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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

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."

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."

Cramaro, Olindo Rev (1928-)
P658 · Person · 1928-

1928: born. Italy
1954: Ordained
1955-1958: Northern Ireland
1958: came to England
~1983: (16 months) curate at St John the Baptist, Norwich
1984-2004: PP in Southwold at 56yrs
2004: Retired

Creed, Oliver
P587 · Person · 2010

2010: Boss acquired for SJB Narthex Bar
2020: Boss passed to RCDEA Archive

Cushing, Sybil Mrs
P405 · Person · 1984-1998

1984-1998: Treasurer of the Walsingham Association, Norwich Branch

Drake, J Francis Rev (-1933)
P249 · Person · 1908-1933

c. 1908: Our Lady Immaculate and St Ethelbert, Slough ".. was designed by the architect-priest Fr Benedict Williamson, assisted by Fr J. Francis Drake, chaplain of St Bernard’s Convent, who apparently influenced the building’s East Anglian character. " [Taking Stock]
1915: Addressed in a letter regarding house in Wymondham
1926: providing personal knowledge of Mrs Reginald Balfour for Bishop Cary-Elwes
1933: Died, Convent, Slough

P046 · Person · 1977 - 2011

1977 - 1981 PP St Ives
7-1981 - 5-1986 PP at Woodbridge
25-7-2011 died, buried at Miltown Malbay, Co. Claire, RoI

Eburne, Andrew Rev
P014 · Person · 2018-

Chaplain at the University of East Anglia; prison chaplain; A former academic at Oxford University
2018: Ordained
2021: Priest-in-Charge, Our Lady of the Annunciation, Poringland

P166 · Person · 1929 - 1977

Father John Fennell died on Sunday 28th December 1997 of a heart attack whilst on holiday in Dublin. Born in Dublin in November 1929, educated at Belvedere College, Dublin, and at Clonliffe Seminary (University College, Dublin); later at the French College and the Scots College, Rome. He was ordained on 17th April 1954. His first appointment was as curate to Kettering then as a curate in Norwich and as chaplain to the University of East Anglia. He had of appointments as parish priest in Sawston, St Patrick's, Corby, St Anthony's, Farnham Royal, Biggleswade and Wellingborough. He is buried In Dublin.

Francis Hornor & Son (-1996)
CB142 · Corporate body · 1970-2010

1970: Contacting Diocese over land in Walsingham

2010: The Francis Hornor Memorial Archive ( comprises records of160 years of land deals and estate administration across Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex has been donated to Norfolk Record Office. The archive records manorial court proceedings, rent accounts, correspondence and surveys. It also contains thousands of maps and plans, most with detailed notes about crops and changes in tenancy. ( - accessed 14-4-2020)

P091 · Person · 1890 - 1940 (died)

1861: Born
1890 -1906: St Etheldreda's Ely (first Parish Priest)
~1926: St John the Baptist, Norwich
1940, Dec 7: Died

P527 · Person · 1907-1944

1907: born
1936: ordained
1944: died

Fr Fressanges was born in Simla, India in 1907. Left India when 12, as his father retired from the Army and returned to England. Fr Fressanges was educated at Douai and London, went to Oxford, and Paris. Took a doctorate in letters in Paris. Unable to complete his novitiate for the Dominican Order due to ill health.
Fr Fressanges was ordained in 1936 and became a curate six months later at St John the Baptist Church in Norwich. He assisted Father Carter at Parish of Our Lady and St Joseph in Sheringham as a curate for 6 months before re-locating to St. John’s in Norwich. He continued with that parish when Fr Carter died. In Norwich he was secretary to Mgr Squirrell. There are two accounts of his death: 1. He was killed in 1944 when the train in which he was travelling plunged into a bomb crater at Ilford, London [cf. parish site]; 2. Alternatively his death, in the King George V Hospital, may have followed the train crash in Ilford on 16 January 1944 when the Norwich and Yarmouth trains collided in dense fog at 2.40pm [see other citations].
In 1957 a new High Altar was constructed in St John the Baptist, Norwich, and dedicated to Fr Fressanges. This was paid for by public subscription, which commenced shortly after his death, but was delayed by intent until after the end of the war.

Gillham, Christopher (-2022)
P753 · Person · 1974-2022

1974: moved to Norwich
2022: died
"Chris became a regular worshipper at St John’s within days of our move to Norwich in November 1974. He attended regularly until his death in May 2022. His faith meant a tremendous lot to him and underpinned his life.
He was a reader at the Cathedral for many years and also briefly a steward. However it was in relation to the Narthex project and, incidentally, the Columbarium, that he played an important part in the life of the Cathedral. He was a protagonist of the project from its very beginning. The Cathedral archives will detail his involvement over the years but he was in on the ground floor of the project from its conception – fund raising, construction, completion and subsequent establishment of its daily running before a new set of Trustees was set up to manage its services to the Cathedral.
I am not a church goer but was witness to the countless hours, years and dedication he put into the work of fund raising, discussions concerning contractors, architects funders and chairing the various bodies charged with these duties. His files run from approximately 2003 to 2013 during which time, as I say, he spent what seemed like a life time dedicated to the good of the Cathedral."