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Fr Worswick to Bishop Carey-Elwes: Reception into the Church

Petition enclosed [not present] for the reception of a woman who will be ready to be received at the end of July. Bishop's view requested on whether she is baptised as "Her mother says she was baptised by the parson making the sign of the cross on her forehead with a wet finger."
manuscript annotation: "Sent. Baptise absolutely!"

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Bishop Cary-Elwes: At new post; Issues for Fr Campbell to deal with

Now at St Begh's, Whitehaven (a parish of 5000 poor Irish). All the papers relating to the Chapelow Such[?] case were given to Mgr Freeland. Now knows of a brother of Henry Such born six year later and not baptised at any neighbouring churches.
Manuscript annotation: "Answered. 1. Know Fr [Sebastian] Cave very well. 2.. Have heard nothing further re Chapelow Such from Martin. 3. You need not [?] open for Austin Snowden. I have him as a [?]. All that need now be met is his [?] money books & present money. This wd. be met by his family. Am [?] [?] £20 on his account for [?]

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Dispensation for fluid nourishment

Sister Agnes (Prioress of the Servites & Head Mistress of St Benet's Schools) has a heart condition and cannot rise without having had nourishment. Fr Worswick requests a dispensation to allow her to have fluids [during the abstinence period prior to receiving communion].
Letter from Dr Helsham enclosed.

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Extraordinary for Woodbridge

Willing to be extraordinary for the Woodbridge community. 70 minutes by train from here. Will find out if Fr Helsham has faculties in his own diocese - he need not hear confessions; Fr Chadwick will be here too - both having a week at home and nominally supplying here.
Manuscript annotation: "Answered: thanks. Wrote to Carmelites to acquaint them with Fr W's consent and asking them to let him know when they wd like to see him."

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Faculties for Gillingham and Fr Aidan Slack

Fr Slack, ordained yesterday, is now at Beccles and hence Fr Vermuelen wishes to take leave. Would the bishop grant faculties for Fr Slack whilst here? Mentions woman who has promise to return to communion when Fr Slack becomes a priest.
manuscript annotation: "Granted. Gillingham (& Beccles if Fr Worswick desires it - not, however, for the nuns) Also for preaching."

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Fr Worswick leaving Beccles

Leaving tomorrow. Letter enclosed [not present] re marriage case. Sorry to be going - did not request it. Concerned that "the people" should know this is so. The Abbot was informed about the financial situation in which several hundreds of pounds are required to address urgent repairs.

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Guilds of St Agnes and St Stephen

Asking for information about the Guild of St Agnes and asking permission for a Girls' Club for 20 members. Also information about the Guild of St Stephen.
manuscript annotation: "Answered. Wrote to Abbot Smith CRL of Eton who is, I think, head of Guild of St Agnes in this Diocese. Gave him address of Sec. of St Stephen's Guild, Westminster. Approved of [?] of both."

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Obligation to saying Masses

Asks the Bishop to sanction the fulfilment of an obligation to say masses for Mr Banham, 30 at Downside and 23 at Beccles, following the request of Mrs Banham to have them said as soon as possible. The Abbot of Downside has questioned the validity of anticipation for an obligation.
Manuscript annotation: "Yes".

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Request for music during a marriage

Mr Banham has previously had music played at the marriage of a daughter (to a protestant) in 1918. He asks if he may have it again for another daughter also marrying a protestant.
manuscript annotation: "Organ can be played before and after but not during - no lighted candles. Priest in cassock [?] Stole"

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB

Fr Worswick to Fr [unknown]: Guild of the Blessed Sacrament, marching questions

Requests answers (put to the Bishop) to 3 questions:

  1. Should the Guild of Corpus Christi take part in processions of Our Lady?
  2. Should they walk in front or behind the Statue?
  3. Should they carry their own banner?
    manuscript annotation on the questions: 1 yes; 2. Mary etc in front, Guild behind; 3. yes

Worswick, T Peter W Dom OSB