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Monday 9 December 2019

Our school choir sang some Gregorian chant in honour of Our Lady particularly beautifully at Mass this morning. #oxfordoratory

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Sunday 8 December 2019

Our novena of preparation for the feast of the Immaculate Conception is now concluded. Join us for Solemn Choral Vespers tonight at 5:30pm. Fr Robert Gay O.P., Prior of Blackfriars, will be the preacher at the Solemn Mass tomorrow evening at 6pm. #oxfordoratory

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Friday 29 November 2019

The Father was pleased to represent the Community at a Musical Oratory at the newly-founded York Oratory in celebration of the canonisation of our Cardinal. Please pray for the new Oratory and for our own! #yorkoratory #oxfordoratory #oratory

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

The Fathers were delighted this evening to clothe Br Aloysius van Giersbergen in the habit of St Philip. Please pray for vocations to the Oratory! #oxfordoratory #oratory

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Wednesday 20 November 2019

The fifth English Oratory

Six years after Fr Richard and Fr Nicholas set off to begin the work of establishing an Oratory in York, the Holy Father has now issued a decree establishing the community of Fathers and Brothers living at St Wilfrid’s as a fully independent Oratory, as of 9 November, the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.

The York Oratory began on the initiative of the Bishop of Middlesbrough, Rt Rev. Terence Drainey, who invited the Oxford Oratory to make a foundation in his diocese shortly after the beatification of St John Henry Newman in 2010. Community life began at St Wilfrid’s Church in York on 28 October 2013, and the new community now has six members: Fr Richard Duffield, Fr Daniel Seward, Br Adam Fairbairn, Br Henry O’Connell, Fr Stephen Brown and Br David Chadwick. #oxfordoratory

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