Item 24 - Fr Brown to Bishop: Attleborough Finances need sorting out

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GB ARCHON 2913 PA51-01-07-24

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Fr Brown to Bishop: Attleborough Finances need sorting out

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  • 6-2-1984 (Creation)

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1 page; headed, typescript

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(1985-)

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1985: Foreword in Parish Directory

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RCDEAA holding XEA 12

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Since receiving the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom cheque for £500 (paid into the Wymondham account) , Fr Brown has been "trying to penetrate the mystery of the Attleborough accounts". They do not exist. Quidenham and Attleborough collections are placed in a bank account to which neither Fr Brown nor the parish priest for Diss have access. It seems that Fr O'Brien claimed to have authority from the Vicar-General to set up an "Autonomous Area" - Quidenham, Attleborough and surrounding villages. The Bishop seems not to know of this since the Ransom money was stated by him as not for Quidenham. At a recent parish meeting an Attleborough parishioner want to know what as happened to their money (£2,500 to £3,000 gathered at Wymondham's Christmas Bazaar). Fr Brown asks the Bishop to sort this out - money from two parishes in different deaneries going into one back account over which neither parish priest has control.

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PA51

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A4

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Draft

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Minimal

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