Monday, March 26, 2012

New Provost at the London Oratory

Word spread today that a new provost was elected for the London Oratory: Fr. Julian Large. I was able to confirm the accuracy of these reports.

Fr. Julian succeeds Fr. Ignatius Harrison as provost of the London Oratory.

The Catholic Herald also published the following earlier today:

Former Telegraph columnist is elected provost of Brompton Oratory

By Ed West on Monday, 26 March 2012

Fr Julian Large has been elected provost of the Brompton Oratory.

The traditionalist priest replaces Fr Ignatius Harrison in the role, with Fr George Bowen elected vice-provost.

Elections at the Kensington church, which was built in the 1870s and run by the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri community, take place every three years and the results are announced on the Feast of the Annunciation.

Fr Julian, 43, is a former gossip columnist for the Daily Telegraph, and a convert from Anglicanism.

Raised in Merseyside, Fr Julian studied at Mansfield College, Oxford, where he ran the university architectural society.

Fr. Julian Large, cong.Orat. Provost of the London Oratory

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