Item 4 - Centenary Committee minutes, March 1995

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GB ARCHON 2913 WSHR-01-04-4


Centenary Committee minutes, March 1995


  • 1995-3-24 (Creation)

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3 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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Pilgrimage Badge - designs considered; cost £1
Festival week - no response from Catholic Stage Guild
Walsingham Association - long list of ideas and WA approach
Outline Centenary Year - draft schedule of events presented by Fr Williams
Working Committee - Fr Williams to form a small working team (include Fr Rollings and Mr D Hullett)
Slipper Chapel Window - Shrine Council to see final design
AoB - additional designs presented by Monsignor Stark; Guild of Ransom prepared to meet the cost - matter held in abeyance

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