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Please send news articles and pictures for the diocesan newspaper and website to editor Keith Morris at keith.morris@rcdea.org.uk

May 19, 2017

Diss parish receives LiveSimply Award inspired by pope

Diss Parish has been given the coveted LiveSimply Award, which is inspired by Pope Francis and championed by CAFOD. Father David Bagstaff and CAFOD’s parish volunteer, […]
May 18, 2017

Bishops encourage Catholics to use their election vote

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter to Catholics on the forthcoming general election, which will be distributed in parishes across all dioceses […]
May 18, 2017

St Edmund’s is first in East Anglia to receive language gold

St Edmund’s Catholic Primary school, in Bury St Edmunds, has become the first school in East Anglia to secure the prestigious Gold Linguamarque accreditation, thanks to […]
May 17, 2017

Outstanding Catholic primary celebrates its successes

Headteacher Joseph McCrossan has been at St Alban’s Catholic Primary School in Cambridge for nine years and in that time, with the support of the school […]
May 17, 2017

All are invited to children’s pilgrimage at Walsingham

The East Anglia Diocesan Children’s Pilgrimage will take place at Walsingham on Tuesday May 30, during half-term week, led by Bishop Alan Hopes. It starts from […]
May 9, 2017

Keep faith in public square, Archbishop says in Norwich

Faced by a wave of secularisation, people of faith need to remain engaged in the public square, asserted Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland, speaking […]
May 9, 2017

Video first as Bishop Alan releases Pastoral Letter

Bishop Alan Hopes has today released his Pastoral Letter for the Fourth Sunday of Easter in a video version for the first time. It is to […]
May 8, 2017

Papal preacher, marriage Mass and Gospel study events

Coming East Anglia events include a National Pilgrimage at Walsingham with the Papal Preacher, a marriage and family life Mass in Norwich and a Gospel study […]
May 5, 2017

East Anglian Catholics all set to celebrate in Suffolk

The Catholic charismatic weekend Celebrate East Anglia takes place in Bury St Edmunds on June 3 and 4 with a well-known line-up of speakers. Speakers include […]
May 4, 2017

Tribute paid to co-founder of West Norfolk Catenians

A heart-felt tribute has been paid to the founder of the West Norfolk Circle of the Catenians and the Norwich Circle has appointed a new president. […]
May 4, 2017

Faith is re-ignited at East Anglia youth festival

Over 200 Catholic young people gathered for the Ignite Youth Festival, camping at Sacred Heart School in Swaffham over the bank holiday weekend (April 29 to […]
May 4, 2017

East Anglia pilgrims walk together at Walsingham

Over 1,000 people joined the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1. The pilgrimage began in Walsingham’s Friday market […]
May 4, 2017

Fatima 100th anniversary to be marked in Norwich

On Saturday May 13, St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich will be hosting devotions for the centenary anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady […]
May 4, 2017

What is the relevance of Our Lady of Fatima today?

On the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Fr Henry Whisenant looks at their relevance for our lives today. “Do not be […]
May 2, 2017

Mass celebrates East Anglia links with Cambodia

The Diocese of East Anglia’s twinning link with the Cambodian Diocese of Battambang was celebrated on April 28 with a Cambodian-style Mass at St John of […]
April 26, 2017

Free online resources for church and parish websites

The Diocese of East Anglia has a number of website resources which parishes and schools across the Diocese are encouraged to link to from their own […]
April 25, 2017

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

The May 2017 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of Easter services and the diocesan Chrism […]
April 24, 2017

Members needed for East Anglia’s youth mission team

The Diocese of East Anglia Ignite Youth Mission team is looking for full time members to join for a year in September as well as part-time […]
April 22, 2017

Free workshops and resources to produce church news

Do you need help producing stories and pictures for your parish newsletter or church website or for sending to the local press to publicise what you […]
April 20, 2017

Cathedral hot cross buns in new Norfolk Cook Book

Chrism Mass hot cross buns from the catering team at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich are featured in the new Norfolk Cook Book, set for release […]
April 16, 2017

Easter vigil turns cathedral from darkness into light

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich was turned from pitch black to a mass of blazing light during an Easter Vigil on Saturday […]
April 14, 2017

Bishop washes feet of Norwich cathedral congregation

The Bishop of East Anglia washed the feet of 12 members of the congregation at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night […]
April 13, 2017

Warm Wisbech welcome for Student Cross pilgrims

Student Cross pilgrims on their way to Walsingham were greeted by the deputy mayor of Wisbech on April 11 and treated to a hearty Fen feast […]
April 12, 2017

Chrism Mass brings whole of the Diocese together

Over 1,000 people marked a “significant moment in the life of the Diocese of East Anglia” on Tuesday night (April 11) at the annual Chrism Mass […]
April 12, 2017

St Edmund’s marks Passover with a Paschal supper

For a second consecutive year, a Paschal supper has been celebrated in St Edmund’s Catholic church hall, Bungay, marking the Jewish festival of Passover. Helen Kirby […]
April 11, 2017

Norwich high school musical acclaimed a success

Notre Dame High School’s latest production Horizons has caught the attention of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Company which has produced legendary West End musicals such as Cats and Evita. […]
April 11, 2017

Archbishop leads speaker line-up at Norwich’s UEA

An Archbishop, a Professor and the ‘Catholic Woman of the Year’ will be speaking at this year’s Newman Lectures at the University of East Anglia in […]
April 10, 2017

Invitation extended to a youth summer camp in Norfolk

Swimming, basketball, a disco and talent show are all part of a three-day faith-based summer camp on offer to young people across the Diocese of East […]
April 7, 2017

Norwich pilgrims walk all the way to Walsingham

A group of around 30 pilgrims and volunteers have walked the 24 miles from Norwich Cathedral to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham in North […]
April 7, 2017

Pope Francis issues challenge to young people

Pope Francis has released a new video asking young people to take up the challenge of building a more just future for the world. The Pope […]
April 6, 2017

Funding boost to repair and open up Suffolk church

A project to make essential repairs to a landmark Suffolk Catholic church and widen its community access, including as a music venue, has received initial funding […]
April 5, 2017

East Anglian inter faith pilgrimage at Walsingham

The second East Anglian Inter Faith Pilgrimage took place on Saturday April 1, when around 100 pilgrims including Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Pagans from Norwich, […]
April 3, 2017

Mary’s medal to honour 40 years of musical service

Forty plus years of musical service have been recognised by the presentation of a Diocesan Medal to 92-year-old Mary Henriksen on Sunday March 12 by Fr […]
March 30, 2017

Queen, Pope and Bishop mark Norfolk couple’s 60th

A Norfolk couple have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a blessing from Pope Francis, a service of blessing from Bishop Alan Hopes at St John’s […]
March 29, 2017

Bishop Alan helps arrange Pope’s blessing for children

A group of young adults from a special needs school in Dublin have met and received a personal blessing from Pope Francis, thanks to Bishop Alan […]
March 28, 2017

East Anglia heads visit No 10 for education briefing

Two Catholic head teachers from the Diocese of East Anglia heard Prime Minister Theresa May repeat her commitment to new Free Schools with no faith cap, […]
March 27, 2017

Schools celebrate books, dads and relationships

Latest news from Catholic schools across East Anglia includes World Book Day fun in Norwich, a Dads4Daughters Day in Cambridge and an Ipswich school going on […]
March 25, 2017

Double boost for new East Anglia Catholic schools plan

The bid by the Diocese of East Anglia to open eight new Catholic schools across the region has received a double boost with a mention by […]
March 24, 2017

Filipino deacon Jaylord’s East Anglia vocation story

Seminarian Jaylord Magpuyo became the first-ever Filipino to be ordained as a deacon in the Diocese of East Anglia at Our Lady and the English Martyrs […]
March 23, 2017

All are welcome at Chrism Mass in Norwich

One of the largest diocesan gatherings of the year, the Chrism Mass, takes place on April 11, the Tuesday of Holy Week, at 7pm at St […]
March 22, 2017

St John’s Cathedral in Norwich needs a Financial Assistant

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich is looking to appoint a new Financial Assistant, as current post-holder, Paul Wilson, has been appointed as […]
March 22, 2017

Filipino ladies lead Bury St Edmunds world prayer service

The Women’s World Day of Prayer service in Bury St Edmunds on March 3 was led by a group of Filipino ladies who live in the […]
March 21, 2017

East Anglia seminary trio installed as Acolytes in Rome

Three Diocese of East Anglia seminarians at the Beda College in Rome received the Ministry of Acolyte at an evening Mass on March 15. There were 11 […]
March 21, 2017

Cambridge concert for peace and reconciliation

A concert for Peace and Reconciliation has been held at Wolfson College in Cambridge by musician Gila Margolin, co-founder of The Little Sisters of Joy, which […]
March 20, 2017

Marriage Tribunal Roadshow to go around the Diocese

In response to Pope Francis’ recent invitation to priests around the world to make the teaching of the church on marriage (and when they break down) […]
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