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June 9, 2016

King’s Lynn show raises cash for street children

Over £1500 was been raised to help Colombian street children through charity Let the Children Live at a musical extravaganza at the Holy Family Catholic church […]
June 6, 2016

Conference to look at history of East Anglian Catholics

A one-day conference on the history of Catholicism in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from the Reformation to the present day is set to take place […]
June 4, 2016

Pope Francis offers support as Diocese celebrates

Pope Francis has offered his prayers and support for the Diocese of East Anglia, which last night (June 3) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Mass […]
June 4, 2016

Picture gallery captures the best of Anniversary Mass

A picture gallery of images from the Diocese of East Anglia’s Anniversary Mass at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on June 3 has been […]
June 4, 2016

Anniversary Mass video is released online

A video of the Diocese of East Anglia’s 40th anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on June 3 has now […]
June 3, 2016

Bishop blesses transformation of Hunstanton church

Bishop Alan visited Hunstanton Parish on May 9 to conduct a Blessing Mass at the refurbished parish church during which he blessed all parts of the […]
June 2, 2016

Cathedral offers chance for real faith and real ale

The opportunity to enjoy a pint of real ale and a talk on the Catholic faith is being offered at the Cathedral Narthex in Norwich on […]
June 1, 2016

Young East Anglian pilgrims still singing in the rain

Torrential rain meant the traditional walk down the holy mile to the Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, which is an integral part of the […]
May 31, 2016

Diocese is set to celebrate its 40th annivesary

The Diocese of East Anglia is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its formation over the next two weeks with a Solemn Diocesan Mass, a […]
May 30, 2016

Bishops lead St Walstan’s 1000th Norfolk celebration

The 1000th anniversary of the death of Norfolk saint, Walstan, has been marked by a weekend of celebrations at Bawburgh near Norwich, culminating in an open-air […]
May 30, 2016

Beccles media workshop produces instant results

A workshop in Beccles gave a group of Diocese of East Anglia parishioners from the Lowestoft deanery some tips on getting their parish events featured in […]
May 26, 2016

1400 years of Catholic history in East Anglia

The Diocese of East Anglia is marking its 40th anniversary in June but the Catholic faith can be traced back over 1,400 years in the region, […]
May 25, 2016

Golden celebration for Peterborough’s Italian Sister

An Italian Catholic Sister, who came to England 45 years ago, has celebrated 50 years of service in grand style including two special masses near Peterborough […]
May 24, 2016

Norwich picnic and service marks Queen’s birthday

Ecumenical Christian charity Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk will be marking Her Majesty The Queen’s official 90th Birthday on Sunday June 12, with a free picnic to honour […]
May 23, 2016

East Anglia Diocese trio instituted as Lectors in Rome

Three first year seminary students from the Diocese of East Anglia were instituted as Lectors at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome on Wednesday May 11.  […]
May 21, 2016

Fire of Holy Spirit paints a Lowestoft church red

It was a case of painting the church red at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Lowestoft on Pentecost Sunday, May 15. The church has […]
May 21, 2016

New Catholic bishops book briefly covers East Anglia

If you want to know anything about any Catholic bishop in Great Britain over the past 165 years, Catholic Bishops of Great Britain – 1850 to […]
May 18, 2016

Syro-Malabar celebration of Marian month in Peterborough

Nearly 500 members of Syro-Malabar communities, Fr Philip John, clergy and friends, gathered together at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Peterborough, to celebrate the Marian month […]
May 18, 2016

Catholic churches bring healing mission to Lowestoft

When the Little Way Healing Ministries came to Lowestoft for a Healing Mission the Catholic Parish experienced a growth in faith and many were healed. Lucy […]
May 18, 2016

Cambs churches combine to tell Bible stories

Members of St Benedict’s Catholic Community, Sawtry in Cambs, have joined with Anglicans and Methodists to give school children the chance to see and hear stories […]
May 16, 2016

Bishops celebrate 1000th anniversary of Norfolk saint

This year marks the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Norfolk-born Saint Walstan, the patron saint of agriculture and farmworkers, who was born in the village of Bawburgh, five miles west […]
May 15, 2016

Cambs duo witness Roman tribute to Christian martyrs

A Cambridgeshire father and daughter have witnessed the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome turn red to symbolise the suffering of persecuted Christians throughout the world. On […]
May 15, 2016

Your chance to help tell the Catholic church’s story

Catholic Voices, an international project to train ordinary Catholics to confidently tell the church’s story in the media and in public is looking for people to […]
May 12, 2016

Lowestoft church provides home to rare Kittiwakes

A Lowestoft Catholic church has given a warm welcome to over 100 special visitors – rare red-listed Kittiwake birds which are nesting on the church tower. […]
May 6, 2016

Augustinian friars make annual pilgrimage to Clare Priory

Augustinian friars and parishioners from around the country will make their annual pilgrimage to Clare Priory in Suffolk on Sunday May 8. Travelling from Birmingham, Hammersmith […]
May 6, 2016

Pope Francis gives blessing to diamond Ipswich couple

An Ipswich couple have celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary with the presentation of an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis at St Mary Magdalene church in the […]
May 4, 2016

Pilgrimage marks start of East Anglia anniversary

Celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia got off on the right foot when over 1,000 people joined the annual Diocesan […]
May 4, 2016

East Anglia youth festival ignites faith

Over 120 young people gathered for a weekend of fun, faith and football at the Ignite Festival at Swaffham Sacred Heart School over the bank holiday. […]
May 3, 2016

Charities boosted and virtual prayer-line in East Anglia

News in brief from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes cheques for charities, a craft fair, virtual prayer-line and an international stations of the cross. […]
May 3, 2016

Latest School Vacancy – Deputy Director of Schools

Added 9th May 2016 St Alban’s High School, Ipswich – Teaching Assistant  (Male*) Required *Section 7(2), (a) to (h) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies.http://www.st-albans.suffolk.sch.uk/latest_news/vacancies.php Added: […]
April 28, 2016

Suffolk pilgrim to walk 2,000km in support of refugees

A 2,000 km pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome is the epic challenge facing 69-year-old Mary Kirk, from Suffolk, who is walking in support of refugees “who […]
April 28, 2016

East Anglia charity boosts Palestine music project

A partnership between charitable tour operator Pilgrimage People and the Tunes for Peace Project in Palestine has been boosted after a visit to meet students and […]
April 28, 2016

Fr David Skeoch was liturgist, scholar and bon viveur

Fr David Skeoch died peacefully in the West Suffolk Hospital at Bury St. Edmunds during the late evening of Thursday March 10 and his Funeral Mass […]
April 26, 2016

Marriage and Family Celebration Mass 18th June

Bishop Alan warmly invites all married and engaged couples to attend a special Mass celebrating marriage and family at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, […]
April 17, 2016

Bishop Alan’s Pastoral Letter on Vocations Sunday

Bishop Alan Hopes has written a pastoral letter for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, which will be read at all Masses throughout the Diocese during the […]
April 15, 2016

East Anglia visit to Lourdes shows power of God’s love

A large group of children from the Diocese of East Anglia travelled to Lourdes for a pilgrimage with HCPT during Easter week, joined by over 1,000 […]
April 14, 2016

May edition of Catholic East Anglia paper now online

The May 2016 edition of Catholic East Anglia is now available online and contains news of the Chapter of Canons Installation, Diocese 40th anniversary celebrations and […]
April 13, 2016

Hundreds attend Catholic Charismatic Renewal weekend in Suffolk

Around 300 people from across the Diocese of East Anglia and beyond enjoyed a lively Catholic Charismatic Renewal weekend in Bury St Edmunds on April 9 […]
April 13, 2016

Nobel-prize winning bishop visits Yarmouth

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Bishop Emeritus of East Timor, Carlos Filipe Belo, visited Great Yarmouth to spend Holy Week and Easter with the local community. […]
April 13, 2016

Pilgrimage and day of prayer for Lady of All Nations

A Walsingham pilgrimage and Norwich Day of Prayer are being held in  honour of The Lady of All Nations, organised by the Family of Mary over […]
April 11, 2016

‘Joy of Love’ is welcomed by East Anglia Family Life Commission

The Marriage and Family Life Commission from the Diocese of East Anglia has welcomed with great joy the publication of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation; Amoris Laetitia. […]
April 11, 2016

Lahore bombing touches Newmarket Parish

The Easter Sunday terrorist suicide bombing in Lahore Pakistan took the lives of two of the children of Arif Bashir who works as a stable lad […]
April 8, 2016

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Joy of Love’

The Vatican has today published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhoratation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the […]
April 7, 2016

Norfolk church set to mark Cambodian New Year

St John of the Cross Catholic church in Aylsham will be celebrating the Cambodian New Year on April 15 with a special Mass in unity with […]
April 7, 2016

Video for Pope’s April Prayer Intentions

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has been releasing video messages to illustrate his monthly prayer intentions, announced by the Apostleship of Prayer. Today, the […]
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