Dear Father, dear Deacon, dear Religious,

The Nunciature have asked us to make the following as widely known as possible. Please put it on your parish websites.

FRIDAY MARCH 27TH  5.00PM (London time)

In order to offer intercession and consolation during this time of exceptional discomfort, the Holy Father will preside over a time of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in St Peter’s Square, without a congregation, on  March 27th.  During this time Pope Francis will impart the Urbi et Orbi Blessing and will grant a plenary Indulgence to all those who share in this prayer via the media.

This will be broadcast on mondovision and streamed by  Vatican News.

Thank you!

Prayer and good wishes,


General Introduction to the Parish.

St Mary’s Parish Great Yarmouth is presently made up of four worshipping communities, they are Acle, Caister, St Peter’s Gorleston and St Mary’s. The communities are served with a weekend Mass at each place every week and the individual congregations are very committed to their place of worship and their local community.

St Mary’s was founded in 1850 by priests from the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. They built the Church and worked in Great Yarmouth until 1962 when the care of the parish was handed to the Diocese of Northampton.

The parish was later served by the Augustinian Friars from 1972 to 1995 and by the clergy of the Diocese of East Anglia from 1995 to the present day. For over 100 years the community was also served by the Sisters of St Louis who taught in St Louis and St Mary’s schools. St Louis school closed some years ago and St Mary’s relocated to Gorleston where they have a much larger site with playing fields.

Much more about the history of the parish and the Church can be found in a booklet in the Church and elsewhere on this website.


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Diocese of East Anglia

eastangliaThe Parish of St Mary’s is one of 55 parishes that make up the Diocese of East Anglia (within the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire together with the Unitary Authority of Peterborough).  Each Diocese is led by the bishop, as head of the local Church.  The Diocesan Website can be accessed here.

Live Streaming Link

The Live Streaming of Masses

Live straeming of all Masses at St Mary's Church can be found ON THIS LINK


pope frances1rsThe See of Rome has special significance as the place of martyrdom of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The Pope (bishop of Rome) is regarded as the successor of St Peter.

The Catholic Church is made up of all the dioceses that are in communion with the Holy Father.
Access to the Vatican website of Pope Francis can be gained here.

Re-dedication of England To Mary

  An Urgent Request:

Please Join in the Rededication of England to Mary as her Dowry

Sunday 29th March 2020 - 12:00 Noon

Click here for Prayers

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