News Archive

Saturday 1 August 2020

Changes to Mass and streaming schedule

Over the last month, it has been great to see people returning to Mass, and with it, the number of viewers on our live stream dropping. We will keep live streaming, but we will be cutting down which Masses we stream. From now on, we will stream all Masses on a Sunday morning, the 6pm Mass Monday–Friday, and the 10am Mass on Saturday.

Vespers will not be sung during August, except for the feast of the Assumption. Vespers will return in September, and will continue to be streamed. Benediction is still currently suspended, but has not been abolished! Friday Holy Hour and Sunday Benediction will be back as soon as it is practically possible.

Our daily EF Mass was very popular on the live stream during lockdown and we were able to keep it going for the month of July. We now have to return to our normal Mass schedule, but will look for ways of providing access to Mass in both forms in the future.

Saturday 1 August 2020

Exciting news from Br Benedict

Saturday 1 August 2020

Many people found time to finish projects over the lockdown period and Freddie Quartley was no exception, painting this beautiful frontal for the Oratory. #oxfordoratory

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Monday 27 July 2020

Gwen Sheppard RIP

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Gwen Sheppard, who died on 26 July 2020.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord,
 and let perpetual light shine upon her.

Saturday 25 July 2020

This weekend we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Oxford. #oxfordoratory

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Wednesday 22 July 2020

St Mary Magdalene, pray for us! The scaffolding in the sanctuary a few years ago made it possible to get some great shots of the stained glass. #oxfordoratory

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Saturday 18 July 2020

Mediaeval Inscriptions: The Epigraphy of the City of Oxford

Fr Jerome’s publishers are still catching up with him. ‘Mediaeval Inscriptions: The Epigraphy of the City of Oxford’ will be coming out next month. The Oxfordshire Record Society will be publishing two further works by him in 2021 and 2023. For more information see oxfordshire-record-society.org.uk #oxfordoratory
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Sunday 12 July 2020

Post-Vespers incense catching the evening light. The church is feeling (and smelling!) much more prayed in again. #oxfordoratory

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