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October 10, 2018

700 attend Peñafrancia celebration on Norfolk Broads

Around 700 devotees attended the eighth annual celebration of Our lady of Peñafrancia’s religious festivities which culminated with a High Mass in the church grounds of […]
October 9, 2018

Prisons Week service to be held at St John’s in Norwich

An ecumenical Prisons Week Service is to be held at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Sunday October 14 at 3pm. New Prison Fellowship co-ordinator for […]
October 8, 2018

School open day, charity boost, choir debut, prayer call

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a school open day, a debut choir visit, a charity boost, Prisons Week and a project […]
October 6, 2018

Hand-made quilt is crafty way to raise cash for CAFOD

A group parishioners from St George’s parish in Norwich who have raised over £100,000 for the international development charity CAFOD over the last 30 years have […]
October 6, 2018

Diocese releases statement on Fr Cornelius O’Brien

  Following a press enquiry, the Diocese of East Anglia has issued a public statement about former priest Fr Cornelius O’Brien, who died in Wymondham in […]
October 5, 2018

Proclaiming the Gospel door-to-door in Cambridgeshire

The Proclaim group from St Ives parish have been door-to-door visiting in the village of Knapwell, led by Fr Karol Porczak. Here they tell us of […]
October 4, 2018

Bishops announce safeguarding review at Rome meeting

At their Ad Limina meeting in Rome, the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales have expressed their sorrow for the recent abuse revelations and announced a […]
October 2, 2018

First as Archbishop Justin to visit St John’s Cathedral

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, is to take part in an historic short ecumenical service at St John the Baptist Cathedral in […]
October 2, 2018

Seafarers Mass held at St John’s cathedral in Norwich

A Mass to pray for seafarers and the work of Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) was held at St John the Baptist Cathedral Norwich on October […]
October 2, 2018

Historic chalice returned to St Edmund’s after 73 years

A 400-year-old chalice has been returned to the Catholic Church at Bury St Edmunds after being in the USA since the end of the Second World […]
October 1, 2018

Be the first to read October Catholic East Anglia

The October edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from the National Eucharistic Congress and details of […]
October 1, 2018

Holiday club, rosary for peace, heritage open day

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes news of a children’s holiday club, a rosary for faith, life and peace and a popular […]
September 29, 2018

Cambodia Mass in Norfolk to celebrate Holy Souls

A Mass to celebrate Bon Pchum Ben, the Cambodian Festival of the Ancestors (Holy Souls) is to be held in North Walsham on Friday October 12. […]
September 28, 2018

Bishop leads blessing of new Cam Valley Crematorium

Bishop Alan Hopes led a service to mark the opening of Cam Valley, a new crematorium to serve Uttlesford on September 12, with leading religious and […]
September 25, 2018

Adelaida says thanks after successful Norwich operation

Young Tanzanian health care worker Adelaida Simon, who had a successful operation in Norwich to restore the use of both of her legs, has expressed her […]
September 24, 2018

Walsingham sisters hold retreats and open day

The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham is holding a series of retreats in Walsingham and an open day at their new convent at Dereham. The Community […]
September 24, 2018

Octogenarian cyclists visit 50 Norfolk churches in one day

Octogenarian cyclists Paula and Michael Hughes visited 50 churches in one day on their tandem to raise funds for their home church of Our Lady & […]
September 21, 2018

Pupils gather at Schools Mass to mark start of year

Around 700 pupils and teachers from Catholic schools across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich today (September 21) to mark […]
September 21, 2018

Priests move to new roles across Diocese of East Anglia

A number of priests across the Diocese of East Anglia have moved to new parishes and roles over the summer. The new roles are: Fr Pat […]
September 20, 2018

East Anglia youth mission team Ignite is growing

An expanded Youth Mission Team for East Anglia – Ignite – is set to enter its third year in operation travelling around the Diocese of East […]
September 19, 2018

It was a joy to be part of the Eucharistic Congress

Around 50 people from the Diocese of East Anglia joined 10,000 others at the recent Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool. New Ignite team […]
September 18, 2018

Bishop celebrates Mass at historic Oxburgh Hall

Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated Mass in the Chapel at Oxburgh Hall on Saturday September 1 for parishioners from Norwich. The annual event has gone back to […]
September 17, 2018

Pilgrims from world-wide church gather at Walsingham

Around 2,500 pilgrims, representing the world-wide Catholic Church, gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday September 16 for the annual Dowry […]
September 15, 2018

Challenge to all to be a herald of Jesus Christ

East Anglia’s four new deacons are called to be Heralds for Christ, a challenge which applies to all Christians argues Rebecca Bretherton, co-ordinator of New Evangelisation. […]
September 14, 2018

Deacon Jude Belnas tells the story of his vocation

Alfonso-Jude Belnas was ordained to the diaconate at St Mary’s College, Oscott earlier this summer. Here he tells his own vocation story. My vocation has always […]
September 13, 2018

North Norfolk SVP Conference gets afloat on Broads

Always on the lookout for interesting outings for the people it visits, members of the North Norfolk SVP conference recently teamed up with the Waveney Stardust […]
September 12, 2018

St Edmund’s group on their bikes for charity ride

A group of cyclists from St Edmund’s Parish, Bungay, joined thousands of other taking part in the annual Historic Churches Trust Annual Ride and Stride on […]
September 11, 2018

Parish celebrates its first young Confirmation group

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with the first official ‘group’ of 13 youngsters in the new parish of Sawston and Cambourne, reports […]
September 10, 2018

A challenging question for Home Mission Sunday

On Home Mission Sunday this weekend (September 16) we are invited to think about how we’d answer Jesus’ question, ‘Who do you say I am?’ For some […]
September 9, 2018

East Anglia first for Sharing Hope in Crisis training

East Anglia is the first Catholic diocese to join with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to provide training for those who would like to learn how to share the […]
September 8, 2018

Bishop’s pastoral letter on great mystery of the Eucharist

As the Eucharistic Congress is being celebrated in Liverpool this weekend, Bishop Alan Hopes focuses his pastoral letter on the Eucharist as the fulfilment of the […]
September 7, 2018

Cream teas, Day with Mary and teddy bears’ picnic

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a cream tea party, a Day With Mary and a teddy bears’ picnic. A Cream Tea […]
September 6, 2018

Duo take important step toward the diaconate in Norwich

Two Diocese of East Anglia candidates took an important step toward becoming permanent deacons earlier this week (September 3) when the Ministry of Reader (Lector) was […]
September 5, 2018

New Dereham convent is blessed by Bishop Alan

The country’s newest convent – a converted barn near Dereham in Norfolk – has held a first Mass, a family day and been blessed by Bishop […]
September 5, 2018

Adoremus National Eucharistic Congress is live on TV

The Catholic Bishops of England & Wales have announced that the Eucharistic Congress Adoremus 2018 taking place from September 7 – 9 will be transmitted live […]
September 4, 2018

East Anglia pilgrims have a wonderful week in Lourdes

Almost 100 pilgrims from East Anglia returned from a wonderful week in Lourdes on August 31, once again led by Bishop Alan Hopes, reports pilgrimage director, […]
September 3, 2018

Cathedral exhibition to remember 100 years of service

St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich will open its doors this weekend and next for the Heritage Open Days and will mark 100 years of […]
September 3, 2018

Two Bible study courses to run at St George’s in Norwich

Two Bible study courses, which are open to all, are due to start at St George’s Church in Norwich this autumn. The Bible & the Virgin Mary […]
September 1, 2018

Marriage and family life celebrated at Walsingham

Marriage and family life are being celebrated at Walsingham this year through two major retreats: the Marriage and Family Life week and the Loving For Life […]
August 31, 2018

Stella Maris Mass in Norwich to celebrate seafarer work

Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) East Anglia Port Chaplain Patricia Ezra and her team of ship visitors in the Diocese support the faith and spiritual needs […]
August 30, 2018

Ely helps answer prayers of Cambodia twin parish

The parish of Ely became the answer to the prayers of Prek Toal, its twinned community in Cambodia, when it was able to provide funds to […]
August 29, 2018

Suffolk man donates shoes as campaign tops 100k miles

A man from Woodbridge who has walked as part of a global campaign to stand in solidarity with refugees has donated his shoes to a public […]
August 28, 2018

Prayers for Kerala floods at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

Parishioners at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich have been praying for those affected by the devastating floods in Kerala in south India, including some families from […]
August 24, 2018

Chance to sing with the angels at cathedral in Norwich

The new Graduale Parvum, which was launched at St Mary’s Seminary, Oscott, Birmingham in April, is being introduced to the Diocese of East Anglia at the […]
August 24, 2018

Bishop Alan endorses Pope’s words over abuse reports

The days of this past week have once again been darkened by the allegations that have been made against priests in six American Dioceses of abuse […]
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