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. READ MORE
The Bournemouth Oratory in Formation
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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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...
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”.
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...
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...
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.
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...