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Birmingham 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'''.  
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The '''Birmingham Oratory''' is a Catholic oratory and church in [[Birmingham]]. Because of its baroque design, it is often called the "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.  
 
The church was constructed between 1907 and 1910 as a memorial to Cardinal Newman, a famous cardinal who converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism.  

Revision as of 11:43, 4 November 2010

The Birmingham Oratory is a Catholic oratory and church in Birmingham. Because of its baroque design, it is often called the "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.

External links

Tolkien and the Oratory