Alan Clark (bishop)
The Right Reverend
Alan Charles Clark
|Bishop of East Anglia|
|Appointed||26 April 1976|
|Term ended||21 March 1995|
|Other post(s)||Co-chairman of ARCIC|
|Ordination||11 February 1945|
|Consecration||13 May 1969|
by Charles Alexander Grant
|Birth name||Alan Charles Clark|
|Born||9 August 1919|
Bickley, Kent, England
|Died||16 July 2002(aged 82)|
|Motto||addictus ministerio Christi|
|Coat of arms|
He was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Northampton and Titular Bishop of Elmhama by the Holy See on 31 March 1969. Two months later, he was formally consecrated to the Episcopate on 13 May 1969. The principal consecrator was Bishop Charles Alexander Grant of Northampton, and the principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Cyril Conrad Cowderoy of Southwark and Archbishop John Aloysius Murphy of Cardiff. He also became co-chairman of the Anglican—Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).
On 13 March 1976, the new Diocese of East Anglia was established, and Alan Clark was appointed its first bishop on 26 April 1976 and installed at the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist, Norwich on 2 June 1976. As the bishop of the new diocese, Alan Clark had to set up all the necessary instruments and commissions for the diocese to operate successfully. Following his 75th birthday in August 1994, he retired on 21 March 1995 and assumed the title Bishop Emeritus of East Anglia. On 2 June 2001, Bishop Clark celebrated the 25th Anniversary of his installation as the first Bishop of the Diocese.
- "Bishop Alan Charles Clark". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
- Larsen, Chris. Catholic Bishops of Great Britain, Sacristy Press, 2016, p. 141ISBN 9781910519257