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The Most Rev'd Peter David Smith LLB JCD dies aged 76.

March 07, 2020

The Most Reverend Peter David Smith LLB JCD, former Bishop of East Anglia, died on Friday 6th March 2020 in Chelsea, London.

He was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, the Archbishop-Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark.



A fitting tribute to a man - Carmel Busuttil (Charlie) who devoted his life to SERVICE

February 18, 2020

Ed Chomicz and his wife Jo visited Malta to present a plaque and a picture of the Holy House of Our Lady of Walsingham, King's Lynn to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem Hospitaller.........

King's Lynn Parish receives Thank You message from sponsored student

November 27, 2019


Bethlehem University student Mark Matar recorded the enclosed video message. He is now a third-year student majoring in Hotel Management.

Thanks to the generous support from the King's Lynn Parish.

St John Henry Newman: Dedicated to the search for truth

October 12, 2019

Historian Donald Prudlo says the canonisation is a definitive affirmation of what St John Henry Newman means for the Church.

By Christopher Wells


“John Henry Newman was a man who was dedicated to following the truth wherever it might lead”, says Dr Donald Prudlo, who holds the Warren Chair for Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa. This included Newman’s conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism, which not only cost him his position at Oxford University, but also damaged his reputation and led to the loss of many friends.  ........ Read more.......

Click on the button below to view the booklet of the Knights of St Columba's project, as requested by Fr. Peter Rollings, to protect the statue of Our Lady, dedicated to the Polish Soldiers who attended Mass at Hunstanton during the Second World War.

What's the history of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?

July 13, 2019

The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, here in East Anglia, has once again reached the Parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation in King's Lynn. It seems that a lot of parishes are starting to have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, either as a regular practice or just on occasion.


Is this something new? Isn’t the celebration of the Mass enough?


Oxburgh Hall - St Wilfrid's Deanery Corpus Christi Procession

June 22, 2019

Over 100 parishioners from across St. Wilfrid’s Deanery (North West Norfolk) took part in the annual Corpus Christi Procession at Oxburgh Hall on a beautiful summer afternoon on June 23.

The Blessed Sacrament was carried from the Bedingfeld family chapel around the moat of the historic hall and through the courtyard to the private lawn where benediction was given before the procession returned to the chapel. Children from Swaffham strew flowers before the Blessed Sacrament and the canopy was borne by Catenians from the West Norfolk Circle. There was much interest shown by the many visitors to the National Trust property.

Knights of St Columba set up stall on the Walks

June 08, 2019

Fundraising stall was set up by the Knights of St Columba, raising funds for local good causes and charities. The regimental bottle stall and candy floss making machine were great attractions on the eventful day. 

King’s Lynn’s Syro Malabar Youth Movement Inauguration

February 23, 2019

On Saturday 23rd February the Syro Malabar Youth Movement (SMYM) King's Lynn Unit was inaugurated by Fr. Varghese Puthenpuru (Director of Youth, The Syro Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain) together with Fr. Philip John at Holy Family Church, King’s Lynn...….. Read more

King's Lynn Parish "Elders" celebrate their 30th Anniversary with Bishop Alan Hopes

January 29, 2019

In October 1988, Pat Harrington approached Renee Thomas, now the only remaining founding member, and asked if she would be happy to be involved in forming a group for the elderly of the parish.


Syro Malabar Catholic Community donates £485 to St Vincent de Paul Society

January 22, 2019

Members of the Syro Malabar Catholic Community, including children, have greatly participated in the Carol service which circulated around most of the Indian family homes in and around King’s Lynn.


Knights of St Columba hold a Retreat Day at Walsingham

October 31, 2018

Our thanks to the Very Rev. Canon Peter Rollings VF, for an interesting and inspiring day in the wonderful surroundings of Dowry House and Little Walsingham Village.


King’s Lynn Deanery’s Corpus Christi Procession at Oxburgh Hall

June 02, 2018

On the afternoon of Sunday, 3rd June, parishioners, religious sisters and clergy accumulated at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, the ancestral home of Sir Henry Bedingfeld for the annual Corpus Christi Procession.

Sir Henry once commented, “We’re still Catholic, I’m glad to say; in fact my eldest son is a Catholic priest.”

At 2.45pm Rev. Fr. Peter Canon Rollings VF, commenced ......... (Click on "Read More")

Diocese of East Anglia's Pilgrimage to Walsingham

May 06, 2018

By Keith Morris, Diocesan Director for Media & Communications :

Around 900 people joined the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, which took on a new format in record-breaking temperatures.

The pilgrimage began at the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, rather than in Walsingham's Friday Market Place, with a Pontifical Mass of Our Lady of Cana held in and outside the Chapel of Our Lady of Reconciliation in bright sun and a record-breaking temperature of 25 degrees C.

In his homily, Bishop Alan .........   <<<< Click on picture for more photographs

Knights of St Columba and the American Knights of Columbus at King's Lynn for "Rosary on the Coast"

April 28, 2018

Our grateful thanks to the Very Rev. Peter Canon Rollings VF, KSC Member of Honour, for letting the Knights of St. Columba "Our Lady of Walsingham Council" in King's Lynn use the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation for this event.

Knights of St Columba - Installation of Officers

April 22, 2018

On Monday, 23rd April 2018, the Feast Day of St George, Patron Saint of England, Fr. Gordon Adam celebrated the 8.00pm Mass (an hour later than usual) at the Holy Family Church with special intentions for the Knights of St Columba.

First Holy Communions at Holy Family Church

April 14, 2018

Eighteen young people celebrate their First Holy Communion.

Feast of the Annunciation

April 08, 2018

Special Mass for a Special Church.....

Rev. Deacon Shaun Morrison reads the Gospel.

Young People's Easter Painting Competition Winners

March 28, 2018

A selection of the winners of the Easter Painting Competition 2018 promoted by the Knights of St Columba

Knights of St Columba Full Knighthood Ceremony

November 27, 2017

Four Members of Our Lady of Walsingham’s Council 313 King’s Lynn are elevated to Full Knighthood


On Monday, 27th November 2017, during the 7.00pm Mass at the Holy Family Church celebrated by Fr. Gordon Adam, the recently elected Director and former Provincial Grand Knight of East Anglia, Brian Lafferty, elevated four brother knights to Full Knighthood...... Read More

Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller - Investiture

September 15, 2017

Holy Mass and the Solemn Ceremony of Investiture of Postulant Knights and Dame took place on the evening of Saturday 16th September 2017 in the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

The candidates for investiture were Paul Edward Burdick, Lester Noel Darby and Caroline Anne Glazebrook.

The investiture team comprised of: His Excellency Paul M. Borg, Grand Comander OSJ., Grand Prior of the Russian Priory of Malta; Chevalier Carmel Busuttil. KSJ., The Master of Ceremonies; Chevalier Francis Peter Martin. KSJ., The Sword Bearer and Fr. Nelson Ogwuegbu. KSJ., The Chaplain. 

Parish Anniversary Mass & Fete

June 24, 2017

On Sunday, 25th June 2017, the Catholic Parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation in King's Lynn came together at St Martha's School Field to celebrate Mass followed by a Fete in commemoration of their 120th Anniversary as a Parish.


June 04, 2017

The Rt. Rev. Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia, celebrated Mass with the Very Rev. Peter Canon Rollings VF, Parish Priest, at the Holy Family Church and confirmed 22 young people, by the laying of hands. Each confirmed person received their Confirmation Certificate.

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May 06, 2017

Sixty young people of the Catholic Parish of King's Lynn celebrated their First Holy Communion on Sunday, 7th May 2017. Their wonderful Mass was celebrated by the Very Rev. Peter Canon Rollings VF, the Parish Priest, at St Nicholas' Chapel in King's Lynn, where some 400 people witnessed this great occasion.


April 30, 2017

Over 1,000 people joined the annual Diocese of East Anglia pilgrimage to Walsingham on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1. 

The pilgrimage began in Walsingham’s Friday market place, outside the Church of the Annunciation and processed along the Holy Mile to the Catholic National Shrine (now the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham).

Groups from across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambs and Peterborough joined the pilgrimage which this year also marked 120 years since the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham was restored in the Holy House at King’s Lynn.

It began at midday with the Angelus followed by Bishop Alan ..........

AUSTIN LEWIS CENTENARY - Requiem Mass in the Tridentine Rite

April 25, 2017

AUSTIN LEWIS CENTENARY - A Requiem Mass in the Tridentine Rite for him and all who have died as a result of war was held at 7.00 p.m. at the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation.

Austin Lewis, who was a parishioner of the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation was only 19 when he died at the 2nd Battle of Gaza on April 19th, 1917. A memorial plaque in the church commemorates his gallantry as he died whilst he tried to rescue an injured colleague.

Fr. Henry Whinesant celebrated the sung Mass.


April 15, 2017

- At the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation

Francis Peter Martin and Charles Busuttil, both Knights of St Columba and Knights of St John of Jerusalem Hospitaller (Malta) welcomed Sir Henry Bellingham MP, who was in the Queen's New Years Honours List and knighted in 2016, to the Easter Mass at the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation.

They are pictured L-R: Francis Peter Martin PPGK currently Deputy Provincial Grand Knight of East Anglia Province 27 with his Knights of St Columba Provincial regalia; Sir Henry Bellingham MP (Conservative) who represents the constituency of North West Norfolk; and Charles Busitil, Past GK, in his Knights of St John of Jersualem Hospitaller uniform.

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Parish Priest : The Very Rev. Canon Peter Rollings V.F. (Dean)
Assistant Parish Priest : Rev. Gordon Adam (Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Deacons : Rev. John Belfield, Rev. Martin L'Estrange, Rev. Shaun Morrison (OoOLoW)