Writing to Myles Osborne (Diocesan Financial Administrator): Clarifying the position with regard to the Estates Funds and the ability to retain Church, Presbytery and House. Necessary to meet tax liabilities consequently the House (40 Manor Road) will have to be sold but need the Bishop's urgent consent to proceed.
Compliments slip: Bishop Secretary: "Tony Sketch will arrange to deliver the enclosed - less the carbon - to all Downham Market parishioners when he distributes his invitations to the real Mass." Page 1: letter to the congregation at Downham Market - explaining, now that the legal procedure is over, the sorrow he feels in acting against Fr Baker. Obedience to the Holy Father means accepting the changes away from the Tridentine Mass. Expects support for Fr Sketch. Notes of explanation included. Page 2-3: Notes headed: "1. Your present position"; "2. The Missal of Pope Paul VI"; "3. The Bishop's dealings with Fr Baker"
Bishop arrives after 8pm, 13 November, dines and stays the night. Schedule for Sunday: 9am Mass at Hembsy - Bishop preaches 11am Mass Yarmouth - Mass for dead of two World Wars 3.30pm Confirmation Mass 6.30 pm Mass - Bishop to preach 7.30pm Evening tea Monday 15th: Visit to primary school; visits to sick and house-bound (not so many)
Writing to Peter [?] thanking him for pension advice. Encloses a cheque for £1265-10 and lists the collection elements, plus £1000 as a parish deposit. That will be required for church and tower repairs - estimates of £5000-6000 when the church only cost £2000 to build.
Norris to Miss j Macpherson Acknowledging receipt of the list of Unauthorised Mass Centres in the Diocese of East Anglia. However, report already written; but thinks he has done Fr Morgan's followers justice without the East Anglia information.
Contract sum for construction of Open-Sided church is £29,457.00. Miss McPherson (Bishop's Office) calls it Phase II and the expended sum is £28,549.22 The difference £908.78 being the sum saved can be expended on selected items listed in attached paper. Hence the full amount of the contract sum can be shown to be expended. If the Bishop is in agreement then the writer will inform the Quantity Surveyor.