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Two pilgrimages and Ignite Festival are cancelled

A number of high-profile events around the Diocese of East Anglia have been cancelled or postponed following the measures put in place on March 16 by the Prime Minister in an attempt to contain Coronavirus.

These include the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham (which is due to be rescheduled for later in the year), the Children’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham at the end of May and the Ignite Festival at Swaffham, also in May.

The Chrism Mass, on Tuesday April 7, will now not be open to the public and will instead be captured in words, pictures and video and be posted online soon afterwards. More details of this will be carried on the diocesan website as soon as possible.

The first Caritas Festival, which was due to be held at St George’s in Norwich on March 28, has also been cancelled.

Caritas development worker, Jacinta Goode, said: “Please pray for those who were to take part and those they serve, and especially anyone who is suffering the effects of the coronavirus in any way. Caritas is here to serve the poor and marginalised and clearly now is a time when the people of God can share His love in helping those in need.”

If you are able to help coordinate support for the vulnerable through this time, please contact Jacinta:

A day of prayer and study St Ethelreda’s in Newmarket for Catholic men on April 25, being organised by Damian Wallace and John D’Mello on behalf of the Marriage and Family Life Commission of the Diocese of East Anglia.