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September 7, 2018

Cream teas, Day with Mary and teddy bears’ picnic

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a cream tea party, a Day With Mary and a teddy bears’ picnic. A Cream Tea […]
September 6, 2018

Duo take important step toward the diaconate in Norwich

Two Diocese of East Anglia candidates took an important step toward becoming permanent deacons earlier this week (September 3) when the Ministry of Reader (Lector) was […]
September 5, 2018

New Dereham convent is blessed by Bishop Alan

The country’s newest convent – a converted barn near Dereham in Norfolk – has held a first Mass, a family day and been blessed by Bishop […]
September 5, 2018

Adoremus National Eucharistic Congress is live on TV

The Catholic Bishops of England & Wales have announced that the Eucharistic Congress Adoremus 2018 taking place from September 7 – 9 will be transmitted live […]
September 4, 2018

East Anglia pilgrims have a wonderful week in Lourdes

Almost 100 pilgrims from East Anglia returned from a wonderful week in Lourdes on August 31, once again led by Bishop Alan Hopes, reports pilgrimage director, […]
September 3, 2018

Cathedral exhibition to remember 100 years of service

St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich will open its doors this weekend and next for the Heritage Open Days and will mark 100 years of […]
September 3, 2018

Two Bible study courses to run at St George’s in Norwich

Two Bible study courses, which are open to all, are due to start at St George’s Church in Norwich this autumn. The Bible & the Virgin Mary […]
September 1, 2018

Marriage and family life celebrated at Walsingham

Marriage and family life are being celebrated at Walsingham this year through two major retreats: the Marriage and Family Life week and the Loving For Life […]
August 31, 2018

Stella Maris Mass in Norwich to celebrate seafarer work

Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) East Anglia Port Chaplain Patricia Ezra and her team of ship visitors in the Diocese support the faith and spiritual needs […]
August 30, 2018

Ely helps answer prayers of Cambodia twin parish

The parish of Ely became the answer to the prayers of Prek Toal, its twinned community in Cambodia, when it was able to provide funds to […]
August 29, 2018

Suffolk man donates shoes as campaign tops 100k miles

A man from Woodbridge who has walked as part of a global campaign to stand in solidarity with refugees has donated his shoes to a public […]
August 28, 2018

Prayers for Kerala floods at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich

Parishioners at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich have been praying for those affected by the devastating floods in Kerala in south India, including some families from […]
August 24, 2018

Chance to sing with the angels at cathedral in Norwich

The new Graduale Parvum, which was launched at St Mary’s Seminary, Oscott, Birmingham in April, is being introduced to the Diocese of East Anglia at the […]
August 24, 2018

Bishop Alan endorses Pope’s words over abuse reports

The days of this past week have once again been darkened by the allegations that have been made against priests in six American Dioceses of abuse […]
August 23, 2018

Diocese to appoint Caritas East Anglia development worker

The Diocese of East Anglia has secured funding for the appointment of a part-time development worker for Caritas East Anglia for at least one year to […]
August 22, 2018

First chance to read September East Anglia newspaper

The September edition of the Catholic East Anglia newspaper is now available online and contains news and pictures from a rare ordination at St John’s Cathedral […]
August 22, 2018

Church to reveal key role of women in town’s history

Historic documents rescued from a rubbish bin will be on display at St Edmund’s church in Bury St Edmunds during Heritage Days on September 8 and […]
August 21, 2018

CCJ talk in Norwich, Bishop’s medal and special Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a CCJ talk in Norwich, a Bishop’s Medal award in Ely and a special Mass in […]
August 20, 2018

Delight as £67,000 Suffolk church repair project ends

The completion of a £67,000 project to repair and redecorate St Thomas of Canterbury church, Woodbridge, has been celebrated by parishioners, reports Parish Publicity Officer Kathleen […]
August 17, 2018

Suffolk priest retires, Norwich city walk, first Communion

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes news about a priest retiring, a city walk and a first Holy Communion. Suffolk priest Fr […]
August 16, 2018

Celebration as Ipswich priest marks 25 years of service

Fr John Warrington, parish priest at St Mary’s in Ipswich, celebrated his silver jubilee as a priest with the help of a packed church of parishioners […]
August 15, 2018

Ecumenical celebration, heart-felt thanks and barbecue

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes an ecumenical saint’s celebration, a heart-felt thanks from a Tanzanian health worker and an American barbecue […]
August 14, 2018

Appeal to take part in Norfolk churches bike ride and walk

Organisers of the Norfolk Churches Trust Annual Bike Ride and Walk are appealing for Catholic churches to join in with the event by opening their doors […]
August 14, 2018

Chance to join CAFOD at climate summit in Poland

CAFOD is looking for supporters who are passionate about tackling climate change to join its delegation to the UN Climate Summit at Katowice, Poland in December. […]
August 13, 2018

When crisis hits home, SVP in Norfolk steps in

When the police found Larry standing on Cromer Pier preparing to throw himself into the sea, it was the St Vincent de Paul Society in Norfolk […]
August 9, 2018

Taking the Gospel message door-to-door near St Ives

The Proclaim group from the St Ives parish have been following in a 120-year-old tradition of evangelisation, led by Fr Karol Porczak, in visiting homes in […]
August 8, 2018

Parish gardening group in Bury St Edmunds is blooming

A parish gardening group at St Edmund King and Martyr in Bury St Edmunds is celebrating a successful first year. Sarah Green reports. The group was […]
August 7, 2018

Refugee solidarity walk, 80th celebration and sewing day

Latest news from around the Diocese of East Anglia includes a refugee solidarity walk, an 80th birthday celebration and an opportunity for sewing. A 55-strong group […]
August 6, 2018

Young Anglian pilgrims go in search of northern saints

A pilgrimage in pursuit of the northern saints of Britain was the aim of a group of young people from the Diocese of East Anglia over […]
August 3, 2018

Lottery grant boost for £285k Lowestoft church project

A project to make essential repairs to a landmark Lowestoft Catholic church and widen its community access, with a digital visitor guide, has received support from […]
August 2, 2018

Bonnie is new Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator

Cambridge University academic and author Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson is the new Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator for the Diocese of East Anglia. Bonnie (pictured above) […]
August 1, 2018

Singing success for St John’s Cathedral choir duo

Two members of St John the Baptist Cathedral Choir, Caitlin Obee and Sam Kibble are leaving the Norwich choir after two years of dedicated service, to […]
July 31, 2018

Catholic care home in Suffolk rated as outstanding

A Catholic care home in Great Barton near Bury St Edmunds is celebrating after being rated outstanding in a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission. […]
July 31, 2018

East Anglia supporters join CAFOD’s refugee campaign

Parishes and schools across East Anglia have been joining CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign this summer, inspired by Pope Francis’ call to show compassion and solidarity […]
July 27, 2018

Ipswich priest celebrates 60 years of ministry

Ipswich priest Canon Michael Hazell has celebrated 60 years of service to the Catholic Church reports John Cassidy. St Mary’s Parish Ipswich hosted Diamond Jubilee celebrations […]
July 26, 2018

Patronal festival, Walsingham talk and first Communion

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a patronal festival, a Walsingham talk and a first Holy Communion. St Benet’s in Beccles celebrated […]
July 25, 2018

Bible certificates, saint’s day celebration, silver award

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Bible study certificate presentation, an annual saint’s day celebration and a silver salver award. Parishioners […]
July 24, 2018

Norfolk Catholic couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

A Norfolk Catholic couple, who met each other as teenagers in 1944, have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a party at St Helen’s Church in […]
July 23, 2018

Church’s 60th anniversary celebration and dinner talk

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a church 60th anniversary celebration in Cambridge and an interesting after-dinner talk. Bishop Alan Hopes said […]
July 21, 2018

Ordination is a first for 25 years from St John’s Cathedral

Academic and former prison chaplain, Andrew Eburne, last night (Friday July 20) became the first parishioner from St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich to be […]
July 20, 2018

Mini Vinnies, African celebration, school’s charity walk

Latest news from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia include new Mini Vinnie groups, an African celebration and pupils joining CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign. […]
July 19, 2018

Norfolk school stages literary extravaganza

For three days the pupils at the Sacred Heart School in Swaffham were released from their normal timetable to take part in a literary extravaganza, reports […]
July 17, 2018

St John’s received share of £40m cathedral repairs fund

A £40m scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals, including £190,000 for St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, has significantly reduced immediate risks, according to a report […]
July 16, 2018

Thousands of visitors enjoy sunny Clare Priory Craft Fair

Thousands of visitors who enjoyed the sunshine at the Clare Priory Craft Fair 2018 held on the July 14 and 15 and were entertained with a […]
July 13, 2018

Adelaida’s life-changing double hip operation is a success

A young Tanzanian health care worker has had a successful operation in Norwich to restore the use of both of her legs thanks to the work […]
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