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  • Visit Of The Vicar General To Bournemouth Oratory

    On Wednesday 20 th of February - Father Geoffrey Neal and Father Ralph Horton visited the Oratory of St John Chrysostom. We were the guests of St Ambrose Parish Church, where our altar has been relocated to.


  • A Year With The Bournemouth Oratory

    Looking back over 2017, I can say that we have made some progress. We chose our patron – St John Chrysostom because his example speaks to our age. He lived in a time of decadence, intolerance and sin. His focus was the Word, Jesus Christ.


  • Christ - Our Pascha

    The Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has been published. It was printed in English in Canada, and now available through The Society of St John Chrysostom in London for £ 14.


  • Ordination Of Canon Edward Bryant To The Nordic Catholic Presbyterate

    On the 3rd of November, Father Edward was conditionally ordained a priest by Bishop Roald Flemestad at Hawksyard Priory, Rugeley, Staffordshire.


  • Book Discussion Group Resumes...

    On the 4 th of October, we started on our next book to share and reflect on - THE IMITATION OF CHRIST by Thomas à Kempis.


  • The Blessing Of The New Altar

    Dear friends, today we meet to bless this altar, which we have built to give dignity to our worship, and to honour his command to break bread in memory of him.
    But let us ask the question – why an altar? And whose altar?


  • The Bishop’s International Conference at Gran, Norway

    During the first weekend of August the Nordic Catholic Church arranged a conference at Gran outside Oslo. About 35 representatives from different countries where the church is active were joined by guests including Prime Bishop Anthony Mikovsky and Fr. Sr. Robert Nemcovich from the PNCC, as well as Bishop Kevin Donlon from the AMiA (The Anglican Mission in the Americas).


Who We Are

We are an Oratory – a “house church” for preaching, teaching and worship, located in Bournemouth.

The Oratory is dedicated to Saint John Chrysostom, in his day a great preacher of the word, who fought against a corrupt society, and reconciled divisive groups within the church.

We are part of the UK Oratory of the Way and Mind of the Spirit of the Nordic Catholic Church, which is a member of the Scranton Union of Old Catholic Churches.

Our bishop is The Most Reverend Roald Nikolai Flemestad.

We are Christians committed to a catholic and ecumenical witness of the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ.

We invite you to join us.

Our Services

Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday 10:30am meet for worship at the Oratory Chapel – The Eucharist.

Every Fortnight

Every fortnight the book discussion group meets. Wednesday 3pm.

Upon Request

The sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are available upon request.

Calendar With Bible Readings - February 2018

  • 1st
    St Brigid, virgin Thurs of week 4 OT
    1 Kgs 2:1-4. 10-12
    Mk 6:7-13
  • 2nd
    Mal 3:1-4
    Heb 2:14-18
    Lk 2:22-40
  • 3rd
    1 Kgs 3:4-13
    Mk 6:30-34
  • 4th
    Jb 7:1-4. 6-7
    1 Cor 9:16-23
    Mk 1:29-39
  • 5th
    St Agatha, virgin and martyr
    1 Cor 1:26-31
    Lk 9:23-26
  • 6th
    St Paul Miki and companions, martyrs
    Gal 2:19-20
    Mt 28:16-20
  • 7th
    1 Kgs 10:1-10
    Mk 7:14-23
  • 8th
    1 Kgs 11:4-13
    Mk 7:24-30
  • 9th
    St Teilo, bishop
    1 Kgs 11:29-32; 12:19
    Mk 7:31-37
  • 10th
    St Scholastica, virgin
    Sng 8:6-7
    Lk 10:38-42
  • 11th
    1Lv 13:1-2. 44-46
    1 Cor 10:31-11:1
    Mk 1:40-45
  • 12th
    Jas 1:1-11
    Mk 8:11-13
  • 13th
    Jas 1:12-18
    Mk 8:14-21
  • 14th
    ASH WEDNESDAY Psalm week 4
    Jl 2:12-18
    2 Cor 5:20-6:2
    Mt 6:1-6. 16-18
  • 15th
    Dt 30:15-20
    Lk 9:22-25
  • 16th
    Is 58:1-9
    Mt 9:14-15
  • 17th
    Is 58:9-14
    Lk 5:27-32
  • 18th
    1 ST SUNDAY OF LENT Psalm week 1
    Gn 9:8-15
    1 Pt 3:18-22
    Mk 1:12-15
  • 19th
    1 st week of Lent
    Lv 19:1-2, 11-18
    Mt 25:31-46
  • 20th
    Is 55:10-11
    Mt 6:7-15
  • 21st
    Jon 3:1-10
    Lk 11:29-32
  • 22nd
    THE CHAIR OF ST PETER, Apostle Feast
    1 Pt 5:1-4
    Mt 16:13-19
  • 23rd
    (St Polycarp, bishop and martyr)
    Ez 18:21-28
    Mt 5:20-26
  • 24th
    Dt 26:16-19
    Mt 5:43-48
  • 25th
    2 ND SUNDAY OF LENT Psalm week 2
    Gn 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18
    Rom 8:31-34
    Mk 9:2-10
  • 26th
    2 nd week of Lent
    Dn 9:4-10
    Lk 6:36-38
  • 27th
    Is 1:10. 16-20
    Mt 23:1-12
  • 28th
    Jer 18:18-20
    Mt 20:17-28

Calendar With Bible Readings - March 2018

  • 1st
    Feast of St David
    Phil 3:8-14
    Mt 5:13-16
  • 2nd
    Friday of the 2 nd week of Lent
    Gen 37:3-28
    Mt 21:33-46
  • 3rd
    Mic 7:14-20
    Lk 15:1-32
  • 4th
    Ex 20:1-17
    1 Cor 1:22-25
    Jn 2:13-25
  • 5th
    2 Kings 5:1-15
    Lk 4:24-30
  • 6th
    Dan 3:25-43
    Mt 18:21-35
  • 7th
    (St Perpetua and Felicity)
    Deut 4:1-9
    Mt 5:17-19
  • 8th
    Jer 7:23-28
    Lk 11:14-23
  • 9th
    Hos 14:2-10
    Mk 12:28-34
  • 10th
    (Blessed John Ogilvie)
    Hos 5:15-6:6
    Lk 18:9-14
  • 11th
    2 Chr 36:14-23
    Eph 2:4-10
    Jn 3:14-21
  • 12th
    Is 65:17-21
    Jn 4:43-54
  • 13th
    Ez 47:1-12
    Jn 5:1-16
  • 14th
    Is 49:8-15
    Jn 5:17-30
  • 15th
    Ex 32:7-14
    Jn 5:31-47
  • 16th
    Wis 2:1.12-22
    Jn 7:1-30
  • 17th
    Feast of St Patrick
    I Pet 4:7-11
    Lk 5:1-11
  • 18th
    Jer 31:31-34
    Heb 5:7-9
    Jn 12:20-30
  • 19th
    Solemnity of St Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    2 Sm 7:4-16
    Rom 4:13-22
    Mt 1:16-24
  • 20th
    Nu 21:4-9
    Jn 8:21-30
  • 21st
    Dan 3:14-28
    Jn 8:31-42
  • 22nd
    Gen 17:3-9
    Jn 8:51-59
  • 23rd
    Jer 20:10-13
    Jn 10:31-42
  • 24th
    Ez 37:21-28
    Jn 11:45-56
  • 25th
    PALM SUNDAY (Annunciation of the Lord)
    Is 50:4-7
    Phil 2:6-11
    Mk 14:1-15:47
  • 26th
    Monday of Holy Week
    Is 42:1-7
    Jn 12:1-11
  • 27th
    Tuesday of Holy Week
    Is 49:1-6k
    Jn 13:21-38
  • 28th
    Wednesday of Holy Week
    Is 50:4-9
    Mt 26:14-25
  • 29th
    Ex 12:1-14
    1 Cor 11:23-26
    Jn 13:1-15
  • 30th
    Is 52:13-53:12
    Heb 4:14-5:9
    Jn 18:1-19:42
  • 31st
    Ex 14:15-15.1
    Rom 6:3-11
    Mk 16:1-7
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We Believe

In one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father,
who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.

Nicene Creed, our profession of faith.

Our orthodoxy is rooted in the Apostolic Tradition as taught in the Holy Scriptures, the historical Creeds, the writings of the Fathers, and the Ecumenical Councils of the first millennium Church.

Our vision is to faithfully proclaim Christ in word and sacrament, and provide a home for Christians seeking faith rooted in apostolic tradition.