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We’re ready to reopen the Oratory Church just as soon as the Government and Catholic Bishops give the go-ahead. The whole floor is marked out for safe-distancing, and alternate benches are already taped off for the same purpose.
St Philip Neri’s Feast Day is 26th May, so his Novena begins on Sunday 17th at 6pm Benediction.
The radiance of the risen Lord shines upon us. At a time when so many shadows are cast into our lives, and upon our world, the light of the resurrection shines forever to renew and restore our hope.
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.
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.
In preparation for Holy Week & Easter, examine St John’s rich theology of Baptism and the graces received in this awe-inspiring Sacrament of Salvation. Enjoy the Study Day from your own home, experience lectures & discussion in HD, and get to know fellow disciples through interactive real-time participation.
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.
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.
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.