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 […]
From Saturday 4th July, the normal celebration of Mass in public at the Cathedral will re-commence, and we will be open all day as usual.
To begin with, to ensure that everybody is kept safe, there are a number of things we need to do:
Social distancing: each space on a […]
When the coronavirus pandemic lockdown restrictions came into force across East Anglia, closing churches overnight, the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia only had two churches across its 51 parishes with the capacity to live-stream Masses.
Even the flagship St John’s Cathedral in Norwich had no means to broadcast its Masses to thousands of parishioners at a […]
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 […]