Item 155 - Bishop Lindsay to Bishop Clark: Fr Baker and Tridentine Mass Centre in Newcastle

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GB ARCHON 2913 DEA-05-01-02-01-155

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Bishop Lindsay to Bishop Clark: Fr Baker and Tridentine Mass Centre in Newcastle

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  • 9 August 1976 (Creation)

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2 pages; 2 sides; typescript; headed

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(1927-2009)

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20 June 1927, born in Newcastle upon Tyne. Education: St. Charles’, Gosforth, St. Andrew’s, Newcastle, St. Cuthbert’s Grammar School. Ushaw Colled from 1943 but conscripted for military service in the RAF until 1948 when he returned to Ushaw.
19 July 1953, ordained
11 December 1969, ordained bishop.
12 December 1974, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle
20 March 1992, resigned and succeeded by Bishop Ambrose Griffiths; became chaplain to the Augustinian Sisters at Grange-over-Sands
19 January 2009, died.

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pre-2018: DOM

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RCDEA Archive

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Fr Baker celebrated Mass without approval in the old rite without permission, preached without faculties and heard confession in an unsatisfactory conditions. He is reported as saying "Since the Vatican Council there have been two churches, one of which is the modern one with new doctrines, new morality, and new liturgy. They can't excommunicate me for that Church because I have never been a member of it. But I intend to remain loyal to the real Church." He has been on radio and television and has caused us considerable embarrassment. Can you persuade him to remain in Downham Market; he intends to return in the next month?

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204x260mm

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Draft

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