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Mass in a Beautiful, Ornate Catholic Church

During our visit to London, we were blessed to attend mass at Brompton Oratory aka Oratory of St... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ashburn, Virginia
Nice church

It was good to have a look around whilst I was in the area visiting the museums. It's a large... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Brompton Road | S. Kensington, London SW7 2RP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

During our visit to London, we were blessed to attend mass at Brompton Oratory aka Oratory of St Philip Neri aka Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The large building exterior is somewhat nondescript, but the large interior is spectacular with so many beautiful,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was good to have a look around whilst I was in the area visiting the museums. It's a large Catholic church - one of the biggest in the UK. Although I'm Church of England I could still appreciate the church and although it doesn't...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk by here dozens of time and have no idea the inside of this unremarkable church is worth seeing. i know, cause I have. But seeing the reviews I stopped in and while churches are churches (even nice ones) it is a very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Day out in London and we stopped here first and after a posh funeral had moved out we had quiet time for prayer vand reconciliation - just what we need to set us up for the rest of the day.

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

As frequent visitors to London in the past decade, and often staying in the Kensington area, we had walked past this imposing building many times, and even had speculated about its interior. However, it was only in April that we ventured inside. We had been...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2018

This must be one of the most beautiful catholic churches in the country. Beautiful architecture, marble work and side alters....a haven of traditional catholicism in London. By traditional i mean...conservative traditional: the fathers in cassocks and birettas, and beautiful traditional vestments. Masses (many sung (superbly)...More

1  Thank Lavers21
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Very impressive building. My wife wanted to go to a service on Sunday as we were staying nearby. She said it was the worst Mass she has ever been to. Even to me it seemed that the priest had more important things to do and...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

This oratory is the size of a cathedral. Despite its young British architect Herbert Gribble, it is a highly competant piece of baroque revival work. Gribble won an architectural competition with about 30 entries in 1836. When you visit you must be impressed with the...More

1  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed March 17, 2018

It is full of architectural delights. So many altars, pictures and statues. I notice it is very Tridentine - ie pre Vatican 11 (back to the people altars and Latin Masses) I would love to hear the organ and acoustics. It would be a joy...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

London ,late on Christmas Eve can be a lot quieter than you might imagine ;this is partly due to the fact that the tube stops early in the evening .If venturing out to Midnight Mass at the Brompton Oratory and you are not within walking...More

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Response from Margaret Mary O | Reviewed this property |
The London Oratory, more commonly known as The Brompton Oratory.
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Response from Geraldo503 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest 15 minutes beforehand is enough. What we found is that people sit a the back but if you walk further up the front there are more seats available. That seems to be what the locals do as well.