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Synodal Pathway Events

“Caritas will be holding two online Synodal Pathway events: Thurs 3 Feb at 1pm & Thurs 10 Feb at 7.30pm We welcome especially anyone who, for whatever reason, feel they are on the margins of the Church. Please pass on this information to family/friends who may be interested.

For information email Jacinta:” There will be an article with details about these events in the next edition of the diocesan newspaper and is also online:

On Sunday 23 Jan, I will be interviewed on Radio Cambridgeshire, just after 7am, which you can listen to here:
On Sunday 30 Jan, I will be interviewed on Radio Norfolk, time tbc.

Required for September 2022, Director of Schools Service - Diocese of East Anglia.

Please see Diocesan website for more details.


Whether it’s plastic, paper, or aluminium, the products and materials that can be used after they fulfill their original purpose are far from worthless. In fact, most materials have great recycling value. It is estimated that up to 75% of all the waste can be recycled or repurposed, a figure that how impactful the process can be if done right. Almost everything we see around us can be recycled, although different materials require different techniques when they are recycled. Most of the commonly recyclable materials include batteries, biodegradable waste, clothing, electronics, garments, glass, metals, paper, plastics, and a lot more. To find out where to recycle products that you can't put in your green bin use the recycle now website

Reclaim the Mask! Recycle!

Blue disposable face masks can be recycled at most Wilko stores, the recycling box sits just outside the main door (town centre Wilko's)... there is no excuse for these to end up in landfill, see the video on how these are processed into boards

CAFOD Afghanistan Crisis Appeal

CAFOD is combining efforts with the DEC to launch the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal. In Afghanistan, 8 million people are on the brink of famine because of drought, collapsing economy, food shortages, conflict, and COVID. CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel. During Advent, when we open ourselves to the needs of others, let’s do all that we can to save lives. You can donate on the CAFOD website: and please pray for the people of Afghanistan.


We are looking to recruit new Governors to support our vibrant and welcoming Catholic schools. We welcome interest especially from practising Catholics, as each Governing Body needs to have a majority of people who are Catholic. Governors help ensure the school is run effectively through having committee meetings covering a number of areas (e.g. Resources, Pastoral and Admissions, Teaching and Learning etc). Governors also oversee the school budget and help out with senior appointments at the school, as well as occasional challenging matters such as exclusions and staff discipline, though these are reassuringly infrequent. They are kept fully informed about all aspects of school life, which is very rich and varied. The Governing Body works well with the school leadership team, and are a welcoming group of people drawn from different walks of life who kindly give up their time to support the school and improve children’s life chances. If you feel this may be of interest to you, please feel free to contact the Headteacher at your local school who can give you more details about the role, and put you in contact with their current Chair of Governors. We hope this role may be attractive to you, and thank you for your support for the schools in St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

The Trust has schools in Norwich, Costessey, Great Yarmouth, Bungay, Beccles, Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Peterborough; please see the St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust website for details and locations. St John the Baptist Catholic MAT - Home (

Chaplaincy support while in hospital:

A reminder to anyone who is in Peterborough City Hospital, or has loved ones or friends there, to contact the chaplaincy team for support and to receive the sacraments during your/their stay. The chaplains are in the office 7 days a week, between 8am and 4pm, with a 24-hour emergency call-out duty, and they can be reached by telephone, or email to visit. They are not automatically advised that you are Catholic, or that you wish to receive faith support - you must make this known to the chaplaincy team either directly, or by asking your ward staff. Chaplaincy telephone: 01733 673115 (non-urgent calls; a message can be left out of hours); 07934 796221 (emergency priest out of hours); or email

Thank you

is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

Our aim is to help you to become more aware of God's presence in your life, listen to and reflect on God's word, grow in your relationship with God. We also have a number of prayer tools, retreats and resources to help supplement your prayer life.

Pray as you go (

Selection of a New Bishop of East Anglia

Bishop, Alan Hopes has informed us that the process has now begun to select a new Bishop of East Anglia. He asks each of us to recite this prayer for God’s guidance and blessings.

O God, eternal shepherd,

who govern your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love
a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen
Our Lady of Walsingham. Pray for us.
Saint Felix. Pray for us.
Saint Oswald. Pray for us.
All Holy Martyrs and Saints of East Anglia. Pray for us.

Enterprising Catholics:

We offer a voluntary advice/mentoring scheme for all Catholics considering or creating an enterprise (whether a business, professional firm, social enterprise, or a charity). Our mission is to encourage and support Catholics to do good (for themselves/stakeholders/the Church/society) by turning their passions into successful (not-)for-profit enterprises. For more information:

Church newspapers from around the UK, including our own paper from East Anglia diocese.

Second Collections
APART from collections required by the Holy See there will be no second collections this year, due to the current crisis. Many charities are using reserves and are struggling at this difficult time, please try and support these charities. Listed below are the main ones we support.
Aid to the church in need:
Apostleship of the sea:

The East Anglian Diocesan Youth Service
exists to help young people in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to connect with Jesus Christ and his Catholic Church.

We carry out this mission through the running of various events across East Anglia, by providing support to parishes and schools and also through the Ignite Team, which visits schools and churches to run retreats, activities and workshops.

Please click the link to find out more about what we do for young people in our Diocese and for information about upcoming events.

Youth Ministry | Catholic Diocese Of East Anglia (


Visiting Support Service for Older People in Peterborough.

Age UK have identified the significant need for additional support to be made available to older people in Peterborough, we are therefore able to provide free extra assistance for those over 65 in Peterborough when they need it most; particularly when they are experiencing a difficult period, such as bereavement, ill health, financial worries or housing concerns. We listen to your thoughts and wishes and together we will plan a desired outcome that helps you to access the services and support networks you need. Our Visiting Support Service for Older People (VSSOP) enables older people to stay independent and maintain health and wellbeing, by providing a service that meets individual need.

We can assist with forms, benefits, blue badges, organise bills, and assist with housing choices. If someone has a caring role we can support with this. The service can adapt to individual changing needs such as aids and equipment and falls prevention support. We also can also offer information about social opportunities and how you might access them. The team will decide if support can be given over the phone or if a home visit is needed, staff will have full PPE and socially distance. For more information or support please contact:

01354-776110 or email

Thinking about Consecrated life as a Sister or Brother? For more information: Consecrated Life.pdf

Thinking about the Priesthood? For more information: Priesthood.pdf


Synodal Way in Our Parish. Your homework for Christmas 2021
Please answer these ten questions here

All Souls Building Fund

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The Catholic Diocese of East Anglia

Peterborough St Peter and All Souls - Standing Together Achieving Miracles

Donate to our JustGiving page

Help us to raise £1.3m to repair St Peter and All Souls Roman Catholic Church and help prevent it from closure. Our church has been at the heart of Peterborough's diverse community for over 125 years, and we need your help

Charity Registration No. 278742

If you would like to help raise money towards the building work at All Souls, you can pay directly into the fundraising account at HSBC Sort code: 40-36-15 Account number: 72401436. Account Name: St Peters & All Souls RC Church.

If your Alive in Faith has come to an end, please consider donating to our Building Fund.

If you do not bank online you can print off the standing order, complete the details, hand in to the parish office and we can set this up for you.

Standing Order Mandate building fund.pdf


Katherine of Aragon Mass at Peterborough Cathedral

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As part of its week of events to commemorate Katherine of Aragon there will be a Catholic mass at the cathedral on Friday 28 January at 08.30 am. There is also a commemoration service at Katherine’s tomb in the cathedral at 11.00 conducted by The Dean. All Welcome. For other Katherine of Aragon events at the Cathedral please see Katharine of Aragon Festival 2022 - Peterborough Cathedral (



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As the Synodal Pathway of listening and discerning unfolds, we the bishops of England and Wales, are paying particular attention to the hopes and fears, the joys and anxieties of all who are sharing their thoughts and feelings with us. Please click the link to read the statement: Bishops' Statement: Honouring Sunday - Catholic Bishops' Conference (


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