Rt Rev Alan Hopes

Bishop of East Anglia


The Right Reverend Alan Hopes is Bishop of East Anglia. Born in Oxford in March 1944, Bishop Hopes was ordained priest in the Church of England in 1968 and served until he was received into the Catholic Church in 1994.

He was ordained priest in the Catholic Church in December 1995. He was ordained bishop in Westminster’s Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood on 24 January 2003. He is Chairman of The Committee for Liturgy and is a member of the Bishops’ Conference Department of Life and Worship.

On 11 June 2013, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Hopes the fourth Bishop of East Anglia. He was installed in the Cathedral Church of of St John the Baptist, Norwich, on 16 July 2013.


For a more detailed biography, visit the East Anglia’s website.


The White House
21 Upgate
NR14 7SH

01508 492202