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New knights, Holy Land talk, entertaining students

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a quartet of new knights in Norwich, a talk on the Living Stones of the Holy Land and an entertaining evening for Catholic students at the UEA.

The Norwich Council of the Knights of St Columba elevated Brothers Jerome Albano, Pablito Candaza, Laurence Mitchell and Renato Paner to Full Knighthood in a ceremony at the 11am Mass at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on Sunday October 20.

The ceremony was conducted by Norwich Chaplain Deacon Patrick Limacher, Provincial Grand Knight, Bro Jason Wickard, Provincial Membership officer, Bro Dennis Moore and Provincial Treasurer, Bro Chris Brooks. This was witnessed by their families, fellow Knights and the congregation of the Cathedral. 

If you are interested in joining the Knights of St Columba, please contact Bro Dennis Moore by email or phone 01508 578056.

Pictured above, left to right, are: Bros Jerome, Renato, Pablito and Laurence.

The Friends of the Holy Land are taking part in Evensong at Norwich Anglican Cathedral on Wednesday November 5 at a service called Hear from the Living Stones to mark the charity’s tenth anniversary.

There will be a talk about the Living Stones by Rec Canon David Longe (Rector of Matlaske and formerly chaplain to the Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem), introduced by Rev Helen Rengert from Reepham.

The service will start at 5.30pm with the talk at 6.30pm. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. More details at

The Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association followed their 56-year tradition of entertaining Catholic students at the University of East Anglia on the third Sunday of October after the 6pm Mass on October 20.

This year’s Mass was celebrated by the University’s Catholic Chaplain, Rev Andrew Eburne aided by his Assistant Chaplain Joseph Beakhouse. Phil Hoy, the Circle’s current President led a contingent of Brother Catenians plus their wives.

Pictured left to right are students Lara Dela Cruz and Marya George, Phil Hoy, Rev Andrew Eburne, student Emike Nasamu and Joseph Beakhouse.