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Fr Heptonstall to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Dispensation for non-fasting Communion

Providing the names of the two for non-fasting communion permission:

  1. Mrs Emmaline Ann Shauve - an old lady of 89 with asthma
  2. Sister Huberta Buchanan - who has to take nourishment during the night following many ear operations
    Invites the Bishop to stay.
    manuscript annotation: "Sent an application for [illegible] to Rome May 15/31"

Heptonstall, Donald V Rev (-1954)

Fr Heptonstall to Canon Tonks: Swaffam nuns; convent; Fr Flynn to return documentation?

Swaffham nuns have secured a place 10 minutes walk from the church. With the Bishop's permission they hope to open in Easter. Fr Heptonstall happy to say Mass once a week there with no honorarium until the sisters are established. The drive to Bincham [air base] is in an open army lorry - despite that he has never felt so well. Fr Flynn is doing well at Sudbury despite the rumours heard over the years. Fr H's complaint is that Fr Flynn has taken with him the Inventory Book and the mission books - he is a most difficult person as he either never responds or sends a most rude letter. Can the Bishop get him to return the books?

Heptonstall, Donald V Rev (-1954)

Fr Mason to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Confessor; Mass at Dunwich

Servite Sisters of Beccles have asked him to be their Confessor-Extraordinary following Fr Vermuelen's departure. Permission to say mass at Dunwich (on St Felix, March 8) for himself or Fr Davidson. Bitter weather - much sickness and want.
manuscript annotation: "Yes to both, this letter is I fear too late, but can have any Mass [illegible], Sent faculty for confessor-extraordinary for Beccles nuns Mch 7/29"

St Leger Mason, Henry Patrick Rev (-1940)

Fr Mason to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Faculties request for Bination and visiting priests

Requestion faculties for bination [2 masses said same day by same priest] and for visiting priest, to say first Mass on Sunday and hear confessions.
manuscript annotation: "Sent faculties, good till Sep 7 1932. Also for extraordinary to Beccles nuns and for duplicating. Give me names of Priests who usually come to visit you. I will give faculties, others chance visitors you need apply for Sept 30/30"

St Leger Mason, Henry Patrick Rev (-1940)

Fr Nesden to Bishop Clark: Letters from Sister Bernarda

Information for the Bishop. The superior of the Convent in Hunstanton, Sister Agnes, is concerned that a Sister Bernarda is writing to different people about the situation in Croatia. A speaking engagement set up by her in this church with a Jugoslav priest was cancelled by Fr Nesden when he found out about it. Sister Agnes is a gentle, kind woman who suffers greatly fROm Sister Bernarda's activities. Note this is not to be confused with Sister Jacinta.

Nesden, Bernard Rev (-1999)

Fr Phillips to Bishop: Tabernacle ordered; Dr Arendzen briefed; Teaching Nuns?

The appeal for a new Tabernacle was successful and he has ordered one from Fraleys of Birmingham (cost £34, 14/- for advert.) The suggested lectures by Dr Arendzen - made clear the lines to be taken - have them from April 24 to May 1st. Asks if it is possible to have teaching order of Nuns settle here - some 50 to 60 girls leave Wymondham station every day for Dereham secondary and Notre Dame in Norwich.
Manuscript annotation: "Sent dispensation. Congrats on Tabernacle. Faculties posted to Dr Arendzen during his Mission. [illegible] have no nuns to give you. All want them, but they are hard, mind! Ap. 4 / 27."

Phillips, Thomas Kemp Rev (1883-1947)

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

Mother General, St Mary's Priory, to Bishop Cary-Elwes: Reelection of Sr Agnes as Prioress at Beccles

SM Scholastica OSM, Mother General, St Mary's Priory, Stamford Hill: Sr Agnes has been prioress for 6 years at Beccles, no other appointee available, would like to re-appoint. Rome in agreement provided no objection from the Ordinary of the Diocese.
manuscript annotation: "Agreed. Aug 7/26."


Mr Kenyon to Bishop Riddell: Convent; School; House purchase

Picking up on the Bishop’s stated preference, made on his last visit to Gillingham Hall, for secular rather than religious teachers. Raises the matter of establishing a small convent which could house nuns who would undertake teaching in a catholic school. Mrs Kenyon has wished for a long time to start a small community of nuns. The nuns being considered are the Sisters of St Paul (already in Cossey [Costessey, near Norwich]). They are reported to teach well and go in communities of three. Mr Kenyon can contact them to see if they are willing to come [to Beccles]. There is a very suitable house in Beccles coming on the market; if the bishop approves then Kenyon will make an offer for it. If the Bishop can think the matter over and reply at his leisure.

Kenyon, John George (1843-1914)

News cuttings 1924-1927

Inside front cover: Instructions on how to use the gummed pages (moisten) and overlapping items
6 blue feint ruled index pages – A-D; E-H; I-M; N-Q; E-V; W-Z
100 sides gummed pages with vertical ruling and waxed interleaving pages between each.
Material from 1924 to 1953, over 28 pages.

Index page A-D: Manuscript:
“1924 Page 1 -2
1926 Page 3-4
1926 Page 4-5
1927 Page 6
Dunwich Page 7-10”
Index pages – rest – empty.

Page 1 – 4 cuttings
a. manuscript date January 1924 – Best wishes to Fr Davidson from Cambridge to the missions at Leiston and Aldeburgh
b. manuscript date January 1924 – Fr Davidson to Aldeburgh-on-Sea and Leiston having been assistant priest for 5 years at Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge.
c. manuscript date January 1924 – Announcing arrival of Rev C M Davidson DD BA on Wednesday February 27.
d. manuscript date July 1924 – Contract for new church signed; Bishop to lay foundation stone on July 16.

Page 2 – one cutting in two parts
manuscript date October 1924 – description of the foundation ceremony with Bishop Cary-Elwes; £1,000 still needs of the £5,000 cost; List of celebrants including Mrs Parnell who provided part of her house as temporary chapel during the erection of the church.

Page 3 – 5 cuttings
a. manuscript date January 1925 – progress in building the church; tower now a landmark for fishermen
b. manuscript date April 1925 – Midnight Mass celebrated; on Jan 21 a children's play with orchestral support was performed “King Pepin's Bride”
c. (in three parts) manuscript date July 1925 – March 25 first part of church dedicated to Our Lady and St Peter by Bishop Cary-Elwes; description of construction; list of attendees; arrival on March 14 of the Oblates of St Benedict in Aldeburgh.

Page 4 – 5 cuttings
a. manuscript date October 1925 – Mrs Eyre donates more items; 8 July, garden fete; 9 August visitation by Bishop; reception and Compline at Convent
b. manuscript date January 1926 – Cardinal Bourne visit on 25 November; tour of Convent
c. manuscript date April 1926 – 28 December new presbytery (“Normanhurst”) occupied; St Joseph iron, 9 foot, statue, from Ursuline Convent, erected in church grounds. 21 February inauguration in Leiston of Guild of Blessed Sacrament.
d. manuscript date July 1926 – First anniversary Mass and statue of St Joseph blessed
e. undated – Aylesbury poorest mission in a diocese of poor missions. Fr Scott retires from there to Walton-on-the-Naze.

Page 5 – 5 cuttings
a. (2 parts) manuscript date December 1926 – Corpus Christi process; Commander & Mrs Webster invited 60 to a children's entertainment in the grounds of Kelsale Place; Leiston Army Hut redecorated
b. manuscript date April 1927 – Lantern lectures for the winter months - Fr Fabian Dox OP, Mr Wilfrid Child, Miss M Berkeley, Fr Duchemin.
c. manuscript date July 1927 – Leiston Army hut redecorated inside & out; 200 year-old curtains donated by Mrs Eyre were hung either side of the altar; Fr Vassall-Phillips retreat for Ladies at Convent
d. undated – statue of St Peter placed in niche over porch entrance

Page 6 – 4 cuttings
a. (4 parts) manuscript date October 1927 – Building fund fete in Kelsale [Place} on 27 July; as at 31 August debt now £30; August 14 pilgrimage to Dunwich and the ruins of the old Catholic Church of all Saints, Papal blessing given

Page 7 - 3 cuttings
a. manuscript “Woodbridge Chronicle”, undated – Over 1,000 Catholics assembled at Grey Friars ruins to honour Bishop St Felix and process to Dunwich.
b. undated – outline history and a description of procession
c. manuscript “Tablet” undated – Description of pilgrimage in honour of St Felix.

Page 8 – 2 cuttings
a. (two parts) many “Leiston Observer” - detailed description of the St Felix pilgrimage and homily by Fr Benedict, a Capuchin friar.

Page 9 – 2 cuttings
a. manuscript “Universe” – description of St Felix pilgrimage
b. description of St Felix pilgrimage – (300 attending); thanks to Mr Arnold of Dunwich for permission to use the Greyfriars field.

Page 10 – Telegram form
Stamped 13 August 1927 and timed 8.28am; Origination Rome at 7.32, 25 words:
“Father Davidson Catholic Presbytery Aldeburgh on Sea Sfk Holy Father grants faculty impart apostolic benediction formally pilgrimage Dunwich seventy anniversary coming saint Felix Card Gachparri”

Page 11 – 4 B&W photographs
1&2 same – crowd scene; banners and people clothed n white (middle left); ruins of Grey Friars on right skyline.
2 – Image of scout leading scout troop in front of group of women clothed in white robes and white lace veil. St Felix banner in left of picture
3 – scene of scouts and ladies in white lining a path(?); grass area in mid/left foreground

Page 12 – 1 cutting; 1 letter
a. “Universe Special Correspondent” Dunwich, Friday – history behind pilgrimage. Annual pilgrimage in August.
b. Letter dated 16 March 1928 (first page only, other side hidden by being glued to page) – re Holy Mass being said in Dunwich

Page 13 – 5 B&W photographs
a. Crowd scene in front of archway; priest with biretta and man in sash in centre with banners to rear and left.
b. Street scene; crowd to lower front and right, building wall to left. St Felix banner to fore of procession following
c. St Felix banner (“Saint Felix / First Bishop of Dunwich / Apostle of East Anglia”) and 5 men in cassocks stand beside hedge on road.
d. Priest addresses crowd in field
e. Priests, one standing one kneeling, wearing birettas in centre; crowd (some kneeling) in background

Page 14 – 1 manuscript page
Manuscript report headed “Dunwich Pilgrimage”. 2nd annual pilgrimage description.

Page 15 – 1 cutting
Caption: “Dunwich: Father Thomson, of Woodbridge, performing the ceremony of Blessing of the Sea when the Catholic pilgrimage in honour of St. Felix was revived on Sunday (Photo by Waddell, Leiston.)”

Page 16 – 3 cuttings
a. [Dated after 1945/6] - 16th Catholic pilgrimage at Dunwich, cancelled during war years. Fr WT Jolly, Secretary of the Guild of St Felix and St Edmund, conducted the service with the sermon given by Canon Davidson
b. Article describing the pilgrimage and the history of St Felix; Names of celebrants.
c. undated – mention of the local legend of the bells of Dunwich's 50 churches.

Page 17 – 2 cuttings
a. Image of procession; caption outlines Dunwich being swept in to sea
b. Short description of the pilgrimage and mention of the Guild of SS Felix and Edmund.

Page 18 – 2 B&W photographs; 1 cutting
a. Procession along road
b. Procession being lead by 4 young men in cleric robes first carry crucifix. St Felix banner visible being carried along behind them.
c. advertisement for pilgrimage – half visible – meet[?] Dunwich High Street 3.30pm / Cliff: Sermon and Benediction / [?] Chapel 4pm …

Page 19 – 2 B&W photographs
a. Original photograph as used in clipping on page 17. Procession lead by crucifix and banner, winding along cliff side.
b. Crowd scene, ruins in background, several men/youths (3 clearly in (a) above) in robes surrounding robed priest in foreground (Fr Davidson?) holding an aspergillum

Page 20 – 2 cuttings
a. No reference to RC Churches or parish – glued in wrong side up?
b. manuscript date 1947 (1946?) - remarking that a handful of German prisoners were in the pilgrimage congregation and musing on how many nationalities might have attended if it had been organised in the war years.

Page 21 – 3 cuttings
a. (2 parts) manuscript C.H. 1947 (Catholic Herald?) - some history of St Felix; description of the pilgrims; a few picked out; observation of German POWs present; mention of Fr Jolly and the Guild of St Felix and St Edmund.
b. manuscript Leiston Obs[erver] 1947 - 17th annual pilgrimage description. Guild formed in 1930, Fr Jolly, its secretary appealed for membership.

Page 22 – 2 cuttings
a. manuscript Leiston Observer Aug, 13 1949 - 19th pilgrimage. Dr J C Heenan's sermon reflected on the stolid Dutchmen suffering occupation much like now when this country is occupied by those for whom Christianity has no meaning and the existence of Paganism in English villages.
b. manuscript EADT 4. 9. 50 (East Anglia Daily Times) - 20th pilgrimage. “Jelly-fish Catholics now wanted to-day”. The address by Fr McKay OFM, recounted some history, referred to paganism being back, and one half of the country not baptised. Now is not the time for weak Catholics.

Page 23 – 1 cutting
a. Advertisement for 22nd annual Pilgrimage to Dunwich. Sunday August 10 [1952]. Rev Gabriel Reidy OFM preacher.

Page 24 – 2 cuttings
a. manuscript 1952 Aug 10 Mercury – Image showing servers, crucifix carrier and St Felix banner entering ruins of Dunwich Priory. 1,500 attended. Sermon by Fr Reidy and benediction by Fr Hulme.
b. manuscript “Leiston Observer” - description of pilgrims and sermon from Fr Reidy

Page 25 – 2 cuttings; 1 leaflet
a. (2 parts) – letter dated 8 December 1952 by Fr Jolly printed in paper refuting the comments by an earlier correspondent, Mr Felmingham.
b. Leaflet – A Mission from Passion Sunday (March 22) to Palm Sunday (Marsh 29) given by Fr Clifford Howell SJ. Provides details of the Mission and Holy Week in Leiston and Aldeburgh.

Page 26 – 2 cuttings
a. Headings: “Mass again in Friary Ruins” / “First time in Centuries” / “Dunwich Pilgrimage Desire Fulfilled” - Fr Davidson gave the address: Pope allows for Mass to be said on special occasions – the pilgrimage. Recalled the St Felix story and Dunwich (declined after the great storm of 1 January 18361 [sic]). People from many parts of East Anglia. American Servicemen in attendance.
b. “Mass in Dunwich again” / “Catholics Annual Pilgrimage” - similar contents to (a).

Page 27 – 1 cutting (another may be hidden by a page pasted over the top of it)
a. Catholic Fireside – September 11 1953 – History of Dunwich with photograph of Dunwich beach.

Page 28 – 1 cutting (2 parts)
a. The Universe 11 September 1953 - “East Anglia remembers its lost city” - 23rd pilgrimage to Dunwich. Fr W Jolly officiated a Mass for hundreds of pilgrims. Outlined the storm of 1 January 1386 [sic] as being the beginning of the end for Dunwich.

Empty pages to page 100 (end)

Davidson, Charles Madgwick Rev DD BA

News cuttings 1924-1950

Inside front cover
Glued to page - 4 side commemorative leaflet – front page “Laying of Foundation Stone of the Church of Our Lady and St. Peter by the Rt. Rev. Dudley Charles Cary-Elwes Bishop of Northampton. Aldeburgh-on-sea. Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel; July 16 1924. Image from South. Side 2 blank. Side 3 – menu for cold luncheon, Brudenell Hotel. Side 4 – not accessible.

Page 1 – 2 cuttings
a. “Aldeburgh Church / Bishop performs ceremony for first time since elevation” - First church that the Bishop (Cary-Elwes) has opened as bishop. List of attendees. Architect, Mr Young had died. Fr Davidson thanked Ursuline nuns who, before returning to France, had made the parish possible. Round tower with 14th century Gothic design.
b. Saturday March 28 1925 – Detailed description of opening ceremony and attendees.

Page 2 – 2 cuttings, 1 card, 1 B&W photograph
a. Image of church at an intermediate point in building; image of Bishop processing from presbytery to church.
b. “Church of Our Lady and St Peter, Aldeburgh” - description of the state of completion including the plan to reverse seating once completed.
c. Invitation RSVP card from Rev C M Davidson to attend luncheon at Brudenell Hotel on the opening of the Church.

Page 3 – 2 cuttings
a. interior of Our Lady and St Peter, Aldeburgh
b. exterior of Church

Page 4 – 1 leaflet, 3 sepia photographs
a. leaflet – Holy week 1925 details at Aldeburgh and Leiston
b. image of street from raised position
c. image towards church outline (tower visible) from raised position
d. image of tower surrounded by scaffolding.

Page 5 – 3 postcards
a. exterior view of Our Lady and St. Peter towards tower and entrance porch from South-West
b. exterior view of Our Lady and St. Peter towards tower and entrance porch from North-East
c. interior view of church (same as on page 3)

Page 6 – 1 cutting, 1 leaflet, 1 sepia photograph
a. “Corpus Christi Celebration”
b. Lantern Lecture on Dante by E Bullough in Convent Hall (Eaton House) on evening of Tuesday June 30 – towards building fund.
c. image of church and tower from East

Page 7 – 2 sepia photographs, 1 leaflet
a. Image of tower surrounded by scaffolding – from East
b. Image of partial arch way for nave – no tower, with scaffolding – from West.
c. Leaflet for Holy Week 1926

Page 8 – 1 leaflet
a. Fund raising leaflet for church building fund.

Page 9 – 1 letter
a. November 1925 – Fund raising appeal for church building fund targetting 150 existing benefactors for an additional £3 each.

Page 10 – 1 leaflet, 1 booklet
a. Leaflet for a Retreat for Ladies by Fr Fabian Dix OP at the Convent of Our Lady of Peace, Aldeburgh, 29 March to 3 April.
b. 4 page/8 side, (104mm x 165mm) printed booklet describing the Oblates of St Benedict at Aldeburgh.

Page 11 – 1 extract
a. 2 pages extracted from “The Dominican Annals” - “A festa by the Sea” describes the difference between a year before and now in being able to go to Mass in a new Church in Aldeburgh.

Pg 12 – Programme, 2 sepia photographs
a. 4 side/2 page – side 1: Programme Concert Recital Wednesday 11 August at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh. side 2 – Part 1 to interval, side 3 part 2 to end, side 4 inaccessible.
b. & c. image of statue of St Joseph holding the Christ child (in the garden of the Church in Aldeburgh).

Page 13 – 1 cutting
a. manuscript July 1924 - “Cornerstone ceremony performed at Aldeburgh” - description of the ceremony to bless the foundation stone and a list of the principle celebrants.

Page 14 – 2 postcards, 2 photographs
a. Postcard of Statue of St Joseph in church garden
b. Postcard of interior of church, Aldeburgh
c. photo of altar (at Leiston?)
d. photo of Lady Altar at Aldeburgh

Page 15 – 2 B&W photographs
a. & b. Procession (Corpus Christi?) dated June 10 1928

Page 16 – 6 B&W photographs – all processions, possibly the same one

Page 17 – 4 B&W photographs, 1 post card
a. - c. Processional images
d. Nativity scene
e. Post card - Design for RC Church, Aldeburgh

Page 18 – 1 programme, 1 leaflet
a. Programme – a Unique Entertainment by The Eight Boy Priory Pierrots (from Leicester) in Leiston Picture House, Thursday July 28. Proceeds to Aldeburgh Church Building Fund. Inside part 1 & part 2 describe the entertainment.

Page 19 – 1 prospectus, 1 booklet (part)
a. Prospectus for the Convent High School of Our Lady of Peace, Aldeburgh. Day School Prospectus page 2, Page 3 conditions, fees, extras, page 4 inaccessible. Insert – Application form.
b. Outposts of the Faith – Aldeburgh (Sacred Heart), Leiston (Holy Souls) – only outer pages (pages 3 to 10 missing). Page 2 – letter from Presbytery Aldeburgh dated August 1921 – French community leaving; Bishop cannot help the Mission; setting out what has been done so far. Page 11 image of Altar of The Holy Souls in Army Hut, Leiston; final page – order of services for the week at Leiston and Aldeburgh.

Page 20 – 1 leaflet, 1 cutting
a. Leaflet providing programme for Holy Week 1940
b. manuscript May 1940 – “Parochial news” - evacuees make up numbers at both Leiston and Aldeburgh where the tower is fitted out as a chapel to allow two masses to be said at one time. Tea and biscuits provided for those coming to Mass having fasted after great distances.

Page 21 – 1 photograph, 1 postcard
a. photograph of Aldeburgh church with tower, from road to South-West
b. postcard from similar position to (a) but later after hedge has grown to height of gate posts.

Page 22 – 1 photograph – inside Aldeburgh Church angled from left towards Altar

Page 23 – 1 photograph – inside Aldeburgh Church facing directly towards Altar

Page 24 – 2 postcards
a. View towards West altar (windows in upper part of wall)
b. similar view to (a) but later – windows plastered over and reredos in place.

Page 25 – 1 cutting
a. East Anglian Daily Times (two dates in pencil – Oct 6 1940, Oct 8 1940) top image shows crater near to church (hit St Joseph statue?); lower image shows house demolished by a direct hit (Lee Rd. [probably 2 doors down from number 2]).

Page 26 – 2 cuttings, 1 card
a. manuscript date February 1941 – damage to church repaired after bomb explosion
b. manuscript “Leiston Observer 15.3.1941” - Fr Davidson returned to start the branch of the Guild of St Felix and St Edmund.
c. card – headed “Guild of St Felix and St Edmund” “Leiston and Aldeburgh Branch” - First meeting March 7 1941, Leiston.

Page 27 – 1 leaflet – Holy Week 1941 – programme of services/activities at Aldeburgh and Leiston

Page 28 – cutting
a. cutting from The East Anglian Magazine, Page 7 & 8 – Describing the start of the new branch of the Guild of St Felix and St Edmund; parish library; arrangements for sale of Guild magazine in the parish; appeal for books for library to be sent to Mr Banks-Warner, Hon. Secretary, at her bookshop St Michael's bookshop, Leiston.

Page 29 – 2 cuttings
a. manuscript East Anglian Daily Times, 4-4-41- [Society] Wedding at RC Church of Capt. Jervis and Miss Marriott – Fr Jolly officiated – description of bride, groom and main participants – list of guests.

Page 30 – 3 cuttings
a. manuscript “Leiston Observer 10-4-41” - Guild of St Felix and St Edmund. Manuscript amendment replacing “Father” with “Mr” - address by Mr W O Jolly, JP of Kesgrave. Branch meeting held at St Michael Cafe, Leiston – Pope's 5 Peace points were read out and discussed.
b. manuscript May 1941 – 2nd meeting of the Guild – refers to meeting described in (a).
c. wedding with image of the couple – married by Capt. Swift, padre in the Army at Aldeburgh RC Church.

Page 31 – 5 cuttings
a. monthly meeting of the Guild
b. & c. (2 parts) manuscript July 1941 – expanded description of (a).
d. manuscript 1941 – Guild meeting – a social evening at St Michael's cafe [played pin the moustache on notorious European character]
e. manuscript Aug 1941 – covers (d)

Page 32 – 3 cuttings
a. manuscript September 1941 – Fr Jolly writing on the subject of a peripatetic Guild priest. Suggest existing parish priests are better placed – why not support them instead of the suggested guild priest. Editorial comment that war time evacuees were not envisaged by the Guild – invites priests and Guild members to comment.
b. manuscript 27.8.41 – wedding report at All Souls, Leiston. Postmistress marrying. Image of the couple.
c. manuscript Oct 1941 – metal tabernacle replaces wooden one, so Blessed Sacrament can be retained at Leiston church.

Page 33 – Headed 1942 – 4 cuttings
a. manuscript Jan 1942 – birth of daughters; thanks for statue of Our Lady of Walsingham given to Leiston
b. Catholic Herald, Jan 30 1942 by Mrs Warner, Leiston – letter stating sorrow to hear of Catholic bookshops closing; hers barely pays its way; Catholic patronage practically nil – more non-Catholics buy the books.
c. March 6 (1942) – Guild meeting
d. Feb 1942 – Mass attendance in Leiston is 10.

Page 44 – 5 cuttings
a. manuscript Leiston Observer 16.5.42 – advertisement for “The Sword of the Spirit” meeting on 5 June for Top House
b. advertisement for “The Sword of the Spirit” meeting on 5 June – changed venue – Moot Hall
c manuscript Leiston Observer – article “Christian Co-operation at Aldeburgh” - meeting for Christian co-operation held at Moot Hall
d. manuscript Catholic Herald – short article about Paganism and falling under Nazi aggression.
e. short report on Moot Hall meeting; Leiston church received new status of Sacred Heart and pictures of the Prodigal Son.

Page 45 – 9 cuttings, 2 photographs
a. Advertisement for Jumble Sale and White Elephant stall on June 24
b. Report on successful Jumble Sale - £32 towards Mission debt.
c. Longer report on Jumble sale; Aldeburgh debt now £899 and Leiston debt is £60
d. Leiston Observer July '42 – Letter to editor - “The Sword of the Spirit” meeting.
e. Oct 1942 – visitation by the Bishop; Discussion group from “The Sword of the Spirit” meeting.
f. Advertisement for Christmas Gift Fair on 9 December for Catholic Church Debt.
g. Report on Christmas Fair - £40 for debt.
h. Jan 1943 – longer report on Christmas Fair – debt now £895
i. & k. 2 b&w photographs of Leiston Altar
l. article - “Air Raid Victims Funeral” - 4 victims

Page 46 – 2 photographs
a. Leiston Altar – showing full width of the Hut.
b. Aldeburgh Altar and reredos.

Page 47 – Headed “1943” - 1 page
a. The East Anglian Guild Magazine - “4. Aldeburgh and Leiston” - First page of an historical article with line sketch of Church of Our Lady and Saint Peter, Aldeburgh

Page 48 – 4 cuttings
a. continuation of article from page 47.
b. manuscript Feb 1943 - “Worst raid of the war at Aldeburgh before Christmas; Requiem Mass for Mary Walsh, husband seriously injured but recovering.
c. manuscript Catholic Herald 6.2.43 – letter to editor asking for an improved Stations of the Cross.
d. article – on February 10 meeting of Guild of St Felix and St Andrew had a talk by Canon Davidson on “Catholic Action”.

Page 49 – 1 leaflet, 2 cuttings
a. leaflet – 3 day mission by Fr Terence Stoneham OFM – programme
b. & c. Wedding picture of couple and description of event.

Page 50 – 1 cutting, leaflet
a. July 1943 – news from the parish
b. front page and 2 inside pages – Christmas fare December 1 (proceeds divided between Prisoners of War Fund and Church debt.); inside two pages listing stalls and side-shows.

Page 51 – 5 cuttings
a. advertisement for Christmas Fair on 1 December
b. report on Christmas fair
c. Christmas message – headline
d. Fr Jolly Christmas message
e. July 1943 – parish news

Page 52 Headed 1944 – 2 cuttings, 1 photograph
a. article with picture on “Mass has been said here after 400 years” at Leiston Abbey
b. Parish news re 25 August mass for American servicemen at Abbey
c. photograph of Mass being celebrated in ruined Abbey; American sergeant in uniform in foreground

Page 53 – 2 leaflets, 1 cutting, 1 photograph
a. Christmas message / card from Fr William Jolly to commemorate Christmas in England 1944
b. leaflet for USAAF to send on Mother's Day (13 May 1945)
c. Cutting – photograph of Corpus Christi parade lead by US servicemen with priest's canopy supported by 4 US servicemen
d. photograph of Corpus Christi parade with US servicemen preceding the canopy

Page 54 – 5 cuttings
a. advertisement for Christmas Services at Leiston and Aldeburgh
b. advertisement for Whist Drive on January 30th
c. short note on proceeds of whist drive amounting to £9 2s. 0d.
d. advertisement for a Jumble Sale December 4th
e. parish report – jumble sale and whist drive; return to normal peace-time numbers about 170 after variations since 1939, viz: summer visitors, evacuees (in & out) civil population evacuation, Army (British), labourers (Irish), Army (Polish), USAAF, 2nd lot of evacuees, Prisoners (Italian), and RAF (mostly Irish).

Page 55 – 2 cuttings
a. (2 parts) – manuscript date Oct 1946 “Universe” - description of Catholic community in need of additional clerical/religious resource, especially after the nuns had left and were not coming back.

Page 55 – 1 leaflet
a. flyer for Guild of Felix & St Edmund Guild Week-end in Aldeburgh, 24-27 Sept 24. Programme of events with general subject being “Catholic Action in East Anglia”.

Page 56 – 1 cutting
a. manuscript “Universe Oct 8 1945” - “Mission to East Anglia” - an article on Catholicism in East Anglia and the work of the Guild of St Felix and St Edmund.

Page 57 – 1 leaflet, 3 cuttings
a. manuscript dated 1949 – leaflet – Programme for a Mission by Fr James Leitrim from 27 March to 3 April [1949]
b. article on Garden fetes
c. 1949 – advertisement for Catholic Missionary Society (Motor Chapel) - Fr J Heenan
d. 1950 – Catholic Leiston – Leiston RC Church garden fete.

Page 58 – 1 ticket
a. ticket for Garden Fete at Barkwith House, Leiston on 6 Sept [1950]

Page 59 - 61 – empty

Page 62 – inside back page – 1 postcard, 1 map
a. Chapel, Ursuline Convent, Aldeburgh-on-Sea, Suffolk
b. cartoon map of East Anglia showing the locations of RC churches – cut from Guild Magazine (reverse has some of the objectives and an abbreviated list of officers)

Davidson, Charles Madgwick Rev DD BA

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