Bishop Alan Hopes has invited all married and engaged couples across the Diocese of East Anglia to the annual Marriage and Family Celebration Mass at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich on Saturday June 16.

The Mass begins at 12 noon and is followed by tea and cake with Bishop Alan.  Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Narthex gardens.

There will be a cash bar and food will be available to order from the cafe.

Certificates will be awarded to those couples married for one year, five years and every multiple of five thereafter.

RSVP to receive a certificate, to Kerry Urdzik on 07852 561259, or email

Parking at the cathedral is limited, and will be reserved on the day of the Mass for blue badge holders only (please indicate on your RSVP.

There will be a photographer present for family photos before Mass, as well as to capture the bishop presenting couples with their certificates.  These pictures will be available for purchase after the event.