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.

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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Visit from Bishop Byrne

Visit from Bishop Byrne

On Sunday 6th May, we were very happy to welcome Bishop Robert Byrne C.O, one of the auxiliary bishops of the Birmingham Archdiocese, to our parish. Bishop Robert, who is  titular bishop of Cuncacestre, or Chester-le-Street, was here to visit the community and to...

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Palm Sunday and Lenten Lunch

Palm Sunday and Lenten Lunch

  After the Solemn Mass on Palm Sunday, the Hall was full for a soup lunch held in aid of our Lenten Charities - Caritas and Aid to the Church in Need.  Many thanks to the Farrell family whose initiative it was and to all who helped make the delicious soups ( three or...

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Fling Wide the Gates !

Fling Wide the Gates !

  After a long process to design and obtain the necessary approvals, new wrought- iron gates, expertly made by a local firm for the security of the Oratory House and the Parish Hall, have recently been installed. To meet with strict conditions for a Grade II Listed...

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Father David Peter Hutton, Priest of the Oratory.

Father David Peter Hutton, Priest of the Oratory.

  1st March 2018, St David’s Day, and 1st Anniversary of Fr David’s death. The 12.15pm Mass at the Bournemouth Oratory is offered for him. Please pray for Fr David, for his Mother, and Sister and Family, and for the Fathers and Brothers of the Bournemouth Oratory....

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Lenten Charity Appeal from Aid to the Church in Need

Lenten Charity Appeal from Aid to the Church in Need

  During Lent we support two Catholic Charities - one ‘at home’, the other overseas - this year our home charity is Caritas Portsmouth Diocese, and our overseas charity is Aid to the Church in Need’s project in Syria and Iraq. Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of...

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