26 05, 2017

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

2017-05-27T22:26:39+01:00Categories: 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+01:00Categories: 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+01:00Categories: 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 […]

30 05, 2016

Walsingham Association

2016-05-30T12:08:48+01:00Categories: News, Walsingham Association|

All are welcome to join the Walsingham Association praying the Holy Rosary with intentions in the Walsingham Chapel (at the Cathedral) at 12 noon and 5:30pm on the First Saturday of every month. There will be a chance to have a drink and a chat in the Narthex after the noon time Holy Rosary.


30 05, 2016

Car Park Closure

2017-02-06T20:46:17+00:00Categories: News|


Parking is one again open at the Cathedral.  Please note, on street parking is controlled by permits and yellow lines.  There are some free 2 hour parking spaces in the area but we recommend that visitors use one of the nearby city centre car parks at St Giles, The Forum or Chapelfield shown […]

6 05, 2016

Conference to look at history of East Anglian Catholics

2017-02-06T20:46:18+00:00Categories: Diocese, News|

A one-day conference on the history of Catholicism in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from the Reformation to the present day is set to take place at the Narthex, Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on June 11, as part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of East Anglia.

The […]

19 04, 2016

Diocese is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary

2017-02-06T20:46:18+00:00Categories: 40th Anniversary, News|

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

The first event is a 40th Anniversary Diocesan Pilgrimage is to be held on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2. The event […]

15 04, 2016

Diocesan – Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Walsingham

2017-02-06T20:46:18+00:00Categories: News|

Diocesan – Year of Mercy – Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Monday 2 May (Bank Holiday).

Bring your petitions and thanksgiving to Jesus and His Mother through pilgrimage to our National Shrine joining with our Diocesan family for Exposition, Procession, Reconciliation and Mass.
A free, wheelchair friendly coach will leave from the Cathedral at 10am (please arrive at 9:45) and return by 6:30pm.

Book […]

13 04, 2016

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2016

2017-02-06T20:46:18+00:00Categories: News|

This Sunday, 17th April, is  the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We remember, as reflected in the readings at Mass, that Jesus Christ himself is the ‘Good Shepherd’, and we pray that he may send more shepherds to tend to his flock, as priests and deacons. The purpose of the World Day of Prayer […]

12 04, 2016

Day of Prayer – 24th April

2017-02-06T20:46:18+00:00Categories: News|

We welcome everyone to join us for a day of prayer in honour of the Lady of All Nations – Family of Mary


Developing from a lay movement founded by Bishop Paul Hnilica at the wish of Pope Paul VI, the Family of Mary was […]

11 04, 2016

‘Joy of Love’ is welcomed

2017-02-06T20:46:19+00:00Categories: News|

The Marriage and Family Life Commission from the Diocese of East Anglia has welcomed with great joy the publication of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation; Amoris Laetitia.

Commission member, Chris Braithwaite, said: “This marks the culmination of the two-year Synod process, which began with the questionnaire on family life distributed across the country by the Bishops’ conference.

“Amoris Laetitia, […]

8 04, 2016

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation

2017-02-06T20:46:19+00:00Categories: News|

The Vatican has today published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhoratation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world.

The lengthy document, entitled ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or The Joy of Love, affirms the Church’s teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place […]

4 04, 2016

Sunday Lunch Roast Norwich

2017-04-11T16:20:31+01:00Categories: News|

Join us for a fabulous Sunday lunch roast in Norwich on the last Sunday of every month!

Bookings are now being taken for the next Sunday lunch roast in Norwich on 28th May.

While you’re here, why not also attend a guided Cathedral tour or Tower tour? Please contact us for details.

Call us on 01603 724380 to book.


31 03, 2016

Diocesan Summer Camp 2016

2017-02-06T20:46:19+00:00Categories: News|

Application is now open for the annual Diocesan Summer Camp!

The camp is held at Eccles Hall School, Norfolk – Friday 26th August until Monday 29th August 2016.

To reserve a place on Camp a fully completed application form together with a deposit of £25 is required by 31st May 2016. Early booking is recommended. A separate application form is required for each child.

Please download the application form for further details.