Item 3 - Centenary Committee minutes, March 1994

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GB ARCHON 2913 WSHR-01-04-3


Centenary Committee minutes, March 1994


  • 1994-3-25 (Creation)

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2 pages; typescript

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20 June 1919, born at Rosyth, Fife. He studied at Blairs College, Aberdeen, then Scots College, Rome, in 1939 awarded a Bachelor of Philosophy. Ordained in December 1943. 1 February 1944, a curate to St John’s Cathedral, Norwich, before going to High Wycombe. 1951 Parish priest at Sacred Heart, Southwold for seven years and built a new church at Halesworth. 1958, priest-in-charge at St Peter’s RC Church, Gorleston - parish hall built and in 1964 the church was consecrated on the 25th anniversary of its opening. 1967, Dean of Ipswich and was responsible for opening St Mark’s Primary School and completing St Alban’s Secondary School. 1976, Canon McBride became administrator when St John’s was made a cathedral and became Vicar General. October 1980 he became Parish priest in Dereham for 2 years before going to St Mary Magdalane Parish in Ipswich. Before retirement he spent 12 years at St Joseph’s, Sheringham.
24 April 2011: died

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CBD4 file2

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RCDEA Archive

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Centenary period - accepted by Shrine Council
Walsingham Association - proposing a National Day Pilgrimage, Federation Mass at the Cathedral, 6th Form college competition, Youth Rally
Guild of Ransom - Ransomers bring refurbished statue from chapel to Red Mount for Mass on 19th. Then to Walsingham on 20th and the Ransomers' Centenary Weekend
Pilgrim Badge - medieval style
Books - produce a Walsingham Book; give-away prayer book for pilgrims
Slipper Chapel Window - Three designs from Paul Quail; replace east window and refit it in a new position
Festival Week - Catholic Stage Guild; investigate BBC3 concert broadcasts
Exhibition - Westminster Cathedral - to book a date
AoB - video for the Archives; articles for Catholic Press; leaflets for Tourist Board

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