The Oxford Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga

The Oxford Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga

The Oxford Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga
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futtock21
London, UK16,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
St. Giles and the lower reaches of the Woodstock Road have more than their fair share of religious institutions such as Pusey House, Blackfriars and St. Cross College. Despite having spent my three undergraduate years in Oxford and having gone back many times since I have entirely overlooked this Catholic Church built in 1875 to serve the population of Oxford and the outlying district. It was designed by J. Hanson the architect of Arundel cathedral. It was served by Jesuit Fathers until 1981, then by priests of the Archdiocese of Birmingham before being entrusted to the Fathers of the Oratory who established it as an independent house in 1993.
Written June 19, 2021
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Richard M
Hornchurch, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
I would recommend even if you are not a catholic to visit and attend Mass (11am Sunday Latin Mass) to take in the atmosphere, the music and peacefulness. I personally felt it was a beautiful occasion to to welcome in 2017
Written January 2, 2017
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Rebecca G
Fareham54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This is a wonderful church in Oxford and of interest to all Catholics for a visit. It has beautiful decor and a quiet atmosphere.
Written May 15, 2015
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ChristopherAuckland
Auckland393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
The serenity of this Church is overt and very impressive. One can but admire the dedication of the staff and beauty of this place. I am glad to have visited this church.
Written April 16, 2017
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BeginsInWonder
Seattle, WA412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
An attractive church, tucked away in central Oxford. Particularly impressive is the reredos - dozens of Stone-carved saints deck the high altar. The church is managed by priests of the Oratory which ensures Mass is celebrated with attention to detail and beautiful music at many Masses, and working people can get in an early morning weekday Mass here. I was only passing through but it seems a friendly, vibrant congregation. Fun fact: Gerard Manley Hopkins briefly ministered here - I didn’t even know the poet was a Jesuit priest until I googled it today.
Written September 29, 2019
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Gwen P
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This church is just outside the central area on Woodstock Road. It is obvious people worship here as it is in full use, open all day and has lots of services. You are welcome to go in and enjoy the peace, say a prayer or attend a service.

We loved the Mass and Rosary each morning during our holiday. It was a delight to visit. Apparently this church had 200 people going in the early 1990's and now it is packed out with around 1,000 people attending on Sundays.

It is also full of history and is very beautiful with many statues and points of interest.
Written July 8, 2019
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Stephan v
Winchester, UK432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
The notice outside that mentioned the association that Newman, Gerald Manley Hopkins and Tolkien had sparked my interest. A service of Solemn Benediction was about to begin so I sat at the back to observe. The service was dignified and after this short service I was able to find time on another day to get a more in depth visit, see the information about John Henry Newman though surprisingly I couldn't find one for Hopkins. There is a bookstall at the back, and if you are so minded you can light a candle as well. A fascinating church and worth visiting.
Written November 15, 2018
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Located in Woodstock Road in Oxford is this wonderful church where you can come in and remember those that need your support. Great place to light a candle to remember.
Written February 5, 2018
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Rohise
Cambridge, UK347 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
One of the few catholic churches in Oxford, this place is beautiful and a very good place for prayer. I attended an evening mass and I experienced something totally different. It only lasted 30 mins, and people go to the front, and kneel before the table to receive the communion. It also included a short adoration and blessing at the side of the church. I don't totally understand it, but I was happy I was able to experience worship in different forms.

The church is not too big, but it has such a beautiful architecture and stained glass art.
Written March 15, 2016
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anglicano
Knutsford, UK195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I'd attended sung eucharist at St Giles, opposite, and a fellow Anglican showed me this beautiful church. Mass was just ending, so I was able to chat to two of the priests, who were friendly and welcoming. The interior is most attractive, and I liked the smell of incence.
Written December 15, 2019
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