THE ORATORY WELCOMES YOU
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.
The Counsels of the Holy Father St. Francis, Admonition 27.
THE VERY REVEREND ALLISTER KELLEY
Fr Allister Kelley OSFS MST presides over The Oratory. He holds his Masters in Sacred Theology, is a verified independent Celebrant and Registrar, is Prior for the Franciscan Order of the Stigmata, is Vicar General of New Zealand and Dean of the Manawatu District for the Reformed Old Catholic Church, and is Guardian and Overseer for the Sacred Heart of Jesus Seminary in Australasia.
The Church of St Francis and St Clare
Reformed Old Catholic Church
The Reformed Old Catholic Church is an autonomous/independent Catholic church firmly rooted in scripture, and the light of tradition, reason and experience, complemented by inclusion, to bring Faith to all human beings, without distinction or prejudice.
The Church of St Francis & St Clare hosted the consecration for the Reformed Old Catholic Church Bishop of New Zealand in 2019. Mass is said daily and open to all. We also offer weddings, funerals, baptisms, dedications, blessings, counselling, spiritual guidance, and mentoring as requested.
Join us at the Oratory, St, Francis and St. Clare, for Angelus, Mass and a guided meditation, followed by a hot beverage and a shared lunch.
Services are open to all and all are welcome!
We now have individual sealed communion sets as a precaution for COVID-19.