LATEST NEWS

Catch up with all the news and events from the Oratory in Formation and the Sacred Heart Parish. Here you will find all of our latest news items together with pictures of our latest activities.

Organ Recital by Daniel Battle

Organ Recital by Daniel Battle

Friday 21st September 2018 at 7:00p is the date of the first concert in our series of concerts in aid of our Oratory Development Appeal. The inaugural event is an Organ recital by Daniel Battle, organist of the Birmingham Oratory.  The program will include Bach’s...

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New automatic sliding glass doors

New automatic sliding glass doors

SPANGLES sweets were, long ago, advertised as “Double-wrapped - to keep the flavour in, and the dirt out”.     Our new automatic sliding glass doors have similar effect:  double doors - to keep the warmth in, and the cold out.  They’ll be a real boon now that summer...

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Parish Office Relocation

Parish Office Relocation

  Temporary entrance to the Parish Office in Post Office Road PARISH OFFICE RELOCATION to 13 Post Office Road, has the temporary postcode BH1 1BB - but you can continue to use the permanent postcode BH1 1BZ as our local Postman knows to pop everything though the new...

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Report on Parish Annual General Meeting

Report on Parish Annual General Meeting

Father Dominic’s address to the AGM: As you know, the Fathers were due to come here in September 2016, but owing to Fr David's illness and death, our arrival was delayed by some months. We were finally able to come at the end of May, celebrating our first Mass with...

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Cash Flow – the wrong way!

Cash Flow – the wrong way!

Vandalised and damaged cash boxes CASH FLOW - in the reverse direction from what we need - has been a recent problem with these Votive Candle donation boxes being broken open and the offerings of the Faithful stolen. If you are light-fingered (or funding drugs), and...

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Concerts in Aid of our Fund-raising Appeal

Concerts in Aid of our Fund-raising Appeal

BOURNEMOUTH ORATORY MONTHLY CONCERTS As part of our fund-raising ventures for our Redevelopment Appeal Fund we are holding a series of monthly concerts in the church. Further details will be available shortly but the first concerts will be held on: 7pm on...

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Letter from Bishop Philip

Letter from Bishop Philip

A letter from Bishop Philip regarding abuse and the report from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury. Please check HERE to view full text.

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Graduations at St Mary’s College Oscott

Graduations at St Mary’s College Oscott

Brother Andrew was among the graduates to receive the degree of Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) at St Mary’s College Oscott on Tuesday 29 May. Oscott College awards the pontifical theology degree by affiliation with the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. The...

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Saint Philip’s Day

Saint Philip’s Day

We kept St Philip's Day, our first here in Bournemouth, with a Sung Mass on Friday 25th May at 6pm. This was because on Saturday 26th, the feast proper, some of the young people of our Parish were due to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at Portsmouth Cathedral....

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A view of the Oratory garden

A view of the Oratory garden

The garden seems to be coming back to life. Much greenery and this tremendous splash of colour to catch the eye. Mercifully, now that the building works at the Old Sorting Office have been completed, the rats with whom we were sharing the space have been persuaded to...

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