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)
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.
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...'"
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.
Article; 2 columns; 3 images - "Roman Catholic Bishop Alan Clark is back from his expedition to South America..." Mentions in the article include: witnessing a terrorist bomb attack in Lima; baptism of a sick child; visits to settlements; aid sent by the Catholics of the diocese; Bp Clark's passion for Christian unity.
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.
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.
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.
[undated; unattributed] 4 columns Sub-heading: "Catholics and council shocked". "The re-organisation of Gorleston High School is back in the melting pot after the Bishop of Norwich rejected a plan for a joint church school." Some background to the project provided
Image of Bishop Clark with Bishop Escaler of the Philippines visiting Norfolk on the 25th anniversary of CAFOD. Said Mass at St John the Baptist, preached at Thetford, held a question and answer session.