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November 1, 2018

A wonderful trip for March pilgrims in Rome

Do you ever get the feeling that you are about to experience something wonderful? The March and Chatteris parish pilgrimage to Rome was such an occasion […]
October 31, 2018

New statue of St Peter unveiled at Aldeburgh church

A new, hopefully long-lasting, statue of St Peter has been carved and installed, at the front of the Church of Our Lady and St Peter in […]
October 30, 2018

Diocese of East Anglia 2019 liturgical calendar now online

The Diocese of East Anglia liturgical calendar for 2019 has just been published online and can be downloaded for free. Click here to download the 2019 […]
October 30, 2018

Cathedral concert, netball win and mental health day

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia include a cathedral concert, netball victory and World Mental Health Day. Sacred Heart Primary School Choir […]
October 30, 2018

Tributes paid to Deacon John Steel from Ely

Deacon John Steel from Ely has died, aged 75, after bravely fighting cancer for a number of years and his funeral will take place at St […]
October 29, 2018

New Dereham mayor given civic welcome at church

New Dereham Town mayor, Cllr Hilary Bushell, has been welcomed into the post for an historic second consecutive time at a civic service held at her […]
October 29, 2018

Caritas social action team launched in East Anglia

Caritas East Anglia has been launched with a new team and a commitment to support the poor across the Diocese of East Anglia through parish projects […]
October 28, 2018

Alive in Faith – bringing good news to the poor

A £10,000 Alive in Faith grant has been made to the Reach Community Projects ecumenical group specifically to enable community outreach workers to address issues associated […]
October 26, 2018

Norfolk Sisters make First Profession and renew vows

Two Sisters from the Norfolk-based Daughters of Divine Charity have made their First Profession and two more renewed their vows during a Mass in Chesterfield. Sr […]
October 25, 2018

Youth faith into action awards scheme is launched

An exciting new awards scheme is launching this autumn in the Diocese of East Anglia to recognise young people who put their faith into action. The […]
October 24, 2018

Bishop Alan reports on Ad Limina visit to Rome

“Pope Francis told us to be joyful in the gospel, to pray more intensely and fix our eyes always on the Lord,” recalled Bishop Alan Hopes, […]
October 23, 2018

First chance to read November East Anglia newspaper

The November edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from Bishop Alan’s Ad Limina visit to Rome, […]
October 22, 2018

Peter finds a different culture in the Philippines

As part of formation at the Venerable English College, seminarians are encouraged to pursue pastoral experience in a radically different culture, and when his time came, […]
October 21, 2018

The mission goes on door-to-door in St Ives

In the third article in our series on the Proclaim Mission in Sacred Heart of Jesus parish, St Ives, Fr Karol Porczak asked participants for their […]
October 19, 2018

Pilgrimage for life converges on Walsingham

Pilgrims from across England converged on the Catholic National Shrine at Little Walsingham for the Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life on […]
October 18, 2018

Schools line-dancing, diversity debate and tennis triumph

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia include line-dancing in Swaffham, a diversity event in Peterborough and a tennis triumph in Bury St […]
October 17, 2018

Norwich curry lunch will aid Kerala flood victims

The Norwich Catholic Malayalee community has been rallying around to raise money and supplies to help rebuild their home region of Kerala in southern India which […]
October 17, 2018

Jamaica volunteers call, Franciscan celebration, Acle trio

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a volunteering opportunity in Jamaica, a Franciscan celebration in Norwich and a trio of Catenians in […]
October 15, 2018

Franciscans, just desserts, feast day and Vatican mention

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Franciscan fraternity meeting, the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, ecumenical desserts and an East […]
October 12, 2018

An inspiring day for SVP King’s Lynn conference members

On September 27, the feast of St Vincent de Paul, the St Mary’s SVP Conference in King’s Lynn gathered in the Holy Family church for a […]
October 11, 2018

Jesus asks us a challenging question

On Home Mission Sunday in mid September, we were invited to think about how we’d answer Jesus’ question, ‘Who do you say I am?’ For some the […]
October 10, 2018

Fr Luke installed as new priest in Brandon and Mildenhall

The youngest parish priest in the Diocese of East Anglia, 34-year-old Fr Luke Goymour, has been formally installed in the parish of Brandon and Mildenhall on […]
October 10, 2018

700 attend Peñafrancia celebration on Norfolk Broads

Around 700 devotees attended the eighth annual celebration of Our lady of Peñafrancia’s religious festivities which culminated with a High Mass in the church grounds of […]
October 9, 2018

Prisons Week service to be held at St John’s in Norwich

An ecumenical Prisons Week Service is to be held at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Sunday October 14 at 3pm. New Prison Fellowship co-ordinator for […]
October 8, 2018

School open day, charity boost, choir debut, prayer call

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a school open day, a debut choir visit, a charity boost, Prisons Week and a project […]
October 6, 2018

Hand-made quilt is crafty way to raise cash for CAFOD

A group parishioners from St George’s parish in Norwich who have raised over £100,000 for the international development charity CAFOD over the last 30 years have […]
October 6, 2018

Diocese releases statement on Fr Cornelius O’Brien

  Following a press enquiry, the Diocese of East Anglia has issued a public statement about former priest Fr Cornelius O’Brien, who died in Wymondham in […]
October 5, 2018

Proclaiming the Gospel door-to-door in Cambridgeshire

The Proclaim group from St Ives parish have been door-to-door visiting in the village of Knapwell, led by Fr Karol Porczak. Here they tell us of […]
October 4, 2018

Bishops announce safeguarding review at Rome meeting

At their Ad Limina meeting in Rome, the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales have expressed their sorrow for the recent abuse revelations and announced a […]
October 2, 2018

First as Archbishop Justin to visit St John’s Cathedral

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, is to take part in an historic short ecumenical service at St John the Baptist Cathedral in […]
October 2, 2018

Seafarers Mass held at St John’s cathedral in Norwich

A Mass to pray for seafarers and the work of Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) was held at St John the Baptist Cathedral Norwich on October […]
October 2, 2018

Historic chalice returned to St Edmund’s after 73 years

A 400-year-old chalice has been returned to the Catholic Church at Bury St Edmunds after being in the USA since the end of the Second World […]
October 1, 2018

Be the first to read October Catholic East Anglia

The October edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from the National Eucharistic Congress and details of […]
October 1, 2018

Holiday club, rosary for peace, heritage open day

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes news of a children’s holiday club, a rosary for faith, life and peace and a popular […]
September 29, 2018

Cambodia Mass in Norfolk to celebrate Holy Souls

A Mass to celebrate Bon Pchum Ben, the Cambodian Festival of the Ancestors (Holy Souls) is to be held in North Walsham on Friday October 12. […]
September 28, 2018

Bishop leads blessing of new Cam Valley Crematorium

Bishop Alan Hopes led a service to mark the opening of Cam Valley, a new crematorium to serve Uttlesford on September 12, with leading religious and […]
September 25, 2018

Adelaida says thanks after successful Norwich operation

Young Tanzanian health care worker Adelaida Simon, who had a successful operation in Norwich to restore the use of both of her legs, has expressed her […]
September 24, 2018

Walsingham sisters hold retreats and open day

The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham is holding a series of retreats in Walsingham and an open day at their new convent at Dereham. The Community […]
September 24, 2018

Octogenarian cyclists visit 50 Norfolk churches in one day

Octogenarian cyclists Paula and Michael Hughes visited 50 churches in one day on their tandem to raise funds for their home church of Our Lady & […]
September 21, 2018

Pupils gather at Schools Mass to mark start of year

Around 700 pupils and teachers from Catholic schools across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich today (September 21) to mark […]
September 21, 2018

Priests move to new roles across Diocese of East Anglia

A number of priests across the Diocese of East Anglia have moved to new parishes and roles over the summer. The new roles are: Fr Pat […]
September 20, 2018

East Anglia youth mission team Ignite is growing

An expanded Youth Mission Team for East Anglia – Ignite – is set to enter its third year in operation travelling around the Diocese of East […]
September 19, 2018

It was a joy to be part of the Eucharistic Congress

Around 50 people from the Diocese of East Anglia joined 10,000 others at the recent Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool. New Ignite team […]
September 18, 2018

Bishop celebrates Mass at historic Oxburgh Hall

Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated Mass in the Chapel at Oxburgh Hall on Saturday September 1 for parishioners from Norwich. The annual event has gone back to […]
September 17, 2018

Pilgrims from world-wide church gather at Walsingham

Around 2,500 pilgrims, representing the world-wide Catholic Church, gathered at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Sunday September 16 for the annual Dowry […]
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