Thursday, April 12, 2012

Catching up: Solemn Mass in the Birmingham Oratory

With Easter and other things I've not had a chance to post my photos of Solemn Mass on Passion Sunday (ie, the Sunday before Palm Sunday), at the Birmingham Oratory, which I attended on my way back from the LMS York Pilgrimage.
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The Birmingham Oraotory is a really splendid church; not as grand as the London Oratory, but very impressive, and in a very unusual Romanesque style.
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The Birmingham Oratory now has a Traditional Solemn Mass every Sunday at 10.30am. This is the only place in England where this is found. It is well attended, and accompanied by the parish's small choir.
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They naturally have a shrine to Bl John Henry Newman, with a reliquery. Although no first-class relics were recovered from his grave, they have a lock of hair. 
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More photos.

1 comment:

  1. From the new reliquary between the choir stalls of the Bl Newman shrine, it seems they managed to find a first class relic in the form of a bit of bone; I assume after going through the mud excavated.

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