Pope Francis announces that Blessed John Newman will be Canonised

Pope Francis will canonise Blessed John Henry Newman in St Peter’s Square on Sunday 13 October 2019 alongside 4 others. This will make Cardinal Newman the first English person who has lived since the 17th century officially recognised as a saint by the Roman Catholic. READ MORE….

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A ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF PRIESTS AND BROTHERS
AT THE CHURCH OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
IN THE DIOCESE OF PORTSMOUTH

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St. Philip Neri

Founder of the Oratory
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Our Latest News Items

Organ Recital 16th August 2019

The next in our series of Monthly Concerts will take place on 16th August 2019 @ 7.00pm and features David Oldfield who will be performing an Organ recital in aid of the Oratory Redevelopment Fund. David Oldfield is forty years a professional organist and church...

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Harp Recital 20th June 2019

Principal harpist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Eluned performs as a chamber music and solo harpist within her post and elsewhere. Often invited as guest principal with most of the British Orchestras, she has performed in the U.S., Japan, and most of the...

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Belfry News

We have a thriving band of bellringers at the Bournemouth Oratory / Sacred Heart Church. In the past year we have been busy teaching new members. Five of them have just received their Level 1 certificates and three have received their Level 2 Congratulations to them...

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Inspiring Oratory is Beacon of Hope and Shining Light of Faith

It is a beacon of beauty and hope on the south coast of England – and its spiritual origins are unique.
Bournemouth Oratory, one of seven such in Britain, is a community of secular priests and brothers living the life of St Philip Neri, the sixteenth century “Apostle of Rome”.

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Flute and Organ Recital 17MAY19

The programme includes:  Bach E Minor Sonata, Rachmaninov Vocalise, Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto, Ibert Piece, and various organ pieces. Hannah Scott was born and raised in Bournemouth and first started showing interest in the flute from age 9. It was in 2012 that she...

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