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.
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.
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.
Pg1: Invitation to a day led by David Self with Sr Margaret McHard pg2: Programme 10.30am to 4pm: Story so far; Matching the Station Sound; A morning in the life of a BBC Local Radio Station; Radio in the Nineties; The Way Ahead
Celebration of Faith at St John the Baptist involving leaders from Catholic, Anglican, United Reform Church, Salvation Army, Methodists. Bishop Clerk to preach. Chapel, in the North Transept, to be dedicated as a place of prayer for Christian Unity. Start of the Centenary Year of St John the Baptist Cathedral Church.
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.
Given by Fr Dowsey: The assistant priest at Newmarket is now on indefinite leave from the diocese after discussions with Bishop Clark. manuscript annotation: "Statement issued for the 'News of the World' (Wed April 17 1985)"
"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.