Welcome to 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 fulfill 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.


Your Involvement is Needed

With the charism of Saint Philp Neri (1515-1595), Apostle of Rome and Saint of Joy, who completely transformed the Eternal City from infamous decadence, into ‘sinners seeking to be saints’, and Saint John Henry Newman (1801- 1890) who brought Saint Philip’s Oratory to England in 1849, with similar effect in the City of Birmingham where 150,000 people lined the streets for his funeral, the Oratory seeks to pray and work for a fresh sense of joyful purpose in those among whom God has set us, and invites you to be part of this daunting but exciting mission. As our Bishop expresses it: Bringing people closer to Jesus Christ through his Church”.

Please use the button opposite to view and download the Oratory Redevelopment Appeal 6 page brochure. With full details of how you can help with our fundraising activities.

Our “One in a Thousand” scheme invites Parishioners, the wider Catholic Community, and those further afield who value our mission to support our Appeal in a unique way.  For more information on how to become “One in a Thousand” please click the button.

Not sure about something to do with the Appeal?
Just visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page where you’ll hopefully find answers to your queries to help you decide how to support the Appeal.

Please use this link to Donate Online using Give as You Live.
You may also Gift Aid your Donation Online which adds 25% to your donation to the Appeal at no additional cost to yourself.

If you wish to Gift Aid your donation to the Appeal and send funds by Direct Bank Transfer or by Cheque please use our downloadable Gift Aid form

Please use this link to Donate using Paypal in US DOLLARS

Please use this link to Donate using Paypal in EUROS