Rector's Welcome

A word of welcome from Canon David Oakley, Rector of St Mary's College, Oscott

Here at St Mary’s College, Oscott, we rejoice in the great task of forming priests and deacons for the twenty-first century. We are called by the Lord to grow in our knowledge of Him, and to be missionary disciples who will bear the fruit of missionary apostleship.

We have a powerful patroness in Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom. Her statue stands at the front of the College, showing Mary holding Jesus tenderly while gazing out across the City of Birmingham. This statue reminds us that our gaze too, should always be focused on Jesus, and then on those we are called to serve.

Discernment and formation is about listening to the Lord, especially within the four dimensions of formation, human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral.

Please pray for us, that we may continue to form generous priests in their service of the Lord and His Church.

Canon David Oakley, Rector

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Chief Guest Master

A word of welcome from Philip Wrigley, Chief Guest Master and third year seminarian.
Welcome to St. Mary’s College, the chapel is open to the public during Sunday Vespers.  My team of Guest Masters will welcome you at the chapel door.
Please also look at the college’s event list on our website, this will show all the latest information (dates & times) to join in with the seminarians, during our Liturgies and “Praise & Worship” evenings.
Please come along and we will worship Jesus Christ together as one body.