pg 1: Bishop Clark to lead 40 delegates to Congress in Liverpool May 2-6 pg 2: Aims of the Congress; The Agenda pg 3: The Seven sectores; The East Anglia Priority; Sector Presidents Pg 4-6: Deanery delegates listing Pg 7: A message from the Bishop; The Diocesan Banner [made by Mrs Cicely Green, description of banner] Pg 8: Congress Coach; Information Contacts (Fr Emmanuel Sullivan SA, Fr Anthony Rogers)
Signed "A Christian". Takes Bishop Clark to task for the attacks on Fr Baker. Suggest that, as the Anglican Church does, the Catholic Church should tolerate two rites contemporaneously. Such intolerance is a grave disservice to Christian Unity and those who love their tradition.
side 1: "A Warning / from / Peter Simple / of the Daily Telegraph / and an Amplification" side 2: Article "Sign" by Peter Simple, reproduced from the Daily Telegraph, 16 March 1976 sides 3/4: "An amplification - from one of the faithful" by Margaret S Kenworthy-Browne
Sides 1-3: Alan Smithies (author & poet) writes following hearing the Bishop on the radio discussing the Tridentine Mass, its discontinuation by Rome and the subsequent mass protests. As an Anglo Catholic author he holds no brief for the Tridentine Mass; discusses the 1549 prayer book (a wholly Catholic Mass). Anglicans are in more disarray with their various services, with Series III replacing good English with journalese (as with your English mass). Discusses the nature of the language and its uses, the Bishops of earlier ages; modern bishops too influenced by the popular. People do want good but simple everyday English. Appends some hymns if the Bishop would like to use any of them then he'd be delighted. Sides 5, 7, 9: "Office for Saint Bede" 5 four-line verses; "For Saint Clare" [written for the nuns of Lynton, on the Feast of St Care, 1975] 8 six-line verses; "Hymn for Saint Nicholas" 6 four-line verses; "Office Hymn for Saint Andrew" 6 four-line verses "These hymns are written with the intention that they should be sung, wherever possible, in plainchant."
"The following letter will be sent to Fr X in the unlikely event of his becoming a Bishop". Headings: No excuse for Their Lordships Time-serving opportunists Orthodoxy not enough Men wanted The significance of Cardinal Beaton Episcopal Virtues Masonry's Influence - Yesterday and Today The Bishop's Cross What the Cross Implies Clericalism before Vatican 2... ...And After The "Renewalist" Thesis Episcopal Naivete Pluralising the Sin of Adam
Parishioners from around the Diocese will converge on St John's Cathedral for a Mass of Thanksgiving for Bishop Clark's 49 years in the priesthood. Mention of his role as co-chair of the Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).
Editorial begins: "The Labour party is revelling the new found confidence of an Opposition which is at last recovering from its third successive electoral defeat. The consequent euphoria, however, has led its leader to stray from the paths of accepted invective." It suggests that Mr Kinnock will not suffer the fate of Salman Rushdie but an apology is in order.
"In a hardback book published today (Tuesday Nov. 29th), the Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia presents a five-year diocesan plan which foresees a growing role for lay people in the mission of the Church." Deepening and Widening our Faith, Price £2.25, from Catholic Presbytery, Geneva Street, Peterborough.