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March 7, 2017

East Anglia Lent Station Masses start in Peterborough

People from Peterborough, March and Whittlesey joined Bishop Alan Hopes and the deanery’s priests at St Luke’s church for East Anglia’s first Station Mass this Lent last night. […]
March 6, 2017

All-night youth vigil, prayer and adoration in Norwich

An all-night vigil of prayer and reflection took place at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on March 3 with an extended period of Adoration of the […]
March 6, 2017

In brief: Women’s prayer, Ash Wednesday, Christian meditation, sex education

Latest news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia includes packed-out Ash Wednesday Masses, Women’s World Day of Prayer, a Catholic head-teacher talking about sex […]
March 4, 2017

Bishop Alan celebrates special Norwich Mass for CAFOD

Welcoming the crowd of CAFOD volunteers in St John’s Cathedral, in Norwich, Bishop Alan Hopes thanked them for all that they do for the charity in […]
March 3, 2017

Cambs diocesan parish priest is first for 30 years

For the first time in over 30 years a priest from the Diocese of East Anglia has been inducted in the joint parish of St Jude […]
March 1, 2017

Stations of Cross restored in time for Lent journey

As Lent begins, the Stations of the Cross at the Church of St Henry Morse, Diss, under restoration for the past few months, are back in […]
March 1, 2017

East Anglia Lent course and ecumenical prayer walk

Latest news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Lent course in Suffolk and an ecumenical prayer walk in Acle, Norfolk. A series […]
February 26, 2017

Pre-Lent pastoral letter from Bishop Alan

A Pre-Lent Pastoral Letter from Bishop Alan Hopes, which was read at all Masses in each parish of the Diocese of East Anglia during the weekend […]
February 25, 2017

Call to pray, fast and give alms this Lent

Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on the call to pray, fast and give alms in Lent and the revived place of the Station Mass in the season. […]
February 24, 2017

Double Anglican link boost for Pilgrimage People

Diocese of East Anglia-linked travel company, Pilgrimage People, is planning to expand its ability to help development projects across the Holy Land through new relationships with the […]
February 23, 2017

Show your support for new East Anglia Catholic schools

Parents, parishioners and education professionals who are keen to support the move by the Diocese of East Anglia to open new Catholic schools in Norwich, Peterborough, […]
February 23, 2017

Choir swaps cathedrals to sing at St John’s in Norwich

St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich played host to 24 choristers from Brentwood Cathedral on Sunday February 19, when they sang the 11am Mass. The […]
February 22, 2017

March edition of Catholic East Anglia paper now online

The March 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of a light-filled Epiphany celebration, ecumenism across the Diocese […]
February 21, 2017

Chance for young people to set their faith on fire

There are two great opportunities for young people across the Diocese to set their faith on fire his spring. Hamish MacQueen, Director of Youth Service explains. First up, on […]
February 21, 2017

Norwich premiere of Blessed Virgin Mary apparitions film

A film which investigates the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, is heading to Norwich, in a charity screening for Mary’s Meals. Apparition Hill […]
February 20, 2017

All-night prayer vigil at St John’s Cathedral Norwich

An all-night vigil of prayer and reflection will take place at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on March 3 with an extended period of Adoration of […]
February 17, 2017

Ecumenism alive and well across Diocese of East Anglia

Ecumenism is alive and well across East Anglia with the Catholic Diocese and its representatives playing a full role, according to a survey just published by […]
February 16, 2017

Lent Station Masses to be held across East Anglia Diocese

Lenten Station Masses will be held in the seven Deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes. Each Mass will begin with […]
February 15, 2017

Sawston church says farewell to ‘man of vision’ Fr Raf

More than 250 parishioners from across South Cambridgeshire gathered in Sawston on Sunday February 12 for a party to bid farewell and offer heartfelt thanks to […]
February 14, 2017

First Ignite youth training weekend is a success

The first Ignite Lite youth training weekend was held in late January for participants to learn more about their faith and the practical elements of ministry. […]
February 13, 2017

Bishop anoints with oil and prays for the sick in Norwich

The 25th World Day of the Sick and the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes was marked at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in […]
February 12, 2017

East Anglia Catholic new schools champions are needed

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking for ‘local champions’ in areas where it wants to open new Catholic schools. The Diocese’s Schools Team is looking […]
February 11, 2017

School starts its golden anniversary celebrations

St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds began its Golden Jubilee Year on Friday January 20, with a celebration of Mass in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.  […]
February 10, 2017

Cambridge parish connects with CAFOD work in Peru

The parish of St Laurence’s, Cambridge, has just celebrated its new partnership with communities in Peru, facilitated through international development agency CAFOD’s Connect2 scheme.  By becoming […]
February 9, 2017

Norfolk Police get first-ever Catholic chaplain

A first-ever official Catholic chaplain has been appointed to Norfolk Constabulary. Rev Nick Greef, who is a permanent deacon at St George’s Parish in Norwich, has recently […]
February 6, 2017

Cambridge teacher honoured for 25 years’ service

Cambridge teacher Barbara Quail has influenced hundreds of pupils over her 25 years at St Laurence Catholic primary school in the city and her long service […]
February 1, 2017

Media workshop helps spread churches’ good news

Participants from Cambridge, Ipswich, Ramsey and Camborne heard tips and techniques to help get good news about their churches and Catholic organisations into the media, at […]
January 31, 2017

Diocese of East Anglia needs Norfolk-based accountant

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking to appoint a new permanent full-time Diocesan Accountant based at the Diocesan Finance Office in Poringland, available from May 1, […]
January 31, 2017

Bishop blesses West Norfolk school’s £3.5m extension

A £3.5m extension which has enabled a West Norfolk Catholic primary school to double in size from 210 to 420 places, has been blessed by Bishop […]
January 31, 2017

Enjoy a beer while listening to Catholic talks in Norwich

Subjects have been announced for the next three Peter’s Pints evenings, at the Narthex bar at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, which offer the opportunity to […]
January 30, 2017

TV Holy Trail around Norfolk’s iconic religious sites

A new four-part TV series following a Holy Trail around some of Norfolk’s most iconic religious sites will air on Mustard TV during February. Its writer […]
January 29, 2017

Bishop Alan’s invitation to join CAFOD Mass in Norwich

Bishop Alan Hopes has asked those who support CAFOD to join him for a special Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Saturday 25 February […]
January 27, 2017

Ordination is historic first for Diocese of East Anglia

An historic occasion took place in Cambridge on Wednesday evening (January 25) when Seminarian Jaylord Magpuyo became the first-ever Filippino to be ordained as a deacon […]
January 24, 2017

Support given after fatal Felixstowe ship explosion

A Catholic port chaplain and parish priest in Felixstowe have been able to lend support to the crew of a ship birthed in the port after […]
January 24, 2017

Norfolk LiveSimply parish helps refugees and foodbanks

Parishioners at Sacred Heart Parish in North Norfolk have determined to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor, including donating £2000 to refugee work […]
January 23, 2017

Fr Paul joins Ecumenical Canons at Norwich Cathedral

During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Bishop of Norwich welcomed three new ecumenical canons to Norwich’s Anglican Cathedral, including the Very Rev David […]
January 23, 2017

Catholic PC honoured for helping young Norfolk drivers

A Norfolk PC, and former chair of the Catholic Police Guild, has received a special award from his Chief Constable for his work over the last […]
January 17, 2017

Posada tradition embraced with joy in Ramsey

The Posada may be a Mexican tradition, but it is one that parishioners in Ramsey have embraced with joy, reports Eilish Storey. Nearly every day during […]
January 13, 2017

Diocesan 2017 yearbook and calendar now available

The Diocese of East Anglia 2017 Yearbook and Liturgical Calendar is now available in parishes across the region, as well as online. The annual printed publication, […]
January 12, 2017

Italian singer bids farewell to Norwich cathedral choir

The choir at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich has said ‘arrivederci’ to Italian singer Luciana Ravina after 40 years of musical service. Luciana began singing in […]
January 11, 2017

Latest news from the East Anglian Catholic History Society

The Winter 2016/17 edition of Orientale Lumen, the newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, has just been published containing latest news, events and articles. […]
January 10, 2017

Bishop Alan reflects on Mary and ends with call to action

Bishop Alan writes of his reflections on the Mary – Mother of God and ends in a call to action, in a pastoral letter read in […]
January 9, 2017

Lowestoft school holds ‘intriguing’ multi-faith day

St Mary’s Primary in Lowestoft recently held a Multi Faith Day, which one pupil said was “unique and intriguing”. To prepare for the event, each class […]
January 9, 2017

Light-filled youth celebration of Epiphany near Norwich

There was a light-filled celebration of Epiphany near Norwich yesterday evening when a record 200 young people and their families from across the Diocese of East […]
January 5, 2017

Free media workshop to help you promote your parish

Following a successful parish communications training evening in Beccles last year, a second free media workshop is to be run in Cambridge on Thursday January 26. […]
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