The Oratory Redevelopment Appeal
This is our fundraising campaign to deliver the Bishop’s vision for the Oratory and it’s Sacred Heart Parish to be a ‘powerhouse of prayer’, a focus for formation in the faith and a hub for the community in the heart of Bournemouth. To fulfil this vision, the Oratory and its Parish must redevelop the extensive but dilapidated halls and subterranean areas into a welcome centre for Catholic Formation and Catechetics for the New Evangelization, and facilities for the local community.
The Bournemouth Oratory in Formation
A ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF PRIESTS AND BROTHERS
AT THE CHURCH OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
IN THE DIOCESE OF PORTSMOUTH
Our Latest News Items
On the day that we celebrated liturgically the feast of the Epiphany, when the wise men brought their gifts to the baby Jesus, the Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory hosted a thank-you party for those who, throughout the year, bring their gifts to Jesus through service at the Oratory.
At the request of Bishop Philip Egan, the Portsmouth Diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving for the recent Canonisation of Saint John Henry Newman was celebrated at the Bournemouth Oratory-in-Formation’s Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
WELCOME to Dr Christina Pal and Dr Denise Oliver, living in our neighbouring flats (just vacated by the Fathers), joining our community for the new Academy of the Annunciation, delivering courses of Catholic formation for Bishop Philip’s vision for the New Evangelization.
Well done to Dannii who has just completed her first Quarter Peal (35 minutes non-stop ringing) At the Sacred Heart church we unusually have a ring of 6 bells and each bell requires an individual trained ringer. Would you like to join us? It takes around...
Cardinal John Henry Newman (Canonised in Rome on Sunday 13th October 2019) is England’s first Saint in over three hundred years. He brought the Oratory of St Philip Neri from Rome to England in 1849, had profound effect upon the Second Vatican Council, and continues to have much influence in our present day.
Will you be “One in a Thousand”? To realise Bishop Philip’s Vision, in inviting the Oratory to come to Portsmouth Diocese, to be "a powerhouse of prayer, a focus for formation in the Catholic Faith, and a hub for the community in the heart of Bournemouth", the...