Issue 4 of Orientale Lumen

The Spring 2017 edition of the EACHS e-newsletter Orientale Lumen has just gone out to members. Don’t forget that it costs nothing to become a member and you can do so just by e-mailing catholiceastanglia {at} gmail.com. The current edition contains information on our upcoming AGM in June, which will also be posted here shortly.

Issue 2 of Orientale Lumen

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The autumn issue of the EACHS e-newsletter, Orientale Lumen, has been published and sent out to members. This issue has a feature on the award of a Diocesan Medal to Joy Rowe, the leading historian of Catholicism in East Anglia.

If you would like to receive a copy and join the Society (membership is free), please e-mail the Secretary at catholiceastanglia{at}gmail.com.

East Anglian Catholic sites open for Heritage Open Days 2016

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A number of sites associated with the history of Catholicism in East Anglia are open for Heritage Open Days this year. St Edmund, King and Martyr Catholic church in Bury St Edmunds is always open, but on Friday and Saturday there will be guides on hand to explain the history of Catholicism in the town and show visitors the eighteenth-century chapel and nineteenth-century crypt. In March, Cambridgeshire, the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter will be open on Saturday, and on Sunday the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation (the original site of the revived shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham) will be open in King’s Lynn. In Norwich, the exquisite Chapel of Notre Dame High School will be open on Saturday. In Ely, Cambridgeshire the Old Bishop’s Palace, which was a prison for recusants between 1577 and 1597, will be open on Saturday, with guided tours led by EACHS Secretary Dr Francis Young.

Issue 1 of Orientale Lumen

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The first issue of the East Anglian Catholic History Society’s e-newsletter, Orientale Lumen, has been published. This issue contains reports on the ‘Catholic East Anglia’ conference on 11 July and the foundation of the EACHS, as well as a special discount for EACHS members on the diocesan history Catholic East Anglia. The issue also features a fully illustrated account of the archives of St Peter and All Souls, Peterborough, by Peter Waszak.

If anyone is not yet a member of the EACHS and would like to receive a copy, please e-mail the Secretary at catholiceastanglia {at} gmail.com.

Discount on Catholic East Anglia for EACHS members

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We are delighted to announce that Gracewing Press has kindly arranged a discount on the new history of the Diocese of East Anglia, Catholic East Anglia, for members of the East Anglian Catholic History Society. Instead of £14.99+postage, members can get the book for £12.50 with free postage within the UK.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please e-mail catholiceastanglia {at} gmail {dot} com and the EACHS Secretary will send you the code to quote and an order form you can print off.