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Third East Anglia Caritas Festival set for Gorleston

The third in the series of Caritas Festivals in the Diocese of East Anglia will be held at St Peter’s Gorleston on Saturday May 25 starting at 9:30am with a Mass led by Bishop Peter Collins.

The Caritas East Commission were told at their recent meeting of the many local organisations that the parishioners in the Coastal Deanery work in and with as part of their helping to meet the needs of their local communities.

These range from foodbanks to support for refugees, help for children with special needs across a range of multicultural, inter-faith and local community groups. And many of them will be represented at the Caritas Festival in Gorleston on May 25.

After Mass there will be refreshments and an opportunity to find out more about the organisations active in the local area until the Festival closes with prayer and reflection at 12 noon.

Deacon John Bell, a member of the Caritas Commission and chair of the Justice and Peace Commission said “The list is impressive and shows the ecumenical character of the energy in the Coastal Deanery. That is worth celebrating in its own right.”

Fr John Warrington, chair of the Caritas Commission, has congratulated the Dean, Fr Anthony Nwankwo, who is also Parish Priest of St Mary’s, Great Yarmouth and of St Peter the Apostle, Gorleston for the enthusiasm and participation from his parishioners in the planning for the Festival.

It is hoped that many of the identified organisations with participate along with CAFOD, the Catenians, Congo School for Peace, CWL, Radio Maria, Stella Maris, and the SVP.

Pictured above is St Peter’s in Gorleston, venue for the May 25 Caritas Festival.