A new community of the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri was to be established in Bournemouth. The community which was to be established would be the sixth Oratory in England and it would be inaugurated in September.
The newly established community was part of the evangelization move, said Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth. It would serve as an “Oratory in formation” and would include Fr Dominic Jacob, co-founder of the Oxford Oratory, Fr Peter Edwards and Fr David Hutton.
It would incorporate needs of poor people, like providing food and sacramental support. The Church would be kept open throughout the day for Eucharistic adoration, Mass, Confessions and other prayers and liturgies.