Item 161 - Dom Aelred Watkin to Bishop Clark: Apology for not being in Norwich

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GB ARCHON 2913 PA03-01-01-161


Dom Aelred Watkin to Bishop Clark: Apology for not being in Norwich


  • 30 June 1986 (Creation)

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1 side; headed; manuscript

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1918: born
1936: novice at Downside Abbey
1937: clothed
1943: ordained
1943: Christ's College, Cambridge, to read History - gaining a double First
1946: Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
1948-1962: Housemaster at Downside
1962-1975: Headmaster of Downside
1975-1989: Beccles, parish priest
1975: Mayor of Beccles
1989: Downside as Abbot of Glastonbury
1997: died

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Did not have the stamina to get to Norwich for a mass after 3 masses in Beccles. Forgive weakness and ineptitude. Why is Mass so trying - having to concentrate!

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