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3 Speech texts: Woodbridge CWL experience

These documents were found inside CWL-12-00-2.
All three were possibly written for presentation to the church congregation at Woodbridge. Each is by a different hand.
Pg1: Speech by June Rycraft (officer in 1982) - history, experience in fundraising and donations; exhortation to join CWL Woodbridge and to provide goods for "Good As New Sale"
Pg2: No name; text similar to Pg 1
Pg3: No name; text similar to Pg 1

Apology, please Mr Kinnock

Editorial begins: "The Labour party is revelling the new found confidence of an Opposition which is at last recovering from its third successive electoral defeat. The consequent euphoria, however, has led its leader to stray from the paths of accepted invective." It suggests that Mr Kinnock will not suffer the fate of Salman Rushdie but an apology is in order.

Eastern Daily Press

Archbishop's Office to Bishop Clarke: Homily for Christian Unity

Faxed extracts for Bishop Clark: manuscript note: "I congratulate you on putting together the scrappy notes I dared to send you. The final result isn't "bad". Alan C Clark"

Extracts from the homily preached by Bishop Alan Clark on Sunday, 22nd January 1995 in the week of prayer for Christian Unity

This celebration is an annual recognition that Jesus Christ bestowed the gift of unity on his church from the very beginning This unity, we believe, subsists in the Catholic church as something she can never lose. Let us pray that it will continue to grow until the end of time.

Jesus continues to give his church the gift of unity. The church on its part must always pray and work to maintain, reinforce, develop and perfect that unity that Christ plans for her. "That they may all be one as you Father are one in me and I am one in you,".

The gift of unity is given but not received in full. The desire of all Christians must be to recover that unity which is the closest to Christ's heart. It is a gift of Christ. It is a call of the Holy Spirit.

The purpose of this gift and call is the reconciliation of all Christians: Unity of mind and heart conformed to the will of Christ. This unity transcends merely human power and gifts and abilities. That is why the other Christian virtue of hope in the prayer of Christ for his church is important. The awareness of the love that the Father has for us, the power of the Holy Spirit to find us, all are part and parcel of our search for unity.

Where are we on this journey towards unity? We are certainly on a road of reconciliation, even though that reconciliation is beyond human power to achieve. We are on a road of hope because our effort is embedded in the prayer of Christ for his church. We are rooted in the love the Father Has for every one of his children. We are sustained on our tourney by the power of the Holy Spirit. Yes, the enterprise is dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit which transcends all human effort.

Our effort requires constant formation of mind and heart. We need to continually rediscover, remake, rebuild our understanding of God's plan for as as individuals and for his church. This is not a question so much about knowing every doctrine but about allowing the conviction born of the spirit to seize and possess us. This endeavour is a way of behaving, bearing witness to Christian values in every circumstance. Note the need of a changing witness in the changing patterns of behaviour in these last fifty years. Attitudes, outreach pastoral endeavour have had to change as human circumstances have changed. The search for unity demands an openness of mind a capacity to listen at a deep level to the firmly held convictions of others. It demands a desire to enter into dialogue with a vital and humble trust that God is at work in the midst of our endeavours.

We are committed to Christian unity, a visible unity. Not just a longing or a yearning but a specific building up of a community of faith sharing life based on the gospels and the witness to the revelation of God for the sake of our fragmented world. The immense complexity of this enterprise is sustained by the conviction that the underlying purpose and goal of all our endeavours are union with God which is the gift of Christ.

And so we all walk a common path in our search for unit with God. We need only to find in our resting in the heart of God that we discover him through unfolding prayer. Unfolding prayer is the writing of the ecumenical story whether in the lives of people as they rest in the heart of God or in the theological exploration which is essential to a common mind and respond to God's revelation.

Why is the ecumenical question so complex? Because it is fundamentally a human question and nothing is more intractable than human organisation and relationships. It is complex because we forget that God has already given us the answer. The gift of unity is given in the revelation of Jesus Christ his Son. We attempt to construct a human version of God's revelation. We need as churches to rediscover the authenticity of the clear message of revelation, salvation, and communion in the love of God for the whole of his creation.

Archbishop's Office

Bishop Butler to Bishop Clark: Morality of War - [Leonard] Cheshire

Thanks for a copy of [Leonard?] Cheshire's talk about the Morality of War. Advises that this should not be published by CTS as Cheshire's reputation is very great and Bishop Butler fears this defence of war would encourage complacency. Also, publication by CTS might seem to accord the views with a semi-official Catholic status.
Finds the arguments unconvincing and could state his criticisms at length if asked to do so. Notes he says nothing about nuclear war.
manuscript annotation: "Asked Bp. Butler to write to Cheshire (Letter 25-x-1979)"

Butler, Basil Edward Christopher Rev OSB (1902-1986)

Bishop Butler to Bishop Clark: Talk at UEA; accommodation at White House

Having been asked to preach at the Chaplaincy in UEA (University of East Anglia) on 28 October 1979, asks if he could stay overnight at the White House.
Also notes that his statement in the Times has stirred up a hornets' nest. "... Archbishop of Cardiff saying he agreed with every word of my statement; makes me feel I must have been gravely mistaken!"
Manuscript note that he'd be happy if Bishop Clark said no as he does not wish to impose.

Butler, Basil Edward Christopher Rev OSB (1902-1986)

Bishop warns on road plan

The article begins: "The Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Alan Clark, last night warned planners of the controversial final stage of the city's inner ring road."
Image: Bishop with headmistress (Sr Mary Cluderay) and pupils at the prizegiving at Notre Dame High School.

Eastern Evening News (1882-)

Bishop's address to Prizegiving at Notre Dame High School

pg1: cover note introducing the address text, the venue and time
pg4-5: text of Bishop Clark's address at the prizegiving in Notre Dame School, Norwich

Monsignor Wace, Sister Mary, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Very impressive! At the end of Sister Mary's detailed and exciting Report, and after the distribution of prizes and awards, I found cause once again to be inordinately proud of Notre Dame, particularly for the quality of what is called in round terms its education. Not just scholastic achievement nor prowess in sport and athletics; for the vitality of the school community, its zest for life, its care and thought for others, its certainty that it is good to be alive. I am reminded of the saying (by whom I do not know) that the man or woman of spirit tries his or her hand at anything! There is no need to defend to this audience the conviction, held by so many, that Notre Dame stands high among the scholastic institutions of this city and county. In a special way it belongs to the City of Norwich – a Fine City!
But it also finds a significant place among the institutions that go to make up the Diocese of East Anglia. For, when reflecting on the place of this School, these staff and these pupils, these Governors, in the life of our city, it is right to point to the position the School holds in the Catholic educational system of the diocese, a diocese that covers the three counties of East Anglia. It is a Catholic school, and it stands or falls by its adherence to Catholic faith and values as much as, or even more so, by its all-round educational achievement. The two, far from being contradictory, are completely compatible.
I am, therefore, delighted to congratulate the School and to offer my thanks to the Headmistress, the Staff and, of course, to the Governors and the PTA. The present record is inspiring and a witness to much dedication and generosity. But there is also present – what is essential to any living, forward-looking community - a sense of pride and self-confidence. This is a night to celebrate this pride. Notre Dame is fully alive.
Obviously, I am expected to refer to our present situation. Equally, I do not want to abuse my position here tonight nor enter into contentious debate. The respite we received on Thursday is at least a sign that there is much more to be considered before irrevocable decisions are made. It would be easy just to say: NO ROAD – and leave it there. But there are some things that should be said and publicly said.
The writer of an article in Saturday's TIMES – the article was entitled 'Getting London Moving' - observed: 'we are looking for solutions which will improve mobility and improve conditions for residents. One appreciates that our own authorities here in Norwich are pursuing the same course and finding it overwhelmingly difficult to reconcile them. But what is important and must not be forgotten is that 'residents' is not restricted to homes but includes all that makes up a living city. Notre Dame has been resident in Norwich for a long time and has its proper address. We do not want it changed.
Let it be also said that one has considerable sympathy not only for our neighbours who are threatened by the THREE OPTIONS but also for the planning authorities themselves. Norwich is a developing city and needs more infrastructure if it is to grow purposefully and prosperously. At the same time one is justified in asking what are the values which guide the present decision-making. We are not dealing just with a traffic problem. We are asking what kind of city our authorities have in mind in reaching decisions that affect the present identity of our city. Destroy schools and homes and present environment and one is left asking what you – the planners - consider important. A city is not just a mercantile or business centre whose interests, however good, are treated as paramount: it is a complex concentration of human communities. Business, trade and mercantile concerns are mingled with permanent residences and institutions which are frequently rooted in our past and enable us to be the present. Destroy the latter and you take away our identity. Would Norwich be a fine city, then?
These words are not meant to be emotive, even though we feel deeply about any decisions that would be destructive of our school's existence. All I ask – yes, it is a lot - is that our authorities keep all these elements in review as they reflect on what is best for the future of our city and county.
But there is one feature of our school that I have only lightly touched on. Notre Dame is a Catholic school. 'Catholic' indicates what we hold is at the heart of the school community and shapes its philosophy. 'Catholic' points to what we consider to be important in our choices. We are beings who choose, beings who cannot opt out of choosing. We choose careers, holidays, possessions, friends, even GOD. Many choices are made over our heads but many are ours, for which we (and no one else) are responsible.
We can be neither human nor Catholic if we do not exercise our need to choose and to defend choices once made. We should, therefore, not be surprised when we are asked by an outsider; what is so important about your choosing Notre Dame? Why did parents guide you towards this School? Why did competent and loyal staff choose to teach and serve here?
You must provide the answers to such searching questions and be ready to stand by them. Some of our faith convictions enter prominently into all this. We know almost unconsciously where we came from, where we are going and the kind of journey we are embarked upon. We are in fact here because we accept that we come from God, we are on pilgrimage to God and God is there when we die to welcome us into eternal life. Such awareness on our part makes a great impact on our choices. Far from detracting from our education in from our taking part in an enormous and exciting list of school activities, this framework to our choices gives colour and joy, purpose and seriousness to our being a full member of Notre Dame. The festival of Christmas emphasises the great Christian fact that God also made a choice and stands by it: for each of us is worth the world to him.
In concluding, I would like to express deep and abiding thanks to you all. I would also want one fact not to be lost to history - that this school exists as a Catholic School in the Diocese of East Anglia because of immeasurable generosity on the part of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame. I salute the Sisters past and present and commend them warmly to the care of their Patron. Then I salute this vivid and lively Notre Dame School Community - teachers, Governors, parents, staff, chaplains and, most of all, you the pupils, recognising at the same time the continuing debt we owe to the officers of the Local Education Authority. May we always, when faced with difficulties and temptations, have the courage to say: "NO ROAD"!

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

Cardinal Hume to Bishop Clark: Address for General Synod 1978

Covering letter for the final (embargoed) copy of the address to be given to the General Synod on 1 February 1978.
Copies gone to all Bishops. The help provided by Bishop Clark and Dick [Stewart] has been the making of it.
Sorry about Bishop Clark's anxieties for his father.

Hume, George Basil Rev (1923-1999)

Cardinal Hume to Bishop Clark: Review of draft speech text

Dick Stewart has suggested a text [not present] for talk in Newcastle to the Free Church Federal Council. Asks if Bishop Clark can comment and make suggestions about the text. What he says in Newcastle could have considerable repercussions "ratione officcii tantum" [~ the nature of office].
The Cardinal must not stay anything that will mislead or cause complications to our Conference. Please help.

Hume, George Basil Rev (1923-1999)

Catholics Offended by Kinnock remarks

"Rt Rev Alan Clark, Bishop of East Anglia, has written to Mr. Neil Kinnock to say how offensive he found part of his speech in Birmingham yesterday, when he spoke of Mrs. Margaret Thatcher as 'the immaculate misconception'..."

Dowsey, Gary Rev (1955-)

"Celebration of Faith", Address by Bishop Clark

Speech by Bishop Clark on the reality of faith within a Christian church both divided and united. Whatever the doctrinal differences or theological complexities, "... tonight is a night to remember our commitment to Christ...". "The dialogue between Christian churches is a pilgrim's dialogue."

Clark, Alan Charles Rev DD (1919-2002)

General Synod 1978 - Cardinal Hume's Address

Collaboration and co-operation in the work of the Lord. Speak in his own name - not an emissary from the Holy See nor the Conference of RC Bishops in England and Wales. A divided Christianity is a scandal.
"When you and I as Christians affirm the dignity of man, we mean more than does the humanist, the Marxist or the liberal agnostic. We affirm two truths." ".. man is made in the image of God....the Word has become flesh and dwells among us." Global problems which seriously threaten the well-being of the human race - hunger, military spending, war. "But even our moral influence as Christians is diminished by our evident disunity." IN the Common Declaration (29 April 1977) Pope Paul & Archbishop Coggan took up the idea voiced by ARCIC which worked closely on the Eucharist, Ministry and Authority in the Church - be reminded that neither Church has ratified the three Agreed Statements. "May I suggest that we must not only listen to each other, but together listen to what the Spirit may be saying."

Hume, George Basil Rev (1923-1999)

Kinnock jibe 'offensive' says bishop

The article starts: " The Bishop of East Anglia today accused Neil Kinnock of putting his political credentials at risk by abusing Catholic beliefs." The bishop wants an apology from Mr Kinnock. Fr Dowsey accused the Labour leader of blasphemy and degrading Catholic teaching.

Eastern Evening News (1882-)