Diocese

24 04, 2021

Diocesan Walsingham Pilgrimage to go ahead online

2021-04-24T17:44:29+01:00Categories: Diocese, Latest News, News, Walsingham Association|

The Diocese of East Anglia will be celebrating a virtual pilgrimage to the Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham on Monday May 3, after the usual in-person pilgrimage was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Bishop Alan Hopes will be celebrating a 12 noon Mass at the Chapel of Reconciliation and a Rosary and Benediction at 2.30pm.

The […]

24 04, 2021

Catholic Bishops reflect on challenges facing the Church after the Covid pandemic

2021-04-24T17:42:39+01:00Categories: Diocese, Latest News, News|

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a reflection on post-pandemic recovery and the challenges faced by the Church in encouraging people back to the Church and her Sacraments.


The Bishops met for their Spring plenary meeting from April 19 – 22.

In a reflection titled The Day of the Lord, the Bishops also praise […]

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 […]

3 05, 2020

Encouragement & Prayers from Pope Francis

2020-05-03T09:22:25+01:00Categories: Diocese, Latest News, News|

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The month of May is a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to […]

29 10, 2019

St John Henry Newman Mass

2019-10-30T11:16:54+00:00Categories: Diocese, Latest News|

On Tuesday 5th November, there will be a Mass of thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St John Henry Newman, with Vespers at 6:30pm and Mass at 7pm. The preacher will be Fr Michael Rear, and the celebrant will be Bishop Alan Hopes. Please do join us to give thanks for the first English saint in […]

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 […]