“Five thousand one hundred and ninety nine years after the creation of the world, when in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth; two thousand nine hundred and fifty seven years after the flood; two thousand and fifteen years after the birth of Abraham; one thousand five hundred and ten years after the Exodus of Moses and the children of Israel from Egypt; one thousand and thirty two years after the anointing of King David; in the sixty fifth  week foretold by Daniel the prophet; … seven hundred and fifty two years after the founding of the city ...

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Wednesday 24th December, Christmas Eve. Mass at 7:30 am. (English) NO 12.30 P.M. MASS First Mass of Christmas: “Vigil Mass” (fulfilling the Christmas Day Obligation): 5:30 pm (English) with Carols. Confessions: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm 4:00 pm. to 5:30 pm 11:00 pm to 11:45 pm Carols 11:30 pm followed immediately by Procession to the Crib and Midnight Mass (O.F.) at 12 Midnight. Thursday 25th December, Christmas Day. Holiday of Obligation Mass: 8:30 am (English) Solemn High Mass: 10:30 am (Latin E.F.) Final Mass of Christmas Day: 12 noon (English) with Carols Solemn Benediction 5:30 pm NO EVENING MASS Friday 26th ...

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Welcome To

The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri Birmingham

A Roman Catholic Community of Priests and Brothers
A Parish in the Archdiocese of Birmingham 
The Cardinal Newman Memorial Church.

Mass & Confession Times


8.30am Mass (English)
10.30am High Mass (Latin, E.F)
12.00pm Mass (English)
4.30pm Sung Vespers (Latin, E.F) and Benediction
5.30pm Mass (English)

Monday - Friday

7.30am Mass (English)
12.30pm Mass (English)
Rosary after the 12.30pm Mass

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Oratory Church Restoration Fund

We need to raise £200,000 as soon as possible for the repairs that are urgently needed to restore and protect the Oratory church building. And beyond that we shall also need to raise further sums for on-going maintenance.

The total raised since last November now stands at £70,000. We offer our sincere thanks to all who have already contributed to this fund. We still have a long way to go before we can begin the necessary work of repair and restoration. Please give whatever you can. It is always better if your donations can be Gift-Aided, so that we can reclaim the tax. The Fathers and Brothers offer holy Mass and pray regularly for the intentions of all our benefactors, living and departed.

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Music at the Oratory

From the start, the Birmingham Oratory was noted for the excellence of its music, due largely to the active interest of Newman himself, whose own love of music coincided with the views of S. Philip.

This tradition continues Sunday after Sunday at the High Mass in our church can be heard the great works of Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and many others, adding to the beauty of divine worship and preserving the heritage of Church music.

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