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May 18, 2019

East Anglia parishes unite to support climate campaign

Parishioners from across the diocese of East Anglia have united to support CAFOD’s new climate campaign, Our Common Home including speaking to MPs at Parliament. On […]
May 17, 2019

Caritas East Anglia given a boost as Jacinta is appointed

Caritas has been given a major boost within the Diocese of East Anglia with the appointment of Jacinta Goode, from St George’s parish in Norwich, as […]
May 16, 2019

New Catholic primary school in Swaffham is approved

Following strong public support, Norfolk County Council has approved the Diocese of East Anglia’s proposal to open a new 210-place primary school on the site of […]
May 16, 2019

East Anglia group joins March for Life in London

A group from the Diocese of East Anglia travelled to London to join more than 5000 pro-life supporters to take part in this year’s March for […]
May 15, 2019

Clare pilgrimage, free seminar, online offer, thanks

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes the annual Clare Priory pilgrimage, a free historic church maintenance seminar, an online safeguarding awareness offer […]
May 15, 2019

Sri Lanka support, pilgrimage invite, free film offer

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a message of support over the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks, an invitation to a Walsingham pilgrimage […]
May 13, 2019

Cambridge team train teachers in the West Bank

A team from the Cambridge Nazareth Trust has visited the West Bank in Palestine to help provide training for teachers of English as part of the […]
May 13, 2019

Peterborough school comes top in Big Pedal challenge

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Peterborough has been named as the top school in the East of England in the recent Big Pedal 2019 […]
May 11, 2019

Jean is elected as honorary freeman of Woodbridge

Mrs Jean Wallace, a parishioner of Saint Thomas Church in Woodbridge, has been elected to be one of 12 Honorary Freemen of Woodbridge and received the […]
May 10, 2019

Thetford parish honours faithful steward John White

Tributes have been paid to Lay Father and President of the Parish of St Mary’s, Thetford, John White and his devoted wife Bernie after John’s recent […]
May 10, 2019

Sailing mission, city pastors and Feast of Divine Mercy

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Celebrate sailing mission, pastors on the streets of Norwich and a celebration of the Feast […]
May 9, 2019

Suffolk parish and school launches eco-friendly project

St Edmund’s Parish and Primary School in Bungay have taken a big stride towards being more environmentally friendly with the launch of 20 photo-voltaic panels on […]
May 9, 2019

A powerful weekend at Ignite Youth Festival

Over 200 young people from across the Diocese of East Anglia enjoyed and benefited from a powerful weekend at the Ignite Festival, over the Bank Holiday […]
May 8, 2019

Norwich scientist wins prestigious chemistry award

Dr Niki Kaiser, from Notre Dame Catholic High School in Norwich, has been named winner of the prestigious Schools Education Award from the Royal Society of […]
May 8, 2019

Jean Vanier – a man who made the Gospel come alive

Tributes have been paid to renowned Catholic philosopher, writer and humanist Jean Vanier, founder of two international organizations for people with intellectual disabilities, L’Arche  and Faith and Light, who died yesterday. Tony Gibbings, […]
May 7, 2019

Hundreds join East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham

Around 850 people joined the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, despite cold and cloudy weather. Keith Morris […]
May 7, 2019

Shumona runs to help end modern slavery

Shumona Knott, a member of St John Fisher Parish in Cambourne, ran the London Marathon on Sunday April 28 to raise funds and awareness for Unseen, […]
May 7, 2019

Easter egg hunt, pilgrimage and craft fair at Clare Priory

It is a busy time at Clare Priory in Suffolk with its annual pilgrimage and craft fair approaching and an Easter Egg Hunt just completed. The […]
May 3, 2019

Bishop Alan welcomes naming of new Bishop of Norwich

The announcement today of the new Anglican Bishop of Norwich has been warmly welcomed by Bishop Alan Hopes. The new Bishop of Norwich will be the […]
May 3, 2019

Bury St Edmunds Catholic school welcomes new head

St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds has welcomed a new headteacher who will see the school transition from two sites to operate on a […]
May 2, 2019

Adventure retreat, retirement and cup winner

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an adventure retreat, a retirement presentation and a cup winner. Young people from St George’s Parish […]
May 2, 2019

Student Cross, Catholic history and Lourdes bursaries

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a student pilgrimage, a Catholic history newsletter and student Lourdes bursaries. Parishioners from St Thomas of […]
May 1, 2019

Invitation extended to join East Anglia Lourdes pilgrimage

An invitation has been issued to join the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Lourdes in August, reports pilgrimage director, Deacon John Morrill. Every year […]
May 1, 2019

Celebrating Mary during the month of May

In the first of a new series of monthly reflections, Deacon Peter Coates from Woodbridge looks at celebrations of Mary during May. She was probably only […]
April 29, 2019

Bishop’s invitation to annual pilgrimage to Walsingham

Bishop Alan has extended an invitation to laity and clergy across East Anglia to attend the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on May 6. The Diocese […]
April 29, 2019

Chance to attend Celebrate East Anglia renewal weekend

The seventh annual Celebrate East Anglia weekend will be held on June 1 and 2 at St Benedict’s High School in Bury St Edmunds organised for […]
April 26, 2019

Moving youth celebration of Easter in Cambridge

Young people from St John Fisher Cambourne and Our Lady of Lourdes Sawston joined up with friends from OLEM Youth Group in Cambridge for an annual […]
April 25, 2019

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

The May 2019 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from the Chrism Mass and important ministries […]
April 24, 2019

Easter is celebrated across the Diocese of East Anglia

Easter is celebrated across the Diocese of East Anglia with Polish Easter baskets, ecumenical services, palms and olive branches. Palm Sunday at Our Lady Star of […]
April 23, 2019

Ministries of service on the road to priesthood

Three Diocese of East Anglia seminarians have recently received important ministries on their pathway to ordination. Michael Smith reports. During Lent, two of our seminarians (Mark […]
April 19, 2019

Bishop washes feet of parishioners at St John’s Cathedral

Bishop Alan Hopes washed the feet of 12 members of the congregation at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night (April 18), […]
April 18, 2019

Fun and faith combine at Ignite Lite weekend

The latest Ignite Lite weekend held in Walsingham at the end of March was filled with faith, fun and planning for future events that the Ignite […]
April 17, 2019

Cathedral in Norwich packed for annual Chrism Mass

Over 1,000 people attended the annual Chrism Mass at a packed Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night (April 16), during which priestly […]
April 15, 2019

East Anglia Catholics pray after Notre Dame fire in Paris

Catholics across East Anglia are reacting to the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tonight and offering their prayers for those involved. The massive […]
April 15, 2019

Queen and Pope help Peterborough couple celebrate

A Peterborough couple have celebrated their 60th diamond wedding anniversary with a special Mass, a Papal Blessing and message from the Queen. Mary and Bill Collin […]
April 15, 2019

Mary is theme of Newman Lecture series in Norwich

Mary, one of Cardinal Newman’s great loves, is the theme of the popular 2019 Newman Lecture series in Norwich during May and June. The three lectures […]
April 12, 2019

Warm inter-faith ship welcome for chaplain in Ipswich

When Patricia Ezra, East Anglia Port Chaplain with Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) went on board a ship in Ipswich last week she was warmly welcomed […]
April 12, 2019

Bishop Alan reflects on the first Easter morning

Bishop Alan reflects on two marvellous encounters on the very first Easter morning. ‘He is not here; he has risen!’ These are the words of the […]
April 11, 2019

Centenarian duo join Cambridgeshire pilgrims

Two centenarian pilgrims joined other Cambridgeshire Catholics for a quarterly Mass of Anointing and celebration tea at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sawston, arranged by the […]
April 11, 2019

Beccles parish celebrates successful year of fund-raising

Parishioners of St Benet’s Beccles have gathered to celebrate a successful year of fundraising when they supported buying a Public Access Defibrillator and Guide Dogs for […]
April 10, 2019

Chance to see two powerful spiritual films

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a charity film night and the showing of an award-winning documentary. A new film which uncovers […]
April 9, 2019

Change of headteacher at St John Fisher in Peterborough

Following the retirement of headteacher Sean Hayes after more than ten years, Kate Pereira is set to take over the role at St John Fisher Catholic […]
April 6, 2019

CAFOD young leader takes up challenge in Cambourne

Anastasia Ward, a CAFOD sixth form Young Leader from St Mary’s School Cambridge has taken up the challenge of leading a First Holy Communion group session […]
April 5, 2019

Peterborough high school celebrates 60th anniversary

St John Fisher Catholic High School in Peterborough has celebrated its 60th anniversary, and marked the retirement of its headteacher, with a special Mass. The Mass […]
April 5, 2019

Special reunion as Bishop visit James Paget Hospital

Bishop Alan Hopes visited the James Paget hospital in Gorleston on April 2 and for one member of staff there was the opportunity for a very […]