Recent Restoration in the Oratory Church


St Wilfrid’s Chapel

The recent restoration of St Wilfrid’s Chapel has now been completed with the addition of a handsome crystal chandelier. This replaces another chandelier that was destroyed some years when its chain broke. The new chandelier was generously donated by a generous parishioner in loving memory of Rose Riachy.

Baptistery - completed

Thanks to a kind benefactor, the Oratory’s Baptistery has recently been restored and redecorated, providing a much brighter and cleaner setting for administering the laver of regeneration.

St Mary Magdalene’s Chapel - completed

Other generous donations have now made it possible to finance a complete renovation of the chapel of St Mary Magdalene. One of the architectural highlights of the church, it had become disfigured by peeling paint and the deposit of decades of soot from candles and London grime. Work was finished in December 2014, and this corner of the church is now restored to its original glory.

St Patrick’s Chapel - still fundraising

So far, about £100,000 has been raised towards the renovation of St Patrick’s chapel, and we have been able to begin with the initial cleaning of some of its paintings. We still need to find another £60,000, however, before the scaffolding can be erected for the complete overhaul that is required. Please contact the Oratory House if you would like to contribute to this project.


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