Thursday 7 Sept 2017 | 9am – 4pm. Tour 11am and 2.15pm
Guided Tours of the Oratory Church
The Oratory Church, 141 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8UE
The Oratory Church is Grade II* listed building which dates mainly from the beginning of the Twentieth Century but with an interior which evokes the Italian Baroque. It was founded by the famous English Catholic Convert and Writer Cardinal John Henry Newman and was once the home of JRR Tolkien. The Holy Souls altar in the church and the Victorian cloisters contain memorials to those who died during the Great War. During the tours you will have an opportunity to find out more about the history of the building in particular in relation to the Oxford Movement and the English Catholic Revival in the late 19th century.
Tour 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. The church will be open from 9am to 4pm on 8 and 9 September, and 9am to 6.30pm on 10 and 11 September.
Refreshments will be served each day from 11am until 2pm.
T 0121 454 0496