Issue 14 of Orientale Lumen published

Issue 14 of Orientale Lumen, the newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, has just been published. In this era of pandemic, many events planned for 2020 have been cancelled, but this issue nevertheless has some exciting developments to report in the study of Catholic history in East Anglia.

Issue 10 of Orientale Lumen published

The Winter 2018/19 issue of Orientale Lumen, the newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, is now out. This issue contains stories about recent discoveries relating to the history of Catholicism in East Anglia. Members of the EACHS receive an electronic copy of the quarterly newsletter.

Issue 6 of Orientale Lumen

Issue 6 of Orientale Lumen, the newsletter of the EACHS, is now out. This issue reports on a special Requiem Mass at St Edmund, King and Martyr, Bury St Edmunds to commemorate the parish’s First World War dead and the launch of the cause for the beatification of Leonard Cheshire, as well as including an update on new and forthcoming books that may be of interest to members.

Heritage Open Days 2017

Heritage Open Days will be running 7-10 September this year and, as usual, a few of the Diocese of East Anglia’s churches are taking part, including¬†Our Lady and the Annunciation, King’s Lynn¬†and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich. The Cathedral will also be offering a ‘Lights of Heaven‘ tour of its stained glass windows. Other sites with Catholic associations that will be open to the public include the Farmers’ Club in Bury St Edmunds (former townhouse of the recusant Gage family) and Giffords Hall, Stoke-by-Nayland (former home of the recusant Mannock family).

On Saturday 9 September the EACHS’s Secretary, Dr Francis Young, will be leading guided tours of the Bishop’s Palace at Ely, which was a prison for recusants between 1577 and 1597.