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These personnel files from the Bishop's Office relate to clergymen who have died whilst either being in post or who were retired but had been granted permission to officiate in the area covered by the Diocese of Norwich. They usually contain copies of birth certificates and details of education, experience and interests and the names of the cleric's immediate family, but not normally of their parentage or family history. They often contain letters of recommendation, reports on character by previous employers and diocesan officials, copies of obituaries, and correspondence between the cleric and the bishop. Those files relating to retirees contain standard forms relating to the granting of permission to officiate (or 'PTOs' in clerical jargon). After 1994, they may contain reports and formula relating to child protection issues, including details of police checks and of any convictions and health issues, although this material is now (2010) routinely transferred to other record series (not deposited). All files are routinely surveyed by the Bishop's Chaplain before they are transferred.
Diocese of Norwich; 1095-