Image of Bishop Clark with Bishop Escaler of the Philippines visiting Norfolk on the 25th anniversary of CAFOD. Said Mass at St John the Baptist, preached at Thetford, held a question and answer session.
A parishioner at St John's Cathedral has been honoured for 25 years service to Catholic overseas mission Missio with a medal and certificate Anne Clark has been a Local Secretary for APF-Mill Hill, which is part of Missio, for 25 years since volunteering for the role back in 1993. Missio is the pope's official charity for overseas mission and is part of the worldwide Pontifical Missionary Societies.
After 16 years, the final Mass was held at St Mark's, Lakenham. Parishioners will now use the Cathedral instead. St Marks, an Anglican church welcomed Catholics for Sunday Mass after the nearby Church of Christ the King was closed.
"The two-year Dowry Tour, intended to help prepare Catholics spiritually for England's rededication as the Dowry of Mary in 2020, reached St John's Cathedral last week (28 February - 2 March). (more...)
"A pair of Victorian gates formerly from t John's Cathedral in Norwich have been sold at auction for £25,000 after an appeal had been issued for a benefactor to buy them back for the cathedral." Article continues... Image of the gates.
An award by Biffa follows an application by Suzi Pendlebury the Diocesan Architect. Allows refurbishment of the toilets. "A much-needed refurbishment project at St John the Baptist Cathedral Narthex in Norwich is to go ahead." Article follows. Picture of the Nathex and Cathedral garden.
"Bishop Alan Hopes marked his 75th birthday last Sunday when parishioners of St John the Baptist Cathedral gathered in the Narthex after Solemn Mass and sang Happy Birthday to him." (Article continues...). Image of Bishop Hopes, children and cake.
"Norwich: Papal blessings have been presented to four CAFOD volunteers in Norwich who, between then, have served the Catholic charity for an amazing 100 yeard." Article continues.... Image of four ladies holding certificates, caption: "The hard-working 'Marmalade Ladies' - Gloria Irons, Pat Buxton, Gill Bannon and Jenny Campling - with their CAFOS certificates."
The article begins: "The Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Alan Clark, last night warned planners of the controversial final stage of the city's inner ring road." Image: Bishop with headmistress (Sr Mary Cluderay) and pupils at the prizegiving at Notre Dame High School.
Three candidates to the diaconate were instituted as acolytes at St John's Cathedral on 3rd November, reports Rev John Morrill, assistant director for the permanent deacons. Brett Gladden from Bury St Edmunds, Martin L'Estrange from King's Lynn and James Hurst from Newmarket (pictured right - front row) reached a final staging post on their tour-year formation journey following 'candidacy' in their second year and 'lectorship' in their third year. Bishop Alan Hopes (flanked by Deacons John Bell and John Morrill) instituted them as acolytes at a Mass attended by many members of their families.
"Norwich: St John the Baptist Cathedral bid a sad farewell to much-loved priest Fr Arockilya Seelan on Sunday 27th January. "Go, eat the fat, drink the sweet wine." With these words from Ezra the priest the congregation was sent out following a farewell Mass for Fr Seelan attended by over 300 people who turned out to wish him all the best for his new role and to thank him for his great contribution to St John's, particularly as chaplain at the hospital. ..."
"Norwich: An event unprecedented in the 43-year history of the Diocese of East Anglia took place on Saturday 6th July in St John's Cathedral, when five men [Alfonso-Jude Belna, Michael Brookes, Simon Davies, Alan Hodgson, Paul Spellman] were ordained as priests in a single day.". The article continues...