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Catholic Oxford

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December 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of John Henry Newman's admittance to Trinity College, Oxford. Almost 30 years later (in 1845), Newman was accepted into the Roman Catholic Church. We take a look at Catholic Oxford.

Oxford has long been a city of prayer. As we remark in our feature, it is easy to take in three flavours of Roman Catholicism in just a few minutes, walking north along St Giles from the Dominicans past the Benedictines to the Oratorians. Along the way, you’ll pass Pusey House, where the chapel remains a place for solemn ceremony in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.

This December marks the bicentenary of a moment in Oxford history that paved the way for turmoil in the city and the university, the Anglican Church and in the wider Christian community of England. A young lad, then still only 15 years old, arrived at Trinity College and applied to be accepted as a student. John Henry Newman was admitted to Trinity on 14 December 1816, although he did not commence his studies until the following summer.

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