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Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia (RCDEA)
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Day of the Diocese

pg 1: Celebration "Day of the Diocese" : 5th birthday of the Diocese; Dedication to "Renewal of Faith and Mission for the next 10 years"
pg 2: Diocese of East Anglia; Purpose of the "Day of the Diocese"; The programme; Contact (Mr Ray Sykes)

Manley, Robert Rev (-1983)

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-)

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-)

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-)

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-)

Youth Hail Christ the King

Young people from throughout the diocese of East Anglia, representing some of the diocese's 40 schools, will gather to celebrate the feast of Christ the King. A programme of events at Notre Dame High School is followed by a procession to St John the Baptist Cathedral.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

East Anglia plans welcome for Pope's Envoy

pg1: press release:
"Archbishop Barbarito, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Britain, begins a three-day tour of the Diocese of East Anglia on June 26th. The itinerary includes Norwich, Cambridge, Newmarket, and Walsingham.
Outline description of the programme.
pg 2: 3-day programme.

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

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)

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-)

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-)

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