Celebration of Faith at St John the Baptist involving leaders from Catholic, Anglican, United Reform Church, Salvation Army, Methodists. Bishop Clerk to preach. Chapel, in the North Transept, to be dedicated as a place of prayer for Christian Unity. Start of the Centenary Year of St John the Baptist Cathedral Church.
pg1: Celebration of the Centenary with Cardinal Hume; Programme pg2: Invitation for Press/Broadcasters to a reception at Cathedral House on 13 June 1984, Fr Harry Wace hosting pg3-5: "Cardinal Hume Joins in Norwich Centenary Celebrations"; description of personalities, events and programme
Announcing a pastoral letter: "The Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan C Clark, urges the nation this weekend 'to take out the word enemy from our conversation and substitute brother or sister'." Other quotations from the pastoral letter which was enclosed [not present] with this press release.
Text of Pastoral Letter [not present] to be read in Churches on 6 January 1985. Bishop Clark tells the young generation this weekend "It is time to stop moaning and repeating deadly phrases: 'It's boring...'"
Text of Pastoral Letter [not present]. Bishop Clark to announce the establishment of a Commission to spur on social welfare work of Roman Catholic Parishes and organisations. The Diocesan Welfare Commission will be chaired by Fr Philip Shryane of Dereham.
Invitation to Media representatives to be held at St Philip Howard Church Centre, Cambridge. Present will be Rev Anthony Churchill (Chief Press Officer of the Catholic Church) and Sr Margaret (Chief Radio and Television Adviser).
Given by Fr Dowsey: The assistant priest at Newmarket is now on indefinite leave from the diocese after discussions with Bishop Clark. manuscript annotation: "Statement issued for the 'News of the World' (Wed April 17 1985)"
"Nearly 80 priests and 500 young people will join the Roman Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Clark, at St John's Cathedral, Norwich, on Monday, February 11th to celebrate his 40 years in the priesthood." Short biography of Bishop Alan Clark. Fr Philpot to give the address.
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).
The Religious renewal which has taken Roman Catholics "along new ways and strange paths", will be strongly reinforced by the Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Alan Clark, when he addresses 20,000 from every corner of his diocese tomorrow (Sunday June 30), at 3pm. His message is that the reappraisal and renewal signposted by the Second Vatican Council have transformed and enriched the force of the Church.
Bishop Clark is travelling, with Fr Philpot, to Bolivia to visit one of his priests, Fr John Drury. Fr Drury has been in South America for 5 years and the last 12 months have been spent in the foothills of the Andes. He returns to East Anglia in the Autumn and has sent an open letter to all those in the diocese who have helped him with the prayers and alms.