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Eastertide Evenings

Eastertide Evenings

The Academy of the Annunciation is offering online interactive Eastertide Evenings, every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on Tuesday 28th April and continuing until 4th June.  

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Easter 2020 Photo Gallery during the Coronavirus Lockdown

Easter 2020 Photo Gallery during the Coronavirus Lockdown

During the lockdown of 2020, Masses were streamed live from the Oratory but with no congregation.
With thanks to Br Fransisco for taking wonderful photographs over the Easter Triduum, we have been able to compile a photo gallery the church in its full glory.

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Oratory Thank-you Epiphany party

Oratory Thank-you Epiphany party

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.

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Bishop Philip Celebrates Newman Thanksgiving Mass

Bishop Philip Celebrates Newman Thanksgiving Mass

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.

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Bishop Philip greets AoA members

Bishop Philip greets AoA members

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.

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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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