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Bishop's new appointment

Bishop Nigel and his wife Carolyne
Bishop Nigel and his wife Carolyne

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich has been appointed to a new role in London.

The Right Reverend Nigel Stock has been asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury to become Bishop at Lambeth, part of Archbishop Justin Welby’s senior team based in London.

He will take up his new post in October.

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New Catholic bishop was an Anglican

by Natalie Gray

A new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia has been announced.

69-year-old Bishop Alan Hopes was a former Anglican priest, before converting to Catholicism in 1994.

His predecessor Bishop Michael Evans was hugely popular. He died two years ago aged just 59 after a long battle with cancer.

Bishop Alan Hopes will be installed as the 4th Bishop of East Anglia in a special mass on 16 July in front of a congregation of 2,000 people.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray:

New bishop: "Nervous, surprised and delighted"

The new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia says he's nervous, surprised and delighted. Credit: Diocese of East Anglia

The new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia Alan Hopes says he's nervous, surprised and delighted.

He said: "May I say how nervous I am. I have never been put in this position before! I never expected the post and it came as a great surprise.

"However, I am really delighted."

New Catholic Bishop of East Anglia appointed

Bishop Alan Hopes has been appointed the new Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia Credit: Diocese of East Anglia

Nearly two years after the death of the previous incumbent, the Roman Catholic church has appointed a new Bishop of East Anglia.

Alan Hopes replaces Bishop Michael Evans who died in July 2011. Bishop Alan was an Auxillary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Westminster.

The new bishop will be installed at St John's Cathedral in Norwich on 16 July.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia covers Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire including Peterborough.

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Bishop in hospital with burst appendix

The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Rev Stephen Conway is recovering in hospital from a burst appendix Credit: Diocese of Ely

The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, has had surgery for a burst appendix.

The bishop, who is 55, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on Saturday and is expected to remain there for a few days.

Controversial circus troupe perform at cathedral

Circa acrobat
Circus artists perform in cathedral Credit: ITV Anglia

An Australian circus group renowned for sexy dance routines and is causing a bit of a stir by performing in one of Norwich's holiest places of worship.

One of its dances features a woman in red stilettos trampling across a man's topless torso.

But there'll be none of that when the Australian company, Circa, perform at Norwich Cathedral this evening. Although there is some tasteful pole-dancing!

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