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May 5, 2018

Schools painting winners and pupils walk for charity

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia includes winners of a painting competition and pupils walking to raise funds for a trip to […]
May 4, 2018

Cathedral group make pilgrimage journey to Lourdes

A group of 38 people from the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich recently took part in a three-day pilgrimage to Lourdes. Dr Martin […]
May 3, 2018

Cambodia Mass, church celebrates 60 and debating win

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Cambodian celebration, a church marking its 60th birthday and a debating cup victory. The parish […]
May 2, 2018

Ciaran’s action-packed year with the Ignite youth team

Diocese of East Anglia Ignite youth team member Ciaran Losasso looks back on a packed year so far. Looking back over the months since I joined […]
April 30, 2018

Hundreds join Rosary on the Coast prayers in East Anglia

The Rosary on the Coast prayer event was marked by hundreds of people at over a dozen locations across the Diocese of East Anglia yesterday. Hundreds […]
April 27, 2018

New books with Bury St Edmunds links are published

Two books with Catholic links to Bury St Edmunds have recently been published. Praise for Edmund: In Search of England-s Lost King Bury St Edmunds is […]
April 26, 2018

First chance to read May edition of Catholic East Anglia

The May 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of an arson attack on a Yarmouth […]
April 25, 2018

East Anglia to join in Rosary on the Coast prayers

A Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life & Peace in the British Isles is set to take place this Sunday April 29, around 3pm and […]
April 24, 2018

Cambridge introduction course for Catholic teachers

A short course introduction to the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies – the national programme for Catholic Teachers – is being offered at the Margaret Beaufort […]
April 24, 2018

Ex-archbishop’s stories of urban saints at UEA in Norwich

Holiness – demonstrated through the lives of three modern urban saints – was the subject of a Newman Lecture, given by former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr […]
April 21, 2018

Bishop’s pastoral letter on the vocation to be a priest

On Good Shepherd Sunday, Bishop Alan Hopes focuses his pastoral letter on the specific vocation, the unique call, to be a priest. To be read at […]
April 19, 2018

Charity shave, peace campaigner and Easter baskets

Latest news from the Diocese of East Anglia includes a charity shave, a peace campaigner speaking and Polish Easter baskets. The Polish community at Our Lady […]
April 19, 2018

Eddie’s on road to recovery after Chrism Mass emergency

Eddie Francis, a parishioner from St Ives who collapsed with suspected heart problems just before the Chrism Mass began in St John-s Cathedral on March 27 […]
April 18, 2018

Swaffham Sacred Heart School pupils just love to sing

Two choirs from Sacred Heart School in Swaffham have been called outstanding at county music festivals in Norfolk. Attending the Norfolk County Music Festival at Springwood […]
April 17, 2018

Join Thy Kingdom Come prayer campaign plea

Catholics across the Diocese of East Anglia are being urged to join global prayer campaign Thy Kingdom Come for ten days in May, reports Rebecca Bretherton. […]
April 16, 2018

Sr Rosalie was humble, selfless and loved the poor

Sister Rosalie Temple, a retired Franciscan nun, who lived near Oundle and was well-known in Peterborough and Walsingham, died on March 12 after a short illness. […]
April 14, 2018

Divine afternoon of celebrations in Peterborough

Divine Mercy Sunday (April 8) was marked at St Peter and All Souls in Peterborough by an afternoon of celebrations organised by Deacon ClaudioChiappinelli. Claudio said: […]
April 13, 2018

Bishop Alan blesses the new stone cathedra

A permanent new stone cathedra (or bishop-s chair) has been installed into the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich, the mother church of the […]
April 12, 2018

Band, DJ and TV stars to appear at Ignite Youth Festival

More details have been announced of the Ignite Youth Festival at the Sacred Heart School in Swaffham from May 5 to 6 including appearances from a […]
April 11, 2018

Clare Priory craft fair raises over 10,000 for charities

Charities have received over £10,000 in donations thanks to the annual Clare Priory Craft Fair in July, which brings together over 200 exhibitors of traditional and […]
April 10, 2018

Cambridge course for women explores Merton’s theology

The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge is running a short course for Catholic women interested in exploring Thomas Merton’s theology for their life, workandprayer. […]
April 9, 2018

Anti-trafficking charity appoints Jacinta as East Anglia rep

Catholic anti-trafficking charity the Medaille Trust has appointed a representative in the Diocese of East Anglia - one of four new posts. Jacinta Goode (pictured above), […]
April 7, 2018

Thousands join Filipino Walsingham pilgrimage

Around 2000 pilgrims joined the annual Filipino Catholic Palm Sunday Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Sunday March 25. The annual pilgrimage started in 2011 with just two […]
April 6, 2018

Landmark donation, civic visit and Cambodian Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a landmark blood donation, a Cambodian Mass, an Easter egg hunt and a civic visit. A […]
April 6, 2018

Leading academic to open Newman Lectures in Norwich

This year-s Newman Lectures at the University of East Anglia open with a lecture by leading Catholic academic Professor Stephen Bullivant. A former atheist, Professor Bullivant […]
April 5, 2018

40 years of service, unusual lunch and first Reconciliation

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes 40 years of service, an unusual Lent lunch and children-s first Reconciliation. The parishioners of St […]
April 4, 2018

Engaging visit to Cambourne by Ignite youth team

A recent visit by the Ignite Youth Team to the new Cambourne and Sawston Parish saw 50 youngsters engage in musical, dramatic and reflective activities. Confirmation […]
April 3, 2018

Norwich school project makes clothes for Malawi children

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Norwich has been visited by Andy and Mary Clark who took all the children for an unusual Monday […]
April 3, 2018

Cambridge school marks women’s right to vote victory

St Mary-s School, Cambridge, marked the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in the UK, by inviting Classworks Theatre group to perform a special […]
April 2, 2018

Picture galleries from St John’s Cathedral Easter Masses

Hundreds of people attended Holy Week and Easter Masses at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich and picture galleries have now been published online. Picture […]
March 30, 2018

Bishop washes feet of Norwich cathedral congregation

The Bishop of East Anglia washed the feet of 12 members of the congregation at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich last night […]
March 29, 2018

Yarmouth church is victim of arson and hate crime attack

A Great Yarmouth church has been the victim of an arson attack and shocking religious hate crime with a picture of a devil left on its […]
March 29, 2018

Chrism Mass draws 1000 from across East Anglia Diocese

Over 1,000 people attended the annual Chrism Mass at a packed Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on Tuesday night (March 27), during which […]
March 27, 2018

Launch aims to bring Latin back into Mass

Graduale Parvum, which aims to bring the “essentially Catholic” language of Latin back into the Mass is set to be launched in April with the help […]
March 26, 2018

Vigil was no pitchforked mob on the streets of Norwich

As the 40 Days for Life Vigil outside the abortion clinic at Bowthorpe in Norwich ended yesterday (March 25) , Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on some […]
March 23, 2018

A busy time for Ignite exploring reconciliation

Ignite team leader Cat Williams reflects on a busy time exploring Reconciliation in the context of Lent. Since jumping back into action at the start of […]
March 22, 2018

Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress visit from East Anglia

A National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus” is to be held in Liverpool in September including visitors from East Anglia. Rebecca Bretherton and Fr Tony Rogers […]
March 20, 2018

Be first to read the April edition of Catholic East Anglia

The April 2018 edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures of the Rosary on the Coast, a […]
March 19, 2018

Days of prayer are marked and history society AGM

Latest news in brief from across the Diocese of East Anglia include a women-s day of prayer, a history society AGM and a first day of […]
March 16, 2018

Cambridge Catholic school features on BBC2 Daily Politics

St Albans Catholic Primary School in Cambridge has featured on BBC2-s Daily Politics programme in a report on the proposed removal of the 50% faith admissions […]
March 15, 2018

Taverham couple get on their tandem to raise cash

Two octogenarian tandem cyclists, from Taverham, have visited 42 different Norwich churches in just six hours to raise almost £400 for Our Lady and St Walstans […]
March 15, 2018

Handel’s Messiah tells Easter story in East Anglia cinemas

A dramatized production of Handel-sMessiah,beamed live from theBristol Old Vicwill be in cinemas across East Anglia for one night only on Wednesday March 28. Messiahis the […]
March 14, 2018

Explaining the role of the Marriage Tribunal

As a new national guide to the annulment process is published, Judicial Vicar Rev Simon Blakesley explains the work of the Marriage Tribunal in East Anglia. […]
March 13, 2018

Bungay’s Fr Charles marks golden jubilee of ordination

Despite the snow and ice, around 70 parishioners from St Edmunds, Bungay braved the elements on March 3 to help Fr Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard celebrate his Golden […]
March 12, 2018

Ex-Archbishop, professor and Sister to speak in Norwich

A former Archbishop of Canterbury, an award-winning professor and a Dominican Sister will be speaking at this year-s Newman Lectures at the University of East Anglia, […]
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