R&R Conferences

Our “Renew & Revive” programme for rejuvenating and deepening Christian discipleship began in December with a new daily schedule of services and weekly events.  The first three conferences given in Advent focused on Personal Holiness, exploring the nature of holiness and how to realise holiness – essentially recognising its divine attribute as an expression of…

Holydays of Obligation 2019

Holy Days of Obligation Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of obligation. The Faithful are reminded that the following Feasts are Holy Days of Obligation upon which it is binding of the Faithful to hear Mass. 2019 All…

Caritas: Together again in Lent…

As is our custom in Lent at The Brighton Oratory we are inviting members of Churches Together in Central Brighton to join us again in both prayer and fellowship and as usual, in study. Often Christians find it difficult to answer questions challenging their beliefs, this year we will explore frequently asked questions by non-believers and consider…

Shrovetide & Pancakes!

Pancakes will be available at our Cherubs apostolate on Tuesday if you’d fancy your hand at flipping them! Pop along to the Mad Hatter Inn, Kemptown from 6pm and enjoy some pancake fun… which won’t be as raucous as that had at Westminster School, London (see below)! The Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday are…

Lent & Holy Week 2018

Ash Wednesday 14th February 0830 Mass with blessing & distribution of ashes 1100 Low Mass with distribution of ashes Every Wednesday in Lent 0830 Low Mass & Homily 0930 Corporal works of mercy* 1200 Homeless Lunch 1300 Spiritual Counselling 1700 Holy Hour 1930 Caritas Study Group Mothering Sunday 11th March 0830 Mass with blessing & distribution…

Holydays of Obligation 2018

Holy Days of Obligation Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the primordial holy day of obligation. The Faithful are reminded that the following Feasts are Holy Days of Obligation upon which it is binding of the Faithful to hear Mass. 2018 All…

Ash Wednesday – reminder!

Please make a note now of Ash Wednesday, March 1st, Mass will be offered at 0830 and ashing at Churchill Square 2-3pm as is our custom. A great opportunity to explain to people “the reason for the season” and share the Gospel of Redemption. This year and to remind ourselves and others that part of…

Jan/Feb Service times

Please note the following NEW Mass times during the month of January up to Candlemass 2015; all services at the Chapel in the Inn Monday to Saturday 12-12.15pm Confessions 12.30pm Mass 4.45-5pm Confessions/Counselling 5-6pm Holy Hour 06 Jan, Tuesday: Epiphany 11.00 Blessing of Epiphany Water 12.30 Mass Sunday Masses 04 Jan: 08.30 Mass 11 Jan:…

Q&A: Death for dishonesty?

Q: “Some women who have an illicit affair and become pregnant know that to confess would blow a good marriage apart, break up a family, leaving children motherless. The danger here is the ‘Back street’ abortionist. Desperate situations call for desperate measures!  Human nature being what it is, people WILL fall in love, WILL have sex outside of…

Finding silence…

The following demonstrates a simple exercise that those for whom I’m a spiritual director will recognise and even those whom I have directed musically will recognise some of the technique. Its true that there is too little silence in our contemporary lives – recreationally there is a tendency to fill our time with more noise,…

On Holy Communion during Holy Week

As we prepare to celebrate the salvific events in the history of our salvation, it perhaps is opportune to revisit Dom Gueranger’s excellent reflection on receiving Holy Communion during this particularly significant season. The Provost By Dom Prosper Gueranger OSB The holy Mass is the true sacrifice, of which the sacrifices of the old Law…

Today’s Feast: The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On the Friday before Palm Sunday, and on Sept. 15, the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary are commemorated in the Liturgy. The Sorrowful Mother has always merited within The Church a particular devotion from whence she is called: Queen of Martyrs and Comforter of the Afflicted. The Church commemorates by two Feasts the martyrdom…