OUR 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.
Congratulations to our Bellringer Dannii Pittam

Congratulations to our Bellringer Dannii Pittam

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...

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Cardinal John Henry Newman

Cardinal John Henry Newman

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.

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Organ Recital 16th August 2019

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

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

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

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

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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Lenten Retreat for all our Students and Young People

Lenten Retreat for all our Students and Young People

Our Catholic Society Fellowship Group continues every Sunday after the 4pm Mass (at five o’clock) until 6pm Benediction.  ‘Walking Together with Jesus’ is the title of our Lenten Retreat, led by Sister Marta, based on Scripture and prayer.  The Retreat...

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