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February 17, 2017

Ecumenism alive and well across Diocese of East Anglia

Ecumenism is alive and well across East Anglia with the Catholic Diocese and its representatives playing a full role, according to a survey just published by […]
February 16, 2017

Lent Station Masses to be held across East Anglia Diocese

Lenten Station Masses will be held in the seven Deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes. Each Mass will begin with […]
February 15, 2017

Sawston church says farewell to ‘man of vision’ Fr Raf

More than 250 parishioners from across South Cambridgeshire gathered in Sawston on Sunday February 12 for a party to bid farewell and offer heartfelt thanks to […]
February 14, 2017

First Ignite youth training weekend is a success

The first Ignite Lite youth training weekend was held in late January for participants to learn more about their faith and the practical elements of ministry. […]
February 13, 2017

Bishop anoints with oil and prays for the sick in Norwich

The 25th World Day of the Sick and the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes was marked at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in […]
February 11, 2017

School starts its golden anniversary celebrations

St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds began its Golden Jubilee Year on Friday January 20, with a celebration of Mass in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.  […]
February 10, 2017

Cambridge parish connects with CAFOD work in Peru

The parish of St Laurence’s, Cambridge, has just celebrated its new partnership with communities in Peru, facilitated through international development agency CAFOD’s Connect2 scheme.  By becoming […]
February 9, 2017

Norfolk Police get first-ever Catholic chaplain

A first-ever official Catholic chaplain has been appointed to Norfolk Constabulary. Rev Nick Greef, who is a permanent deacon at St George’s Parish in Norwich, has recently […]
February 6, 2017

Cambridge teacher honoured for 25 years’ service

Cambridge teacher Barbara Quail has influenced hundreds of pupils over her 25 years at St Laurence Catholic primary school in the city and her long service […]
February 1, 2017

Media workshop helps spread churches’ good news

Participants from Cambridge, Ipswich, Ramsey and Camborne heard tips and techniques to help get good news about their churches and Catholic organisations into the media, at […]
January 31, 2017

Diocese of East Anglia needs Norfolk-based accountant

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking to appoint a new permanent full-time Diocesan Accountant based at the Diocesan Finance Office in Poringland, available from May 1, […]
January 31, 2017

Bishop blesses West Norfolk school’s £3.5m extension

A £3.5m extension which has enabled a West Norfolk Catholic primary school to double in size from 210 to 420 places, has been blessed by Bishop […]
January 31, 2017

Enjoy a beer while listening to Catholic talks in Norwich

Subjects have been announced for the next three Peter’s Pints evenings, at the Narthex bar at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, which offer the opportunity to […]
January 30, 2017

TV Holy Trail around Norfolk’s iconic religious sites

A new four-part TV series following a Holy Trail around some of Norfolk’s most iconic religious sites will air on Mustard TV during February. Its writer […]
January 29, 2017

Bishop Alan’s invitation to join CAFOD Mass in Norwich

Bishop Alan Hopes has asked those who support CAFOD to join him for a special Mass at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Saturday 25 February […]
January 27, 2017

Ordination is historic first for Diocese of East Anglia

An historic occasion took place in Cambridge on Wednesday evening (January 25) when Seminarian Jaylord Magpuyo became the first-ever Filippino to be ordained as a deacon […]
January 27, 2017

Show your support for new East Anglia Catholic schools

Parents, parishioners and education professionals who are keen to support the move by the Diocese of East Anglia to open new Catholic schools in Norwich, Peterborough, […]
January 24, 2017

Support given after fatal Felixstowe ship explosion

A Catholic port chaplain and parish priest in Felixstowe have been able to lend support to the crew of a ship birthed in the port after […]
January 24, 2017

Norfolk LiveSimply parish helps refugees and foodbanks

Parishioners at Sacred Heart Parish in North Norfolk have determined to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor, including donating £2000 to refugee work […]
January 23, 2017

Fr Paul joins Ecumenical Canons at Norwich Cathedral

During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Bishop of Norwich welcomed three new ecumenical canons to Norwich’s Anglican Cathedral, including the Very Rev David […]
January 23, 2017

Catholic PC honoured for helping young Norfolk drivers

A Norfolk PC, and former chair of the Catholic Police Guild, has received a special award from his Chief Constable for his work over the last […]
January 17, 2017

East Anglia Catholic new schools champions are needed

The Diocese of East Anglia is looking for ‘local champions’ in areas where it wants to open new Catholic schools. The Diocese’s Schools Team is looking […]
January 17, 2017

Posada tradition embraced with joy in Ramsey

The Posada may be a Mexican tradition, but it is one that parishioners in Ramsey have embraced with joy, reports Eilish Storey. Nearly every day during […]
January 13, 2017

Diocesan 2017 yearbook and calendar now available

The Diocese of East Anglia 2017 Yearbook and Liturgical Calendar is now available in parishes across the region, as well as online. The annual printed publication, […]
January 12, 2017

Italian singer bids farewell to Norwich cathedral choir

The choir at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich has said ‘arrivederci’ to Italian singer Luciana Ravina after 40 years of musical service. Luciana began singing in […]
January 11, 2017

Latest news from the East Anglian Catholic History Society

The Winter 2016/17 edition of Orientale Lumen, the newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, has just been published containing latest news, events and articles. […]
January 10, 2017

Bishop Alan reflects on Mary and ends with call to action

Bishop Alan writes of his reflections on the Mary – Mother of God and ends in a call to action, in a pastoral letter read in […]
January 9, 2017

Lowestoft school holds ‘intriguing’ multi-faith day

St Mary’s Primary in Lowestoft recently held a Multi Faith Day, which one pupil said was “unique and intriguing”. To prepare for the event, each class […]
January 9, 2017

Light-filled youth celebration of Epiphany near Norwich

There was a light-filled celebration of Epiphany near Norwich yesterday evening when a record 200 young people and their families from across the Diocese of East […]
January 5, 2017

Free media workshop to help you promote your parish

Following a successful parish communications training evening in Beccles last year, a second free media workshop is to be run in Cambridge on Thursday January 26. […]
January 4, 2017

Former Bishop of East Anglia to be remembered at Mass

Bishop Michael Evans, former bishop of East Anglia, will be remembered and prayed for at a Mass at St George’s Cathedral in Southwark held in honour […]
January 4, 2017

French touch to Lowestoft school’s Advent celebrations

St Mary’s Primary in Lowestoft celebrated Advent with a variety of special events including a nativity play performed entirely in French.  All the children in Reception […]
January 3, 2017

A world of care, compassion and love in Cambodia

After ten years of visits, Bob Maidment from North Walsham Parish says that entering the space of the Battambang Diocese in Cambodia is to find a […]
December 30, 2016

March church and school send aid to feed Aleppo people

Parishioners and schoolchildren in March have rallied round to support the Franciscan Sisters working in Aleppo by sending out over £2,000 this Christmas. The money was […]
December 29, 2016

Start the New Year looking at Christ

Fr Sean Connolly offers a reflection on the practice of making New Year’s Resolutions. A new year will soon be upon us and with it the […]
December 28, 2016

Ipswich women’s group celebrates 80th anniversary

The Ipswich section of the East Anglia Branch of the Catholic Women’s League has staged a celebration of its 80th anniversary of its founding in 1936, […]
December 28, 2016

School students walk, bake and attend Big Church Gig

Students from schools across the Diocese of East Anglia have been busy doing sponsored walks, charity bake-offs and attending the Big Church Live Gig. On November […]
December 24, 2016

Chatteris churches join forces to launch prayer initiative

The Catholic and Anglican churches in Chatteris have teamed up in a new initiative to pray for every single street in the town. March Catholic parish […]
December 23, 2016

Christmas is not an idea but an actual event

Bishop Alan Hopes reflects on the Christian approach to Christmas. Christmas, like every other great feast in the Church’s calendar, is not based on a philosophy […]
December 22, 2016

The unbridled joy of the Christmas mystery

Fr Henry Whisenant reflects on the joy of the Christmas mystery. Sing, sing all earth! Sing, sing all earth the eternal praises sing, to our Redeemer, […]
December 21, 2016

Sisters offers discernment weekend for women in York

Sisters of the Congregation of Jesus, which has strong links with East Anglia, will be leading a weekend of discernment for women who feel they may […]
December 21, 2016

Norwich research reveals stories of war heroes

A teenage member of St John’s Cathedral in Norwich has spent the past year painstakingly researching the stories of the 53 soldiers killed during WW1 who are listed […]
December 19, 2016

Felixstowe church’s new sanctuary blessed by bishop

A packed congregation witnessed the blessing of a new-look Sanctuary at St Felix Church in Felixstowe yesterday, following a £25,000 project. Bishop Alan Hopes celebrated Mass and blessed […]
December 19, 2016

Posada statue journeys to care home in Wisbech

The Posada statue of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus made its way into a care home in Wisbech during December, reports Sean Finlay. Amanda and […]
December 16, 2016

Over 60 crib sets on display at parish church in Bungay

Over 60 cribs went on display St Edmund’s Church, Bungay, to coincide with the annual Christmas Street Fair, reports Andy Parris. The idea was initiated by […]