Pope Francis announces that Blessed John Newman will be Canonised

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 17th century officially recognised as a saint by the Roman Catholic. READ MORE….

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St. Philip Neri

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Our Latest News Items

Long Expected – Not Disappointed

Just in time for Christmas, the long-awaited Communion Rails have been installed in our church. They are the work of local craftsman, Richard Burchell of Burchmore Joinery at Ferndown, who was very pleased to be asked to do some traditional work.The rails are made of...

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SVP Festive Tea Party

The SVP Festive Tea party held last week was a great success. Over 30 guests turned up representing all ages from young children to the elderly, fit and not so fit. There was an abundance of food, music and games which included: pass the parcel, a quiz, and a raffle....

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Br Andrew Ordained a Deacon

On Friday, 9th November, we were very happy to welcome Bishop Philip to our church, to ordain Brother Andrew to the diaconate. The liturgy was the mass for the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.A goodly number of parishioners turned out on what was a...

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Bournemouth Male Voice Choir Concert

SATURDAY, 1st DECEMBER 2018 @ 7pmThe next in our series of monthly Music events in support of the Oratory Development Appeal takes place on Saturday 1st December 2018 and features the Bournemouth Male Voice Choir.The programme of Sacred Music...

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Our Children Follow Jesus

Our First Holy Communion programme began with the children learning about Baptism, and then the call of the first disciples who 'at once' left everything to follow Jesus, and compared them with the rich young man who wouldn’t leave his wealth behind and consequently...

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Organ recital by Antony Matthews

The next in our series of monthly Music events in support of the Oratory Development Appeal will be an Organ recital by the International organist Antony Matthews.The recital will take place at 7pm on Saturday 24th November in the Oratory Church of the Most Sacred...

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