Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

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Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

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  • Bishop of East Anglia

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      Dates of existence

      1976-1995

      History

      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.

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      The White house, Poringland, Norwich.

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      Related entity

      Wilson, Peter John Rev MA FCA (1978-)

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      P117

      Category of relationship

      hierarchical

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      Wilson, Peter John Rev MA FCA is the subordinate of Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

      Dates of relationship

      1981

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      Smith, Peter David Gordon Rev LLB JCD (1943-2020) (1943-2020)

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      P003

      Category of relationship

      temporal

      Type of relationship

      Smith, Peter David Gordon Rev LLB JCD (1943-2020) is the successor of Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

      Dates of relationship

      1995

      Description of relationship

      Peter Smith became 2nd Bishop of East Anglia

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      Priest

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      ordained 11-2-1945

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      P004

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