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"A Time for Building" - a report from Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sawston

Prelimimary (1 page): Introduces Sawston as a rural parish covering a large area. Total mass attendance at 4 church centres is 360. The booklet "A Time for Building" was taken by 110 parishioners. Parishioners met 4 times prior to a general fifth meeting. 40 people attended the smaller groups, 29 of whom were at the final meeting. A lay reader chaired the small groups and the Chairman of the Parish Advisory Committee chaired the final meeting - the parish priest was present for this. Each group submitted its own report.

Report 1 (3 pages): Sawston Group - 4 sessions described; Findings: approve of discussion groups; how to contact those who had not attended this group; each group must have clear purpose, be open and ready to adapt.

Report 2 (2 pages): Great Shelford Group - overall impression of "A Time for Building" is that it is a difficult read, not a positive basis for discussion, had little mention of Christ in His Church. Summary of discussion follow. Final paragraph says "We did not finish discussing the rest of the report but the general feeling ... was that if we were all better Christians the report would not have been necessary". Interesting that there was a call for greater understanding of the Bible - should be Bible study groups.

Report 3 (3 pages): Little Shelford Group - 10 points followed by ".. the Laity could do more in the administration of the Parish .." but this was qualified by the need to take care to chose the right workers otherwise harm may emerge. A page of minority comments is followed by a half page addition which identifies Ecuminism as generally a good thing, but depored a decline in the recognition of authority, and the failure to stress authority and discipline was a serious omission in "A Time for Building".

Report 4 (8 pages): Haslingfield and Harston Group - Could not obtain "The Church in the Year 2000" which was mentioned several times in "A Time for Building". The latter was "difficult to follow because it contained too many long and diffuse sentences, much jargon and a number of deliberate ambiguities. It was generally badly written and contained an apparent political bias". They looked at the membership of the committee which produced the booklet and consider that the absence of lay members from the shop floor or professions instead of the preponderence of social workers was reflected in the content and harmed the booklet. This group then examined in detail each section of the booklet: Preface & Introduction / The Church in England and Wales since Vatican II / Human and Material Sources / Mission of the Church / Development of the Right Attitudes / Formation, Structure and Worship / The Christian Mission in Different Life Situations / Mission for Caring Concern / Conclusions. This is followed by 3 pages of comments on the report.

Sawston Parish Advisory Committee

Air Ministry to Canon Marshall: Sawston Hall Chapel; RAF will not use the Chapel & it will revert to original use when (Hall) not needed

Re Sawston Hall, Cambridge. Thanks him for kind response to Dept's request. Asks him to assure Bishop Chapel will be allowed to revert to its proper function when security considerations permit, meantime RAF will put it to no other use.

Air Ministry

Alan & Monica Wildsmith to Mrs Judith Allen: Concerns re consultation with laity

"This letter is prompted by a deeply felt concern for our Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes, Sawston. " The endless consultation shows no evidence that their views are taken into account; Reports from "Called to Serve" attached. Concern over "The Laity Consultation" issued by the Cambridge Deanery - three issues are expanded upon in the letter: a) Priestless Parishes, b) Activation of the Laity, c) Parish/Deanery/Diocesan relationships. Also, "Requests for Articles" to be written by parishioners - what are the ground rules for such articles? Without clarity on how they will be judged and what activity might be triggered by them - this request may be innocent - but given the above they are concerned.

Wildsmith, Alan

Bishop Cary-Elwes to Cmdr Eyre Huddleston: Enclosed Letter of Introduction; Address for English College in Rome

Fears letter will not reach him in time as he only recieved his that day. Enclosing letter of introduction to Rector of English College who will get audience with the Holy Father or a presence at his Mass. Call at English College as soon as possible in order as the Rector is the usual agent for these matters. Gives English College address.

Cary-Elwes, Dudley Charles Rev (1868-1932)

Bishop Cary-Elwes to Mgr Godfrey, Rome: Arrange for the Huddlestons to attend a Mass with the Pope

Asking Mgr Godfrey to help Commander & Mrs Eyre Huddleston who are spending Easter in Rome and would like to attend Holy Father's Mass. Explains they are of Sawston Hall, one of the old English Catholic houses where Mass was said during the Penal Days. Mrs Eyre Huddleston is the daughter of Sir Edward ad Lady Philippa Stewart (niece of the late Duke of Norfolk). Both are fine Catholics. He says he has given them a letter of introduction.

Cary-Elwes, Dudley Charles Rev (1868-1932)

Bishop Cary-Elwes to Mgr Godfrey, Rome: Letter of Introduction for Cmdr & Mrs Huddleston

Letter to introduce Commander & Mrs Eyre Huddleston who are spending Easter in Rome and would like to attend Holy Father's private Mass. "I am sure you will do what you can, as the Verabile (sic) always does, to help distinguished Englishment who do their duty in Rome."

Cary-Elwes, Dudley Charles Rev (1868-1932)

Bishop Clark to Fr O'Toole: Questionnaire "Twenty Years after the Second Vatican Council" - received

Bishop appreciates Fr O'Toole's reports, especially his own. The resonse to "Twenty Years after the Second Council" has a remarkable convergence. Bishop asks Fr O'Toole to thank his parishioners for their "diligence and generosity in meeting to mull over the question".

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Bishop Clark to Fr O'Toole: Will commission Special Ministers of Holy Communion

Bishop happy to go to Sawston and commission Special Ministers. He will do so after his visitation to Our Lady of English Martyrs (OLEM) in Cambridge. Each candidate must have adequate catechesis, be in possession of the CTS blue handbook and have a certificate for the Bishop to issue.
Delighted to hear that the parish is geared to Saturday 16th May.

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Bishop responds to suggestion for a Diocesan Old People's Home

Responding to Julie C Bell, the Bishop acknowledges that the diocese must commit to its mission to care for the elderly, accessing whatever material help there is. He has directed Fr Peter Wilson to set up a Diocesan Commission to liaise with Social Services and address care of the elderly. He is impressed by the happiness of those in sheltered housing, but wonders whether the specific provision of a Diocesan Home would be appropriate given resources, etc. He thanks her for reminding him of "our overall commitments". The CWL have a house in Ipswich (St Anne's House, Burrington Street) which would be worth investigating.

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

Bishop to Clare Eyre Huddleston: Provides programme and suggests how she can work with it.

Thanks her for invitation - would very much like to meet her mother. Provides details of his programme: (Weds - opening Church in St Neots, Fr Filmer; Thurs - Catenian dinner in evening). Suggests how he could fit them into it if she is prepared to transport him.

Cary-Elwes, Dudley Charles Rev (1868-1932)

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