Item 12 - Agreement to provide for the governance of the Parish of St Mary, Great Yarmouth

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GB ARCHON 2913 PA19-01-04-12


Agreement to provide for the governance of the Parish of St Mary, Great Yarmouth


  • 10-10-1972 (Creation)

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1 page; headed; typescript; 2 seals (inked)

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(1906 - 1989)

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Charles Alexander Grant was born in Cambridge on 25 October 1906. Ordained on 16 June 1935. He was a parish priest in Ely from 1943-1945. On 6 February 1961, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Northampton and Titular Bishop of Alinda by Pope John XXIII. Episcopal consecration on 25 April 1962. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Northampton by the Holy See on 14 March 1967. He retired on 16 February 1982 as Bishop Emeritus of Northampton. He died on 24 April 1989 and was buried at Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire.

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1972: Agreement between Bishop Grant and Augustinians
Michael Hackett was born in the city of Limerick, Ireland, on 10 August, 1921, and died on 28 March 2005 and is buried in St. Mary's Parish, Harborne, Birmingham.
In 1939 he became a novitiate of the Augustinian Order and made his first profession in 1940 when he took the religious name Benedict. He went to University College, Dublin, and graduated with first-class honours BA in medieval and modern history. After completing his studies in theology, he was ordained priest in 1947. He studied for an MA in medieval history but was awarded a PhD by the National University of Ireland in 1955.
Father Hackett was a foundation member of the History Students' Society, University College, Dublin, and of the Augustinian Historical Institute, Rome. In addition to being Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he was a member of the Ecclesiastical History Society of Great Britain.
He lectured at King's College, Cambridge, at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and at University College, Dublin, on the origins and medieval constitution of the University of Cambridge. He was the recognized authority on the fourteenth-century Austin friar, William Flete. He undertook the research necessary for the cause for canonisation of John Stone, English Augustinian martyr under Henry VIII. He also contributed to the historical research for the beatification of the Irish Augustinian martyr, William Tirry.
Father Hackett did his research and writing while holding various positions within the Order. He was sent to serve in England at Clare Priory in Suffolk and at St. Augustine's Hammersmith, London. 1966-1973 he was major superior of the Augustinians in England and Scotland. 1974-1983, he taught history at Austin Friars School, Carlisle. From 1983 to 1989 he served Assistant General of the Augustinian Order with residence in Rome.

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RCDEAA holding XEA12 - not recorded individually prior to 2019 system

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Agreement between the Order of Saint Augustine and the Diocese of Northampton for the former to provide governance for the parish of Saint Mary, Great Yarmouth:

  1. Remains a Secular Parish
  2. Committed to the Order of Saint Augustine
  3. Priests appointed have same emoluments as Diocesan Clergy
  4. Canon Law 454.5, 456, 476.4 and 477.1 apply
  5. 3 year agreement with cancellation period of 1 year form either side.
    Stamped and signed by the two principles.

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203mm x 253mm

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