322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS
Tel. 01865 515138
Priest in charge: Father John Saward
SS. Gregory & Augustine Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:
Registered charity: No. 234216

Services for the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time, 22nd – 28th July 2018
The Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus

Saturday 21st July, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Deceased of Long, Standbridge & Ryan Families

Sunday 22nd July, The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 9th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     Jessica Wordsworth & the children              
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    The People of the Parish

Monday 23rd July, The Feast of St Bridget, Widow, Patron of Europe
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     David Hanmer                                   

Tuesday 24th July, St Sharbel Makhluf, Priest                      
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      The Brothers of the Bournemouth Oratory                       
Wednesday 25th July, The Feast of St James, Apostle
Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Fr Harry RIP & deceased Butters family
Sung Mass, 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)       Thanksgiving for Humanae Vitae

Thursday 26th July, SS. Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary   
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                     Neil & Jacqui               
            Exposition, 3.00 p.m., Confessions 4.30 p.m., Benediction, 5.00 p.m.           
Friday 27th July, Feria
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Thomas Petit RIP                                            
Holy Mass 6.00 p.m. (Extraord. Form)           Dr Joseph Shaw
Saturday 28th July, Our Lady on Saturday    
            Holy Mass, 9.30 a.m.                                      Viktor Thaller RIP                             
            Holy Hour & Confessions, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m, Benediction, 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 28th July, Vigil of Sunday
            Confessions, 5.15 p.m.                                  
            Holy Mass, 6.00 p.m.                                     Rod & Sharon                                     

Sunday 29th July, The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (OF) – 10th after Pentecost (EF)
Holy Mass, 8.00 a.m.                                     The People of the Parish                                
Sung Mass, 10.30 a.m                                    Tony & Bertha Torregiani

Father John writes:

This Wednesday: Thanksgiving for Humanae vitae
This Wednesday, 25th July, the Feast of St James, is the fiftieth anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul’s great encyclical Humanae vitae.  A Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered in thanksgiving at 6 p.m.

This Thursday: Finance Committee
The Finance Committee will meet in the Presbytery on Thursday 26th July at 7 p.m.

Next Sunday: Visit of Fr Michael Ward
Fr Michael Ward of the Ordinariate, who was received into the Church here six years ago and ordained priest on Saturday 30th June at the Birmingham Oratory, will be celebrating the 10.30 Mass for us next Sunday, 29th July.  Fr Michael will give his first blessing after the Mass to those who would like to receive it. 

Advance Notice: Second Collection for the Second Century Fund
There will be a second collection for the Second Century Fund on 2nd September (St Gregory’s weekend).

Advance Notice: Eucharistic Congress
The Oratory will be taking a coach to the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool on Sunday 9th September.  The day will include Solemn Mass in the cathedral celebrated by Cardinal Nichols and a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of the city, ending with Benediction.  If you would like a place on the coach, please email Fr Daniel on  The cost of the coach per person is £20.

Data Protection: GDPR
Most parishioners will be aware by now that Data Protection regulations have changed this year and all organizations that hold personal information have to comply with the revised regulations (GDPR).  The parish holds information that parishioners have provided.  Some of it is general information, such as addresses of parishioners; other information is required to be retained by law, e.g. Gift Aid records.  Personal information that the parish holds is handled in accordance with the privacy policy of the Archdiocese of Birmingham:  However, any parishioner has the right to request that personal information held by us, other than that required by law, be removed.

Last Week’s Collection: £518.16

Please Pray for the Sick and Housebound
Peter de Bono, Fr Paul Chavasse CO, Barbara Elgar, Lázaro Garcia de Souza, Rose Grimm, Eileen Healy, John Henry, Monica Kaye, Michael Kennedy, Neville Langford, Catherine McKeown, Anne Morris, Salume Odoi, Heather Oliver, Sylvia Parkes, Angela Prendergast, Joy Smith, Paula Stainer, Joan Ward, Becky White, and Barbara Whitehead.

Please Pray for the Souls of the Faithful Departed
Please pray for the repose of the souls of all the departed, especially Margaret Eileen Allen, William Maloney, Gwendoline Gertrude Todd, and Marion Teresa Woods, who have anniversaries at this time.
+ Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.


The Church, in urging human beings to the observance of the precepts of the natural law,
which she interprets by her constant doctrine,
teaches that each and every marital act must of necessity
retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human life.
This doctrine, often expounded by the Magisterium of the Church, is based on the inseparable connection,
established by God, which man on his own initiative may not break,
between the unitive significance and the procreative significance, which are both inherent to the marriage act.
The reason is that the fundamental nature of the marital act,
while uniting husband and wife in the closest intimacy, also renders them capable of generating new life –
and this as a result of laws written into the actual nature of man and of woman.
And if each of these essential qualities, the unitive and the procreative, is preserved,
the use of marriage fully retains its sense of true mutual love
and its ordination to the supreme responsibility of parenthood to which man is called.
We believe that our contemporaries are particularly capable of seeing that this teaching
is in harmony with human reason.

Blessed Pope Paul VI



High Mass on Easter Sunday 2015: the first High Mass according to the older liturgical books
celebrated in Oxford since the 1960s.

Welcome to the Church of SS Gregory & Augustine,
322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS 

Find us on the map here.

Priest in Charge: Fr. John Saward 


Weekend Masses & Confessions

Saturdays: Vigil Mass at 6 p.m.
Sundays: Masses at 8 a.m., 10.30 a.m., &, on Third Sundays, 12 noon (Extraordinary Form)
Confessions: Thursday 4.30 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 - 11 a.m., 5.15 - 6 p.m.

For the restoration of the church, including the our newly painted reredos, showing Pope St Gregory the Great and St Augustine of Canterbury, see here for pictures and an interview with Fr Saward.