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East Anglia KSC Province 27 and the Diocese of East Anglia

On 13 March 1976, by the decree Quod Ecumenicum, Pope Paul VI formed the Diocese of East Anglia (from the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk) out of the Diocese of Northampton.

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.

When the new diocese developed, so did the Knights of St Columba's Province of East Anglia, retaining the Provincial No 27 from Northampton, as the National Shrine of Walsingham was in the new diocese. (Northampton became Province 38).

Currently, there are seven Knights of St Columba Councils within the Province of East Anglia (which is the same size as the Diocese)

They are :

Ipswich Council 206

Cambridge Council 287

Peterborough Council 313

King's Lynn OL of Walsingham Council 319

Lowestoft Council 518

Gt Yarmouth & Gorleston Council 534

Norwich Council 976

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Fr Francesco (Chomnaom’s new parish priest) and

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Recent letters from Pope Francis

Letter : Care for our Common Home - Laudato Si

Live Simply Wildflower Gardens - as part of our Live Simply parish commitment we are being invited to plant a wildflower patch in our gardens. The Parish has supplied some seeds. Your wildflower patch could be as small or as large as you like, but nothing too onerous - from a metre square to ... well you decide.Parish LiveSimply Wildflower Patches

Look out for more live simply ideas and things we can do together as a parish family in the coming weeks and months

How about joining freecycle - a great way of handing on those unwanted items and finding things you need for free visit the Ipswich page FreeCycle