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October 10, 2015

Towards a Culture of Safeguarding

The Church has a responsibility to ensure all those who undertake work in the name of the Church are adequately trained in safeguarding matters. The Catholic […]
October 7, 2015

Bishop consecrates new £1.2m Suffolk church

A new church which blends centuries of history with 21st century architectural excellence has been consecrated by the Bishop of East Anglia at Clare in Suffolk […]
October 3, 2015

Flame of faith ignited by Norwich candlelit procession

Around 700 Roman Catholics walked in a silent procession of witness through the streets of Norwich, from the Castle Mound to St John the Baptist Cathedralon […]
October 1, 2015

Candlelit Norwich procession set to ignite flame of faith

More than 1,000 Roman Catholics from across East Anglia are expected to march silently through Norwich city centre tomorrow night to mark the start of the […]
September 25, 2015

Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham

The 24th September marks the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, principal patron of the Diocese of East Anglia. Mass for this Feast was celebrated throughout […]
September 24, 2015

Bishops Welcome EU Quotas to Resettle Refugees

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales welcome the EUs approval of quotas for a fairer relocation of refugees across Europe along with a more co-ordinated […]
September 21, 2015

New Website Launch!

We are delighted to share with you our newly redesigned website, with a bold new look, enhanced navigation experience, interactive directories, all the latest news and […]
September 17, 2015

Norwich Cathedral heritage visitor record

A record 3,000 visitors enjoyed four days of displays, tours and stunning views over Norwich at the RC Cathedral of St John the Baptist during Norfolk-s […]
September 17, 2015

A to Z of Catholic church at Walsingham

From Albania to Zimbabwe, 4,000 people comprising a literal A to Z of the universal Catholic church gathered at Walsingham in North Norfolk on Sunday September […]
September 16, 2015

Home Mission Sunday 20th September

Home Mission Sunday takes place on 20 September 2015.It’s the day in the Church’s calendar when the Catholic community in England and Wales is invited to […]
September 14, 2015

Fr David Paul’s 20th Anniversary

Congratulations are in order this week – The Dean of Norwich Cathedral Fr David Paul,will be celebrating the 20th Anniversaryof his Priestly Ordination on Wednesday 16thSeptember […]
September 13, 2015

Statement on the Refugee Crisis

Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me (Mt 25:40) At last Sunday’s Angelus, 6 September, Pope Francis invited […]
September 9, 2015

Cardinal invites Catholics to respond to Refugee Crisis

Cardinal invites Catholics to respond to Refugee Crisis with Prayer and Practical Action Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops- Conference, has […]
September 8, 2015

Catholic Bishops issue national message focussing on Pope Francis- call to Mission and Mercy

Catholic Bishops issue national message focussing on Pope Francis- call to Mission and Mercy In response to Pope Francis- soon-to-be opened worldwide Year of Mercy, the […]
August 29, 2015

The Catholic Church in England and Wales launches Safeguarding e-Learning

Safeguarding e-Learning Program 2015 If you have a role working with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerableor if you are a parent who […]
May 15, 2015

Pentecost Sunday 24th May

Did you know that the feast of Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church? It is called that because Pentecost is when […]
May 14, 2015

Holy Year of Mercy

8th December 2015 – 20th November 2016 On the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday (11th April 2015) the Holy Father, Pope Francis, published a Papal Bull […]
May 14, 2015

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord 17th May 2015

Sunday is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (a Holy Day of Obligation). Originaly on a Thursday but moved to the Sunday to encourage […]
May 6, 2015

New Students for the Priesthood for the Diocese

Five men have some forward and been accepted to study for the priesthood for the Diocese of East Anglia. Bishop Alan said he was delighted that […]
April 30, 2015

Proclaim 15 – National Evangelisation

Proclaim ’15 is the name of a new initiative being launched in 2015 by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales to support, enthuse and equip […]
April 30, 2015

Bishops Plenary Meeting April 2015

Last week the Bishops of England & Wales met in Rome for a week of reflection and discussion. In addition to the Bishops- own reflections, there […]
April 30, 2015

Nuns on the Rise

The number of women entering convents in England and Wales has hit a 25-year high. From a low point of just seven in 2004, the numbers […]
April 10, 2015

40 Hours of Prayer

A message from Bishop Alan on the diocesan 40 hours of prayer. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we undertake this three year journey in […]
March 30, 2015

Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

The sacrament of the sick was celebrated in the Cathedral by Bishop Alan together with the priests from accross the Diocese during the Mass in honor […]
March 30, 2015

Walsingham Pilgrimage

The Diocesan Pilgramge to Walsingham will take place on the May Bank Holiday 4th May 2015. Pilgrims will meet in the Friday market at midday for […]
March 30, 2015

New Rector at Walsingham

Mgr John Armitage, former Vicar General in Brentwood Diocese and parish preist of the Royal Docks in London’s East End, is the new Director of the […]
March 30, 2015

Easter Message From Bishop Alan

From Bishop Alan Peace be with you! These words are used by me as a bishop when I begin the celebration of mass. They are the […]
March 29, 2015

Visit to St Benedict’s School

Visit to St Benedict’s School St Benedict’s Catholic School was privileged to enjoy a special visit from the Right Reverend Alan Hopes