Cathedral Events

5 10, 2016

Advent Retreat at Walsingham

2017-02-06T20:46:12+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events, Walsingham Association|

Advent Retreat at Walsingham between Friday evening 9th and Sunday lunchtime 11th December. For a time of preparation for the birth of our Saviour join all or part of the weekend.

The retreat includes a series of short talks by Fr. Keith Tulloch SM (Our Lady of the Annunciation in Walsingham), Reconciliation, Exposition and personal time, […]

13 09, 2016

WHITE RABBIT – RISE Theatre UK Tour 2016

2017-02-06T20:46:12+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist are delighted to welcome the professional Christian theatre company RISE Theatre, who will be performing their original play ‘White Rabbit’ at The Narthex on Saturday 19th November 2016

‘White Rabbit’ is a beautifully crafted allegory brought to life by RISE Theatre’s exciting, imaginative performance style. Be prepared to laugh, cry […]

21 07, 2016

Traditional Garden Party – 23rd July

2017-02-06T20:46:14+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Come and join us for a day of family-friendly fun and frolics in the garden!

One of our best-kept secrets, our beautiful cathedral garden will be open to all between 2pm and 8pm, filled with all the delights of a traditional British garden party.

The party begins at 2.15pm, with our Royal Parade – open to all the […]

28 06, 2016

Final Lunchtime Concert of this Season

2017-02-06T20:46:14+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events, Music Events|

Join us at 1pm for the final Lunchtime Concert in our season, before a break for the summer months.

This week’s Concert is given by Jack Spencer. Jack is currently an Organ Scholar at Queens’ College Cambridge.

The Concert will follow immediately after the 12.30 Mass in the Cathedral.

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1 06, 2016

Emma Nuule in concert

2017-02-06T20:46:17+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events, Music Events|

The award winning soprano singer Emma Nuule, will be performing at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist on 7th August 2016.

Emma, who sung in tribute of the Queen’s birthday at City Hall in April will be performing a range of classical songs with pianist Will Fergusson supporting.

Arrival for the event is 6.30pm, the performance will begin at […]

25 05, 2016

Queen’s 90th birthday picnic at Cathedral

2017-02-06T20:46:17+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Ecumenical Christian charity Celebrate Norwich & Norfolk will be marking Her Majesty The Queen’s official 90th Birthday on Sunday June 12, with a free picnic to honour local Christian volunteers, followed by a Celebration service, both at St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich.

Christian charities and organisations from across Norwich and Norfolk are being invited to […]

26 04, 2016

Marriage and Family Celebration Mass 18th June

2017-02-06T20:46:18+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Bishop Alan warmly invites all married and engaged couples to attend a special Mass celebrating marriage and family at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich on Saturday, 18th June, 11am, followed by a lunch reception.

Certificates will be awarded to those married 1yr,  5yrs and every multiple of 5 years thereafter. For more information, […]

24 03, 2016

Chrism Mass is significant moment for Diocese

2017-02-06T20:46:20+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Around 1,000 people marked a “significant moment in the life of the Diocese of East Anglia” on Wednesday night (March 22) at the annual Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich, during which priestly promises were renewed and sacred oils blessed.

The Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Alan Hopes, […]

24 03, 2016

Holy Week & Easter Sunday Schedule

2016-03-24T16:45:20+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Maundy Thursday – Thursday 24th March
10am – Morning Prayer (in the Choir Stalls)
12pm – Office of Readings (in the Choir Stalls)
7.30pm – Solemn Mass of The Lord’s Supper
11.45pm – Night Prayer (at the altar of repose)

Vigil at the altar of repose until Midnight following the Mass

Good Friday – Friday 25th March
10am – Morning Prayer (in […]

10 03, 2016

Lent Station Mass

2017-02-06T20:46:21+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Station Masses are being held in the seven Deaneries across the Diocese of East Anglia as part of the regular pattern of Lent in the church, all celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes.

In the Jubilee Year of Mercy people are being especially asked to try and bring someone with them who perhaps has not been to […]

16 02, 2016

Choir of St Austin’s Church Wakefield

2017-02-06T20:46:22+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Yorkshire comes to Norfolk

On Saturday 20th February at 7pm, there will be a free concert in the Cathedral given by the Choir of St Austin’s Church, Wakefield. Programme includes Plainchant, Palestrina, Tallis, Bruckner, Rutter, and more! Admission free, retiring collection.

The Choir will also sing the 11am Mass on Sunday 21st February, including music by Byrd, Farrant, […]

5 02, 2016

Norwich Deanery Station Mass

2016-02-05T21:09:45+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Bishop Alan and the clergy of the Norwich Deanery invite you to join them in celebrating the Deanery Station Mass for the Year of Mercy in The Cathedral Church of St John The Baptist at 7.00 pm on Tuesday, 8th March. Before Mass there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 6.00 pm and […]

3 02, 2016

Pax Christi Icon Talks

2017-02-06T20:46:23+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events, Lent|

The Icon of Peace has toured churches, schools and prisons. Many people have been blessed by mediating on it’s themes and praying before it.It has been a  powerful stimulus for prayer and reflection about the process of peacemaking. The people and stories depicted on it can open our eyes to aspects of forgiveness and reconciliation as part […]

2 02, 2016

CAFOD – Lent appeal 2016

2017-02-06T20:46:23+01:00Categories: CAFOD, Cathedral Events|

CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.

We are delighted to hear this years Lent appeal is being match-funded  by the UK government up to a total £3.5 million!

We’re asking people to think about the fact that clean drinking water, proper toilets and […]

2 02, 2016

Laudato Si explained

2017-02-06T20:46:23+01:00Categories: CAFOD, Cathedral Events, Justice & Peace|

The Cafod group together with Justice and Peace are running a Lenten course on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si.

All the sessions will be held in the Narthex at 7.30 pm and of course everyone is welcome.
Laudato SI’ – Care For Our Common Home
The speakers for each evening are:
Monday […]
30 01, 2016

Stations of the Cross

2016-02-03T20:00:45+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events, Lent|

Stations of the Cross will be led from station to station by one of the Cathedral clergy each Friday in Lent starting in the afternoon at 12.30pm and again at 7pm.  At each station there is a time of meditation and an act of devotion.

How to benefit from this devotion

  • Pray this devotion with your family or […]
26 01, 2016

Candlemas for the religious of the Diocese

2016-01-30T21:01:23+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

February 2nd at 12 noon To celebrate the Feast of the ‘Presentation of the Lord in the Temple’ (Candlemas).

Usual Masses at 10am and 7pm that day with Blessing of Candles.

The Feast of the Presentation, often called Candlemas, commemorates the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the presentation of Christ in the temple, which occurred […]

25 01, 2016

Great Cathedral Bake-Off

2016-01-30T21:01:52+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

The first Great Cathedral Bake-Off is on Sunday 7th February. Come along at 10am to the Narthex Hall with a dozen of your finest confections. Funds raised go towards the First Holy Communion and Youth Programmes. Email your entry name to Jo Graham at

22 01, 2016

February Lunchtime Concerts

2017-02-06T20:46:23+01:00Categories: Cathedral Events|

Our new series of Lunchtime Concerts (Wednesdays @ 1) begins on 3rd February

On 3rd February, we welcome Judy Ball, Director of the Cathedral Music Group, who will be joined by friends to put on a concert of Baroque Music.

On 17th February, Anna Prosser (Mezzo Soprano) comes from Leeds to provide a concert of stunning music, including […]