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The London Oratory


The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, better known as Brompton Oratory, is home to the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London, a community of priests living under the rule of life established by its founder in the sixteenth century. The Oratory also serves as a parish church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster.

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The London Oratory


The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, better known as Brompton Oratory, is home to the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London, a community of priests living under the rule of life established by its founder in the sixteenth century. The Oratory also serves as a parish church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster.


 
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The Oratory Parish


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The Oratory Parish


There is a priest on duty at the Oratory House from Monday to Friday 9.30am–12pm,  3pm–5.30pm, & 7.45pm–9pm, and on Saturday 9.30am–12pm, & 3pm–5.30pm. He should be contacted in person for all enquiries regarding Baptisms, Marriages, Mass intentions, house blessings etc.

General Enquiries

BROTHERS OF THE LITTLE ORATORY
4.30pm Sundays. Little Oratory.  Fr Creighton-Jobe

CATHOLIC INQUIRY COURSE
(For non-Catholics)
8.00pm Wednesdays.  Oratory House.  Fr Lang – starts again on 6th April 2016

CATECHISM FOR CATHOLICS
8.00pm Wednesdays.  Oratory House. Fr Doyle

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Friends of the Oratory


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Friends of the Oratory


The “Friends of the Oratory” is a new group formed by parishioners of the London Oratory looking to become active within the Parish and support the Fathers in various charitable activities.

We are delighted to launch our new website with projects to help the elderly and the homeless and also to introduce a new network of volunteers ready to give support to the more vulnerable members of our parish.  

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Music at the Oratory


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Music at the Oratory


From the FATHER Prefect of Music

Many of our friends kindly say how much they admire our musical tradition, which following the tradition of St Philip Neri is meant to assist the raising of mind and heart to God. On some great feasts this is accompanied by an orchestra or by period instruments. This was possible through a generous gift some years ago. Unfortunately this sum has now been exhausted and we need financial assistance if this is to continue. This is not a concert but a part of the worship of God, giving Him glory and praise. Although the Carol Service was well attended and supported we are also still in need of financial support for this popular preparation for Christmas.


The London Oratory is internationally recognised as one of the outstanding custodians of sacred music in the Catholic tradition. Solemn Latin Mass and Vespers are celebrated on all Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation in the year.  In particular, the great liturgies of Christmas, Holy Week and Easter attract packed-out congregations.

To serve the liturgy the Oratory Fathers have fostered a unique musical establishment, comprising three separate choirs plus a professional music staff.

Masses and other services regularly performed with choral and organ music:

Tuesday:      
6.30pm Benediction (Oratory Junior Choir)

Saturday:      
6.00pm  First Mass of Sunday  (London Oratory School Schola)

Sunday:        
10.00am Family Mass  (Oratory Junior Choir)
11.00am  Solemn Latin Mass  (Choir of the London Oratory)
3.30pm    Solemn Latin Vespers  (Choir of the London Oratory)

All holydays of obligation:
On the eve     5.30pm  Solemn First Vespers  (Choir of the London Oratory)
On the day    6.30pm      Solemn Latin Mass  (Choir of the London Oratory)


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The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri


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The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri


Saint Philip Neri

Born at Florence, Italy, 22 July, 1515; died 27 May, 1595. Philip's family originally came from Castelfranco but had lived for many generations in Florence, where not a few of its members had practised the learned professions............

BL. John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman was born in London on 21st February 1801, the eldest of six children of London banker. He grew up in the Church of England. As a teenager he experienced a deep religious conversion and resolved to........

Father WILFRID Faber

Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) was the founder, under Newman, of the London Oratory. Faber and a small group of Newman's disciples came from Birmingham to London in 1849. They began their community ...........

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Church Tour


Begin your tour of the London Oratory Church here by clicking here

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Church Tour


Begin your tour of the London Oratory Church here by clicking here