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February 8, 2021

St Mary’s Yarmouth wins Lottery grant to repair roof

St Mary’s parish in Great Yarmouth has received a grant of £148,598 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for repairs to a leaking roof. The grant […]
February 5, 2021

Mary’s heart is broken by coup in Myanmar

Ely Catholic parishioner Mary Durkacz says her “heart is broken” at news of the recent military coup in Myanmar where the educational charity which she founded […]
February 4, 2021

Fr Mike speaks of light and shade of a chaplain’s work

Fr Mike Brookes recently gave an interview on Radio Maria England about his work as a chaplain at the West Suffolk Hospital, and how it has […]
February 3, 2021

Schools across East Anglia celebrate Candlemas

Pupils and school staff right across the Diocese of East Anglia joined together in celebrating Candlemas on February 2, spreading candle light and using prayers in […]
February 3, 2021

Bishop Alan celebrates the gift of consecrated life

At a Mass for Religious in St John’s Cathedral on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Bishop Alan spoke of the role of obedience […]
February 2, 2021

Cherishing buildings where we meet the Lord of Life

The Diocese is finding growing opportunities to take advantage of its rich architectural heritage. Cedric Burton, Secretary of the Historic Churches Committee, explains the significance of […]
January 27, 2021

New Peterborough school team reassures residents

The team behind the new St John Henry Newman Catholic Primary School, set to open in Peterborough in September 2022, has reassured residents that any local […]
January 27, 2021

SVP Conferences give aid to the hungry and homeless

Saint Vincent de Paul Conferences across East Anglia have excelled themselves over recent months, assisting those in need during the lockdowns. The variety of social action […]
January 26, 2021

Eric was an entrepreneur, inventor and man of faith

Eric St John Foti, a Norfolk Catholic entrepreneur and inventor, has died at the age of 94. Sr Francis Ridler FDC pays tribute. Eric was a […]
January 26, 2021

St Peter and All Souls wins Historic England grant

With the help of the Diocese, St Peter and All Souls in Peterborough has won a grant of £20,000 for vital repairs on the church. Parish […]
January 25, 2021

School and council mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A Catholic High School in Norwich and the city’s Lord Mayor have marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a virtual service and a online video.   The […]
January 23, 2021

Tonie was prison chaplain and lover of scripture

Suffolk Catholic prisons chaplain, and former pastoral assistant, Antoinette Askin, died recently at the age of 73. Fr Tony Rogers pay tribute. Until her death on […]
January 22, 2021

Sandra to help parishes with stewardship and funding

The Diocese of East Anglia has appointed Sandra Portas as its new part-time Stewardship and Fundraising Co-ordinator to help parishes with these two important areas. Sandra […]
January 22, 2021

Plea to make your voice heard on DIY abortions

The Government has opened a consultation about whether to extend its DIY abortion policy, where women can have a telephone consultation and then abortion pills in […]
January 21, 2021

Fifteen new laptops for St Edmund’s School in Bungay

Before Christmas the Friends of St Edmunds School in Bungay put in some bold funding requests…and were pleasantly surprised. Fr Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard reports. With the prospect […]