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June 25, 2018

East Anglia port chaplain plays vital role for seafarers

If you’re a Catholic seafarer, you can go for months without receiving the sacraments or having any contact with the Church. This is where Apostleship of […]
June 22, 2018

Will Fr Henry be a monk down under?

Diocese of East Anglia priest, Fr Henry Whisenant, has announced that he is to spend a year as a monk in Tasmania, in Australia, to discern […]
June 20, 2018

Couples celebrate marriage and family life in Norwich

Bishop Alan Hopes has celebrated marriage and family life with over 60 couples and their families in an annual Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich. […]
June 20, 2018

Celebration of priesthood takes place near Norwich

Three priests with a total of 150 years of service joined around 40 others from across the Diocese of East Anglia at a Celebration of Priesthood […]
June 19, 2018

Historic meeting, inter-faith celebration, First Communion

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an historic Catenian meeting in Ipswich, an inter-faith celebration in Peterborough and First Holy Communions in […]
June 19, 2018

Catholic history society AGM and new book published

The AGM of the East Anglian Catholic History Society has just taken place and a new book about the history of Catholicism in Bury St Edmunds […]
June 18, 2018

Chance to join Ignite network to pray for young people

The Ignite Youth Team has launched a new prayer network and is inviting people to join it to pray for the young people of the Diocese […]
June 17, 2018

Clare Priory becomes a Fairtrade parish

The parish of Clare Priory in Suffolk has become a Fairtrade Parish after running a monthly Fairtrade stall for the last ten years. The stall sells […]
June 15, 2018

East Anglia trio in historic Rome Ordinations

Three Diocese of East Anglia seminarians were ordained as deacons in Rome on Wednesday (June 13) in an historic Mass at St Paul’s-outside-the-Walls Basilica led by […]
June 15, 2018

The vocation stories behind three new Roman deacons

Three Diocese East Anglia seminarians, who were ordained as deacons in Rome earlier this week (June 13), all have different vocation stories. Alan Hodgson Born in […]
June 14, 2018

East Anglia ordinations in Rome was a day like no other

Pontifical Beda College seminarian Mike Brookes reports on his ordination to the diaconate, along with East Anglia colleagues Alan Hodgson and Paul Spellman, at St Paul’s Basilica […]
June 13, 2018

Schools’ treasured show, 24-hour fast and cycling treble

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a West End style theatre show, a 24-hour charity fast and a hat-trick of wins […]
June 12, 2018

Bishop visits, new head and charity trip at Ipswich school

It has been a busy time at St Alban’s Catholic High School, Ipswich, including a visit from Bishop Alan Hopes and a new head-teacher commissioned. Lay […]
June 11, 2018

Polish Mission, day of reflection, retreats, web accolade

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Bishop Alan meeting with Polish bishops, a day of reflection in Ely, two retreats in Walsingham […]
June 9, 2018

Warm East Anglian welcome for Cambodia’s Fr Totet

Parishes twinned with communities in Cambodia have just had the pleasure of welcoming Fr Totet to the Diocese of East Anglia. Stella Fox reports. Fr Totet […]
June 8, 2018

Cambridge school celebrates its 50th anniversary in style

St Laurences Catholic Primary School in Cambridge has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. History Curriculum Lead and past pupil Rachel Chalklin reports. Ten years after the […]
June 7, 2018

Corpus Christi processions take place across East Anglia

The feast of Corpus Christi was marked by processions across the Diocese of East Anglia including at Oxburgh Hall and in Norwich on Sunday June 3. […]
June 6, 2018

Norfolk parish praised for work with poor and refugees

The parish of Sacred Heart North Walsham together with St Helen, Hoveton and St John of the Cross, Aylsham, achieved the Catholic international aid charity (CAFOD) […]
June 5, 2018

Charismatic Catholics celebrate in East Anglia

People from across East Anglia gathered in Bury St Edmunds last weekend (June 2 and 3) for the annual Catholic Charismatic family weekend, Celebrate East Anglia. […]
June 4, 2018

One Mass celebration fills Peterborough Cathedral

Catholic parishioners from Peterborough filled the city-s Anglican cathedral for a One Mass and international celebration on Saturday evening (June 2). Keith Morris reports. Around 800 […]
June 4, 2018

First Communions and Swaffham sisters celebrate

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes First Holy Communions in Gorleston, record numbers in Wisbech and the Swaffham Sisters who are celebrating […]
June 3, 2018

Yarmouth church altar re-dedicated after arson attack

The Altar at St Mary-s Church in Great Yarmouth has been re-dedicated by Bishop Alan Hopes after it was desecrated during an arson attack in March, […]
June 3, 2018

St George’s Proclaim the Gospel message

Last autumn some parishioners from St George’s in Norwich undertook to participate in a Proclaim initiative piloted in the Plymouth Diocese on Evangelization. Monica Barnham reports […]
June 2, 2018

Colourful Pentecost, birthday double, charity fund-raising

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a colourful Pentecost celebration, a double 80th birthday and charity fund-raising. There was a very colourful […]
June 1, 2018

Date set for Adelaida’s life-changing operation in Norwich

A Catholic Norwich surgeon’s plan to operate for free on a young Tanzanian health care worker to restore the use of her legs has overcome bureaucratic […]
May 31, 2018

East Anglia events: rosary relay, conference and party

Latest events across the Diocese of East Anglia include a Global Rosary Relay, a Cathedral Friends drink party and a Catholic Concern for Animals conference at […]
May 30, 2018

Hundreds join children’s pilgrimage to Walsingham

Over 400 young people and adults joined in an enthusiastic Children-s Pilgrimage and Mass at Walsingham on Tuesday May 29, led by Bishop Alan Hopes. Large […]
May 27, 2018

Altar servers gather for Mass and barbecue in Norwich

Over 100 altar servers from across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered with their families for a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes on Saturday […]
May 26, 2018

International Pentecost celebrations in Bury St Edmunds

St Edmunds church in Bury St Edmunds marked Pentecost with an international weekend celebration. Fr Alvan Ibeh reports. This year Pentecost was celebrated in grand style […]
May 25, 2018

Professor to speak about Dead Sea Scrolls in Norwich

An Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls by Oxford University professor Hugh Williamson is the subject of an annual lecture at the Norfolk branch of the […]
May 24, 2018

First chance to read June edition of Catholic East Anglia

The June 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of the Diocesan Walsingham pilgrimage, an Archbishop […]
May 23, 2018

Parish’s mini-pilgrimages to two of St Walstan’s wells

Parishioners of Our Lady & St Walstan parish in Costessey visited the second of three local wells associated with St Walstan on Sunday May 13. The […]
May 23, 2018

CAFOD appeals for volunteers across East Anglia

CAFOD East Anglia is currently looking for Area Coordinators in Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge Deaneries to work with and motivate local volunteers as part of […]
May 22, 2018

Priest Fr Philip in Carrow Road return for Norwich City

Former Norwich City star Philip Mulryne preached from the heart at St John-s Cathedral in Norwich on Sunday morning, just hours before he made a return […]
May 22, 2018

First Communion, Confirmations & Celebrate East Anglia

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an invitation to the Celebrate East Anglia conference, a first Holy Communion and a Confirmation Mass. […]
May 18, 2018

Bishop’s invitation to celebration of marriage and family

Bishop Alan Hopes has invited all married and engaged couples across the Diocese of East Anglia to the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass at the […]
May 17, 2018

Songs of praise as Cambridge church celebrates 60 years

St Laurence-s Church in Cambridge has celebrated its 60thbirthday in style with a Songs of Praise service. The foundation stone for St Laurence-s, was laid on […]
May 14, 2018

East Anglia pilgrims visit Flanders to remember the fallen

A small group of pilgrims from the Diocese of East Anglia have just returned from a pilgrimage to Flanders commemorating the end of the First World […]
May 13, 2018

Seminarian Michael receives ministry of lector in Rome

East Anglia Diocese seminarian Michael Smith received the ministry of lector on May 9 at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome during an evening vigil mass […]
May 11, 2018

Disappointment as schools faith cap pledge abandoned

Following the Government’s announcement today to abandon its election promise to remove the 50% faith cap on new free schools, the Bishop of East Anglia has […]
May 10, 2018

Norwich 40 Days for Life vigil changed hearts and minds

Hearts and minds being changed was the most evident fruit of a 40 Days for Life vigil held outside an abortion clinic in Norwich. Eldred Willey […]
May 9, 2018

Women’s Day of Prayer, Polish lunch and sewing invite

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a world day of prayer, a Polish Sunday lunch and an invitation to people who like […]
May 8, 2018

900 join East Anglia Diocese pilgrimage to Walsingham

Around 900 people joined the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, which took on a new format in […]
May 7, 2018

Youth festival aims to ignite young people’s faith

Over 150 young people from across the Diocese of East Anglia enjoyed the Ignite Youth Festival over the weekend (May 5-6) camping at the Sacred Heart […]
May 6, 2018

Bishop Alan is welcomed at Moreton Hall School

Bishop Alan Hopes spent the day at Moreton Hall Prep School on April 30 where he celebrated Mass and met with staff, pupils and governors. The […]
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