The Birmingham Oratory in Edgbaston, England – also called, “The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri Birmingham”, or “The Cardinal Newman Memorial Church” – is a Roman Catholic community of priest and brothers and a parish in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
The original church was founded by Blessed John Henry Newman in 1848. The first Oratory Church was replaced by a larger one that was consecrated in 1920. It The church is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and was the first house in the order, the Congregation of the Oratory. It is a stunning example of Edwardian Baroque architecture, and a wonderful place to visit to appreciate the life of Cardinal Newman and to enjoy the beautiful liturgy and sacred music for which the Oratory is renowned.
May 26th is the feast of St. Philip Apostle of Rome and Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. The feast day of Blessed Cardinal Newman is October 9th, he is set to be Canonized by Pope Francis in 2019.
Accommodations: As a city with almost 1 million residents in the metro area, there are a variety of boutique, moderate, and budget hotel options close to the Oratory.
The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri
141 Hagley Road
Birmingham B16 8UE
Birmingham is about 3-hour drive (120 miles) from London. The Shrine is reachable by car, train, coach, and the Birmingham International Airport.
Contact: +44 (121) 454 0496