AGM set to take place at Oxburgh on 10 June 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the East Anglian Catholic History Society will take place at 2pm on Saturday 10 June 2017 in the chapel of Oxburgh Hall, by kind permission of Sir Henry Bedingfeld, Bt and the National Trust. All members are welcome to attend but they must notify the Secretary in advance in order to obtain a ticket which will give free access to the grounds of Oxburgh Hall. If you are interested in coming please e-mail the Secretary: catholiceastanglia{at}gmail.com.

The AGM will be followed by a talk on the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in the fifteenth century by Dr John Ashdown-Hill.

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.