Part 1 - Decree: Administrative removal of Fr Baker as Parish Priest

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GB ARCHON 2913 DEA-05-01-02-01-130-1

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Decree: Administrative removal of Fr Baker as Parish Priest

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  • 19 November 1975 (Creation)

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(1906 - 1989)

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Charles Alexander Grant was born in Cambridge on 25 October 1906. Ordained on 16 June 1935. He was a parish priest in Ely from 1943-1945. On 6 February 1961, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Northampton and Titular Bishop of Alinda by Pope John XXIII. Episcopal consecration on 25 April 1962. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Northampton by the Holy See on 14 March 1967. He retired on 16 February 1982 as Bishop Emeritus of Northampton. He died on 24 April 1989 and was buried at Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire.

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Fr Baker's ministry is harmful being direct and open disobedience of the Holy See. A review of the documents sent by Fr Baker were considered by the Synodal Examiner and the Pro-Synodal Examiner as not a sufficient answer and his ministry was harmful. Fr Baker had refused to resign and hence the Bishop is removing him from his office as Parish Priest at Downham Market. He has to hand over to Father Sketch.

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