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Birmingham Oratory

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The '''Birmingham Oratory''' is a Catholic oratory and church on the Hagley Road, [[Birmingham]], England. It is also known as '''Little Rome in Birmingham'''. The church was constructed between 1907 and 1910 in the Baroque style as a memorial to Cardinal Newman, founder of the English Oratory.  
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The '''Birmingham Oratory''' is a Catholic oratory and church in [[Birmingham]]. Because of its baroque design, it is known as '''Little Rome in Birmingham'''.  
  
[[J. R. R. Tolkien]] worshipped here for about seven years.
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The church was constructed between 1907 and 1910 as a memorial to Cardinal Newman, a famous cardinal who converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism.
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[[J. R. R. Tolkien]], a devout catholic, worshipped here for about seven years.
 
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Revision as of 09:58, 4 November 2010

The Birmingham Oratory is a Catholic oratory and church in Birmingham. Because of its baroque design, it is known as Little Rome in Birmingham.

The church was constructed between 1907 and 1910 as a memorial to Cardinal Newman, a famous cardinal who converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism.

J. R. R. Tolkien, a devout catholic, worshipped here for about seven years.