Since the lockdown started, an increasing number of Diocese of East Anglia churches have been live streaming Masses online.
Now the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has produced a very useful searchable guide to Masses across the whole county, including East Anglia.
It’s easy to search just using your postcode or by selecting a diocese. Narrow down your search results by selecting the Mass Type (Daily, Vigil or Sunday) and you can select from the available languages.
Below is a list of East Anglia Catholic churches live streaming in real-time or placing videos online:
Sacred Heart, North Walsham, is the latest parish to set up live streaming, in time for Holy Week. It can be accessed via the parish website at https://www.sacredheartnorthwalsham.com
In December 2020, Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury, Wymondham, began live-streaming its Masses, which can be viewed on YouTube.
Also live-streaming its Masses from December 2020 is St Mary Magdalene church in Ipswich, which can be viewed on YouTube.
St Mary’s Thetford is live streaming on Youtube at 10am on Sunday mornings.
St Michael’s Huntingdon is live streaming on Facebook and YouTube via the parish website www.stmichaelrc.org. Or you can access via a smart TV by going to YouTube and searching for St Michael’s Parish Huntingdon.
Sacred Heart in St Ives is now live streaming 24-hours a day, but Masses are not being recorded so they can only be watched live. Details at: www.sacredheart-stives.org.uk
Clare Priory in Suffolk is live-streaming many of its Masses on YouTube.
All Sunday and Weekday Masses are now being live-streamed from Sacred Heart and St. Margaret Mary in Dereham Search for Dereham Catholic Church on YouTube.
St Mary’s in Ipswich is now streaming many Masses on YouTube in particular Sunday 9am and weekday mornings (except Fridays which is at 5:30pm). These times may change so do check for details and to watch via the website: www.st-mary.org.uk.
Our Lady of the Annunciation in Poringland is now live streaming daily Masses on its YouTube channel. At 8am Monday to Friday and 9am Saturday and Sunday.
St George, Norwich is now live streaming Masses on weekdays at 10am; rosary at 9.40am; plus podcasting a daily Evening Prayer at 6pm and reflections every day, and Mass on Sundays at 10.30am. Access them all from the website: www.stgeorgenorwich.com
St Laurence’s in Cambridge at: www.saintlaurence.org.uk/live
The Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham at: www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream
St John’s Cathedral in Norwich at: www.sjbcathedral.org.uk
Our Lady of the Assumption and the English Martyrs in Cambridge, details here.
St Luke’s Peterborough, daily at 11am from Fr Alfonso-Jude Belnas home (Sundays from St Luke’s) can be watched here: https://twitter.com/saintlukesbull
Fr James Caulfield at Our Lady and St Charles Borromeo in Wisbech is recording a daily Mass and making it available for broadcast at 10am each day on YouTube. Fr James has also recorded the Angelus promise and will post other prayers such as the stations of the cross over the next few days.
Our Lady Star of the Sea in Lowestoft has created a Facebook group to live stream Masses, music and prayers to his parishioners and is also providing audio recordings, audio bidding prayers and PDFs of liturgy through its website https://www.ourladylowestoft.com
The Parish of Brandon and Mildenhall, under priest Fr Luke Goymour is live streaming a daily Mass Monday – Saturday at 10am and Sunday Mass at 11am via its Facebook Page
St Edmunds Church in Bury St Edmunds is live streaming Masses daily (variable times), Saturday 10am, Sunday 10.30am, plus Rosary and some Prayer of the Church services, on its website and YouTube channel
Our Lady of Pity, Swaffham, various Mass’ ourladyofpity.org
Fr Arockiya Seelan at Sacred Heart and St Oswald in Peterborough is saying Mass daily online at 9am (Sundays 10am) on YouTube and on the parish website: https://sh-so.org/ Plus these Holy Week Mass times: Holy Thursday 8.15pm, Good Friday Liturgy 3pm, Easter Vigil 8.30pm, Easter Sunday 10am
Our Lady and St Peter, Aldeburgh is live streaming mass each morning at 10am direct from Fr Tony Rogers’s home on YouTube.
St Peter and All Souls Peterborough is live streaming Masses on its YouTube channel more details on its website: www.stpeterandallsouls.org.uk including a Mass in Italian at 9.30am every Sunday and Holy day.
Darren Butler of South Norfolk-based Audio Electronic Design has recently installed permanent twin-camera systems at both St John’s Cathedral in Norwich and OLEM in Cambridge. Read more about the St John’s system here. Contact AED at: 01953 860074 or 07887 620864 and via their web site www.audioelectronicdesign.co.uk or watch a video about the Twin Camera system here.
Sean Martin, who helped to set up the live stream at St Laurence’s, is happy to have a conversation with any other diocesan churches who may wish to explore setting this up, to help point them in the right direction. You can contact Sean on 07775 514294 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A free online guide to help priests in live-streaming of Masses has been published online at: www.formingmissionarydisciples.org.uk/covid19
For those who do not have internet access, the Knights of St Columba have set up a Dial-a-Mass for those who are unable to participate in the celebration of the Mass via TV or Livestreaming. The Mass is available from 12 noon each day and will last about 45 minutes, being available until midnight the same day. The Mass will cost as little as a local call and the phone number is: 01642 130120.