Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A New Oratorian Parish in York

Bishop Drainey of Middlesborough has invited the Oratorians of Oxford to take on the Parish of St Wilfrid's in York. St Wilfrid's is the largest Catholic church in York (originally intended to be a cathedral) and close by is the gothic grandeur of York Minster. St Wilfrid's also looks after the shrine of St Margaret Clitherow who was martyred in York in 1586. Fr Richard Duffield of the Oxford Oratory will become Parish Priest in October. Two new Oratories have recently started in the USA in St Louis and Washington DC; it's wonderful to see the same thing happening in England. More information is available on the Oxford Oratory's website.

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