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August 10, 2016

Two day Norwich retreat on Julian revelations

A two-day retreat based around the Revelations of Julian of Norwich, whom Pope Francis quoted from on the topic of mercy earlier this year, will be […]
August 9, 2016

East Anglia students’ life-changing trip to Cambodia

A group of from the Diocese of East Anglia, including three schoolgirls from St Benedict’s Catholic Upper School in Bury St Edmunds, Alana Hart (18), Chloe […]
August 5, 2016

Bury St Edmunds headteacher retires after 33 years

Headteacher of St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds, Hugh O’Neill, has retired after 33 years of service at the school. The father-of-two joined St […]
August 5, 2016

Tributes paid to former East Anglia Vicar General

Former Diocese of East Anglia Vicar General and Spiritual Director at the Venerable English College in Rome, Mgr Tony Philpot, has died at the age of […]
August 5, 2016

Church summer party brings generations together

Aimed at bringing the generations together, St George’s in Norwich held a Summer Party on Saturday July 16, as part of the Crossing the Threshold programme […]
August 2, 2016

Pope Francis vigil and Mass is climax to World Youth Day

As World Youth Day drew to its climax, Clare Storey reports on a tiring but exhilarating final 48 hours for the Diocese of East Anglia pilgrims […]
August 2, 2016

Fr Tony Webb was East Anglian priest with pastoral gift

Fr Tony Webb, a Catholic priest in King’s Lynn, Haverhill, Sheringham and Fakenham with a gift for pastoral care, has died at the age of 73. […]
August 2, 2016

Norwich pilgrimage takes in two cathedrals and shrine

A pilgrimage taking in both of Norwich’s cathedrals and the Julian Shrine was organised by the Norwich Secular Franciscans on Sunday July 26. Anne Murrin reports. […]
July 29, 2016

East Anglia group sees Pope Francis at World Youth Day

The Diocese of East Anglia’s 80-strong pilgrim group in Krakow get their first sight of Pope Francis as the World Youth Day celebrations continue. Sarah Mawe […]
July 28, 2016

World Youth Day in full swing as Pope Francis flies in

World Youth Day is now in full swing for the Diocese of East Anglia’s pilgrim group in Kraków, with some time for quiet reflection and Pope […]
July 28, 2016

400th anniversary of Norwich Catholic martyr marked

Bishop Alan Hopes joined the parish of St George’s in Norwich, on July 13, in celebrating the 400th anniversary of Blessed Thomas Tunstall who was martyred […]
July 27, 2016

East Anglia pilgrims join World Youth Day opening Mass

The Diocese of East Anglia’s 80-strong pilgrim group got their first taste proper of World Youth Day with the opening Mass at Kraków. Dan Anderson reports. […]
July 26, 2016

East Anglia pilgrims head to Krakow as bishop joins them

The Diocese of East Anglia’s 80-strong World Youth Day pilgrim group headed for Kraków after a week in a Polish Diocese at Zakopane, and were joined […]
July 24, 2016

East Anglia WYD pilgrims walk, pray, sing and dance

The Diocese of East Anglia’s 80-strong World Youth Day pilgrim group have been enjoying mountain walks, a barbecue and folk music and a Polish Mass in […]
July 23, 2016

Walking in the footsteps of St John Paul the Great

The Diocese of East Anglia’s 80-strong World Youth Day pilgrim group set out to follow in the footsteps of former Polish Pope, Saint John Paul II, […]
July 22, 2016

East Anglian group joins SVP pilgrimage to Walsingham

A group of Diocese of East Anglia pilgrims from St Mary’s King’s Lynn and St Cecilia’s in Dersingham joined the annual St Vincent de Paul National […]
July 22, 2016

Welcome to the East Anglia World Youth Day adventures 2016

In a series of regular updates, young communication officers with the Diocese of East Anglia’s 80-strong pilgrim group to World Youth Day will report back from […]
July 20, 2016

Peterborough Catholics gather to celebrate 120 years

St Peter and All Souls Peterborough has celebrated its 120th anniversary with a joint Mass of all its diverse congregations together at the Anglican Cathedral in […]
July 16, 2016

Bishop opens Norwich school’s revolutionary new classrooms

A revolutionary new classroom block has been opened at St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Costessey, near Norwich, due to increasing pupil numbers, and has been blessed […]
July 14, 2016

Pope Francis receives refugee letters from Cambs pupils

Letters for refugee families, written by Cambridgeshire school children, have been handed to Pope Francis by the Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes, at […]
July 14, 2016

East Anglia pilgrims get set for World Youth Day

A group of 80 from the Diocese of East Anglia will set off for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland on July 20, joining Pope Francis […]
July 13, 2016

Lowestoft volunteer receives honour from Countess

Retired teacher and Minister of the Word at the Catholic Parish in Lowestoft, Mary Hunt, has been named National Childhood Champion Community Volunteer by the NSPCC […]
July 12, 2016

Catholic charity to open East Anglia safe house

Following a recent meeting of Catholic bishops and local police in Peterborough to address the issue of human slavery, the Medaille Trust has announced that it […]
July 11, 2016

Call to proclaim God’s mercy across East Anglia

Around 50 parish New Evangelisation reps from across the Diocese of East Anglia met for a day of reflection, linking God’s mercy with the call to […]
July 11, 2016

UEA’s Prof Charmley set to join Catholic university

Prof John Charmley, from the University of East Anglia in Norwich and well-known in the Diocese of East Anglia, has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor for […]
July 5, 2016

East Anglian deacons celebrate 25 years of service

Nine Diocese of East Anglia deacons, who were all ordained together by Bishop Alan Clark in St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on May 25, 1991, are […]
July 5, 2016

East Anglia medal recognition for Holy Land work

The humanitarian work of Cambridge-based charitable travel company Pilgrimage People has been recognised by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Bishop William Shomali, Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem, […]
July 4, 2016

Four Holy Doors for East Anglian pilgrims to Rome

The Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Rome from June 6 to 10 included no less than four Holy Doors, bringing real meaning and significance to […]
July 4, 2016

Up to 15,000 Tamils set to visit Walsingham shrine

Up to 15,000 Tamils from across the UK and further afield will travel to the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday (July […]
June 30, 2016

Southwold church celebrates its centenary in style

The Church of the Sacred Heart in Southwold has celebrated the centenary of its opening with a Mass presided over by the Bishop of East Anglia, […]
June 29, 2016

Bishops’ meeting reveals human slavery in East Anglia

The wide extent of human slavery in parts of East Anglia was revealed at a meeting between representatives of the Catholic Church, local Police forces and […]
June 28, 2016

Yarmouth couple honoured for 40 years of service

A Great Yarmouth couple, who have recently celebrated 65 years of marriage, have been presented with an East Anglian Diocesan medal in recognition of over 40 […]
June 23, 2016

Photographs available to order from Marriage and Family Life ceremony

Official photographs of all couples involved in the Marriage and Family Life Mass held at Norwich Catholic Cathedral on Saturday June 18 are now available to […]
June 21, 2016

Norwich Mass celebrates 3,400 years of married life

An amazing 3,400 years of marriage were represented by 80 couples who received certificates from Bishop Alan Hopes at the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass […]
June 20, 2016

Catholic faith and real ale served up in Norwich

The pilot event was attended by around 30 people, who had travelled as far across the diocese as Walsingham and Cambridge, and included Bishop Alan Hopes. […]
June 19, 2016

An Exhibition of Vestments & Treasures

“All Things Bright and Beautiful” This is the name of the exhibition of vestments and other treasures to be on display at the Catholic Church of […]
June 18, 2016

Calendar marks 40th birthday of East Anglia Diocese

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich has published a special 18-month calendar to mark the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia. The […]
June 17, 2016

Confirmation Catechists’ Study Day

The next Confirmation Catechists’ Study Day takes place on Saturday June 25th at the Parish Centre in Newmarket, from 10am to 3pm.  All Confirmation Catechists are […]
June 17, 2016

East Anglia Catholic priests mark 175 years of service

Four priests with a total of 175 years of service joined 42 others from across the Diocese of East Anglia at a Celebration of Priesthood at […]
June 17, 2016

Read July edition of Catholic East Anglia

The July 2016 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news of the Diocese’s 40th anniversary celebrations, honouring a local saint […]
June 16, 2016

Charity trek helps provide water for pupils

A Gorleston parishioner and independent charity Support Cambodia have combined to provide two bore wells for a deprived primary school of 265 pupils in a remote […]
June 13, 2016

Suffolk students swap exams for mission to Cambodia

A group of girls from Suffolk, armed with hundreds of toothbrushes and combs, will be swapping A level exams and work to help teach English to […]
June 13, 2016

Conference celebrates Catholic history of East Anglia

One of the events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia was a one-day conference on Saturday June 11, called Catholic East […]
June 13, 2016

East Anglian Catholic History Society established

A new society dedicated to promoting knowledge of the history of Catholicism in East Anglia has been was established, following a successful one day conference in […]
June 9, 2016

Suffolk church procession celebrates diversity

St Felix’ parish in Haverhill, in Suffolk, has held a procession around the church grounds to celebrate the diversity of the parish and those who have […]
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