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Parish celebrates, clergy retreat and Cambodian Mass

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a parish celebrating 40, a clergy retreat and a Cambodian-style Mass in Norfolk.

St Philip Howard in Cambridge celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Canonical establishment as a Parish on Sunday October 28 with Bishop Alan in attendance. 

A Cambodia-style Mass to celebrate Pchum Ben, the Cambodian Feast of Ancestors took place at Sacred Heart, North Walsham on October 12 (pictured right). Chief celebrant Canon Mark Hackeson was joined by Fathers David Bagstaff, James Walsh, David Ward and Deacon Bill Dimelow.

Young people from Sacred Heart Parish took a leading role in the Mass which was attended by representatives from several of the Cambodia ‘twinned’ parishes together with people from St George’s Norwich, Poringland and Great Yarmouth.

This was the eighth year this Mass has taken place in North Walsham and it was as always, a beautiful and moving occasion enabling those present from across East Anglia Diocese to join in spirit and in prayer with our Cambodian friends at this important time of their year said Katie Maidment.

Cambodia-style’ Masses in 2019 will be held at Costessey in May and Bury St Edmunds in September.

God’s choice and vocation call was the theme of a Diocese of East Anglian clergy retreat at the Ermitage, in Lisieux, France from November 5 to 9. There were 15 Diocesan priests and two deacons attending along with Samuel Randall.

Also, in the centre of the picture (right), is Bishop David McGough, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, who led the retreat. The theme of the retreat was God’s choice and call made to each individual, and in a particular through the vocation to priesthood or diaconate.


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