3 09, 2019

New Priest at the Cathedral

2019-09-03T15:46:53+00:00Categories: Latest News, News|

We welcome Fr Simon Davies to the Cathedral where he will be Assistant Priest. Fr Simon was Ordained in July 2019 in the Cathedral. During his time on placement at St Laurence’s Church in Cambridge as part of his training for the priesthood, he was interviewed by Sarah Sykes for – we have copied this text […]

28 09, 2017

Fatima statue and relics visit Cathedral

2017-09-28T20:28:26+00:00Categories: News|

The Fatima Pilgrim Virgin statue and saints relics visited St John’s Cathedral over the weekend (September 23 and 24) with hundreds of people turning up for a programme of Masses, services, prayers films and talks.

The visit to the Diocese of East Anglia was part of a nationwide tour of cathedrals to mark the centenary year of Our […]

24 06, 2017

Celebration of marriage and family life

2017-06-24T14:32:48+00:00Categories: News|

Over 3,500 years of marriage were represented at the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass which took place on Saturday, June 17 at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist.

Couples from across the Diocese of East Anglia took part with around 300 people in attendance.  Certificates were presented to couples celebrating significant anniversaries and two […]

26 05, 2017

We don’t want your money, but we do need your help….

2017-05-27T22:26:39+00:00Categories: CAFOD, Family & Youth, Justice & Peace, News|


Lauren Henery from English Plus is looking for volunteers to join the ‘cleaning squad’ to prepare houses for newly arrived asylum seekers to Norwich.
Several parishioners from St John’s are involved. CAN YOU SPARE A FEW HOURS TO HELP?
Please email Lauren at
English Plus is part of the Norwich Integration Partnership which is […]
20 02, 2017

Ash Wednesday Masses

2017-02-21T20:56:34+00:00Categories: Cathedral Events, News|

Wednesday 1st of March is the beginning of Lent.

This is a season of great grace, Pope Francis said in his Ash Wednesday Homily last year: ‘Lent is a privileged time for prayer’, and he quoted St. Augustine, who described fasting and almsgiving as “the two wings of prayer,” because they are signs of humility and […]

21 10, 2016

Meeting for St Nicholas Christmas Fair

2017-02-06T20:46:12+00:00Categories: Cathedral Events, Lent, News|

We are looking forward to holding the St Nicholas Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December this year, and would like to invite you along to a meeting if you are interested in participating on the day. The meeting will be in the Narthex café on Tuesday 1st November at 6pm and is expected to finish […]

22 06, 2016

Mass celebrates 3,400 years of married life

2017-02-06T20:46:14+00:00Categories: Bishop Alan, News|

An amazing 3,400 years of marriage were represented by 80 couples who received certificates from Bishop Alan Hopes at the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on Saturday (June 18).

Official photographs of all couples involved in the Marriage and Family Life Mass are […]

20 06, 2016

Peter’s Pints – Talk #1 Now Online

2017-02-06T20:46:14+00:00Categories: News, Peter's Pints|

The pilot event was attended by around 30 people, who had travelled as far across the diocese as Walsingham and Cambridge, and included Bishop Alan Hopes.

Attendees were invited to sample two cask ales from St Peter’s Brewery near Bungay. The talk was delivered by Fr Julian Green, a parish priest in North Staffordshire who has […]

18 06, 2016

Calendar marks 40th birthday of Diocese

2017-02-06T20:46:16+00:00Categories: News, Shop|

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist has published a special 18-month calendar to mark the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia.
The calendar gives a unique visual insight into the life of the cathedral and features a number of priests and other staff in different cathedral settings.

Featured people include Bishop Alan Hopes, Provost David […]

14 06, 2016

Walsingham Association w/ Bishop Alan

2016-06-14T11:19:09+00:00Categories: News, Walsingham Association|

ALL ARE WELCOME to come and hear Bishop Alan give a talk at the next meeting of the Walsingham Association in the Narthex Café at 7.00pm. on Thursday, 16th. June. The Holy Rosary will be prayed at 6.30p.m in the Walsingham Chapel. (You do not need to be a member to come to the meeting.)

1 06, 2016

40th Anniversary Celebration

2016-06-01T10:58:57+00:00Categories: 40th Anniversary, News|

The Diocese of East Anglia is set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its formation over the next two weeks with a Solemn Diocesan Mass, a book launch and a history conference.

The most high profile event is a Solemn Diocesan Mass with chief celebrant Bishop Alan Hopes and preacher Cardinal Vincent Nichols at the Cathedral […]