Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia
The Diocese of East Anglia is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church covering the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Peterborough in eastern England. The diocese makes up part of the Catholic Association Pilgrimage.
Diocese of East Anglia
Dioecesis Angliae Orientalis
|Territory||Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and the Unitary Authority of Peterborough|
|Deaneries||Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Great Yarmouth, Ipswich, King's Lynn, Norwich, Peterborough|
|Area||12,570 km2 (4,850 sq mi)|
|(as of 2011)|
|Established||13 March 1976|
|Cathedral||St John the Baptist Cathedral, Norwich|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Vincent Nichols|
|Vicar General||Anthony Rogers|
Diocese of East Anglia within the Province of Westminster
There are 85,309 members of the church who belong to the 50 parishes in the diocese. The patrons of the diocese are Our Lady of Walsingham (24 September), St Felix (8 March) and St Edmund (20 November).
The diocese is divided into seven deaneries, which are in turn divided into 50 parishes.
Deanery of Bury St Edmunds (St Edmund)Edit
|St Thomas & St John||St Thomas of Canterbury, Brandon||Brandon, Suffolk||||1976|
|St John the Evangelist, Mildenhall||Mildenhall, Suffolk||1990s|
|St Edmund||St Edmund King & Martyr, Bury St Edmunds||Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk||||1763||1837|
|Our Lady Immaculate & St Joseph, Lawshall||Lawshall, Suffolk||C16th||1870|
|Most Holy Trinity||St Henry Morse, Diss||Diss, Norfolk||||c. 1911||2012|
|St Felix||St Felix, Haverhill||Haverhill, Suffolk||||c. 1896||2012|
|Our Lady Immaculate & St Philip Neri||Our Lady Immaculate & St Etheldreda, Newmarket||Newmarket, Suffolk||||C19th||1970s|
|Our Lady & St Philip Neri, Kirtling||Kirtling, Cambridgeshire|
|Stowmarket||Our Lady, Stowmarket||Stowmarket, Suffolk||||1870s||1970|
|Sudbury with Hadleigh||Our Lady & St John the Evangelist, Sudbury||Sudbury, Suffolk||||c. 1876||1893|
|St Joseph, Hadleigh||Hadleigh, Suffolk||c. 1827||1966|
|Thetford||St Mary, Thetford||Thetford, Norfolk||||c. 1820||1826|
Masses are also said at RAF Lakenheath, at Clare Priory, at the Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Quidenham, at the care home of the Sisters of Our Lady of Grace and Compassion in Great Barton, and in the villages of Cavendish and Woolpit.
Deanery of Cambridge (St Andrew)Edit
|St Joseph & St Hugh||St Hugh of Lincoln, Buckden||Buckden, Cambridgeshire|||
|St Joseph, St Neots||St Neots, Cambridgeshire|
|Our Lady & the English Martyrs||Our Lady of the Assumption & the English Martyrs, Cambridge||Cambridge, Cambridgeshire||||c. 1841||1890|
|St Vincent de Paul, Ditton||Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire|
|Our Lady of Lourdes & St John Fisher||Our Lady of Lourdes, Sawston||Sawston, Cambridgeshire||||c. 1920||1958|
|St John Fisher, Cambourne||Cambourne, Cambridgeshire||||2010|
|St Laurence||St Laurence, Cambridge||Cambridge, Cambridgeshire||||early C20th||1958|
|St Philip Howard||St Philip Howard, Cambridge||Cambridge, Cambridgeshire||||1978|
|St Etheldreda||St Etheldreda, Ely||Ely, Cambridgeshire||||c. 1890||1903|
|St Michael the Archangel||St Michael the Archangel, Huntingdon||Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire||||c. 1872||1900|
|Sacred Heart||Sacred Heart, St Ives||St Ives, Cambridgeshire||||late C19th||1902|
Deanery of Great Yarmouth (St Peter)Edit
|Beccles||Minster of St Bene't, Beccles||Beccles, Suffolk||||1889||1908|
|Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Gillingham||Gillingham, Norfolk||||1898|
|St Edmund||St Edmund King & Martyr, Bungay||Bungay, Suffolk||||C17th||1891|
|Chapel of St Thomas More, Harleston||Harleston, Suffolk||1999|
|St Peter||St Peter the Apostle, Gorleston-on-Sea||Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk|||
|Lowestoft||Our Lady Star of the Sea, Lowestoft||Lowestoft, Suffolk||||1867||1902|
|St Nicholas, Pakefield||Pakefield, Suffolk||c. 1955||1990s|
|Southwold||Sacred Heart, Southwold||Southwold, Suffolk||1916|
|St Edmund King & Martyr, Halesworth1||Halesworth, Suffolk||1950|
|Great Yarmouth||St Mary, Great Yarmouth||Great Yarmouth, Norfolk||||1824||1850|
|St Ignatius Loyola, Caister-on-Sea||Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk|
1No longer listed on diocesan website.
- Deanery of Ipswich (St Edward)
- Aldeburgh with Leiston Parish
- Our Lady & St Peter, Aldeburgh
- All Saints, Leiston
- St Felix, Felixstowe
- St Cecilia, Trimley St Mary (closed 2010)
- St James, Ipswich
- St Mark's Parish
- St Mark, Ipswich
- Holy Family, Brantham
- St Mary's Parish
- St Mary, Ipswich
- Holy Family & St Michael, Kesgrave
- St Mary Magdalen, Ipswich
- St Pancras, Ipswich
- Woodbridge and Framlingham Parish
- St Thomas of Canterbury, Woodbridge
- St Clare, Framlingham
- Ipswich Polish Mission
- Aldeburgh with Leiston Parish
- Deanery of King's Lynn (St Wilfrid)
- St Dominic, Downham Market
- St Anthony of Padua, Fakenham
- Hunstanton and Dersingham Parish
- Our Lady of Perpetual Succour & St Edmund King & Martyr, Hunstanton
- St Cecilia, Dersingham
- King's Lynn Parish
- Our Lady, King's Lynn
- Holy Family, King's Lynn
- Swaffham Parish
- Our Lady of Pity, Swaffham
- Chapel of the Immaculate Conception & St Margaret, Oxburgh Hall
- Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham
- Walsingham Parish
- St Henry Walpole, Burnham Market
- Our Lady Star of the Sea, Wells-next-the-Sea
- Our Lady of the Annunciation, Little Walsingham
- St Peter, Blakeney
- Our Lady & St Charles Borromeo, Wisbech
- Deanery of Norwich (St Felix)
- Our Lady & St Walstan, Costessey
- The Sacred Heart & St Margaret Mary, East Dereham
- North Walsham Parish
- Sacred Heart, North Walsham
- St John of the Cross, Aylsham
- St Helen, Hoveton
- Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich
- Holy Apostles SS Peter & Paul, Norwich
- St George, Norwich
- St Boniface, Norwich
- Our Lady Mother of God, Norwich
- Our Lady of the Annunciation, Poringland
- Sheringham and Cromer
- St Joseph, Sheringham
- Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer
- Our Lady & St Thomas of Canterbury, Wymondham
- University of East Anglia Catholic Chaplaincy
- Deanery of Peterborough (St Hugh)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel & St Peter, March
- St Peter & All Souls, Peterborough
- Our Lady of Lourdes, Peterborough
- Ukrainian Catholic Church of St Olga, Peterborough
- Sacred Heart & St Oswald, Peterborough
- St Luke, Peterborough
- Whittlesey and Ramsey
- Sacred Heart of Jesus, Ramsey
- St Jude the Apostle, Whittlesey
- Polish Mission, Peterborough
On 2 June 1976, the new diocese received its first bishop, Alan Clark. Bishop Clark had previously been auxiliary bishop of Northampton and co-chairman of ARCIC (Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission), with the cathedral being established at the former parish church of St John the Baptist, Norwich. As the first bishop of the new diocese, Bishop Clark had to set up all the necessary instruments and commissions for the diocese to operate successfully. The establishment of the Diocesan Pastoral Council in 1987 strengthened these.
The diocese continued to grow with the development of the diocesan offices and diocesan tribunal attached to Bishop's House in Poringland near Norwich. Bishop Clark led a number of Lourdes pilgrimages.
- Alan Charles Clark (appointed on 26 April 1976 – retired on 21 March 1995)
- Peter David Smith (appointed on 21 March 1995 – translated to the Archdiocese of Cardiff on 26 October 2001)
- Michael Charles Evans (appointed on 14 February 2003 – died in office on 11 July 2011)
- Alan Hopes (appointed on 11 June 2013)
The diocese makes up part of the Catholic Association Pilgrimage.
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