Saturday, 2 February 2013


Speaking of Oratories it is with great pleasure that I post about the soon to be erected Manchester Oratory at St Chad's Church, Cheetham Hill.

For over twenty years Father Ray Matus and a community of priests and brothers have staffed the Church of the Holy Name, Manchster after the Jesuits left.  With great care and love the church was restored to its former glory. 

Many priests of the diocese are grateful for the confessional ministry that was exercised at the Holy Name.  Whether it was Sacramental Absolution, chat or a moan the Fathers were on hand to offer a word of sage advice, supprt and encourage and all done with that humour that is so characteristic of their Holy Patron St Philip Neri.

Late last year the Bishop of Salford gave his blessing to the establishment of the Oratory of St Phililp Neri in the diocese.  It has been decided that the Oratory will be based at St Chad's, Cheetham Hill and the community have been serving at St Chad's since the first Sunday of Advent.

Do please keep our new Oratorian Community in your prayers.

Frather Ray Matus, Superior
Father Christopher Hilton, Parish Priest
Brother Andrew Lyons
Brother Richard Bailey
Brother David Vella


Anonymous said...

Father Will you be attending the ordination to the Diaconate of Brother Richard Bailey ?

Fr Francis Wadsworth said...