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June 28, 2016

Yarmouth couple honoured for 40 years of service

A Great Yarmouth couple, who have recently celebrated 65 years of marriage, have been presented with an East Anglian Diocesan medal in recognition of over 40 […]
June 23, 2016

Photographs available to order from Marriage and Family Life ceremony

Official photographs of all couples involved in the Marriage and Family Life Mass held at Norwich Catholic Cathedral on Saturday June 18 are now available to […]
June 21, 2016

Norwich Mass celebrates 3,400 years of married life

An amazing 3,400 years of marriage were represented by 80 couples who received certificates from Bishop Alan Hopes at the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass […]
June 20, 2016

Catholic faith and real ale served up in Norwich

The pilot event was attended by around 30 people, who had travelled as far across the diocese as Walsingham and Cambridge, and included Bishop Alan Hopes. […]
June 19, 2016

An Exhibition of Vestments & Treasures

"All Things Bright and Beautiful" This is the name of the exhibition of vestments and other treasures to be on display at the Catholic Church of […]
June 18, 2016

Calendar marks 40th birthday of East Anglia Diocese

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich has published a special 18-month calendar to mark the 40thanniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia. The […]
June 17, 2016

Confirmation Catechists’ Study Day

The next Confirmation Catechists- Study Day takes place on Saturday June 25th at the Parish Centre in Newmarket, from 10am to 3pm. All Confirmation Catechists are […]
June 17, 2016

East Anglia Catholic priests mark 175 years of service

Four priests with a total of 175 years of service joined 42 others from across the Diocese of East Anglia at a Celebration of Priesthood at […]
June 17, 2016

Read July edition of Catholic East Anglia

The July 2016 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of the Diocese-s 40thanniversary celebrations, honouring a local saint […]
June 16, 2016

Charity trek helps provide water for pupils

A Gorleston parishioner and independent charity Support Cambodia have combined to provide two bore wells for a deprived primary school of 265 pupils in a remote […]
June 13, 2016

Suffolk students swap exams for mission to Cambodia

A group of girls from Suffolk, armed with hundreds of toothbrushes and combs, will be swapping A level exams and work to help teach English to […]
June 13, 2016

Conference celebrates Catholic history of East Anglia

One of the events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia was a one-day conference on Saturday June 11, called Catholic East […]
June 13, 2016

East Anglian Catholic History Society established

A new society dedicated to promoting knowledge of the history of Catholicism in East Anglia has been was established, following a successful one day conference in […]
June 9, 2016

Suffolk church procession celebrates diversity

St Felix- parish in Haverhill, in Suffolk, has held a procession around the church grounds to celebrate the diversity of the parish and those who have […]
June 9, 2016

King’s Lynn show raises cash for street children

Over £1500 was been raised to help Colombian street children through charity Let the Children Live at a musical extravaganza at the Holy Family Catholic church […]
June 6, 2016

Conference to look at history of East Anglian Catholics

A one-day conference on the history of Catholicism in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from the Reformation to the present day is set to take place […]
June 4, 2016

Pope Francis offers support as Diocese celebrates

Pope Francis has offered his prayers and support for the Diocese of East Anglia, which last night (June 3) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Mass […]
June 4, 2016

Picture gallery captures the best of Anniversary Mass

A picture gallery of images from the Diocese of East Anglia’s Anniversary Mass at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on June 3 has been […]
June 4, 2016

Anniversary Mass video is released online

A video of the Diocese of East Anglia’s 40th anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on June 3 has now […]
June 3, 2016

Bishop blesses transformation of Hunstanton church

Bishop Alan visited Hunstanton Parish on May 9 to conduct a Blessing Mass at the refurbished parish church during which he blessed all parts of the […]
June 2, 2016

Cathedral offers chance for real faith and real ale

The opportunity to enjoy a pint of real ale and a talk on the Catholic faith is being offered at the Cathedral Narthex in Norwich on […]
June 1, 2016

Young East Anglian pilgrims still singing in the rain

Torrential rain meant the traditional walk down the holy mile to the Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, which is an integral part of the […]
May 31, 2016

Diocese is set to celebrate its 40th annivesary

The Diocese of East Anglia is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its formation over the next two weeks with a Solemn Diocesan Mass, a […]
May 30, 2016

Bishops lead St Walstan’s 1000th Norfolk celebration

The 1000th anniversary of the death of Norfolk saint, Walstan, has been marked by a weekend of celebrations at Bawburgh near Norwich, culminating in an open-air […]
May 30, 2016

Beccles media workshop produces instant results

A workshop in Beccles gave a group of Diocese of East Anglia parishioners from the Lowestoft deanery some tips on getting their parish events featured in […]
May 26, 2016

1400 years of Catholic history in East Anglia

The Diocese of East Anglia is marking its 40th anniversary in June but the Catholic faith can be traced back over 1,400 years in the region, […]
May 25, 2016

Golden celebration for Peterborough’s Italian Sister

An Italian Catholic Sister, who came to England 45 years ago, has celebrated 50 years of service in grand style including two special masses near Peterborough […]
May 24, 2016

Norwich picnic and service marks Queen’s birthday

Ecumenical Christian charity Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk will be marking Her Majesty The Queen-s official 90thBirthday on Sunday June 12, with a free picnic to honour […]
May 23, 2016

East Anglia Diocese trio instituted as Lectors in Rome

Three first year seminary students from the Diocese of East Anglia were instituted as Lectors at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome on Wednesday May 11. […]
May 21, 2016

Fire of Holy Spirit paints a Lowestoft church red

It was a case of painting the church red at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Lowestoft on Pentecost Sunday, May 15. The church has […]
May 21, 2016

New Catholic bishops book briefly covers East Anglia

If you want to know anything about any Catholic bishop in Great Britain over the past 165 years, Catholic Bishops of Great Britain - 1850 to […]
May 18, 2016

Syro-Malabar celebration of Marian month in Peterborough

Nearly 500 members of Syro-Malabar communities, Fr Philip John, clergy and friends, gathered together at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Peterborough, to celebrate the Marian month […]
May 18, 2016

Catholic churches bring healing mission to Lowestoft

When the Little Way Healing Ministries came to Lowestoft for a Healing Mission the Catholic Parish experienced a growth in faith and many were healed. Lucy […]
May 18, 2016

Cambs churches combine to tell Bible stories

Members of St Benedict-s Catholic Community, Sawtry in Cambs, have joined with Anglicans and Methodists to give school children the chance to see and hear stories […]
May 16, 2016

Bishops celebrate 1000th anniversary of Norfolk saint

This year marks the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Norfolk-bornSaintWalstan,the patron saint of agriculture andfarmworkers, who was born in the village ofBawburgh, five miles west […]
May 15, 2016

Cambs duo witness Roman tribute to Christian martyrs

A Cambridgeshire father and daughter have witnessed the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome turn red to symbolise the suffering of persecuted Christians throughout the world. On […]
May 15, 2016

Your chance to help tell the Catholic church’s story

Catholic Voices, an international project to train ordinary Catholics to confidently tell the church’s story in the media and in public is looking for people to […]
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 […]