OUR LATEST NEWSCatch 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.
7 Jan 2020
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.
22 Nov 2019
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.
12 Nov 2019
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.
1 Nov 2019
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...
7 Oct 2019
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.
20 Sep 2019
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...
10 Jul 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...
Pope Francis announces that Blessed John Newman will be Canonised in Rome on Sunday 13th October 2019
1 Jul 2019
The Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory are delighted to announce that 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...
15 Jun 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...
30 May 2019
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...