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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
22 Apr 2019
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”.
16 Apr 2019
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...read more
4 Mar 2019
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...read more
27 Feb 2019
For 50 years this unjust destruction of human life has been taking place on our doorsteps and is being funded by our taxes. 56 Million lives are destroyed by the barbarism of Abortion globally each year. No longer is heart disease or cancer the greatest cause of fatalities in the world. No, this prize goes tragically to abortion.read more
17 Feb 2019
We are delighted to announce that last week Pope Francis signed the decree approving the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the founder of the English Oratory. This opens the way to his canonisation later in the year. Below is a press...read more
11 Feb 2019
On Monday 4th February 2019, the Vatican announced Bishop Robert's translation from Birmingham Archdiocese, where he has served as and auxiliary bishop since 2014, to the diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. He will be the 14th bishop of that See. Bishop Robert will...read more