Picture: Bell in foreground, Fr Peter Rollings to left "Ego sum Gabriel" (I am Gabriel) 2.5 hundredweight, was hoisted into place after its blessing by Fr Peter Rollings of Our lady of Sudbury parish which had donated the bell.
Comments very helpful. Next time must avoid delays; make firm decisions to avoid costs rising all the time. Might be a good situation for a church sharing scheme - however have not mentioned this to Fr Richmond nor Rev Isaacson - doubt that they'd want to start over again.
Share the sadness that these negotiations have fallen through, but can understand why. Can Bishop Clark comment on whether he'd have taken a different view if things had been different? The transfer of St Mary's in Thetford is going ahead satisfactorily on the basis of a lease. manuscript ps: hoped Bishop Clark had a happy time at Ely Cathedral for the ecumenical service.
Sensitive to the generosity of the Diocesan Pastoral Committee and the Rector and people of Burnham. The project died quietly and the material burden of the lease made it almost inevitable that a halt would be called to the project. Thetford is going well - a larger community helps!
Reference to the Church Commissioners' letter to Rev Isaacson. Have to withdraw from the leasing project. The terms of the lease, as his advisers say, would place too great a financial burden on a small parish. Thanks the Bishop for his sensitivity during this time and is encouraged by the close bond of friendship and understanding between the two communities at Burnham Market.
Pleased Fr Malecki is to replace Fr Richmond at Burnham Market. Regarding Blakeney (Fr Weaver is in agreement) - Fr Malecki to be Priest-in-Charge; Responsibility to include marriages, funerals, etc; Blakeney remain part of Walsingham/Wells parish but pastoral care transferred to Burnham Market; house at Blakeney to be looked after by the local Catholic committee. Hope that Georgio can offer Mass there in a week's time.
Clergy deployment in East Anglia a bit opened compared to the Provincial's need for tidiness. Would like Fr Malecki to provide Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation masses at Blakeney; noting he prefers not to take over Blakeney until he knows his commitments to Burnham.