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March 9, 2018

New Ipswich headteacher wants school to be the best

The new headteacher of St Alban-s Catholic High School has set out a vision of it becoming the best school in Ipswich. Matt Baker, 38, the […]
March 8, 2018

Visit strengthens East Anglia links with Cambodia

Links between East Anglia and Cambodia are going from strength to strength and the latest visit in February saw 15 parishioners, mostly from St Etheldreda-s Ely […]
March 7, 2018

Book will help couples preparing for marriage

A brand new resource to help couples discerning and preparing for marriage has just been published by the Catholic Truth Society -Cherishing Your Wedding: helping couples […]
March 6, 2018

Well-known choir plans visit and Romero lecture

Latest events across the Diocese of East Anglia include a well-known choir in Sheringham and Norwich and a Romero Week lecture in Cambridge. The St Austin-s […]
March 5, 2018

Southwold Passion play is set to be a first

An outdoor Passion play is set to be performed in Southwold during Holy Week thanks to Southwold & Reydon Christians Together and the Sole Bay Team […]
March 4, 2018

Experience mystery of Easter at Walsingham retreat

An opportunity to experience the Easter Mystery is being offered to young adults across East Anglia at a Holy Week Retreat in Walsingham, organised by the […]
March 3, 2018

Appeal to uncover stories of unsung war heroes

St John-s Cathedral in Norwich is putting together an exhibition for the Heritage Open Days in September and to mark the 100thcelebration of the ending of […]
March 2, 2018

Schools hold hunger lunches to highlight inequality

Two Catholic schools in East Anglia have hosted hunger lunches to draw attention to people across the world who often do not have enough to eat. […]
March 1, 2018

Stowmarket parish celebrates World Food Day in style

Our Lady-s Parish, Stowmarket, celebrated its annual World Food Day at The Cedars Hotel on Sunday February 4, reports Simon Millyard. The World Food Day format […]
February 28, 2018

News includes prayer walk, special service and dinner talk

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an ecumenical prayer walk, a special Ash Wednesday service and an informative talk to Norwich Catenians. […]
February 27, 2018

Community kitchen aims to feed lonely in Wymondham

A new community kitchen initiative providing hot meals for scores of local people who live alone has been launched, based at Our Lady and St Thomas […]
February 26, 2018

Norfolk community chaplain seeks prisoner support

Rev Susan Carne was the guest speaker the Norwich Justice and Peace Group at St John’s Cathedral, speaking about her role as Project Co-ordinator for Community […]
February 22, 2018

First chance to read March edition of Catholic East Anglia

The March 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of a double-decker school celebration, a Lent […]
February 21, 2018

Warm welcome to Church at Norwich Rite of Election

Around 50 people seeking to become members of the Catholic Church were personally greeted by Bishop Alan Hopes at the Rite of Election service at St […]
February 20, 2018

Fr Emmanuel was a humble scholar and writer

Fr Emmanuel Sullivan SA, who served in the Diocese of East Anglia for a number of years, has died aged 91. Friend Nicky Murphy from Redhill […]
February 19, 2018

Tribute paid to Fr Gordon Cordy whose faith did not fail

Fr Gordon Cordy, who had the unique distinction of being ordained in both of Norwich-s cathedrals, died peacefully on January 21 at the age of88. Fr […]
February 18, 2018

Sick anointed at Lourdes Mass in Norwich

The Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes with the anointing of the sick was celebrated at St John-s Cathedral in Norwich on February 17. In his […]
February 17, 2018

Lowestoft pupils remember the Holocaust with letters

Pupils at St Mary-s School in Lowestoft have marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a prayer service and postcards written and sent to a Holocaust survivor. A […]
February 16, 2018

Jamaican mission for East Anglia volunteers

A group of nine volunteers from across the Diocese of East Anglia accompanied Fr Michael Johnstone on a sixth annual trip to Jamaica to work with […]
February 15, 2018

Colombian visitors praise East Anglian CAFOD support

  Cambridge parishioners have been visited by Colombian aid workers who spoke about projects which are transforming South American communities, helped by East Anglian fundraising. On […]
February 15, 2018

Charitable boost for East Anglia schools’ Mini Vinnies

Pupils at two Diocese of East Anglia schools have been busy with charity activities, a visit from the Ignite team and a maths competition win. The […]
February 14, 2018

40 Days for Life prayer vigil at Norwich abortion clinic

A 40DaysforLife vigil is taking place outside the BPAS abortion clinic in Norwich during Lent as part of a co-ordinated internationalcampaign and supporters are being urged […]
February 14, 2018

Pancake races and family fun at Cathedral in Norwich

Pancakes were being eaten, decorated, flipped and raced with at St John-s Cathedral in Norwich on Shrove Tuesday (February 13) at a Family Pancake Day. The […]
February 13, 2018

Bishop says thank you to Religious across East Anglia

Bishop Alan Hopes expressed his gratitude for the generosity and witness of the Consecrated and Religious of the Diocese of East Anglia at a Candlemas on […]
February 12, 2018

North Walsham parish collects clothes for Calais refugees

Parishioners from Sacred Heart North Walsham have organised a collection of clothing and blankets for refugees stuck in Calais. The move is part of their efforts […]
February 10, 2018

Bishop’s pastoral letter on Liberia, leprosy and Lent

Bishop Alan Hopes has released a pastoral letter about Liberia, leprosy and Lent, to be read at all Masses celebrated in the Diocese over the weekend […]
February 9, 2018

Norwich surgeon appeals for support after free operation pledge

A Catholic Norwich surgeon is appealing for support after agreeing to operate for free on a young Tanzanian health care worker to restore the use of […]
February 8, 2018

Events include Laudato Si talks, Lent groups, Latin Mass

Latest events being held across the Diocese of East Anglia include talks on Laudato Si, a Justice & Peace group, a musical fundraiser, Lenten soup lunches […]
February 7, 2018

Marriage season, birthday surprise and God Calls app

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes couples preparing for marriage in Peterborough, a surprise birthday party in Beccles and a new God Call […]
February 6, 2018

Lenten Station Masses to be held across East Anglia

Lenten Station Masses will be held in the seven deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia, celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes. Each Mass will begin with […]
February 5, 2018

Silver wedding surprise, saintly mystery and dinner talk

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a silver wedding surprise, an appeal to solve an historic saintly mystery and an entertaining after-dinner speech. […]
February 2, 2018

Bishop blesses school mission and student chaplaincy

St John Fisher Catholic High School in Peterborough has a new mission statement and a student chaplaincy team following a visit to the school by Bishop […]
February 1, 2018

Cross-carrying pilgrims set for Walsingham this Easter

This Easter, groups of pilgrims will once again embark on a Holy Week pilgrimage from all over England to Walsingham carrying a large wooden cross with […]
January 31, 2018

Bishop urges Cambridge students to be ‘counter-cultural’

Cambridge students have been urged to be "counter cultural" by Bishop Alan Hopes during a visit to St Mary-s Catholic School on January 23. The school […]
January 30, 2018

Double celebration as Bishop visits Peterborough school

There was a double decker celebration at St Thomas More Catholic Primary on Friday January 26 when Bishop Alan Hopes blessed the school-s new library bus […]
January 30, 2018

Norwich conference tackles issues of social justice

Bishop Alan Hopes yesterday opened a conference which brought together over 170 faith and secular social justice practitioners and organisations from across Norfolk at the King-s […]
January 29, 2018

Peterborough brothers both win essay-writing prizes

Two Peterborough brothers and altar servers have won essay-writing competition awards from the Knights of St Columba. Brothers James and Thomas Gigy, who are altar-servers at […]
January 28, 2018

An unexpected priest request in mid-flight

Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on an unexpected request on a plane journey. Unexpected things happen to priests on planes. A few months ago I was on […]
January 27, 2018

Simon explains his vocation with the Goldilocks formula

The Diocese of East Anglia has 12 men studying for the priesthood at seminaries across Europe, the highest number for 30 years and amongst the largest […]
January 26, 2018

Support for Holy Land teacher is key for future

Training a young female teacher to take a leading role in a Catholic school is the latest initiative being supported in the Holy Land under the […]
January 25, 2018

Be first to read February 2018 Catholic East Anglia paper

The February 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of a light-filled Epiphany youth celebration, the […]
January 24, 2018

Silver and bronze medals for Peterborough altar servers

The large altar servers team at the Parish of St Peter and All Souls and Our Lady of Lourdes in Peterborough has been boosted with the […]
January 23, 2018

Epiphany celebration and theology lecture in Cambridge

Latest news in brief from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an Epiphany celebration and a theology lecture and a concert for peace and reconciliation. […]
January 22, 2018

East Anglian ‘miss a meal’ call to help hungry

CAFOD is calling on people to miss a meal on February 23 so that families in need in places like Zimbabwe can stop going hungry every […]
January 19, 2018

East Anglia challenge to become missionary disciples

A challenge to become missionary disciples and missionary parishes was issued at a New Evangelisation conference in Newmarket on Saturday January 13 when a team from […]
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