Bishop David Oakley was one of 42 Bishops of the Catholic Church and Church of England who gathered for the joint Anglican and Catholic Bishops meeting in Norwich this week. 

The Right Reverend Graham Usher, Anglican Bishop of Norwich, hosted the meeting in which the Bishops reflected on subjects such as the King’s coronation, the synodal journey of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Church’s newest Saint, John Henry Newman. The meeting began in the Catholic Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Norwich, where Archbishop Bernard Longley led prayers. 

A symbolic pilgrimage was undertaken by the bishops who walked fraternally through Norwich city centre from the Shrine of Julian of Norwich to the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity.

The Anglican and Catholic bishops began meeting in 2006. The meetings aim to identify programs of common mission and foster a spiritual communion. 

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