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28 11, 2020

Nine Lessons and Carols – Saturday 19th December

2020-11-28T23:32:06+00:00November 28th, 2020|

The Oratory's annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place on Saturday 19th December at 7pm, with organ and choral music sung by the Oratory Choir. All are welcome. You are advised to arrive a little early to ensure a seat, in light of social distancing requirements. Sadly present circumstances do not permit congregational singing. [...]

28 11, 2020

Christmas Mass Times

2020-11-28T20:19:41+00:00November 28th, 2020|

The Oratory will be open as usual for Christmas Masses. This year we are increasing the number of Masses to ensure we meet social distancing requirement. In addition to our usual Masses, there will be an extra English Mass at 4pm on Christmas Eve, and an additional Missa Cantata (sung Latin EF) at 9pm. There will also be a [...]

5 10, 2020

Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius original score digitised

2020-10-05T15:40:12+00:00October 5th, 2020|

The original score of Edward Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, a setting of the poem by Cardinal Newman, is now available to view online after a digitisation project completed at the Oratory earlier this year. The project was carried out in partnership with Dr Joanna Bullivant of Oxford University, the National Institute for Newman Studies, the British Library and the [...]

27 04, 2020

Catechism for Children

2020-09-05T16:39:54+00:00April 27th, 2020|

This series of instructional videos is based on lessons in the Light of the World books. We hope that pupils at our primary school, the Junior Oratory and our many Catholic families will find them useful in helping them to learn more about our holy Catholic Faith. Videos 1. God 2. Our Lady 3. The Blessed Trinity 4. [...]

22 07, 2019

Brothers’ Rednal Day

2019-10-16T14:00:00+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Last Saturday the Brothers of the Little Oratory visited the Oratory House at Rednal for our annual picnic. We began with the spiritual exercises in the chapel built by Cardinal Newman, followed by lunch and recreation. The Brothers of the Little Oratory welcomes all men over 18. We meet for prayers on Sundays at 3.15 (resuming in September), followed by [...]

13 02, 2019

Second Newman Miracle

2019-10-16T14:00:00+00:00February 13th, 2019|

With great joy we have learned that Pope Francis has authorized the promulgation of a decree confirming a miracle through the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the founder of the English Oratory. The miracle occurred in May 2013 in the USA. An expectant mother was suffering from unstoppable internal bleeding which threatened the life of her child in [...]

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