News of Bishop’s Chair, Canada link and museum visit

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News of Bishop’s Chair, Canada link and museum visit

Latest news in brief from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a new Bishop’s Chair, a Canadian connection, a museum visit and an historical newsletter.

The Bishop’s Chair in St John’s Cathedral in Norwich (pictured above), which is the symbol of his teaching authority in the Church is to be re-located in the Sanctuary from its present position to the east end of the Cathedral.

The new chair will be of stone with the Diocesan Arms and flanked by the two Deacons’ chairs. In addition to the new chair spaces will be excavated in St Joseph’s Chapel for tombs for deceased Bishops. The works began on January 15 and will hopefully be completed in eight weeks. The cost of the works has been donated by personal gifts from individuals, and the chair will be the gift of the Cathedral Friends. No costs will be met by the Diocese or the Cathedral Parish.

News from the Diocese of East Anglia is regularly reaching the Mission Diocese of Whitehorse in Yukon Territory, Canada, thanks to the editor of one of its parish newsletters, Pat Banks, who has connections with the Diocese. Pat picks up news from the diocesan website’s enewsletter and republishes items of interest.

On January 13, a contingent of members and wives of NorwichCircle of the Catenian Association, led by its President John Kenny, visited Great Yarmouth’s famous ‘Time and Tide’ museumwhich is set in one of the UK’s best preserved herring curing works and tells the story of Great Yarmouth from its Ice Age origins up to the present day.

Thefascinatingtour of the museum was preceded by an excellent lunch at the nearby Silver Darlings Cafe. Pictured, left to right, are Sally and Roger Pearson, John Murray, Natalie Coomber, Diana Shaw, John Kenny and Lee Coomber. Photo taken by Tony Shaw.

The latest edition of the newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, Orientale Lumen, is now available online at


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