Bishop Alan

3 06, 2020

Masses for the Sick, the NHS and those in Social Care in June and July

2020-06-03T09:14:41+01:00Categories: Bishop Alan, Diocese, Latest News, News|

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries.  Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.  Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are […]

11 05, 2020

Pope’s plea for day of prayer for humanity

2020-05-11T13:53:41+01:00Categories: Bishop Alan, Diocese, Latest News, News|

The Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID) has restated Pope Francis’ appeal for all religious believers to unite in a day of prayer, fasting and good works for humanity on May 14.


The appeal is in-line with an initiative from the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF), inviting believers of all religions and people […]

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 […]

17 04, 2016

Bishop Alan’s Pastoral Letter on Vocations Sunday

2017-02-06T20:46:18+00:00Categories: Bishop Alan, Pastoral Letter|

Bishop Alan Hopes has written a pastoral letter for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, which will be read at all Masses throughout the Diocese during the weekend of April 16/17.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Shepherds in the Holy Land use many different calls and whistles which their own sheep recognise and respond to. When several different flocks […]