Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letters

May 7, 2022

Bishop prays for more priestly vocations

In his pastoral letter for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Bishop Alan Hopes prays for more vocations both for the priesthood and the religious life. Dear […]
January 4, 2022

Allow Jesus to bring us his light says Bishop Alan

In his pastoral letter for the start of January, Bishop Alan Hopes writes, let us truly allow Jesus Christ to bring his light into our dark […]
September 20, 2021

Bishop’s letter marks start of Synodal Church process

Bishop Alan Hopes has written a Pastoral Letter to everyone across the Diocese of East Anglia to mark the start of the worldwide Synodal Church process […]
May 23, 2021

Pastoral Letter on the Environment for Pentecost

A Pastoral Letter on the environment, prepared by the Bishops of England and Wales, for use in churches on May 23, Pentecost Sunday. The Solemnity of […]
February 22, 2021

Bishop reflects on Jesus’ preparation for His mission

In his pastoral letter for the First Sunday of Lent (February 20-21), Bishop Alan Hopes reflects on Jesus’ time of fasting and prayer in the desert […]