regular events


In the University Church, Nazareth House:

Sunday 6pm – Choral Mass led by the Newman Hall Choir

Monday – Saturday: 10am

Monday – Friday: 6pm

EF Masses (in the Little Oratory): Saturday 6pm Vigil Mass

Monday & Friday at 7am

7am on Holy Days of Obligation

Go to Adoration


Monday – Friday 5pm

“The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.” – John Paul II


Confession is available Monday – Friday: 5pm-6pm

As well as during 6pm Mass on Sunday evening

or on request of the Fathers arranged through email, phone or by ringing the bell


The Oratorian Community of St Philip Neri, Cardiff follows the Oratorian custom of Solemn Vespers on Sundays and Feast Days. Vespers is on Sundays at 5pm throughout term time.

All welcome. Music sheets will be provided to follow along and join in if you’re able


Once a term we hold the Catholic evangelisation iniative, “Nightfever” where we open the Church for adoration with prayerful music going out into the street with the simple invitation to come in and light a candle. For many this is the first time they’ve stepped into a Church in years

Go to quorante ore

quorante ore

The Forty Hours Devotion is a special 40-hour period of continuous prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition.

Affirming our belief in the real presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, the Vatican Council II taught that the Holy Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (“Lumen Gentium,” No. 11).

Newman Hall fellows dining

Each evening following Mass at 6:45pm the Fathers dine with the Students of Newman Hall and Fellows are invited to dine if they book in advance with Fr Alexander

The Cardiff Oratory in formation

A growing community alongside the Sisters of Nazareth in Cardiff

On 11th February 2016 The Archbishop of Cardiff, Most Rev George Stack gave his permission for the establishment of an Oratory of St Philip Neri at the University Chaplaincy, Cardiff. This community in formation was established by decree on 22nd March 2016 of Fr. Mario Aviles, Procurator General of the Confederation of the Oratories, Rome. Fr. Ignatius Harrison was appointed Delegate to the community in Cardiff. Fr. Sebastian Jones was appointed Moderator of the community in formation. Fr. Sebastian and Bro Ambrose Jackson were clothed on the Feast of St Catherine of Sienna 2016. The community lives at Newman Hall alongside the students in Clausura joining the students for meals and worship. Fr Alexander Gee was clothed on the Feast of the exhaltation of the Holy Cross 2016.


We aspire to live the life of St Philip primarily working with the young, the elderly and the poor

The University Catholic Chaplaincy – Newman Hall

Chaplain – Fr Sebastian
Newman Hall welcomes students studying at a University in Cardiff or nearby. It has a Little Oratory for prayer and Mass as well as access to the University Church at Nazareth House, a reference library for study in silence; a refectory where we dine each evening and conference facilities.

Nazareth House

Chaplain – Fr Sebastian
The History of the Sisters of Nazareth has its roots in 1851, when Victoire Larmenier, a young sister in Rennes, France was sent to England. Six years later, she founded the first Nazareth House, in Hammersmith, London. Since then the Congregation has grown and expanded throughout the world, always seeking to care for the poor and needy of all ages. We assist the Sisters in caring for the spiritual welfare of the residents at Nazareth House Cardiff.

Assistant to the Chaplain at Cardiff University

Bro. Ambrose
Studying at Oscott & Maryvale as well as assisting Fr Sebastian in the formation and evangelisation Cardiff students


Newman Hall Warden – Fr Alexander



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