A lot happens here
and we want you to be part of it.
Membership of the Friends gives you a way to stay connected with everything happening here at the Oratory. As well as contributing directly to the work of the Oratory, your annual subscription lets you enjoy the following benefits:
- Stay up to date with a free copy of the Friends of the Oratory magazine twice a year.
- Keep in touch with invitations to special events, lectures, outings and social gatherings.
- Be remembered at our Mass for benefactors every week.
In addition, Gold Members receive advance notice of all events, and exclusive access to events and tours reserved for Gold Members only.
Friends Membership starts at £15 a year
Standard Friends membership is only £30 a year. Students enjoy a discounted price of £15 a year. We also have the option of Gold Membership at £100 a year for those who feel they can go a little further in their support.
Great reasons to join
By becoming a member of our Friends organisation, you are supporting one of the most vibrant centres of Catholic life in Britain. You will be ensuring we can continue this into the future, supporting our sacred music and the restoration of our beautiful church. The Friends of the Oratory is a wonderful way for you to continue to be part of life at the Oratory wherever you are and to help us keep forming new generations of Catholics.
“I did not know the phrase of St John Henry Newman, Cor ad cor loquitur, until his canonisation, but I experienced this phrase every time I encountered an Oratorian, every time I went to Mass or Confession, and especially through their patient and thoughtful spiritual preparation before my Baptism. The Fathers not only help me to know God’s words and learn the faith intellectually, they also lead me onto the right path to live a Catholic life. No matter where I am, what I have learned from the Oratorians give me courage and I will always remember the Oratory as my family.” — Wenlan (Leiden/Shanghai)
Whether you are currently an active congregant at the Oratory, or have now moved on to pastures new, becoming a Friend means you are part of the Oratory family wherever you are, and you help to make all this happen.
Sign up as a Friend of the Oratory
You can find more information on becoming a Friend of the Oratory by downloading our Friends of the Oratory leaflet. You can also see past issues of the Friends’ newsletter from December 2019 and May 2020.
You can contact the Friends team directly by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org