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Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia (RCDEA)
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St Etheldrea, Ely

Bishop announcing an arrangement to use Ely Cathedral's Lady Chapel for Sunday Mass, at the invitation of the Dean and Chapter. St Etheldreda' Church is being repaired following storm damage. Fr Brendan Peters did not accept this need but the Bishop made arrangements through the Chancellor, Canon Paul Taylor.

Manley, Robert Rev (-1983)

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-)

"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-)

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-)

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-)

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-)

New Paths to Christ

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.

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-)

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-)

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-)

Jesuits Return to Norwich

pg 1: Jesuits return to Norwich: UEA Chaplaincy, Parish Priest at Holy Apostles, West Earham
pg 2: Jesuits (or Society of Jesus) [short history]; Jesuits in Norwich [short history]
pg 3: biographies: Fr Christopher Dyckhoff SJ and Fr Bernard Taylor SJ

Manley, Robert Rev (-1983)

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)

Diocese of East Anglia - Tenth Anniversary / Church Leaders in Prayers for Unity

pg1: an invitation to News Editors to attend at St John's Cathedral, Norwich, for the Celebration of the Diocese's Tenth Anniversary - includes a programme of the day's events
pg2: description of the context of the anniversary plus a list of church leaders to be present. Collection money (expected to exceed £10m,000) will be given to Mr. Julian Filowski, director of CAFOD. St Thomas More Middle school and St John First school will provide musical entertainment.

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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