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Diocesan Papal Bull

Translation of Latin text:

PAUL, BISHOP, SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD (as a perpetual record)

That which the second Vatican Council laid down concerning the delineation of ecclesiastical boundaries We judge to apply to the Diocese of Northampton, which it appears opportune to divide so as to create a new diocese. For by God’s favour the welfare of the Catholic Church in the large eastern part of the diocese seems to have prospered, and seems likely to prosper further in the future.

At the request therefore of our Venerable Brother Charles Alexander Grant, Bishop of Northampton, with the support of Episcopal Conference of England and Wales, that we should establish a new diocese by the division of the same. We, on the advice of our venerable Brother Bruno Bernard Heim, titular Bishop of Xanthia and Apostolic Delegate to Great Britain, by our Apostolic power determine and ordain the following.

From the Diocese of Northampton We remove those counties known in English as Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk, and erect them into a Diocese to be known as East Anglia, to be circumscribed by and coterminous with the said counties. Its See is to be located in the City of Norwich, and the Bishop’s cathedra set up in the church of Saint John the Baptist, in the same city, which is to be its cathedral. To the Bishop we grant those rights proper to, and impose upon him those obligations incumbent upon, resident bishops. The said diocese shall be suffragan to the metropolitan See of Westminster, and the Bishop subject to the Archbishop of the said See. The Bishop’s support is to be provided for from the income of the diocesan Curia, the moneys given by the faithful and that part of the diocesan property agreed upon by the ordinaries concerned, whilst respecting the wishes of any respective pious founders or benefactors.

Until such time as a Chapter of Canons shall be established, diocesan Consultors are to be appointed according to law. As far as the government and administration of the diocese are concerned, the election of a Vicar capitular, and other similar matters, are to be strictly adhered to. A seminary is also to be set up, and boys and young men are to be educated therein, according to the norms of the Second Vatican Council and the rules laid down by the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education. As for the clergy, we determine that those priests be assigned to the Diocese of East Anglia who hold a benefice or ecclesiastical office therein: other clergy are to belong to the diocese in which they lawfully reside. However, the diocesan Bishops, on consultation with the priests and clerics concerned, may if necessary make other provision for their incardination, as seems fitting.

Finally, the documents and acts concerning the diocese of East Anglia are to be sent to its Curia to be preserved in its archive.

Let our aforementioned Venerable Brother Bruno Heim provide for the execution of these matters which we have prescribed, and on their conclusion send an account of the same to the Sacred Congregation for Bishops.

We wish these Apostolic letters to be ratified, now and in the future, all things to the contrary notwithstanding.

Given in Rome, at St Peter’s, on the thirteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and seventy six, the thirteenth of our Pontificate.

+John, Cardinal Villot +Sebastian Cardinal Baggio
Secretary of State Prefect of the S. Congregation for Bishops
Godfrey Mariani, Protonotary Apostolic

Paul VI (1897-1978)

Correspondence - Fr Baker/Latin Mass

1 folder containing:
[ID prefix A= own AtoM record; N= no AtoM record]
N1. letter 20-5-1975 correspondent Local priest not following rite changesn
N2. letter 28-5-1975 correspondent Downham Market situation not good
N3. letter 25-5-1975 Bishop's Office Letter passed to Bishop Clark for rely
A4. letter 15-7-1975 Bishop Clark Understand anxiety. Working on a solution
N5. letter 31-7-1975 correspondent Support for Bishop Clark's action seen in press
A6. letter 7-8-1977 Bp Clark Reorganisation of parishes in Dereham/Swaffam
N7. letter 8-8-1975 correspondent Unhappy re loss of parish priest and daily Masses
A8. letter 9-8-1975 Fr Baker Time to consider Bp's letter; Happy Birthday to Bp.
N9. letter 9-8-1975 correspondent Bp's wrong understanding lead to wrong decision
A10. letter 10-8-1975 correspondent Petition sent to Bp Grant & Bp Clark
A10-1. petition 10-8-1975 correspondent Covering letter and Petition against changes at Downham
N11. letter 11-8-1975 Bp Clark Details to be confirmed - Masses will be held at Downham
A12. letter Aug 1975 Fr Baker Position at Downham comfortable/flourishing - no need for concern
A13. letter 12-8-1975 Bp Clark Explanation of changes; need for obedience to your Bishop; request to resign
N14. letter 12-8-1975 correspondent Retired priest saying Mass is more edifying at Downham than anywhere
N15. letter 12-8-1975 Mrs V M Gillick Request to reconsider decision about Fr Baker
N16. letter 12-8-1975 correspondent [an extract] advising caution for such a small matter / parish
N17. letter 14-8-1975 Bp Clark cannot allow disobedience; need to be resolute
N18. letter 14-8-1075 Bp Clark Correspondent's tone? decision is with pastoral concern
A19. letter 16-8-1975 Fr Baker Wishes Bp Clark Happy Birthday; will reply when Bp Grant responds
N20. letter 16-8-1975 correspondent Entreats reconsideration of Downham decision
N21. letter undated correspondent quotes "Gentleman Jack" by Robert Herrick; cautions Bp
N22. letter 18-8-1975 correspondent challenges the Bp to produce the Papal document imposing "New Mass"
N23. letter 15-8-1975 correspondent Copy of letter to Fr Baker; crime is to say Mass!; Bp will pay
N24. letter 19-8-1975 correspondent Support for pastoral role of Fr Baker; leave him unmolested
A25. letter 19-8-1975 Bp Clark Asks Fr Baker to announce that courtesy and Christian Charity should be reflected in letters
N26. letter undated correspondent Dismay at closure of Downham Market as a parishes
N27. letter 20-8-1975 correspondent Questioning decision to remove a much loved parish priest
A28. letter 20-8-1975 correspondent Robust letter challenging the Bishop's decision; copied to Hierarchy
A29. letter 20-8-1975 Fr Baker Unfortunate Anglia TV programme; sorry about intemperate letters
N30. letter 20-8-1975 correspondent Anglo-Catholic priest supports Fr Baker as a good parish priest
N31. letter 21-8-1975 correspondent long letter addressing the attempt to dismiss Fr Baker
N32. letter 22-8-1975 correspondent Support for Fr Baker; dislike of a watered down Mass
N33. letter 22-8-1975 correspondent Support for Fr Baker; many attend for Tridentine Latin Mass
N34. letter 22-8-1975 correspondent Press reports on Fr Baker and Bishop's decision - false ecumenism
N35. letter 22-8-1975 correspondent Press reports on removal of Fr Baker; a grave injustice
N36. letter 23-8-1975 correspondent Indulgence for different forms of Mass but not for Tridentine
N37. letter 23-8-1975 correspondent Plea to allow "the glorious Tridentine Mass"
N38. letter 23-8-1975 correspondent Wide ranging letter: CofE; sects; secret societies; bogus ecumenism
N39. letter 23-8-1975 correspondent Allow Folk masses and pop music; why not Tridentine?
N40. letter 24-8-1975 correspondent scotch rumours causing pain and distress re Tridentine
N41. letter 24-8-1975 correspondent Always priests of Fr Baker's calibre
N42. letter 25-8-1975 correspondent incomprehensible harshness of decision; staunch/holy Fr Baker
N43. letter 25-8-1975 correspondent Sad about Fr Baker; refugees fleeing the Anti-Christ
N44. letter 25-8-1975 correspondent Denial of Spiritual Nourishment from Mass at Downham
N45. letter 25-8-1975 correspondent protest at action taken against Downham priest
N46. letter 25-8-1975 correspondent support for new rite and replacement of Fr Baker; silent majority
N47. letter 26-8-1975 correspondent keep Fr Baker and Tridentine Mass
N48. letter 26-8-1975 correspondent many praying for a change of priest at Downham
N49. letter 26-8-1975 correspondent offensive proposal to interfere with Bp's authority
N49-1. notice 26-8-1975 "Pilgrimage to Downham Market and Day of Prayers"
N49-2. letter 26-8-1975 correspondent Asks Fr Baker "Aught we not to obey?"
N50. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Kentucky Rev distressing news about Fr Baker being ousted
N51. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Reconsider decision
N52. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Enclosed verse expresses writer's feelings; sorry for Bishop
N52-1. verse "Now, Downham Market's Golgotha,"; 8 four line verses
N53. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Suppression of traditional Mass; not wipe Fr Baker off the map
N54. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Daily Mail report of Mass with sliced bread and paper cups
N55. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Allow Mass at Downham; support for Fr Baker
N56. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Allow Fr Baker to follow his conscience
N57. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Reconsider changing parish boundaries.
N58. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent Old Mass wanted; parishioners fortunate to have Fr Baker
N59. letter 27-8-1975 correspondent dismayed at boundary changes and removal of Fr Baker
N60. letter undated correspondent by what authority is the Bishop doing what he is doing?
N61. letter 28-8-1975 correspondent Fr Baker well regarded; change your decision
N62. letter 28-8-1975 Bp Clark Grateful for the letter; inundated with condemnation;
N63. letter 28-8-1975 Bp Clark appreciate the courtesy; next few weeks will be difficult
A64. letter 28-8-1975 Bp Clark To Bp Grant. Diocese division; Downham Market; PPs changeover on 7 October
N65. letter 28-8-1975 correspondent suggesting alternative solution to suppressing Latin Mass
N66. letter undated unsigned wide ranging polemic; geopolitics, Russia, Israel, history & ills of Catholics in England
N67. letter 29-8-1975 unsigned "do not commit your dirty deed on Father Baker"
N68. letter 29-8-1975 correspondent schizm [sic] arisen over adoption of New Mass
A69. letter 29-8-1975 correspondent support for the good job Fr Sketch is doing in Downham
N70. letter 29-8-1975 correspondent silent majority support Bishop's approach
N71. letter 30-80`975 correspondent support for Latin Mass
N72. letter 31-8-1975 correspondent protest against removal of Fr Baker
N73. letter 31-8-1975 correspondent farmer using the metaphor of the shepherd and his sheep
N74. letter 31-8-1975 correspondent protest at attempts to oust Fr Baker; exercise right for old Mass
N75. letter 31-8-1975 correspondent Why discard the old Mass? Pride?
N76. letter 31-8-1975 correspondent No choice given; suppression of old teachings
N77. letter 31-8-1975 correspondent admiration for Bishop's stand at Downham
N78. letter 31-8-1975 correspondent one-sided media reporting; feels for the Bishop
N79. letter 29-8-1975 correspondent Retired priest [?] on English Indult vs. Novus Ordo
N80. letter 1-9-1975 correspondent "Ildephonsus", Lynford, a pity Fr Baker did not resign and retire as Fr Houghton did
N81. letter 1-9-1097 correspondent Allow both rites; Bishops not in touch with laity
N82. postcard 1-9-1975 unsigned randomly covered with sketches, phrases, recusant references
N83. letter 1-9-1975 correspondent support for Bishop's efforts to implement Vatican II
N84. letter 2-9-1975 correspondent in support of Archbishop Lefebvre, Fr Baker; Curia is destroying the Church
A85. statement 2-9-1975 Bp Clark To Catholic Herald, taken by Mr Duggan - Downham affair
A85-1. notes 2-9-1975 Bp Clark Manuscript answers to questions put by Catholic Herald
N86. letter 2-9-1975 J Todhunter Support for Bp; Mention of Justice Cumming-Bruce drink driving conviction
N87. letter 2-9-1975 correspondent Pope Pius V 1570 rite in perpetuity; grave suspicion over new rite and other changes
N88. letter 2-9-1975 correspondent reconsider making Latin Mass inaccessible in East Anglia
N89. letter 2-9-1975 correspondent diatribe against shabby treatment of Fr Baker and the changes being implemented after Vatican II
A90. letter 4-9-1975 The Table Editor: piece on Downham Market; Fr Baker really exemplary?
N91. postcard 5-9-1975 correspondent distress at being forbidden the worship of our martyrs
N92. letter 5-9-1975 correspondent church acting in haste; do not wrong Fr Baker
N93. letter 5-9-1975 Revd KV Ensor Anglican making observations about ecumenical changes
N94. letter 5-9-1975 correspondent Blame on Bps Butler and Clark for Catholic Dogma damage
N95. letter 7-9-1975 correspondent support for Latin mass; exemplified by the CCR, etc.
A95. letter 7-9-1975 Bp Grant Requests Fr Baker to attend in Northampton for discussions
A96. letter 8-9-1975 Bp Clark[?] To Tablet editor, article honest appraisal of Downham affair
N97. letter 8-9-1975 correspondent distressed at possible dismissal of Fr Baker for Latin Mass
A98. letter 9-9-1975 Bp Clark Fr Baker on women's attire; Bishops looking for a solution
A99. letter 9-9-1975 Bp Clark To Rev Ensor, touched by letter; misery at Downham
A100. letter 9-9-1975 Bp Clark Bp Grant has waited; will use Canon Law not act summarily
A101. letter 9-9-1975 Bp Office Copy of letter from Bp Grant to Fr Baker via Fr Hammond
A101-1. letter 9-9-1975 Bp Grant Fr Baker is acting against Church Law; invited to resign
N102. letter 9-9-1975 correspondent distressed at Fr Baker being censured
N103. letter 9-9-1975 correspondent sorry about vicious letters; laity's resistance to changes; left wing favoured over right wing; hardening attitudes
N104. letter 9-9-1975 correspondent bill of St Pius V was never repealed
N105. letter 9-9-1975 correspondent stop aligning Catholic with Anglican liturgy/theology
N106. letter 10-9-1975 correspondent American family visiting enjoy Latin Mass; reconsider proposed actions
N107. letter 11-9-1975 correspondent No respect for sacred aspects of the Mass or Church
A108. letter 11-9-1975 Alan Smithies Poet: short treatise on development of English language liturgy; providing 4 hymns
N109. letter 11-9-1975 correspondent support for Bishop after seeing him on TV; convert from Marxism
A110. letter 11-9-1975 Sr Bede The changes are proper; implementation / explanation poor
N111. letter 11-9-1975 correspondent Tho' pro-Latin faction is vociferous; many have accepted new Mass
N112. letter 12-9-1975 correspondent Let Fr Baker continue his holy duties and say Latin Mass
N113. letter 13-9-1975 correspondent against me or for me; support for Fr Baker & Archbishop Lefebvre
N114. letter 14-9-1975 correspondent inconsistent approach by Bishops; overnight decrees changing life long habits
N115. letter 14-9-1975 correspondent support for Fr Baker; lowering of liturgy standards
N116. letter 15-9-1975 Bp Clark Catholic Herald's Douglas Brown article ".. what is really happening."; Thanks for the encouraging letter
A117. letter 15-9-1975 Bp Clark D Brown's article was right; Times' Clifford Longley's good overview of what is at stake
N118. letter 14-9-1975 correspondent General discontent at Fr Baker situation in Downham; look forward to arrival of Fr Sketch
N119. letter 14-9-1975 correspondent Anglicans can choose service types - why not Catholics? Allow Fr Baker to continue
N120. letter 15-9-1975 correspondent innovation is destroying the church; Fr Baker is an example
N121. letter 22-9-1975 correspondent support for Fr Baker; removal of Bp Clark
N122. letter 23-9-1975 correspondent Silent majority want life in the parish and not Fr Baker - list of 140
N123. letter 24-9-1975 correspondent appeals for a sympathetic approach for Fr Baker
N124. letter 1-11-1975 correspondent liberals depriving traditional Catholics of Latin Mass
N125. letter 8-11-1975 correspondent puzzled about Downham affair; demonstrate paternal charity?
N126. letter 11-11-1975 correspondent maintain the parish as it is; keep a priest, which are in short supply
N127. letter 14-11-1975 correspondent a good priest being harshly dismissed; change decision
N128. letter 15-11-1975 correspondent conformity for itself; allow both rites together
N129. letter 18-11-1975 correspondent why punish a priest for doing what he was ordained to do?
A130. letter 20-11-1975 Bp Grant Covering letter for official decree removing Fr Baker
A130-1. decree 19-11-1975 Bp Grant Decree for the removal of Fr Baker from Downham parish
A131. letter 24-11-1975 Bp Grant Consequences of the Decree for Fr Baker
A132. letter 25-11-1975 Bp Grant unbalanced account given in Daily Telegraph re Downham
A133. notice 26-11-1975 Bp Grant Explanatory notice for Fr Sketch to give to parishioners
N134. letter 27-11-1975 correspondent tolerance for "pop-masses" but not for traditional rite
N135. letter 28-11-1975 correspondent high-handed treatment of Fr Anthony Roberts and Fr Baker; Gorleston ceremony marred by an ungenerous disposition - astonished and is not forgotten
A136. letter 26-12-1097 Fr Baker cover letter to unidentified editor for a statement; asks for 24 copies of the edition it appears in
A136-1 statement 26-12-1975 Fr Baker Statement including objections to "New Mass"
N137. letter 28-12-1975 correspondent lengthy letter challenging Bp Grant's line on Fr Baker
N137-1. encl. undated unknown included example received of attack on traditional ways
N138. letter 30-12-1975 Cath. Herald Editor for Bp Clark's view [on Fr Baker's letter of 26-12]
A139. letter 2-1-1976 Bp Clark To Cath. Herald editor; Fr Baker not correct to attack Bp secretary
N140. letter 15-1-1976 correspondent Cover letter for copy of letter to Bp Grant
N140-1. letter 15-1-1976 correspondent challenges the authority of action against Fr Baker
N141. review undated Tom Sutcliffe "Amen Corner" - unknown source - review of Long Play (LP) record of Mass at Downham Market on All Souls November 1975
N142. letter 5-7-1976 correspondent Why is Tridentine Mass so wrong after a thousand years?
N143. letter 6-7-1976 correspondent Bp Clark's Pastoral letter heard with sadness. A mature Church can disregard Fr Baker and the "rebel Cardinal"
N144. letter 8-7-1976 pseudonym Bp Clark's extraordinary outburst against Fr Baker [in Pastoral Letter]; silly and stupid laws will be disobeyed
N145. letter 9-7-1976 correspondent Quotes Malcolm Muggeridge: church is driving the faithful away; Bp and similar are suppressing the Catholic Mass
N146. letter 10-7-1976 correspondent without forgiveness Fr Baker and his followers will not find their way back
N147. letter 11-7-1976 Fr Atkinson Understanding is key; need to explain the changes clearly
N148. letter 12-7-1976 correspondent Attack on Fr Baker; traditionalist do not discredit the Church
N149. leaflet 12-7-1976 unknown "Pray for the Return of the Latin Mass" [printed]; M/s: pray that Bp Clark stops his vendetta against Fr Baker
A150. letter 14-7-1976 Bp Clark Sad that must address Fr Bakers' activities; tried many times to build bridges; but the refusal to accept new teachings
N151. letter 18-7-1976 correspondent Press cutting from Cambridge; sorry missed Bp Clark's ordination
A152. statement 25-7-1976 Bp Lindsay Warning about Marcel Lefebvre's group organising an unofficial old Latin mass
A153. letter 30-7-1976 Fr Baker cannot accept unquestioning and bind obedience
A154. letter 4-8-1976 Bp Lindsay Fr Baker is neglecting guidance from many sources
A155 letter 9-8-1976 Bp Lindsay Press cuttings; Fr Baker causing embarrassment in Newcastle
A155-1 press 4-8-1976 Press 3 pages; copies of press cuttings
A156 letter 9-8-1976 Bp Lindsay Requesting Fr Baker not to return to Newcastle
N157 postcard 11-8-1976 pseudonym Attacks on Fr Baker set back Church Unity

Various

News-cuttings - Fr Oswald Baker / Latin Rite

EDP 20-8-1975; letter; Status of Downham: RC protest
EDP 21-8-1975; article; Downham Catholics fight to keep traditional Mass; image of mother and daughter with petition for the Bishop
Daily Mail 25-8-1975; article; Pop goes Communion with paper cups and Co-op sliced / The Watchfield faithful get a taste of religion; 3 images - Sister Verity on drums / Bishop of Reading on stage / Communion in a paper cup
Guardian 25-8-1975; letters; Mass revolt of the Catholic Loyalists
Unknown 26-8-1975; letter; Traditional Mass?
Universe 29-8-1975; article; "Latin" priest supporters plan demo
The Times 29-8-1975; article; Bishop's warning on priest offering Mass in old form
Sunday Times 31-8-1975; article; Latin lovers in protest; image Fr Baker
Sunday Times 31-8-1975; article; Priest in Mass protest; 2 images - procession; Fr Baker
The Observer 31-8-1975; article; This rite is not wrong say 300 Catholics; image of Fr Baker
The Times 3-9-1975; letters; The Tridentine Mass
Catholic Herald 5-9-1975; letters; End wrangles of amateur liturgists
Catholic Herald 5-9-1975; article; Latin protest "cause of distress"; cartoon
EDP 8-9-1975; letters; Downham Mass
EDP 9-9-1975; article; Priest "refuses to see Bishop"
EDP 11-9-1975; letters; Downham Mass
EDP 11-9-1975; article; Downham priest asked to resign
Guardian 12-9-1975; article; Priest says he is hounded
The Universe 12-9-1975; article; Fr Baker won't meet Bishop Grant
The Times 12-9-1975; article; Canon law to be used to remove priest
The Guardian 13-9-1975; article; Latin mass takes to road
The Times 13-9-1975; letters; The traditional Mass
The Sunday Telegraph 14-9-1975; letters; Tridentine Mass and Anglican voluntary principle
The Guardian 14-9-1975; article; "Sensual" girls at Sunday mass
The Times 15-9-1975; article; Knives are out for Roman Catholic dissidents
EDP 17-9-1975; letters; Downham Mass
The Times 18-9-1975; letter; The traditional Mass
The Times 19-9-1975; article; Bishop's aim "to make new Mass available to all"
The Times 19-9-1975; article; Bringing the church to the people
EDP 19-9-1975; article; Bishop on his duty over the new mass
The Times 22-9-1975; letters; The traditional Mass
The Times 22-9-1975; letter; Catholic traditionalists
EDP 22-9-1975; letter Downham Mass
EDP 30-9-1975; letter Downham Mass
Sunday Express 31-8-1975; article; Catholics march to banned Mass
Unknown undated; letters; Downham Catholics and their Mass
The Sunday Times 31-8-1975; article; Latin lovers in protest
EDP 1-9-1975; article; Procession backs Downham priest; 2 images: procession; Fr Baker
The Telegraph 1-9-1975; "Liturgical bingo" of English Mass
Lynn News & Advertiser 2-9-1975; article; Catholics on the March / Downham Mass dispute grows; 2 images: procession; Fr Baker
EDP 2-9-1975; letter; Downham Mass
EDP 4-9-1975; letters; Downham Mass
EDP 6-9-1975; letter; Downham Mass
The Times 9-9-1975; re-typed by unknown; article; [Bishop Grant statement]
Catholic Herald 12-9-1975; article; Guarding against false gods
EDP 18-9-1975; letter; Downham Mass
The Guardian 20-9-1975; [photocopy] article; Church militant
EDP 23-9-1975; letter; Downham Mass
The Times 26-9-1975; letter; The traditional Mass
Catholic Herald 26-9-1975; article; Bishop Grant on Downham Market issue
Lynn News & Advertiser 10-10-1975; letters; In support of Fr Baker / And against..
The Telegraph 21-11-1975; [photocopy] article; Bad Marks for Latin
Evening News 30-6-1976; article; Rebel priest opens centre for Mass in city
The Journal 2-7-1976; article; Catholic Bishop hits at old Mass rebels; 2 images: Fr Baker; Bishop Clark
Cambridge Evening News 9-7-1976; letter;
EDP 17-7-1976; letter; Mass
EDP 19-7-1976; letter; In reply to Fr Baker
EDP 12-11-1976; article; Disused shop setting for Downham Mass
EDP 14-7-1976; letter; Mass: rebel priest "follows ruling"
EDP 15-11-1976; [reprint] article; Rebel Archbishop's "Woolies" mass; 2 images: Archbishop Lefebvre; Archbishop Lefebvre and Fr Baker

Various

Correspondence

Correspondence relating to Diocesan communication with the media, the Diocesan Information Officer and related matters.

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

PACE - Northampton Diocese Newspaper

Text from June 1970 edition (see image):
A Dream becomes Reality
Why PACE was started
This is "PACE" the new Catholic paper for the diocese of Northampton. You may have already heard something about it in your parish and as you will see from the letter on this page the Holy Father has heard about "PACE"; The idea for it has evolved in the Administrator's mind over the past 10 years. There has been a need for better communication in the diocese and a newspaper format was thought to be the best. "PACE" it was felt should belong to the Church with all Catholics playing their part in its production.

It is to be a medium through which everybody can make their activities known, but because of its 25 localised editions people in Bedford or Northampton will not have to read the "parish pump” activities of Yarmouth or Norwich.

The activities and events organised by sodalities and parish organisations, stories written by members of the diocese, letters, queries, photographs, cartoons - all will have their place in ‘PACE’ because it is YOUR paper. The whole presentation of it except printing is done by lay people, and you are encouraged to contribute to its content

When “PACE” was devised it was thought 62 different editions would be needed but by mutual amalgamation of parishes this has been cut to 25. It will circulate in all seven counties of the diocese - Bedford, Buckingham, Cambs., Huntingdon, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Suffolk - distribution being done by the parishes. Forty thousand copies are being printed to begin with and the long term aim is for every Catholic family in the Diocese to have one.

DEDICATION IN LOURDES GROTTO
Dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes it was appropriate that the Dedication was personally placed in the Grotto at Lourdes by the Administrator.

Why “PACE” as a name? Many names were thought of and among them ‘VIATOR', suggesting the pilgrim road this paper is travelling and the road the Church travels. However, in this age of the vernacular an English name was thought better and “PACE” indicated the “healthy pace at which the Church is moving". Somebody has also suggested it is the link between the Parish and the diocese and that is what we hope it will be.

Setting the PACE for us
Printing of “PACE” is carried out by Tilbury Printers Limited on a Planeta Brilliant machine, which is the first in this country. It is the fastest sheet-fed litho offset machine in the world with a speed of 11.000 copies per hour. Illustrations are reproduced on 133 screen. Collating of pages, packing and dispatch is all done at Tilbury.

Holy Father sends His Blessing
SEGRETERIA DI STATO
N.159.634
DAL VATICANO. April 23, 1970
My Lord Bishop,

The Holy Father has learned with pleasure of the new diocesan magazine "Pace", which you plan to begin to publish shortly and he has bidden me convey his good wishes for the success of the venture.

In view of the immense power of the press, it is important that Catholics should play their full part in publishing and supporting newspapers and magazines that will conscientiously fulfil their high mission of spreading knowledge of the truth in a manner consonant with the Gospel.

Accordingly His Holiness is very happy to bestow his Apostolic Blessing on all who are collaborating with Your Lordship in the realization of this project, which he prays may be of great benefit to the Diocese of Northampton.

With my personal good wishes and regard, I am
Yours sincerely in Christ, J. Card. Villot

Welcome Note from the Bishop
I welcome PACE. In these days of increased sharing by everyone in the life of the church it is more important than ever that news of this life should be readily available. PACE with it's many local editions, will provide the news in each neighbourhood which is the first interest of those that live there, while the diocesan coverage will help the local community to look to the diocese, which is it's link with the universal church, and so avoid a narrow concern with it's own affairs exclusively. I hope to make great use of it myself as an excellent means of communication with the diocese. I express my thanks and blessing to all those who have worked so hard to make PACE the success it deserves to be.

DEDICATION
This publication is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and we will at all times endeavour to be worthy of such a dedication.

Grant, Charles Alexander Rev LCL BA (1906-1989)

East Anglian Guild Magazine - The Magazine of the Guild of St Felix & St Edmund

The magazine was edited by Fr Thomson, a co-founder of the Guild. Originally a monthly magazine, during the war years (and to the Winter of 1948-9) it became a quarterly issue. The format comprised regular items (see contents file) of news from parishes, articles on the Catholic faith and belief, historical items, a series describing Diocesan Churches, clerical appointments, obituaries and an irregular listing of the Bishop's appointments for the month/quarter.
News from the Parishes were free form and depending on the parish may contain references to events (fetes, parties, visitations, confirmations, etc.), comments about clerical comings and goings, references to significant parishioners, births, deaths, marriages, war time restrictions and events, etc.

Thomson, John Henry Rev RD (-1968)

East Anglian Diocesan NEWS

1st issue - July 1990; #2 - September 1990; #3 - November 1990; #4 - January 1991; #5 - March 1991; #6 - May 1991; #7 - July 1991; #8 September 1991; #9 - November 1991; #10 - January 1992

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

NEWS - From the Catholic Diocese of East Anglia

A5 booklet, photocopied A4 paper folded, 1 staple in spine, colour paper cover, white inside

  1. Autumn 1983
  2. Winter 1983
  3. Spring 1984
  4. Summer 1984
  5. Autumn 1984
  6. New Year 1985
  7. Easter 1985
  8. Summer 1985
  9. Autumn 1985
  10. Christmas 1985
  11. Spring 1986
    A5 booklet, A4 folded, 2 staples in spine, gloss card cover with colour images, gloss print paper, monochrome internal images
  12. Summer 1986
    A4 leaflet, 1 page, 2 folds, 6 sides, printed, yellow banner front page, monochrome images
  13. Autumn 1986
  14. Winter 1986/87
  15. Spring 1987
  16. Summer 1987
  17. Winter 1987/88
  18. Spring 1988
  19. Summer 1988
  20. Winter 1988/89
  21. Spring 1989
  22. Summer 1989
  23. Winter 1989/90

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

The Phoenix

From the Inside first page:

Our Cover
Many readers will no doubt recognise the cover of the first edition of Phoenix, as the Coat of Arms of our own Bishop Alan Clark, and the arms of our Diocese.
The motto, chosen by the Bishop, "Ministerio Christi Addictus" means completely given over to the ministry of Christ.
The shield itself records the historic roots of this diocese. It bears two of the three crowns of the Arms of Ely and one of the three mitres of the Arms of Norwich. Across the top are three lilies on blue, signifying the consecration of this diocese to the care of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Introducing Phoenix
Welcome to our new magazine, which it is proposed to produce bi-monthly. Phoenix will cover the Parishes of St. John's, St. George's, Holy Apostles, Costessy, Poringland, Loddon, Wymondham and Dereham plus the outstations of the Norwich Parishes. This issue will also be sold in Swaffham and depending on their response they may well be joining us on a permanent basis.
The success of the magazine will lie heavily on the shoulders of the parishioners of the above churches because we can only print the news we receive from you.
Phoenix will normally have photos as well as local news and views plus we hope items of interest written by you. We welcome also your letters on any subject you like but please include your name, address and parish when doing so.
We also need help in selling these so if you are prepared to sell Phoenix outside your church please inform the parish priest or the local Phoenix team.
Items and photos, (black and white only), for inclusion in the next edition should be sent to Mrs. Stollery, 60 Avenue Road, Norwich to reach her not later than Friday 5th August.
If you would like to have someone also report your event or have photos taken please let Allen Howes 21 Sandringham Road, Norwich, or, Pat Scrutton, 54 St. Philips Road, Norwich, know and they will try to get someone to cover it.
Lastly we will welcome ideas to improve the magazine so please tell us.
The next edition of Phoenix will be on sale on Sunday 11th September.

Scrutton, Patrick Michael Mr (-2018)

St Francis Magazine

"A record of Diocesan and Rescue Work in the diocese of Northampton.."
Short reports submitted by diocesan parishes; articles; advertising

Youens, Laurence Walter Rev (1873-1939)