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May 12, 2016

Lowestoft church provides home to rare Kittiwakes

A Lowestoft Catholic church has given a warm welcome to over 100 special visitors - rare red-listed Kittiwake birds which are nesting on the church tower. […]
May 6, 2016

Augustinian friars make annual pilgrimage to Clare Priory

Augustinian friars and parishioners from around the country will make their annual pilgrimage to Clare Priory in Suffolk on Sunday May 8. Travelling from Birmingham, Hammersmith […]
May 6, 2016

Pope Francis gives blessing to diamond Ipswich couple

An Ipswich couple have celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary with the presentation of an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis at St Mary Magdalene church in the […]
May 4, 2016

Pilgrimage marks start of East Anglia anniversary

Celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia got off on the right foot when over 1,000 people joined the annual Diocesan […]
May 4, 2016

East Anglia youth festival ignites faith

Over 120 young people gathered for a weekend of fun, faith and football at the Ignite Festival at Swaffham Sacred Heart School over the bank holiday. […]
May 3, 2016

Charities boosted and virtual prayer-line in East Anglia

News in brief from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes cheques for charities, a craft fair, virtual prayer-line and an international stations of the cross. […]
April 28, 2016

Suffolk pilgrim to walk 2,000km in support of refugees

A 2,000 km pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome is the epic challenge facing 69-year-old Mary Kirk, from Suffolk, who is walking in support of refugees "who […]
April 28, 2016

East Anglia charity boosts Palestine music project

A partnership between charitable tour operator Pilgrimage People and the Tunes for Peace Project in Palestine has been boosted after a visit to meet students and […]
April 28, 2016

Fr David Skeoch was liturgist, scholar and bon viveur

Fr David Skeoch died peacefully in the West Suffolk Hospital at Bury St. Edmunds during the late evening of Thursday March 10 and his Funeral Mass […]
April 26, 2016

Marriage and Family Celebration Mass 18th June

Bishop Alan warmly invites all married and engaged couples to attend a special Mass celebrating marriage and family at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, […]
April 17, 2016

Bishop Alan’s Pastoral Letter on Vocations Sunday

Bishop Alan Hopes has written a pastoral letter for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, which will be read at all Masses throughout the Diocese during the […]
April 15, 2016

East Anglia visit to Lourdes shows power of God’s love

A large group of children from the Diocese of East Anglia travelled to Lourdes for a pilgrimage with HCPT during Easter week, joined by over 1,000 […]
April 14, 2016

May edition of Catholic East Anglia paper now online

The May 2016 edition of Catholic East Anglia is now available online and contains news of the Chapter of Canons Installation, Diocese 40th anniversary celebrations and […]
April 13, 2016

Hundreds attend Catholic Charismatic Renewal weekend in Suffolk

Around 300 people from across the Diocese of East Anglia and beyond enjoyed a lively Catholic Charismatic Renewal weekend in Bury St Edmunds on April 9 […]
April 13, 2016

Nobel-prize winning bishop visits Yarmouth

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Bishop Emeritus of East Timor, Carlos Filipe Belo, visited Great Yarmouth to spend Holy Week and Easter with the local community. […]
April 13, 2016

Pilgrimage and day of prayer for Lady of All Nations

A Walsingham pilgrimage and Norwich Day of Prayer are being held in honour of The Lady of All Nations, organised by the Family of Mary over […]
April 11, 2016

‘Joy of Love’ is welcomed by East Anglia Family Life Commission

The Marriage and Family Life Commission from the Diocese of East Anglia has welcomed with great joy the publication of Pope Francis- apostolic exhortation; Amoris Laetitia. […]
April 11, 2016

Lahore bombing touches Newmarket Parish

The Easter Sunday terrorist suicide bombing in Lahore Pakistan took the lives of two of the children of Arif Bashir who works as a stable lad […]
April 8, 2016

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Joy of Love’

The Vatican has today published Pope Francis- eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhoratation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the […]
April 7, 2016

Norfolk church set to mark Cambodian New Year

St John of the Cross Catholic church in Aylsham will be celebrating the Cambodian New Year on April 15 with a special Mass in unity with […]
April 7, 2016

Video for Pope-s April Prayer Intentions

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has been releasing video messages to illustratehis monthly prayer intentions, announced by the Apostleship of Prayer. Today, the […]
April 4, 2016

Seminarian Anthony receives Ministry of Reader

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Anthony Asomugha has received the Ministry of Reader from Bishop Alan Hopes in a Mass at Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea, […]
April 4, 2016

Youth festival set to ignite faith

This year-s Ignite Youth Festival, run by the East Anglia Diocesan Youth Service, at Swaffham over the first May Bank Holiday, promises to be bigger and […]
March 30, 2016

Lourdes – A Pilgrimage Introduction

Asmembers of our Diocese take part inthe HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes this week, here’s an enjoyable video showing exactly what they will expect. HCPT is a […]
March 29, 2016

Newman Lectures 2016

The 2016 Newman Lectures begin on Monday April 4th at UEA, and continue on Monday evenings throughout April. The lecture series is a collaboration between the […]
March 28, 2016

Peterborough’s Sister Mary Clare honoured by Queen

Sister Mary Clare from the Daughters of Jesus in Peterborough, has been honoured for her Christian community service by the Queen, who presented her with Maundy […]
March 28, 2016

Picture galleries of Easter at Norwich RC Cathedral

Large congregations attended Easter services at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich and picture galleries of two services have now been published online. Picture […]
March 25, 2016

Easter message from Bishop Alan

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! This is the truth that changes everything, the truth of the empty tomb, the truth that death has been conquered […]
March 25, 2016

Bishop washes Norwich congregation-s feet in Maundy Thursday Rite

The Bishop of East Anglia washed the feet of 12 members of the congregation at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night […]
March 24, 2016

Chrism Mass is significant moment for Diocese of East Anglia

Around 1,000 people marked a "significant moment in the life of the Diocese of East Anglia" on Wednesday night (March 22) at the annual Chrism Mass […]
March 24, 2016

Hosanna for double St Mary’s celebration in Lowestoft

St Mary’s RC Primary school in Lowestoft has marked a double celebration with a colourful Palm Sunday Mass and a new headteacher. Alex Savage has […]
March 21, 2016

Sacred Heart sisters mark 150th anniversary at Clare Priory

Religious sisters from across the world visited Clare Priory in Suffolk on March 11 to celebrate the founding of their original Congregation in Paris 150 years […]
March 21, 2016

March from Norwich Cathedral calls for refugee action

A multi-faith Palm Sunday march across Norwich city centre, which began at St John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral, has repeated calls on Norfolk County Council to […]
March 21, 2016

Chance to join Novena prayers in Peterborough

Divine Mercy celebrations and Novena prayers are set to take place in the Parish of St Peter & All Souls in Peterborough starting on Good Friday, […]
March 18, 2016

Chapter of Canons installation is historic day for East Anglia Diocese

It was an historic day in the life of the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia when the Cathedral Chapter was established with the installation of nine […]
March 18, 2016

Slaying dragons is theme of Catholic men’s event

Slaying the Dragon; the Call to be a Man, is the title of a one-day event at Our Lady the Immaculate and St Etheldreda in Newmarket […]
March 15, 2016

Two pilgrimages to Walsingham Shrine in April

Two pilgrimages to the Minor Basilica at Walsingham are set to take place during April. The Feast of Divine Mercy Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday […]
March 10, 2016

East Anglia Celebrate Weekend

Celebrate East Anglia is a lively Catholic, faith-filled weekend for people of all ages. With inspiring talks, multiple workshops, and age-appropriate groups for children. Bishop Alan […]
March 9, 2016

Cardinal joins speakers at UEA lectures in Norwich

Former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O-Connor, is the keynote speaker at the 2016 series of Newman lectures at the University of East Anglia during […]
March 9, 2016

Lent Station Masses held across Diocese of East Anglia

Station Masses are being held in the seven Deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia as part of the regular pattern of Lent in the church, […]
March 7, 2016

‘Confession drive’ at Catholic churches across East Anglia

People across the Diocese of East Anglia took part in a worldwide Confession drive over the weekend initiated by Pope Francis, as an integral part of […]
March 7, 2016

Norfolk pilgrimage to site of local saint’s martyrdom

For many years parishioners in Diss, Norfolk, have marked the feast day of their local saint, Henry Morse, with a special Mass and celebration breakfast. This […]
March 4, 2016

Shroud of Turin exhibition to visit Norwich cathedral

The Shroud of Turin Exhibition, which takes a life-sized replica of the Shroud to different venues across the world, will be visiting St John the Baptist […]
March 4, 2016

Norwich RC prayer group celebrates tenth birthday

A Catholic daytime Prayer Group in Norwich has celebrated its 10-year anniversary when 26 members gathered for a thanksgiving house Mass following by a meal together. […]
February 29, 2016

East Anglia seminarian serves Pope Francis in Rome

A Diocese of East Anglia seminarian from Cambridge, Piotr (Peter) Wygnanski, was chosen to serve Pope Francis during a special Mass in Rome last week to […]