Item 156 - Bishop Lindsay to Fr Baker: Stay in Downham Market

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GB ARCHON 2913 DEA-05-01-02-01-156


Bishop Lindsay to Fr Baker: Stay in Downham Market


  • 9 August 1976 (Creation)

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1 side; typescript; headed; copy

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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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Asks Fr Baker not to make another public trip to Newcastle. Fr Baker has broken Church laws. If Fr Baker has trouble with the Novus Ordo Mass then he can say it in the former rite "sine populo" [without the people] - do this and no more. Better to stay in Downham Market

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