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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman

Attachment-1-1We are delighted to announce that Pope Francis today signed the decree approving the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the founder of the English Oratory. This opens the way to his canonisation later in the year. Below is a press release from the Birmingham Oratory giving details of the miracle.Attachment-1

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Bishop Robert appointed as new Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

1829416343-talab-irThe Fathers and Brothers of the York Oratory in Formation are delighted that our own Bishop Robert has been appointed as Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle by Pope Francis. It will be a great pleasure to have him as a near neighbour in Newcastle and look forward to welcoming him here whenever his duties allow. Meanwhile he is assured of all our prayers. Here is the report from the Catholic Herald.14004007368_056a504aaf_b

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Catholicism and the Arts

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Wednesday 30 January 2019


imagesThe Presentation of the Lord in the Temple - or Candlemas - is an important feast for the Oratory as it is the anniversary of the establishment of the Oratory in England at Birmingham in 1848. We will have a Sung English Mass with the Blessing of Candles and a Procession, followed by prayers to Our Lady of York. After Mass there will be a party in the Oratory House.

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Music List for February

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Saturday 22 December 2018

Christmas Service Times at St Wilfrid's and St Joseph's


Tuesday, 18 December, 7.30pm



Monday, 24 December, Christmas Eve

Mass at 5.00pm with Carols and Blessing of the Crib

Tuesday, 25 December, Christmas Day

Mass at 9.30am with Carols

Wednesday, 26 December, St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day)

No Mass



Monday, 24 December, Christmas Eve

6.30pm Family Mass, Children's Procession to the Crib and Blessing of the Crib

11.15pm Carols and Readings followed by Midnight Sung Latin High Mass

Tuesday, 25 December, Christmas Day

8.30am Mass with Carols

10.30am Mass with Carols

4pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Prayers at the Crib


Wednesday, 26 December, St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day)

Mass at 12.10pm

Thursday 27 to Monday 31 December Masses as usual in St Wilfrid’s and St Joseph’s but there will be no Exposition or Confessions before Masses and no Vespers or Benediction on Sunday, 30 December.

Tuesday, 1 January

No Mass at St Joseph’s.  Mass at 12.10pm in St Wilfrid’s

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Catholicism & the Arts

throneOn Hallowed Grounds? Understanding Church Architecture in the Medieval Period

5:30pm, Upper Room, St. Wilfrid's York, Thursday, 6 December

Dr Elizabeth Biggs (York): Faith and a New Cloister in Westminster Palace on the Eve of the Reformation

Dr Karl Kinsella (Oxford): Reading the Medieval Church: Liturgical Commentaries and Architecture

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

2-the_adoration_of_the_shepherds-400x546There will be a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with choir pieces and congregational singing on Tuesday, 18 December at 7:30pm in St Wilfrid's Church. The Carol Service wil be followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. There will be a retiring collection to help with the music expenses at St Wilfrid's.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday, 8 December is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. There will be a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 12 noon.bartolomé-esteban-murillo-the-immaculate-conception

Thursday 1 November 2018

Catholicism and the Arts

throneThere are two interesting sessions coming up on Politics, Faith and Literary Catholicism and on Church Architecture in the next few months. Details on the Catholicism and the Arts Blog.