Musical Oratory Pictures
We were honoured with the presence of Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey of Middlesbrough, Bishop Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R. of Hallam and our own Oratorian brother, Bishop Robert Byrne of Hexham and Newcastle at a Musical Oratory last Thursday to celebrate the canonisation of St John Henry Newman. The Anglican Bishop of Beverley, our friend Bishop Glyn Webster, was the ecumenical representative and read a reading from Newman's writings. Other passages were read by parishioners, interspersed with Newman's own hymns and choral pieces beautifully sung by our choir. The whole thing concluded with Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Fr Daniel led the service and Fr Richard preached a fervorino - or sermon in the Oratorian style. Here are some pictures from the evening.