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10 10, 2018

Canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero

2018-10-10T18:48:24+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

It is a cause of much rejoicing that the formal Canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero will take place in Rome on 14/15th October. As Archbishop of San Salvador in the late 1970’s he became the leader of the Church in his native land. He also became a man of the poor, their advocate when […]

2 10, 2018

Seafarers Mass held at St John’s

2018-10-02T19:26:06+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

A Mass to pray for seafarers and the work of Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) was held at St John the Baptist Cathedral Norwich on October 1.

The Stella Maris Mass, in honour of Our Lady Star of the Sea, was celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes and attended by AoS port chaplains, volunteers, supporters, head office […]

26 09, 2018

Archbishop Justin Welby to visit St John’s Cathedral

2018-09-26T22:08:37+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, is to take part in an historic short ecumenical service at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich on November 7 at the start of a three-day visit to Norfolk. Keith Morris reports.

It is believed to be the first time the leader of the Church of […]

4 09, 2018

Cathedral exhibition to remember 100 years of service

2018-09-04T19:26:13+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich will open its doors this weekend and next for the Heritage Open Days and will mark 100 years of service and sacrifice in times of war.

Entitled They Served, They Serve, the exhibition will feature the stories of both military and civilians from the ordinary ranks of society who […]

3 09, 2018

Chance to sing with the angels

2018-09-03T22:05:23+00:00 Categories: Latest News, Music Group|

The new Graduale Parvum, which was launched at St Mary’s Seminary, Oscott, Birmingham in April, is being introduced to the Diocese of East Anglia at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich, on Saturday September 29, with a day of chant and liturgy.

The day, Sing With The Angels, begins at 10.30am until 5.30pm, organised by […]

29 08, 2018

Prayers for Kerala floods

2018-08-29T18:56:13+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

Parishioners at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich have been praying for those affected by the devastating floods in Kerala in south India, including some families from Norwich who were caught up in the disaster.

On August 20, a special Adoration was held in cathedral from 7pm to 9pm to pray for floods affected Kerala. Some families […]

2 08, 2018

Singing success for Cathedral choir duo

2018-09-03T22:03:51+00:00 Categories: Latest News, Music Group|

Two members of St John the Baptist Cathedral Choir, Caitlin Obee and Sam Kibble are leaving the Norwich choir after two years of dedicated service, to continue their music studies at distinguished institutions.

Caitlin (18) has been singing alto in the Cathedral Choir, and is set to start her further education reading Music at the University […]

21 07, 2018

Ordination is a first for 25 years

2018-07-21T18:47:55+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

Academic and former prison chaplain, Andrew Eburne, last night (Friday July 20) became the first parishioner from St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich to be ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 25 years. Keith Morris reports.

His ordination was celebrated by the Rt Rev Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia.

Andrew’s first career was in academia, […]

20 07, 2018

St John’s received share of £40m cathedral repairs fund

2018-07-21T18:52:20+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

A £40m scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals, including £190,000 for St John’s Cathedral in Norwich, has significantly reduced immediate risks, according to a report published today (July 17).

The First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund, launched by the Government in 2014, invited applications from Catholic and Church of England cathedrals to address urgent […]

4 07, 2018

St John’s Cathedral joins GoGoHares sculpture trail

2018-07-05T21:42:04+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

A giant hare sculpture, inspired by the design of St John’s Cathedral, has joined the popular GoGoHares Norfolk-wide children’s summer trail in aid of children’s charity Break.


There are 68 hares in the trail and the St John’s one is called C-Hare-thedral, named and painted by artist Mik Richardson, drawing inspiration from the Cathedral itself, […]

27 06, 2018

Will Fr Henry be a monk down under?

2018-06-27T22:13:55+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist priest, Fr Henry Whisenant, has announced that he is to spend a year as a monk in Tasmania, in Australia, to discern whether it is the right move for him to take. Here he explains why has made this decision?

No […]

27 06, 2018

Dementia friendly cafe

2018-07-04T20:20:36+00:00 Categories: Latest News|

Each month the Narthex cafe offers a ‘dementia friendly’ place for people with dementia, their partners, families and friends to meet up for a chat and a coffee.