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Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia (RCDEA) Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)
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40 delegates from Diocese to National Pastoral Congress

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)

Manley, Robert Rev (-1983)

Anniversary Tribute to Bishop Clark

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).

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Bishop Alan's Five-year Plan

"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.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Bishop Appeals for Third World

"Redouble your efforts to aid the poor and oppressed in the Third Wold, the Bishop of East Anglia (Rt Rev Alan Clark) tells the 79,000 Roman Catholics of his diocese in a Lenten message released today."

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Bishop Calls for more Priests

Bishop Clark 's pastoral letter for Sunday 2 March 1986 appeals for men to offer themselves for the priesthood. Currently, 125 priests serve in the diocese with 11 in training. More priests are needed as numbers of priests decline and the Catholic congregation increases - from 65,000 ten years ago to 80,000 now.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Bishop Clark Celebrates 40 years in Priesthood

"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.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

"Bishop Clark deplores blight of Violence and Revenge"

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.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Bishop goes by Jet, Jeep and Horse

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.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Cardinal Hume - Mass of Thanksgiving - Centenary 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

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Catholic Commission to Lead Welfare Drive

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.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Catholic Diocese celebrates Tenth Birthday

79,000 Catholics celebrate the tenth birthday of their diocese on Sunday 1 June. Provides a short history and some comments from Bishop Clark, the first Bishop of the new diocese. June will be a "month of festival" ending with a Mass of Thanksgiving attended by church leaders including the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Peter Nott.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Catholic Priesthood for former Anglican Minister

"The Vatican has granted permission for another former Anglican clergyman, a married man, to be ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church." Mr. John Heley was CofE vicar at St Edmund's Hunstanton.
Permission had also been given for two other former Anglican ministers earlier in the year.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Catholics to define Laity's Role

2 versions on the same press release
pg 1 for non-weeklies e.g. EDP, Anglia TV - first paragraph: " Roman Catholics from three counties are meeting next month for the biggest ever assembly to be staged by the Diocese of East Anglia."
pg 2 for "weeklies"; first paragraph: "Wisbech [this word to be changed to suit locality] Roman Catholics are joining parishioners from three counties at the biggest ever assembly..."
Describes the need to develop a five-year strategy to alleviate the impact of the falling number of priests by inviting the laity to undertake particular roles. Mgr Paul Hypher is the assembly's coordinator.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Celebration & Dedication of Marriage - Connolly/Newton

pg 1-2: Outline of the circumstances, issues and actions arising out of the service for Mr Connolly and Miss Newton. The priest, Fr John Murphy, was not empowered to perform this ceremony according to the regulations of the Roman Catholic Church. Bishop Clark intervened after discovering facts about the ceremony including that 150 people had attended.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Churches Unite in Prayers for Peace

Pope John Paul II and Dr Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, will be at Assisi to pray for peace. Norwich Christian leaders will join in prayer on Saturday (25th) and Monday (27th). Service of praise to be held at Norwich Cathedral followed by a picnic; mediation and prayer at St Julian's church and the United Reform church; procession from St Peter Mancroft to Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist.
Our Lady's Shrine - Walsingham holding an all-night vigil in the Slipper Chapel and the Reconciliation chapel.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

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