(From the French). I see that our mutual decision is good in the eyes of God. The decision of the Sacred Congregation of the Religious confirms ours, which was arrived at in the light of circumstances. I am communicating this to your Lordship...
Thanks for kind wishes on his election to Abbot of Downside. Visited Beccles some weeks ago and much impressed by this beautiful church. Some day it will be a strong centre of religious life in the district.
Abbot Ramsay: Need to provide resources for the missions - hence a need to move Fr Worswick from Beccles. Fr martin Campbell, currently at Little Malvern, will replace him. manuscript annotation: "Extremely sorry! But will not embarrass you, only trusting that Beccles will not go to sleep again. Fr Worswick [illegible] her from sleep of Spiritual Starvation. I give faculties to Fr Campbell for when he comes, also for the Nuns. Fr Worswick [illegible] leave his faculties form behind, when Fr Campbell comes he can send it to me. I will just change the name. Sept 12/24."
The Abbot accepts the role as trustee for the endowment from Mr Banham's will. manuscript annotation: "Wrote thanking. Also to RE Banham saying Abbot Ramsey accepted to act as trustee and to say that, subject to Fr Worswick's approval, appointed Dr Helsham. Also wrote to Fr Worswick telling him of the arrangements."
Regrets community too young for a foundation. Small communities never a success. Invites him to Consecration of Abbey Church on 25th August 1932 & asks him to consecrate one of 14 side altars. Bishop annotation: accepts. Asks for later note as date long way off.
Mrs Bramley is kind-hearted, etc. she did discuss the letter with the Abbot but also added other parts not seen until the Bishop copied her letter to him. He was delighted not to be governor and will talk to her. On way to Mass at Gillingham; his health has its ups and downs.
Watkin, Aelred Rev MA FSA FRSA FRHistS (1918-1997)
Abbot Richard Yeo thanking the Bishop for helping in the release of a priest for a long retreat at Belmont. Also for lining up "all sorts of things in Beccles" - new liturgy, rededicating the altar, receiving converts and confirmations - should be pretty busy this weekend.
Accompaniments to Plainsong for Schools. Imprimatur Richard Archbishop Liverpool 15th Dec. 1930 Original cover fragile. Re-covered with taped spine repairs. Manuscript title on front cover - "Accompaniments to Plain Song. Church of Christ the King, Lakenham."
Account showing list of parish donors to buy the land; the hut (The Bishop); to build & equip. ; amount owing to the builder; extra costs for laying on utilities and equipment, fixing roof and installing fencing. Debt owed £180
Parish accounts showing income and expenditure for Aldeburgh and Leiston. Inside front cover - suppliers plate: J C King Ltd, 246-252 St John St, Clerkenwell, London. Item order No 614 Inside back cover - 12/-