Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Allotment Association announce two lectures to be given by Fr Thompson SJ on 27 January and 4 February. Lectures to include: Scientific Gardening principles; soil chemistry; Garden fertility; Intensive culture; Manure. Fr Thomson described as "Chairman of Secondary and Technical Sub-Committee; Quondam Lecturer under the auspices of the Board of Agriculture; Science Lecturer to the Army Department, Beaumont College; Examiner in the Cross Fertilisation of Plants, &c., &c."
Starting his fourth year at Seminary, he is writing to let the Bishop know how he is getting on. Has corresponded with Mr Tuck about his son preparing to send his son to seminary. His brother, Leonard and Patrick Trunks return to Oakamoor last Thursday. Tomlinson and Gordon will travel from London on 30th to be in time for the "Entree on 1st October. When he returns to Beaupréau he hopes to work with the second form.
Bishop is shocked - the area is deprived with widespread responsibilities and he thought it would be an Augustinian priority. Cannot see how to dissuade what must have been a difficult decision. He will leave a decision to his successor - possibly an announcement in Summer with appointments in September 1995.
Thanks Fr Connolly for the letter, cheque & cash all of which are appreciated. Relayed expressions of appreciation from parishioners for Fr Connolly's ministry. Also thanks him for excellent work done in the chaplaincy team in Notre Dame.
Repeats the content of the original letter from Rev Dr Franz Fellinger and encloses the interrogatory (not available) to be put to Mr B Boulos. The Bishop delegates Fr Courtney to do this in the presence of a responsible person to act as a notary. Side 2, Notary's handwritten record of answers to the questions put: "1. Yes I have been disarrayed.
The accusation is false.
Indignantly denies having been to house of prostitution
Denies walking out with a dancing woman or any woman.
It is not true denies both points of accusation [undecipherable 5 words] by me (signed) Bishara Boulos"
Witness to the signature of B Boulos J Courtney SJ [word?] Delegate of [Bishop of Northampton] (signed) Edward Julius Cox Notary
Subject to Bishop Wood's approval he is quite happy to see the chapel used for Muslim worship. Only difficulty if Christian symbols were thereby excluded from the Chapel and sensitive issues around the reservation of the Blessed Sacrament there. ".. it cannot just be a worshipping area - but must be regarded as a Christian Chapel basically for Christian worship."
Bishop encloses the normal advice for his arrival which contains the form of Blessing, etc., which may be useful. Programme fine. Believes Mgr. Forbes to be an old Scots College companion. Has to leave on Monday. Will try to come for Friday from King's Lynn where he will be for the Pilgrimage on Thursday 12th.
Thanks for the official notification. He had had Fr Reid to explain. Whatever his misgivings to wants to express his gratitude for the OSA's friendship and collaboration. He does question the "reasoning" behind the 3rd paragraph.
His successor will no doubt be grateful for the small extension. The Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes and the Walsingham Dowry of Mary means that there is a certain movement going on in the first weeks of September. Two men are returning from Rome and one or two available from elsewhere. St Mary's will need two full-time priests at a minimum.
Thanks for the agenda of appointments to be made. Most of all thanks for the pastoral care of Yarmouth over the years. Successor amazed by the "Wind of the Spirit" on May 16 when we celebrated the Day of the Diocese. Happy cura at Woodvale.