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Polish Mission, day of reflection, retreats, web accolade

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes Bishop Alan meeting with Polish bishops, a day of reflection in Ely, two retreats in Walsingham and an online accolade for the diocesan website.


Bishop Alan Hopes has described a meeting with Polish bishops in London on June 7 and 8 as “constructive and helpful”.

Bishop Alan, who has responsibility for the good working of the Polish Mission across England Wales, met with the two Polish bishops who have the care for the Polish diaspora in Europe and beyond, together with Monsignor Stephan, the Polish Mission Rector and the General Secretary of the Bishops Conference for England Wales.

“These biannual meetings are always constructive and helpful as we seek to work closely together for the mission of the Church here,” said Bishop Alan. Picture © Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk


A Day of Reflection (pictured right) was held in May by the Ely SVP Conference at St Etheldreda’s Parish Church where they were joined by members of the St Ives Conference.

The proceeding started with Mass and after general introductions with tea and coffee in the parish rooms, parish priest Fr Tony Shryane gave the first of two talks on the Mass and the Holy Eucharist. Two groups were formed for general discussion. After lunch in the garden the second talk and discussions took place and the afternoon concluded with the Holy Hour in the parish church for quiet reflection.


The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham is running two retreats in June at Dowry House in Walsingham

Surrendering to God’s Will in the present moment July 13-15. A retreat led by the sisters at Dowry House helping us enter more deeply into the spirituality of Walsingham, learning in particular what it means to surrender to God’s Will in one’s life and live a spirituality of thanksgiving for all that God does for us.

For further information visit http://www.dowryhouse.org.uk/events-listing/walsingham-spirituality-weekend-iii/

The Fiat of Redemption June 26-28: A retreat led by Tony Hickey. . “Mary said, “Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 ‘Be it done to me’ is translated into Latin as Fiat Mihi.  This is the fiat of redemption.

For further information visit http://www.dowryhouse.org.uk/events-listing/redemption-coming-kingdom-earth/

email: dowryhouse@walsingham.org.uk Tel: 01328 801018


The Diocese of East Anglia website at www.rcdea.org.uk has once again been named among the Top 10 UK Catholic Blogs on the internet. It shares the honour with the Catholic Herald, Catholic Universe, the Catholic Church for England & Wales and the Diocese of Westminster Youth Ministry. Feedspot says sites are ranked on Google reputation and search rankings, popularity on social media and quality and consistency of posts.

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