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Allen, Peter Rev SM BA MTh
P396 · Person · 1984-

1984: Discussions re Walsingham Shrine management and organisation
1985: being written to re concelebrating mass

Anglia Television Limited
CB282 · Corporate body · 1959-

Launched in 1959, ITV Anglia, previously known as Anglia Television, is the ITV franchise holder for the East of England. Based at Anglia House in Norwich, with regional news bureaux in the region. ITV Anglia is owned and operated by ITV plc under the licence name of ITV Broadcasting Limited

P639 · Person · 1915-2004

1915: born on May 1 in the Angel Hotel at Clowne, Derbyshire, where his father was the landlord. The family moved to Great Yarmouth, where he attended the grammar school.
1938: Oscott
1942: ordained
1949 - 1975: PP at Downham Market
2004: died

He went to the Jesuits' Campion House in Middlesex before going to the prestigious French seminary to become "a gentleman of St Sulpice"; but, in 1938, he was asked to leave after publishing an article suggesting that the Treaty of Versailles had been too severe on Germany to be the basis of a lasting peace. On returning home Baker was not accepted by the Jesuits, then earned a living selling books in Glasgow, tried the Dominicans, he eventually went to Oscott seminary at Birmingham. After being ordained priest in 1942, Baker served as a curate at Luton, High Wycombe and Wymondham, Norfolk, before going to Downham Market in 1949.
When the New Mass came out in 1969, Fr. Baker refused to say it and continued to offer exclusively the Tridentine Latin Mass as codified by Pope St. Pius V in 1570. In 1975 Father Baker was suspended by Bishop Charles Grant. Bishop Grant told Fr. Baker not to say Mass in his Church, so Fr. Baker obediently said Mass in his Presbytery instead.
With the help of donations a house was purchased for his presbytery & chapel, at 48 Bexwell Road, Downham Market, named the "St. Pius V Chapel". He said Mass there until his death in 2004
In 1984 he explained that the present Pope was "no more a Catholic than Ian Paisley - and no more a pope than Billy Graham". He added that "the new Mass is a sacrilegious parody of the true Mass: it is sinful to take part in it."
Gradually Baker's congregation fell to about 20, though it would swell when the film producer Mel Gibson, who bought a house nearby, appeared for Sunday Mass and stayed for coffee afterwards.
On July 2 2004 Father Oswald Baker declared: "I am ready to die" - which he then did.

P328 · Person · 1887-1963

December 1887: born
1925: to receive sub-deaconate on 6th July
1926: ordained
1927-1928: Priest at Great Billing
1930-1939: PP at Mission, Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire
1939-1945: PP at Sheringham
1945-1961: PP St Felix, Felixstowe
1961: retired
1963: died

Banham, R E
P679 · Person · 1924

1924: Correspondence regarding father's Will and an Endowment for Beccles.

Batten, Bettina
P585 · Person · 1991-

Sculptor in Norwich; parishioner at St John the Baptist
15 July 1992: Exhibiting 35 pieces at the Assembly House, Norwich
May 1994: article in the Key: "Sculptress Bettina Batten of Norwich has just completed her interpretation of God the Father from clay and fired in a kiln. taking a classical view of God looking down from his creation, the figure is an addition to a religious collection which is winning fans for Bettina all over the country. Her figure of Mother Teresa now graces a school in Liverpool. She has completed a nativity set for her home parish of St John's in Norwich. And there are many more commissions on the way and ideas which she wants to follow up. One of the most poignant figures she has created was inspired by a remembrance card. It is Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane being comforted by an angel. Bettina has also produced a welcoming figure of Christ the King with hands outstretched to gather in his people. This is a features statue in one of the parish chapels in Norwich. The baby Jesus in one of her nativity sets was once held by one of the visionaries at Medjugorje when she visited the centre there. Many of her figures can be seen on sale in Walsingham and other places so look out for this example of home fired religious art. An early piece of Bettina's sculpture is a bust of Bishop Alan Clark which is kept iin his office in the White House. Her art developed from a hobby with Bettina taking up drawing in the early stages but developing onto sculpture later."

Bedingfeld, Mary Mrs
P401 · Person · 2001

2001 - writing about use of Chapel at Oxburgh Hall

Birch, Clive Rev SM LGSM
P392 · Person · 1979-1984

1979 -1984: Director of Shrine at Walsingham reporting to Council

Borough of Great Yarmouth
CB082 · Corporate body · 1947-

1947: Education Development Plan
1986: approval for grant applied for by RCDEA Trustees

The borough was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the former County Borough of Great Yarmouth, along with part of Blofield and Flegg Rural District, and also part of the Lothingland Rural District in East Suffolk. The amendment to include five parishes from Lothingland RD in Norfolk was made by Anthony Fell, MP for Yarmouth.

P425 · Person · 1929-2010

1929: Born
1948: Reception
1949: Profession
1980: Provincial of Marist Sisters
1980: Member of Shrine Council for the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
2010: died

Capper, Hugh Rev OSB (-1988)
P700 · Person · -1988

1975-1984: PP at Fakenham
1984: retired from Fakenham Parish
1988: died

Cawthorne, Garard (Gary) Rev
P697 · Person · 1981-1993

1982-1985 - St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds
1986-? - St George's, Norwich
1988-1989 - Our Lady and English Martyrs, Cambridge
1990-1993 - (Our Lady of Lourdes), Dogsthorpe, Peterborough

P004 · Person · 1976-1995

The Right Reverend Alan Charles Clark was born of convert parents in Bickley, Kent on 9th August 1919. When young he contracted polio and was taken to Lourdes. He made a recovery and set his sights on the priesthood. He studied at the Venerable English College in Rome and was ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Southwark on 11 February 1945 (The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes). He was involved in the Second Vatican Council as a peritus and was later to become the Vice-Rector of his old seminary in Rome. From there he would return to his Diocese of Southwark where he became Parish Priest of Our Lady Help of Christian, Blackheath, Kent before being selected as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Northampton with the Titular See of Elmham.

Bishop Clark was named the Co-chairman of ARCIC (Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission). As the first bishop of the new diocese, he had to set up all the necessary instruments and commissions for the diocese. The diocesan offices and diocesan tribunal were at The White House in Poringland near Norwich. This estate had been given to the Diocese of Northampton by the Birkbeck Family. It was the residence of the retired Bishop of Northampton, The Rt Revd Leo Parker.

Bishop Clark continued in office until his seventy-fifth birthday made it mandatory for him to tender his resignation to the Holy See in 1994. This was accepted on 21st March, 1995 and at that point he became Bishop Emeritus. He retired to a house built in the grounds and died in the 16th July, 2002 at the age of eighty-two. He was buried near the Slipper Chapel in Walsingham, Norfolk.

P715 · Person · 1958-

1958: born Tredegar, Wales
1978-1984: Studied at the Royal English College, Valladolid, Spain, the Pontifical University of Comillas in Madrid and at the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
1984: ordained for the Archdiocese of Cardiff.
1984-1986: Assistant Priest in the Metropolitan Cathedral of St David, Cardiff
1986-1988: Assistant Priest in Bridgend
1989: Post-graduate study in Spain
1989-94: Vice Rector at the Royal English College
1994-2001: Parish Priest of Chepstow and Caldicot
2001- 2019: Dean of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Cardiff
2004: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
2019-2022 Parish priest in the parishes of St Mary of the Angels, Canton and Holy Family, Fairwater. 
2022: Ordained 5th Bishop of East Anglia

From Vatican announcement: "Msgr. Peter Gwilym Collins was born on 13 May 1958 in Tredegar, in the archdiocese of Cardiff. He was ordained a priest on 14 July 1984 for the same archdiocese. He attended the English College of Valladolid, Spain, and was awarded a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.
He has held the following offices: parish vicar of Saint David’s Cathedral in Cardiff (1984-1989); vice rector of the English College of Valladolid (1989-1994); parish priest of Chepstow, Caldicot and Magor (1995-2001); dean and administrator of Saint David’s Cathedral in Cardiff (2001-2019).
Since 2019 he has served as parish priest of Saint Mary of the Angels and Holy Family in Cardiff, diocesan representative for Safeguarding, president of the diocesan Commission for Education and chair of the Presbyteral Council. In addition, he is a member of the Cathedral Chapter of the archdiocese of Cardiff."