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 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 […]
The Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes, has paid tribute to His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, following his death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning, at the age of 99.
Bishop Alan, on behalf of Catholics across the Diocese of East Anglia, said: “We pray for the repose of […]
Following the success of our first webinar in July, Caritas East Anglia will be hosting a similar event on Wednesday November 11 from 7.00 to 8.30pm. Our theme will be ‘The Richness of Many Years of Life.’
Pope Francis has identified three key areas of concern for our future: the climate crisis, migration and care for […]
The Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England have issued a statement regarding the resumption of collective worship in England from July 4.
Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ,
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Last week we heard the announcement that from July 4, places […]
Statement from Bishop Alan Hopes, the Bishop of East Anglia, as our churches prepare to re-open for private prayer on June 15th
I know that all Catholics throughout the Diocese of East Anglia will welcome with relief and joy the news that our churches are to re-open on June 15th for private prayer. […]
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 […]
Bishop Alan Hopes has released a short video message to mark the Feast of Pentecost, which we celebrate this weekend, and which brings an end to the season of Easter and is the third great festival of the church, after Easter and Christmas.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.