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October 28, 2016

Catholic Multi Academy Trust is launched

The newly-established St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust has been launched at the start of the academic year with a celebration Mass at Notre […]
October 26, 2016

Tribute paid to Cambridge priest Fr Sandy Phelps

Cambridge priest Rev Fr Arthur (Sandy) Phelps, known for his uncompromising love of God and the Catholic Church, has died at the age of 95. Mgr […]
October 25, 2016

Suffolk pilgrim completes 2,000km walk to Rome

Suffolk Catholic, 69-year-old Mary Kirk, has successfully completed an epic 2,000km pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome, shedding tears of emotion and relief as she walked into […]
October 24, 2016

News of priest, celebration Masses and ex-gangster

Latest news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia includes news of a a priest passing away, a former gangster giving his life story and […]
October 21, 2016

Be the first to read the November Catholic East Anglia

The November 2016 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of a church’s dream becoming reality, a new chaplain […]
October 21, 2016

Tribute is paid to retired priest Fr Paul Mercer

Fr Mark Hackeson pays tribute to Fr Paul Mercer who retired as a priest in Bury St Edmunds last year and died on September 8. Jeremiah Peter […]
October 19, 2016

Cathedral Mass starts new year at Notre Dame

Notre Dame High School, Norwich got its academic year off to an enthusiastic start by celebrating its annual Mass at the Cathedral of St John the […]
October 14, 2016

Flavio joins Diocesan Schools’ Service team

The Diocese of East Anglia Schools’ Service has welcomed new Deputy Director Flavio Vettese who brings over 25 years of educational experience. Flavio started his educational […]
October 13, 2016

East Anglia: priest is inducted, church crawl and retreat

Latest news in brief from the Diocese of East Anglia include a priest being inducted, a three-church crawl and a parish retreat.  For the first time […]
October 12, 2016

Year of Mercy pilgrimage from St Ives to Norwich

Parishioners from Sacred Heart in St Ives ranging in age from 6 months to 93 years completed a Year of Mercy pilgrimage to the Holy Door […]
October 11, 2016

East Anglian celebration of Cambodian tradition

Anyone walking past Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in North Walsham on the evening of Friday September 30 might have wondered at the 60+ pairs of […]
October 10, 2016

Story of vision as Cambs church was moved and rebuilt

The remarkable story of a missionary-focused Catholic church in Cambridgeshire is the subject of a new booklet about the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St Ives. Known […]
October 5, 2016

Stowmarket Parish wins a LiveSimply award

Two years after Stowmarket Parish took the decision to live simply, the parish has been given its LiveSimply award – becoming only the second in the […]
October 5, 2016

Diss parishioners offer a warm welcome home

  The Catholic parish of Diss celebrated Home Mission Sunday in style with a Coming Home Weekend supper and concert. Sixty parishioners and their families and […]
October 4, 2016

The Campaign Advisory Committee Welcomes New Members

The Campaign Advisory Committee (CAC) is playing a pivotal role in shaping Alive in Faith across the Diocese of East Anglia. For more than a year, […]
October 4, 2016

East Anglian trio are candidates to become deacons

Following an 18-month discernment process, three men have been admitted as candidates to become deacons in the Diocese of East Anglia and four more are now […]
October 3, 2016

Fun, faith and friends at East Anglia youth camp

Fun, faith and friendship were key elements of the annual Diocesan Summer Youth Camp at Eccles Hall in Norfolk over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Chris […]
September 30, 2016

East Anglia Schools Mass marks start of academic year

Around 700 students and teachers from Catholic schools right across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich […]
September 29, 2016

Flotilla of boats on Broads to honour Our Lady

A colourful flotilla of boats took part in a river procession, in honour of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, from Wroxham in Norfolk on September 18. The […]
September 28, 2016

Faith, fun and friends at Cathedral youth camps

Young people from St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich have been having fun at a Chronicles of Narnia camp with a further Life to the […]
September 27, 2016

Medal honour for historian of East Anglian Catholicism

The leading historian of Catholicism in East Anglia for nearly 60 years, Joy Rowe, has been honoured for her huge contribution to the Diocese of East […]
September 24, 2016

Norwich study day on Anglican and Catholic dialogue

Marking fifty years since the historic meeting between Archbishop Michael Ramsey and Pope Paul VI, this study day at Norwich Cathedral on October 8 will look […]
September 16, 2016

Bishop blesses church as 20-year dream becomes reality

A 20-year old dream became a reality on September 14 when St Edmund King and Martyr Catholic church in Halesworth saw a £70,000 extension, including a […]
September 16, 2016

Discipleship retreat and Cambodian Mass in Norfolk

Two special events are taking place in the Diocese of East Anglia over the next few weeks – an all-day Intentional Disciple retreat in Norwich and […]
September 15, 2016

New March parish hall is built on faith

Over 120 people squeezed into the newly refurbished hall at Our Lady’s Catholic Church in March on Monday evening (September 12) for the formal opening and […]
September 15, 2016

Join Bishop Alan in the Holy Land next year

After the very successful Diocesan pilgrimage to Rome in June of this year, Bishop Alan is calling the priests and people of the Diocese of East […]
September 14, 2016

Bishop celebrates first Stella Maris Mass in East Anglia

Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Alan Hopes, has paid tribute to the ministry of Catholic seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) in the […]
September 13, 2016

Ipswich school with Mother Teresa link set to celebrate

As Mother Teresa was canonised at the Vatican in Rome by Pope Francis on Sunday September 4, a school in Ipswich was remembering her very special […]
September 13, 2016

Colourful way for Norwich church to celebrate 50

St George`s Catholic Church in Norwich has celebrated its 50th anniversary in a very artistic and colourful way. The church held a three-day flower festival and […]
September 12, 2016

Show of unity as Norwich cathedrals strengthen links

In a show of church unity, the Dean of St John’s Catholic Cathedral in Norwich is set to be appointed as an ecumenical canon of the […]
September 12, 2016

Hundreds see hidden places at Norwich RC Cathedral

Hundreds of people visited the Cathedral of St John the Baptist over four Heritage Open Days from September 8 to 11, exploring its tower, cellars, Narthex […]
September 6, 2016

Thousands join vibrant pilgrimage at Walsingham

Over 3,500 pilgrims representing the vibrant, multi-cultural Catholic church gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday September 4 for the annual […]
September 3, 2016

Joy as new sisters are welcomed at Swaffham convent

A Norfolk-based vice-province of Catholic nuns has received a huge boost with the addition of five new or prospective young sisters, almost doubling its previous total […]
August 31, 2016

Roman ministry and charity dinner

Latest news in brief includes news of a Roman ministry and a Catenian dinner. East Anglian seminarian Peter Wygnanski, pictured above, received the ministry of lectorate […]
August 29, 2016

An East Anglian invitation to find happiness in Jamaica

An invitation to find happiness is the reward on offer to potential volunteers who join an annual trip from East Anglia next January to work with […]
August 26, 2016

Clare Priory holds first-ever flower festival this weekend

Clare Priory in Suffolk is holding its first-ever flower festival over the bank holiday weekend, August 27 to 29, in its newly-extended church. “The new extension […]
August 26, 2016

New-look sanctuary, pilgrimage and a celebration

News in brief across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a new-look sanctuary in Felixstowe, a pilgrimage from Cromer and a celebration in Great Yarmouth. The […]
August 24, 2016

Diocese wants to recruit Fertility Awareness Advisor

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking to recruit a part-time Fertility Awareness Methods (FAM) Advisor to work with Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator Kerry Urdzik […]
August 19, 2016

Read September edition of Catholic East Anglia

The September 2016 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of East Anglian pilgrims to World Youth Day, a […]
August 19, 2016

Norfolk pilgrim Judith carries sign of hope for refugees

Inspired by the words of Pope Francis, Diss parishioner Judith Tooth has walked 175 miles of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage to raise awareness […]
August 17, 2016

Flower festival to mark Norwich church’s 50th birthday

A Flower Festival with an Art & Craft Exhibition is to held at St George`s Catholic Church in Sprowston Road, Norwich, from September 10 to 12 […]
August 16, 2016

Invitation to celebrate Mass for seafarers in Norwich

Church maritime agency, the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has issued an open invitation to join its Mass to mark the feast of Our Lady Star […]
August 11, 2016

Diocese of East Anglia’s first priest marks 40 years

The very first priest to be ordained in the newly-formed Diocese of East Anglia, 40 years ago, has celebrated his own 40th anniversary of ordination with […]
August 11, 2016

Sheringham church hosts exhibition of vestments

An exhibition of vestments and other church treasures entitled “All Things Bright and Beautiful” was held during the first week of August 2016 at St Joseph’s […]
August 10, 2016

Celebration of 45 years of Bury St Edmunds school’s life

A truly uplifting “Mass of Thanksgiving” to celebrate all St Louis Middle School in Bury St Edmunds has achieved in its 45-year history was held at […]
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