Latest News

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December 21, 2018

East Anglia’s Simon is ordained as a deacon

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian Simon Davies was ordained to the diaconate at St John’s Seminary in Surrey by Bishop Alan Hopes on December 15. Here […]
December 20, 2018

Tributes paid to Caritas East Anglia stalwart Val Clark

Tributes have been paid to Caritas East Anglia stalwart Val Clark, from Roydon, who has died after a short illness. David Livesey, who worked alongside Val […]
December 19, 2018

St George’s Scouts have a busy time in Norwich

The 17th Norwich St George’s Scout Group have had a busy few weeks according to its chair Gillian Hanley. “Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were on […]
December 16, 2018

Work of unsung Ipswich heroes recognised with medals

Ten parishioners have been honoured with diocesan medals in recognition of their work for St Pancras in Ipswich, reports Stephen Donaghy. Fr Francis Leeder said: “As […]
December 15, 2018

Rediscovered statue in restored Huntingdon chapel

A hand-carved statue of Our Lady which had been hidden in a cupboard for around 20 years has been blessed and placed in a newly-restored chapel […]
December 14, 2018

Holy Land pilgrimage, charity boost, concert success

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Holy Land pilgrimage, charity fund-raising success and an interfaith concert. Thirty one parishioners from St […]
December 13, 2018

First chance to read the January East Anglia newspaper

The January 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of an historic visit of reconciliation by the Archbishop […]
December 12, 2018

Glow Day youth retreat at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

The Ignite Team and members of the Ignite Lite Team ran a day-long Glow Day retreat at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on November […]
December 11, 2018

Norwich duo see Network for a Better World in action

Two St John’s Cathedral parishioners have spent a fortnight visiting Malawi with development charity Network for a Better World (N4BW). Mary Clarke reports. At the end […]
December 10, 2018

Cambridge theology institute celebrates silver jubilee

Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge has been celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year and remains faithful to its founding aims of theological education of […]
December 7, 2018

Red Wednesday, Christmas fair and Samaritans concert

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Red Wednesday in King’s Lynn, a street fair in Bungay, singing for the Samaritans and a […]
December 6, 2018

East Anglia Synod focuses on youth hot topics

Over 60 people from across the Diocese of East Anglia came together on November 4 at a Synod to talk about current hot topics in the […]
December 5, 2018

St Felix pupils get creative as they protect environment

Pupils at St Felix Catholic Primary School in Haverhill applied what they have learnt about their responsibility as stewards of the earth when making new Christmas […]
December 4, 2018

East Anglia students have national writing success

Students from a Suffolk Catholic High School and a Peterborough Parish have won awards in this year’s Knights of St Columba East Anglia Province 27 essay […]
December 3, 2018

East Anglia Diocesan Yearbook 2019 now available online

The Diocese of East Anglia 2019 Yearbook and Liturgical Calendar is now available online and is already available in parishes. The annual printed publication, which this […]
December 3, 2018

Cambridge pupils have cracking time with Enigma

Pupils at St Mary’s School, Cambridge were set to working cracking codes after seeing a World War II Enigma cipher machine at the school. The machine, […]
November 29, 2018

Priest induction, Advent retreat and Epiphany crib festival

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a new priest induction, an Advent retreat weekend and an Epiphany crib festival. Fr Michael Ryan […]
November 29, 2018

New look for Cambridge faith school teacher course

A Cambridge-based course which helps train faith school teachers in Catholic thought and practice has been redesigned to incorporate online study and discussion to better fit […]
November 29, 2018

Samuel’s journey of faith from Pentecostal to Catholic

Australian former Pentecostal, Samuel Randall, was ordained to the Catholic Diaconate by Bishop Alan Hopes at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on […]
November 28, 2018

Cathedral move after final Mass at St Mark’s in Norwich

The Feast of Christ the King was celebrated at St Mark’s, Lakenham, for the last time on Sunday November 25 after 16 years. Michael Hill reports. […]
November 28, 2018

Parish walk, Advent talks, charity award, clergy night

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a parish walk, Advent talks, a charity award and a Catenian clergy night. An intrepid group […]
November 27, 2018

Hunstanton shrine in memory of Polish troops restored

A shrine to Our Lady in Hunstanton in North West Norfolk has been restored and consecrated in memory of Polish troops who helped defend the county […]
November 26, 2018

Trio of diaconate candidates become acolytes in Norwich

Three candidates to the diaconate were instituted as acolytes at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on November 3, reports Rev John Morrill, assistant director for the […]
November 24, 2018

Join St Nicholas at St John’s Cathedral Christmas fair

The Saint Nicholas Fair will be held once again this year on Saturday December 8 in the Narthex at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich including a […]
November 23, 2018

Norwich teenager organises shoebox gifts for children

A Norwich teenager has galvanised his church, St George’s on Sprowston Road, to fill over 40 shoeboxes full of gifts for disadvantaged children around the world. […]
November 22, 2018

Priest inducted, Suffolk churches boost, Wisbech concert

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a priest’s induction in Newmarket, a £1.8m fund to help historic Suffolk churches and a Jewish […]
November 21, 2018

RC Chaplain vacancy at HMP Whitemoor in Cambs

HMP Whitemoor near March in Cambs is looking to appoint a permanent RC Chaplain for the prison. Salary Minimum: £26,438 – £29,760 Permanent post of 37 […]
November 21, 2018

Touching remembrance poppy displays in Lowestoft

A number of touching displays of poppies were on view for Remembrance Sunday at Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Nicholas in Lowestoft, reports […]
November 20, 2018

New priest celebration, healing day and slavery talk

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes  a new priest celebration in Cambridge, a healing day in Suffolk, a talk on Modern Slavery […]
November 19, 2018

Anne honoured for 25 years’ service to Catholic mission

A Norwich St John’s Cathedral parishioner has been honoured for 25 years’ service to Catholic overseas mission Missio with a medal and certificate. Anne Clark has […]
November 18, 2018

Bishop’s plea to give hope and reassurance to the poor

As the World Day of the Poor is marked this weekend, as requested by Pope Francis, Bishop Alan, in his Pastoral Letter, says that we are […]
November 17, 2018

Norwich seminar teaches how to share hope in a crisis

40 Christians from across East Anglia attended the first Sharing Hope in Crisis event hosted by the Diocese of East Anglia. Rebecca Bretherton reports. Leading the […]
November 16, 2018

Bishop Alan expresses deep sorrow for abuse victims

The Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes, has expressed his deep sorrow for the hurt and damage caused through the Catholic Church to the […]
November 15, 2018

St Benedict’s School is set to move onto single site

The Diocese of East Anglia, together with the Governors of St Benedicts School in Bury St Edmunds, have announced that from September 2019, the school will […]
November 14, 2018

Remembrance events across Diocese of East Anglia

Remembrance events were held across the Diocese of East Anglia to mark 100 years since the Armistice and the end of the First World War, they […]
November 12, 2018

Parish celebrates, clergy retreat and Cambodian Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a parish celebrating 40, a clergy retreat and a Cambodian-style Mass in Norfolk. St Philip Howard […]
November 10, 2018

Sacred Heart School Swaffham issues future statement

Sacred Heart School in Swaffham has made a statement about the future of the school following a government announcement that independent schools cannot now apply to […]
November 9, 2018

Walking group, remembrance and university Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Norwich walking group, remembrance commemorations and a university Mass. Members of St John’s Cathedral Walking […]
November 8, 2018

Bishop Alan joins Archbishop Justin in reconciliation talk

Bishop Alan Hopes joined the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in speaking at an evening of reflection on reconciliation at a packed Norwich Anglican Cathedral last […]
November 8, 2018

Archbishop Justin given ecumenical welcome to Norwich

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was welcomed to Norwich at an historic ecumenical service of welcome at St John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral on Wednesday. […]
November 7, 2018

Generous gift after Lowestoft church chalice stolen

A Lowestoft church which had a valuable silver communion chalice stolen during a heritage open day has received a generous donation from a stranger to enable […]
November 6, 2018

Director of Finance and Resources vacancy

The Diocese of East Anglia is recruiting a Director of Finances and Resources About the role The Director of Finance and Resources is a crucial role […]
November 5, 2018

New stained glass brings colour to Felixstowe church

A pair of new stained glass windows by renowned craftsman Thomas Denny have been installed at St Felix Church in Felixstowe, following a bequest from a […]
November 3, 2018

Seminarian Alan’s six-week Holy Land summer sojourn

Diocese of East Anglia seminarian, Alan Hodgson, spent six weeks this summer in the West Bank in the Holy Land, gaining pastoral experience in two very […]
November 2, 2018

Why not issue an invitation to remember?

Rebecca Bretherton suggests using Remembrance Sunday as the chance to invite someone to church. 100 years ago the First World War ended, and a new world […]
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