Fr Paul Grogan of […]
October 30, 2019

Pilgrims witness to the Sanctity of Life

Over 1000 pilgrims braved heavy rain to take part in a pilgrimage to Walsingham of reparation and prayer for the Sanctity of Life. Pilgrims joined the […]
October 29, 2019

New vocations boost Swaffham convent

Three young women have been accepted as Postulants with the Daughters of Divine Charity at their convent in Swaffham. The Sisters – who became famous through […]
October 29, 2019

Diocese of East Anglia Yearbook and Calendar is out

The Diocese of East Anglia Yearbook and Calendar has been published and printed copies will be available in all parishes from Saturday November 2, priced just […]
October 28, 2019

Anthony takes a step closer to priesthood

Seminarian Anthony Asomugha received the Ministry of Acolyte on 26 October at a service at Allen Hall in Chelsea. Anthony, from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, […]
October 24, 2019

Be first to read the November Catholic East Anglia paper

The November 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of a key East Anglia role in […]
October 24, 2019

New knights, Holy Land talk, entertaining students

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a quartet of new knights in Norwich, a talk on the Living Stones of the Holy […]
October 22, 2019

Newman Masses, harvest celebration, school boost

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes thanksgiving Masses for John Henry Newman in East Anglia, a double celebration in Gorleston and new […]
October 18, 2019

The God who Speaks initiative is launched

The ‘God who Speaks’ initiative, which is a partnership between the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Bible Society, began on September 30 […]
October 17, 2019

Stories of East Anglians in Rome for Newman Mass

More stories about East Anglians in Rome for the Newman canonisation are emerging including a journey of thanksgiving, changing perceptions of St Peter’s Square and a […]
October 16, 2019

Letter from Newman shown to Harleston parishioners

Harleston parishioners were shown an original letter written by St John Henry Newman at Mass on Sunday October 13 – the day that he was canonised […]
October 15, 2019

New priest inducted, Posada reminder, charity appeal

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a new priest in Stowmarket, a Posada reminder and a charity back-pack appeal. On Tuesday October […]
October 14, 2019

Jean’s Rome trip after 30-year link with Newman cause

Jean Johnson from Ipswich was in Rome for the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman – a cause with which she has been personally involved for […]
October 14, 2019

Papal blessing as Norfolk family go to Rome canonisation

Three generations of a Thetford family attended the Cardinal John Henry Newman canonisation Mass in Rome yesterday (October 13) after a personal invitation from Pope Francis […]
October 14, 2019

Peter’s key role in Newman canonisation Mass in Rome

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian, Deacon Peter Wygnański described as the “privilege of a lifetime” the moment he sang the Gospel in front of large crowds […]
October 13, 2019

Jack is honoured for church history and music work

Jack Robbins, a parishioner of St Dominic’s Church, Downham Market, and former Head of St Gregory’s School, Bedford, has received an honorary Master of Arts Degree […]
October 12, 2019

Norwich parishioners create penny paths of peace

St George’s Parish in Norwich has decided to get ‘Hands On’ and link with a Colombian community to help create a brighter future for young people. […]
October 11, 2019

Fr Anthony retires after 50 years of ministry

Fr Anthony Shryane has retired after 50 years of ministry, 21 of which were in St Etheldreda’s parish, Ely, reports Stella Fox. The parish celebrated the […]
October 10, 2019

Colourful school, church history day, angelic celebration

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a bright school charity day, the history of a church revealed and a international celebration of […]
October 9, 2019

New priests in Wisbech and Ipswich, Acle churches event

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes news of priestly installations in Wisbech and Ipswich and an ecumenical gathering in Acle. Fr James […]
October 8, 2019

Acolytes inducted as deacons’ Mass is held in Norwich

Two men who are in formation for the Permanent Diaconate received the Ministry of Acolyte as Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated Mass with the College of Deacons […]
October 7, 2019

Diss church extends warm welcome to priest from Ghana

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated Mass at Holy Trinity Parish, Diss with new parish priest, Father Alex Anaman, who arrived in Norfolk from Ghana in West […]
October 5, 2019

Priestly changes, charity coffee and homeless appeal

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes farewell to one priest and hello to another, a charity coffee morning and an appeal to […]
October 3, 2019

Kerala community in Sawston celebrate harvest festival

The Kerala community in Sawston and the surrounding areas have gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes hall to celebrate their prestigious event of Onam, reports Maria […]
October 2, 2019

School auction, special gift, exam invigilators needed

Latest schools news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes new stained glass windows, an auction of school goods and an advert for exam invigilators. […]
October 2, 2019

Now is the moment God wants from you

Now is the moment which God wants from me, says Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge, in his October monthly reflection. When I was about eight, innocent […]
October 1, 2019

Fr Richard is seventh priest to be ordained in East Anglia

Richard Ireson became the seventh priest ordained in the Diocese of East Anglia this year at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on Sunday September […]
September 30, 2019

The first principle of social teaching is human dignity

The first principle of Catholic Social Teaching is Human Dignity says Caritas East Anglia Development Worker Jacinta Goode. Julie Andrews famously sang in The Sound of […]
September 30, 2019

Fond farewell as Fr Denys retires from Norfolk parish

The parish of Our Lady and St Joseph, Cromer and Sheringham, said fond farewell to their shared Parish Priest, Fr Denys Lloyd, at a special party […]
September 28, 2019

Youth ministry brings Emily from the USA to East Anglia

The newest member of the Ignite Team for the next year is American Emily Murphy from New England. She explains what brought her to East Anglia. […]
September 27, 2019

Walsingham Sisters offer a series of weekend retreats

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 […]
September 24, 2019

Be first to read the October edition of Catholic East Anglia

The October 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from a pilgrimage to Lourdes,  the new-look […]
September 22, 2019

Bishop’s Council of Laity meeting – invite to parishes

Each year in May and November, Bishop Alan meets with representatives from parishes across the diocese at Poringland at the Bishop’s Council of Laity, reports Secretary […]
September 21, 2019

East Anglia schools celebrate Year of the Word in Norwich

Hundreds of pupils and staff from 28 schools across the Diocese of East Anglia came together on September 20 for a special Schools Mass at St […]
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 […]
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