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July 15, 2019

Anniversary concert, SVP pilgrimage and 90th birthday

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a church’s 80th anniversary concert, an SVP Walsingham pilgrimage and a 90th birthday celebration. A concert […]
July 12, 2019

Cambridgeshire retreat day reflects on ministries

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers from Cambourne, Huntingdon and Sawston took part in a Retreat at Buckden Towers on Sunday June 30, reports Mel Ward. Parishioners from […]
July 10, 2019

Former Norfolk schoolboy is on the path to sainthood

The Vatican has approved the Sainthood Cause of John Bradburne, a Franciscan missionary and former Norfolk schoolboy, who cared for a colony of lepers in Zimbabwe […]
July 8, 2019

Historic day as five men are ordained as Catholic priests

An event almost unprecedented in the 43-year history of the Diocese of East Anglia took place on Saturday July 6 in St John’s Cathedral, Norwich, when […]
July 6, 2019

Former Anglican priest Richard is ordained as a deacon

Former Anglican minister Richard Ireson was ordained as a Deacon at Our Lady of The Annunciation, Poringland on May 29, the Eve of The Solemnity of […]
July 5, 2019

Confirmations, Global Rosary Relay and Police Guild

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Confirmations, a Global Rosary Relay and a Catholic Police Guild event. Parishioners at Sacred Heart Church, […]
July 4, 2019

Catholics join 12,000 climate campaigners in lobby of MPs

Catholics from across East Anglia were among over 12,000 campaigners on London’s South Bank on June 26 calling on MPs to urgently act over climate change, reports […]
July 4, 2019

Corpus Christi, First Communions, honour, church repairs

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes First Communions, a Corpus Christi procession, a Catenian presentation and help with church repairs. The children […]
July 3, 2019

Clare Priory craft fair expecting up to 10,000 visitors

The popular annual Clare Priory Craft Fair, which has run since 1993 in the Suffolk town, takes place once again on July 13 and 14 and […]
July 2, 2019

Former ship’s captain speaks to mark coming Sea Sunday

To mark Sea Sunday on July 14, former ship’s captain and new vice-chair of Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), tells Greg Watts what it […]
July 1, 2019

Altar servers enjoy Mass and a barbecue in Norwich

Altar servers from across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered with their families for a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes on Saturday (June 29) […]
July 1, 2019

Priest moves, appointments and retirements announced

The appointment of newly ordained priests, priestly moves and retirements have been announced across the Diocese of East Anglia by Bishop Alan Hopes. The following priests […]
June 30, 2019

Bishop Alan writes on apostles, ordinations and vocations

In his pastoral letter for the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul (June 28/29), Bishop Alan talks about the two great apostles, ordinations in Norwich […]
June 29, 2019

Are you honest when you pray?

In his monthly series of reflections, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge asks are you honest when you pray? Are you honest when you pray?  It is […]
June 23, 2019

Trio of new deacons are ordained at Cathedral in Norwich

Three men from across East Anglia were ordained to serve as Permanent Deacons during a Mass at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on Saturday […]
June 23, 2019

Be the first to read the July edition of Catholic East Anglia

The July 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from the Papal Nuncio visit to East […]
June 21, 2019

Gorleston church celebrates its 80th anniversary

There was a crowded church to welcome Bishop Alan when he visited Gorleston to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Gill’s Church of St Peter the Apostle […]
June 20, 2019

Children celebrate First Communion at Lowestoft church

The Parish of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Lowestoft celebrated its First Holy Communion day on June 15, reports Kathy Fallon. It was held […]
June 19, 2019

Chance to join climate pilgrimage to lobby Parliament

CAFOD campaigners from across East Anglia will join thousands of others on June 26 for a Mass Lobby of Parliament, where hundreds of MPs are expected […]
June 18, 2019

Anthony takes first step on the path to priesthood

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Anthony Asomugha, from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, has received Candidacy, the first stage leading towards priesthood. Anthony received his Candidacy […]
June 17, 2019

An introduction to Caritas in East Anglia

New Caritas Development Worker for East Anglia, Jacinta Goode explains what Caritas is all about and what she will be doing in the role. In the […]
June 16, 2019

Tributes paid to Rosie Hope founder of Open Christmas

Personal tributes have been paid to the strong Christian faith of Rosie Hope who, with husband Michael, founded Open Christmas in Norwich 25 years ago. Paying […]
June 16, 2019

Cambridge church live streaming of services is a first

St Laurence’s in Cambridge has started to stream its services live online and is believed to be the first parish church in the Diocese to do […]
June 15, 2019

Pentecost celebration, icon exhibition, Catenian event

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Pentecost celebration, an icon exhibition and a Catenian conference. Pentecost, the birthday of the Christian […]
June 14, 2019

A celebration of priesthood in East Anglia

A Celebration of Priesthood Mass and lunch took place at Our Lady of the Annunciation in Poringland and at the Bishop’s White House yesterday (June 13). […]
June 14, 2019

New Catholic primary school in Peterborough approved

The Government has today (June 14) announced its approval for a bid from the Diocese of East Anglia for a new Catholic voluntary-aided (VA) primary school […]
June 12, 2019

Marriage and family life is celebrated at Mass in Norwich

Around 300 people attended the annual Marriage and Family Life Mass on Saturday June 8 at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich to celebrate the joy of […]
June 10, 2019

Papal Blessings for quartet of Norwich CAFOD volunteers

Papal Blessings have been presented to four CAFOD volunteers in Norwich who, between them, have served the Catholic charity for an amazing 100 years. Known as […]
June 10, 2019

Cathedral event helps people get creative with clay

The Narthex at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich has hosted an event designed to give people the opportunity to be creative with clay. Hey Clay on […]
June 7, 2019

Appeal to buy back historic Cathedral gates at auction

A pair of Victorian gates formerly from St John’s Cathedral in Norwich are set to be auctioned for up to £25,000 on June 12 and an […]
June 7, 2019

New Norwich Lord Mayor and Sheriff take on civic roles

The new Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich, both people of faith, have taken on their new civic roles after being ceremonially appointed. Norwich city councillor […]
June 5, 2019

Mosquito Club students see historic military aircraft

A group of students from the Mosquito Club at St Benedict’s Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds, visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford recently. The lunchtime […]
June 4, 2019

New FAM co-ordinator to work with teachers and couples

The Marriage and Family Life Commission has appointed a new Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) co-ordinator to work with Natural Family Planning (NFP) teachers and couples across […]
June 3, 2019

Franciscan day, papal blessings, anniversary, conference

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Franciscan Day of Recollection, Papal Blessings, an 80th anniversary and a national conference. The Norwich […]
June 3, 2019

Lowestoft pupils receive prizes in painting competitions

Pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Lowestoft have received prizes after submitting winning entries for two painting competitions run by the Knights of St […]
June 3, 2019

Hundreds gather at East Anglia charismatic weekend

Over 200 people enjoyed the Celebrate East Anglia Catholic Charismatic Family Weekend in Bury St Edmunds over the last two days under the theme “Be strong […]
June 2, 2019

The vocation story of Fr Gregory Pearson

Norfolk-born Fr Gregory Pearson OP is an assistant priest at St Dominic’s, London. Here is his vocation story. Born and raised in rural Norfolk, it was […]
June 1, 2019

Getting a spiritual boost during June

In his monthly series of reflections, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge looks at getting a spiritual boost during June. Those of us who need regular boosts […]
May 31, 2019

Italian party, Pope Pentecost video, First Communions

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an Italian double celebration in Peterborough, Thy Kingdom Come events leading up to Pentecost and First […]
May 31, 2019

Can you help welcome the stranger to your church?

Can you help welcome the stranger to your church, asks Rebecca Bretherton. In an East Anglian tourist information office I asked “Where is the local Catholic […]
May 30, 2019

Fr Liam Crowley dies peacefully at the age of 91

Fr Liam Crowley, formerly of the Diocese of East Anglia, died peacefully on Thursday May 23 at the age of 91, in the nursing home in […]
May 29, 2019

Joyous East Anglia children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham

Over 550 children and families attended the annual East Anglia Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham yesterday (May 28), taking part in a walk, attending Mass and then […]
May 28, 2019

Invitation extended to attend East Anglian ordinations

No fewer than eight men will be ordained as either Priests or Deacons in the Diocese of East Anglia at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich over […]
May 24, 2019

Papal Nuncio concludes East Anglia visit in Cambridge

The final day of the Apostolic Nuncio’s visit to the Diocese of East Anglia yesterday (May 22) included a meeting with the Filipino and Syro-Malabar Communities […]
May 22, 2019

Papal Nuncio visits Walsingham, Sheringham & Oxburgh

The third day of the Apostolic Nuncio’s visit to the Diocese of East Anglia yesterday (May 21) included a private visit to Oxburgh Hall, Mass in […]