Item 131 - Bishop Grant to Fr Baker: Consequences of the Decree

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GB ARCHON 2913 DEA-05-01-02-01-131

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Bishop Grant to Fr Baker: Consequences of the Decree

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  • 24 November 1975 (Creation)

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1 side; typescript; headed; copy

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(1906 - 1989)

Biographical history

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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pre-2018: DOM

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RCDEA Archive

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Detailing the immediate consequences of the Decree sent on 20 November:

  1. not entitled to live in the Parish house - must be vacated without delay - contact the Bishop for support arrangements
  2. not entitled to use the Church - will not evict Fr Baker but will not tolerate him remaining
  3. not entitled to administer parochial funds - make arrangements to settle up
  4. not entitled to officiate at marriages - any married by you will be in an invalid marriage
  5. if celebrating mass in disobedience must make this clear to those attending and handle monies appropriately

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204x155mm

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Draft

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