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Birmingham Oratory, Birmingham

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The Birmingham Oratory is an English Catholic religious community of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. The community was founded in 1849 by St. John Henry Newman, Cong.Orat., the first house of that congregation in England.

Part of the complex of the Oratory is the Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception, commonly referred to as the Oratory Church. It now also serves as the national shrine to Newman.
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  • After having attended the Canonization Mass for St. John Henry Newman (and 4 other new saints) in St. Peter's Square, Rome, I had the great pleasure to attend a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in...  more »
  • Wow! Dropping in for a look around and I caught an ‘extraordinary form Mass’ (traditional low Mass in Latin); the church truly reminds one of holidays to Italy; in that it perfectly represents a...  more »
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