Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Bournemouth Oratory

There was the news in the Oxford Oratory parish bulletin yesterday about the proposal to set up a new Oratory in Bournemouth.

This initiative, backed by the Bishop of Portsmouth, has attracted quite a bit of attention. The two founding Fathers are from the Southwark archdiocese, and are to be supported and joined by Fr Dominic Jacob from the Oxford Oratory.

There are articles about this very positive development by Fr Blake on his blog at  A New Oratory in Bournemouth and in the Catholic Herald online at England's sixth Oratory to be set up in Bournemouth

The parish website can be seen at Sacred Heart Church Bournemouth and there is an online account of the building and its history at Sacred Heart Church, Bournemouth

 Outside Views


The Church of the Sacred Heart in Bournemouth

This is a project to be thankful for and to pray for in the coming months and years.

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